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Atlanta airport anticipates busy holiday travel weekend

ATLANTA (AP) — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International officials say the airport will host a projected 327,170 passengers during the holiday weekend.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 9:12 a.m.

Worker injured at Falcons stadium construction site

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker has been injured by a falling piece of scaffolding at the Atlanta Falcons stadium construction site.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 2:51 p.m.

DeKalb County CEO found guilty

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:03 p.m.

Johns Creek mayor to lead Georgia Municipal Association

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek will serve as president of the Georgia Municipal Association.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 9:08 a.m.

Atlanta Cyclorama to leave building it occupied since 1921

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Cyclorama, the colossal Civil War painting created about 130 years ago, is leaving the building it has occupied since 1921 to move across town.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 9:07 a.m.

Ga. high court says bonds for Braves stadium valid

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 10:33 a.m.
Atlanta court issues same-sex marriage licenses

Atlanta court issues same-sex marriage licenses

Court in Atlanta begins marrying gay couples

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 11:44 a.m. | Updated: jun. 26, 2015 1:34 p.m.
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Ga. officials call for end to Confederate holidays, plates

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats called for an end to state holidays commemorating Confederate history on Friday, joining a push across the country to remove the battle flag and other symbols from government buildings after nine black members of a South Carolina church were fatally shot.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Journalist jailed in Zimbabwe for starting newspaper

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The attorney for a Zimbabwe journalist says his client was convicted of publishing a newspaper in a southern town without government permission and sentenced to eight months in prison.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 9:27 a.m.

Mother with flesh-eating bacteria has hand, feet removed

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Gwinnett County mother battling flesh-eating bacteria has undergone surgery to remove her feet and one hand.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 9:21 a.m.

Fire at black Georgia church was arson, officials say

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged a predominantly black church in middle Georgia has been ruled arson.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 3:51 p.m.

Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance on Thursday.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 10:59 a.m.

Ex Lowndes deputy sentenced in traffic fine scam

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former south Georgia sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for a scam that targeted Hispanic drivers with illegitimate traffic fines.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 8:40 a.m.

Newton, metro Atlanta's jobless rate up

The jobless rate in Newton County and across the metro Atlanta area rose from April 2015 to May 2015.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 8:38 a.m.

Ceramic bulldog stolen from Athens grave

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A woman has told police that a ceramic bulldog was again stolen from the grave of her son, who was a fan of the University of Georgia football team.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 12:26 p.m.

Savannah teen shot to death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was found shot to death inside a stolen car.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 10:24 a.m.

Atlanta man arrested in hotel fire

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Atlanta man after a motel fire injured ten people, including a firefighter.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Officer, 2 public works employees save 2 children in fire

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Grantville home was destroyed by a fire, but two children were able to get out safely due with the help of a police officer and two public works employees.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 12:17 p.m.

Georgia's jobless rate rises slightly to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 12:16 p.m.

Heat advisory issued across Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Parts of Georgia will be under a heat advisory as temperatures climb into the upper 90s in large parts of the state, with heat index values soaring to around 105 degrees.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 9:32 a.m.

Ga. brothers sentenced in contracting scam

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — DeKalb County prosecutors say two brothers convicted of swindling senior citizens in a roofing scam have been given 20-year sentences.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 9:31 a.m.

10 year old shot in Lithonia

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has been hospitalized in a shooting in suburban Atlanta.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 10:05 a.m.

Forecasters warning of potential for heat-related illnesses

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters are offering Georgians tips to stay safe as high temperatures in the region could lead to heat-related illnesses.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 10:03 a.m.

Georgia expected to launch medical marijuana registry

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state's recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 10:02 a.m.

Teen slain at Georgia party was Kentucky college student

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A teenager who was shot to death at a weekend pool party south of Atlanta has been identified as a 19-year-old Kentucky State University student who had gone to high school in Georgia.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 3:11 p.m.

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