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A brief power struggle, though largely symbolic, broke out at the start of Fulton County commissioners’ first meeting of...
01/11/2024

A brief power struggle, though largely symbolic, broke out at the start of Fulton County commissioners’ first meeting of 2024 during the selection of a new vice chairperson.

Abdur-Rahman tapped as new vice chair of Fulton commission.

"The Book of Clarence" is a biblical-style epic with some humor blended in featuring LaKeith Stanfield as Clarence, a sk...
01/11/2024

"The Book of Clarence" is a biblical-style epic with some humor blended in featuring LaKeith Stanfield as Clarence, a skeptic of Jesus who decides to replicate his style and become his own savior.

A boy was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle in Cobb County, police said.
01/11/2024

A boy was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle in Cobb County, police said.

“That can be really hard on kids in general but especially kids with parents in the public eye,” the “American Idol” alu...
01/11/2024

“That can be really hard on kids in general but especially kids with parents in the public eye,” the “American Idol” alum and talk show host said. “So I have informed them they’re not allowed to, under my roof, ever have it.”

“American Idol” alum and talk show host Kelly Clarkson opened up about parenting in a recent interview with PEOPLE. Like most parents, the Grammy Award winner admits to figuring things out as she goes.

The latest advances and gadgets across personal tech, transportation, health care, sustainability and more will be on di...
01/11/2024

The latest advances and gadgets across personal tech, transportation, health care, sustainability and more will be on display, with burgeoning uses of artificial intelligence almost everywhere you look.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Welcome to CES 2024. This multi-day trade event put on by the Consumer Technology Association is expected to bring some 130,000 attendees and more than 4,000 exhibitors to Las Vegas. The latest advances and gadgets across personal tech, transportation, health care, sustainability ...

The former Marvel Studios star had been speaking about how loyal actor Meagan Good has been since he was found guilty in...
01/11/2024

The former Marvel Studios star had been speaking about how loyal actor Meagan Good has been since he was found guilty in December of assault and harassment against a former girlfriend.

Actor Jonathan Majors, convicted last month of assault, invoked Coretta Scott King’s name in a recent interview, likening his girlfriend to the civil rights leader. On Wednesday, he clarified his comments after facing criticism.

The complex, formerly known as Crescent Hills, is among 275 of the metro area’s persistently dangerous properties, accor...
01/11/2024

The complex, formerly known as Crescent Hills, is among 275 of the metro area’s persistently dangerous properties, according to the AJCs "Dangerous Dwellings" investigation.

A woman was seriously injured when she was stabbed multiple times at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex Wednesday morning by a suspect police said was her ex-roommate.

Mark Bradley Blog: Nick Saban won seven national titles – one with LSU, six with Alabama – in the era when college footb...
01/11/2024

Mark Bradley Blog: Nick Saban won seven national titles – one with LSU, six with Alabama – in the era when college football finally got around to deciding national titles on the field.

Here’s your GOAT, though even that – Greatest of All Time – sounds weak. For Nick Saban, we need to haul out the inscription on Michael Jordan’s statue in Chicago: “The best there ever was, the best there will ever be.”

The Cherokee sheriff’s office said they got a call about the crash on Towne Lake Parkway in the Towne Lake area around 8...
01/11/2024

The Cherokee sheriff’s office said they got a call about the crash on Towne Lake Parkway in the Towne Lake area around 8 p.m. When deputies arrived, they found a Mazda 6 had left the road and struck a tree in the center median. Five people were in the car.

Two teens were killed and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Cherokee County on Tuesday night, officials confirmed.

Six people and two dogs were rescued from a Newton County RV park Wednesday, hours after strong storms caused severe dam...
01/11/2024

Six people and two dogs were rescued from a Newton County RV park Wednesday, hours after strong storms caused severe damage and widespread flooding across metro Atlanta.

Bradley’s Buzz: The Falcons are considered one of the favorites to land Belichick, whose time in New England is believed...
01/11/2024

Bradley’s Buzz: The Falcons are considered one of the favorites to land Belichick, whose time in New England is believed to be near its end.If you’re a franchise that churns through HCs, could you do anything but leap at the chance to land the GOAT of HCs?

The common thread among Arthur Blank’s five hires: Not one was an NFL head coach before alighting in Flowery Branch. That could be one reason Blank, who inherited Dan Reeves when buying the club in February 2002, is seeking his seventh coach. That’s one every three years.

A police representative said the spas were operating without valid licenses and had either been previously closed or cha...
01/11/2024

A police representative said the spas were operating without valid licenses and had either been previously closed or changed ownership as a way to continue operating illegally.

The closures are not related to the ongoing investigation of a human trafficking network in north Fulton that led the rescue of 20 victims in Roswell and other local cities, last September, and three arrests.

And then there were three. After announcing his intention to transfer to Georgia on Monday, Jayden Maiava has changed hi...
01/11/2024

And then there were three. After announcing his intention to transfer to Georgia on Monday, Jayden Maiava has changed his mind according to a report from ESPN late Tuesday.

Georgia is back down to three quarterbacks.

Writer Bill King recalls stories he heard growing up about his grandfather, Edgar Parry, who managed a butcher shop call...
01/11/2024

Writer Bill King recalls stories he heard growing up about his grandfather, Edgar Parry, who managed a butcher shop called Denner’s in the market town of Abergavenny, Wales.

From our partners Axios: Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms overwhelmed Atlanta’s drains and muddied up yards, underscoring ...
01/10/2024

From our partners Axios: Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms overwhelmed Atlanta’s drains and muddied up yards, underscoring how stressed Atlanta’s infrastructure is to handle urban flooding.

Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms overwhelmed Atlanta’s drains and muddied up yards, underscoring how stressed Atlanta’s infrastructure is to handle urban flooding.

 : Alabama football coach Nick Saban is retiring, ESPN’s Chris Low reported Wednesday. The 72-year-old Saban won six nat...
01/10/2024

: Alabama football coach Nick Saban is retiring, ESPN’s Chris Low reported Wednesday. The 72-year-old Saban won six national titles at Alabama and has led the Crimson Tide for 17 seasons.

Nick Saban, the coach who won seven national championships and turned Alabama back into a national powerhouse that included six of those titles in just 17 seasons, is retiring, he confirmed.

Instant happiness easily is found at a small strip mall in downtown Tucker, where you will find that good things come in...
01/10/2024

Instant happiness easily is found at a small strip mall in downtown Tucker, where you will find that good things come in small corn packages. Try this week's Dish of the Week: Chorizo mini street tacos at El Taco Naco 🌮

Instant happiness easily is found at a small strip mall in downtown Tucker, where you will find that good things come in small corn packages.

UPDATE: A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Passion City Church on Garson Drive. Atlanta police offic...
01/10/2024

UPDATE: A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Passion City Church on Garson Drive. Atlanta police officer Kenya Galloway was found dead in his vehicle in the department’s parking lot last week.

An off-duty Atlanta police officer was found dead in his vehicle in the police department’s parking lot late Thursday night, authorities confirmed.

EXCLUSIVE: R&B station Kiss 104.1 has decided not to renew the contract for veteran Atlanta morning host Frank Ski, acco...
01/10/2024

EXCLUSIVE: R&B station Kiss 104.1 has decided not to renew the contract for veteran Atlanta morning host Frank Ski, according to a memo sent to staff Wednesday.

Kiss 104.1 has chosen not to renew Frank Ski's morning show as of January 10, 2024.

Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns is calling for the elimination of computer codes on paper ballots and stronger supervisi...
01/10/2024

Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns is calling for the elimination of computer codes on paper ballots and stronger supervision of the secretary of state’s office.

Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns told business leaders Wednesday he supports an elimination of ballot bar codes and stronger oversight of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office.

After closing at the end of 2023, Pontoon Brewing is set to reopen its flagship Sandy Springs taproom Jan. 17, with seve...
01/10/2024

After closing at the end of 2023, Pontoon Brewing is set to reopen its flagship Sandy Springs taproom Jan. 17, with several beers that were in the tanks when it closed. Sadly, the Tucker location will remain closed.

After closing at the end of 2023, Pontoon Brewing is set to reopen its flagship Sandy Springs taproom Jan. 17, with several beers that were in the tanks when it closed. The Tucker location will remain closed.

The suspect is accused of entering Celebration Village wearing scrubs similar to those worn by staff and could be seen o...
01/10/2024

The suspect is accused of entering Celebration Village wearing scrubs similar to those worn by staff and could be seen on camera checking doors and entering unlocked rooms, according to a police spokesperson.

Several residents of an Acworth senior living community recently had their debit and credit cards stolen after a woman dressed as an employee entered unlocked rooms, police said.

 : A 36-year-old detainee at the Fulton County Jail died Wednesday after he was found unresponsive in his cell, the sher...
01/10/2024

: A 36-year-old detainee at the Fulton County Jail died Wednesday after he was found unresponsive in his cell, the sheriff’s office said. A total of 10 inmates died in custody last year, nine of whom were being held at the Rice Street jail.

A 36-year-old detainee at the Fulton County Jail died Wednesday after he was found unresponsive in his cell, the sheriff’s office said.

If the board approves the referendum, Cobb voters will decide whether the county will commit to a significant investment...
01/10/2024

If the board approves the referendum, Cobb voters will decide whether the county will commit to a significant investment in public transit that, if passed, would mark a major shift in the county that famously opted out of MARTA in the 1960s.

The Cobb County Commission voted along party lines Tuesday to pay a consultant $287,000 to plan and help implement its public outreach campaign ahead of the anticipated transit ballot referendum this fall.

In 2025, the Braves’ four main affiliates – Low-A Augusta, High-A Rome, Double-A Columbus and Triple-A Gwinnett – all wi...
01/10/2024

In 2025, the Braves’ four main affiliates – Low-A Augusta, High-A Rome, Double-A Columbus and Triple-A Gwinnett – all will be in Georgia. ⚾️

In 2025, the Braves’ four main affiliates – Low-A Augusta, High-A Rome, Double-A Columbus and Triple-A Gwinnett – all will be in Georgia.

In its latest report, the FAA said it investigated 2,075 cases where passengers violated one or more of the agency’s reg...
01/10/2024

In its latest report, the FAA said it investigated 2,075 cases where passengers violated one or more of the agency’s regulations or federal laws.

In 2023, agency investigated more than 2,000 cases where passengers violated regulations

Teresa Ann Bailey Black was found not guilty Wednesday of murdering her young son in DeKalb County a quarter of a centur...
01/10/2024

Teresa Ann Bailey Black was found not guilty Wednesday of murdering her young son in DeKalb County a quarter of a century ago, ending a cold case that stumped investigators for decades.

A 46-year-old woman was found not guilty Wednesday of murdering her young son in DeKalb County a quarter of a century ago, ending a cold case that stumped investigators for decades.

NEW: With help from Republican presidential candidates, the state GOP wound up spending more than $1.3 million on legal ...
01/10/2024

NEW: With help from Republican presidential candidates, the state GOP wound up spending more than $1.3 million on legal fees in 2023, most of it to represent electors for former President Donald Trump, three of whom were indicted in August.

With help from Republican presidential candidates, the state GOP wound up spending more than $1.3 million on legal fees in 2023, most of it to represent electors for former President Donald Trump, three of whom were indicted in August.

A jury in metro Atlanta began deliberating this week in the case of the death of 6-year-old boy whose body was found in ...
01/10/2024

A jury in metro Atlanta began deliberating this week in the case of the death of 6-year-old boy whose body was found in a wooded area near a Decatur cemetery in 1999. His mother, Teresa Black, is accused in his murder.

A jury in metro Atlanta began deliberating Tuesday in the case of the death of 6-year-old William DaShawn Hamilton whose body was found in a wooded area near a Decatur cemetery in 1999. His mother Teresa Black is accused of murder.

Georgia Tech coach Brent Key has added Kyle Pope to his coaching staff, according to multiple reports Tuesday.
01/10/2024

Georgia Tech coach Brent Key has added Kyle Pope to his coaching staff, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

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