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Georgia politician considers resigning amid racial strife

One of the leaders of a north Georgia town says his Baptist church teaches him to oppose interracial marriage to “keep your races pure.” Continue reading

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Georgia politician considering resigning amid racial strife

One of the leaders of a north Georgia town says his Baptist church teaches him to oppose interracial marriage to “keep your races pure.” Continue reading

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2 Georgia officers shot; police deal with hostage situation

Authorities say two officers have been wounded in a shooting south of Atlanta, where police have poured into a neighborhood and blocked off roads. Continue reading

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2 officers shot outside Atlanta as police deal with gunman

Authorities say two officers have been wounded in a shooting south of Atlanta, where police have poured into a neighborhood and blocked off roads. Continue reading

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Police standoff on an Atlanta-area freeway halts traffic

More than a dozen police officers with guns drawn filled four lanes of a freeway near Atlanta, bringing Friday morning traffic to a standstill as they confronted an armed motorist. Continue reading

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Officers confront armed driver on Atlanta-area freeway

More than a dozen police officers with guns drawn filled four lanes of a freeway near Atlanta, bringing Friday morning traffic to a standstill as they confronted an armed motorist. Continue reading

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Phony Uber driver with unconscious woman in car arrested

An Alabama man is charged with kidnapping by pretending to be an Uber driver to pick up a university student who was found unconscious in the back seat of his car, police said Monday. Continue reading

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University near Atlanta probes racist social media posts

Kennesaw State University is investigating a series of racist posts shared on social media amid rumors of threats of racial violence. Continue reading

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Prosecutor sues Justice Department over man shot 59 times

A Georgia prosecutor is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over its refusal to provide information about how officers shot 59 bullets into a schizophrenic college student. Continue reading

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Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees

Some of the Southerners escaping Hurricane Florence have found refuge in makeshift shelters, including campgrounds at three of the nation’s largest motor speedways. Continue reading

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Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

Pieces of hurricane evacuee Melody Rawson’s South Carolina life are now spread out on a grassy field, a slab of concrete and a picnic table at a campground outside Atlanta Motor Speedway. Continue reading

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In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. Continue reading

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Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph (97 kph) told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said. Continue reading

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63 dogs seized from suspected dog fighting operation

Federal agents have seized more than 60 dogs after discovering blood-stained carpet at the site of a suspected dogfighting pit in rural Georgia. Continue reading

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GBI: Suspect became combative; both sides started shooting

As police tried to serve an arrest warrant at a home outside of Atlanta, the criminal suspect became combative and both sides started shooting, resulting in the death of an officer and the suspect, authorities said. Continue reading

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Unrelenting cold takes aim at the Deep South as 2017 closes

Bitterly cold temperatures spreading across the Deep South will be potentially deadly, as freezing weather will likely last for several days in a region more accustomed to brief bursts of arctic air than night after night below zero. Continue reading

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Preacher fights ban on spreading gospel on Atlanta sidewalks

A Georgia preacher who says he was barred from public sidewalks and feared arrest for spreading the gospel on the fringes of a large outdoor concert in Atlanta is challenging the restrictions in court. Continue reading

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FBI involved with airport blackout probe; no sign of terror

The FBI has joined the probe into what caused a fire that knocked out power to the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, but an agency spokesman said Tuesday there was no sign of anything connected to terrorism. Continue reading

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Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America. Continue reading

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University: Cheerleaders who knelt for anthem to be on field

A Georgia university which moved its football cheerleaders inside a stadium tunnel after a group of black cheer squad members knelt during the national anthem has decided to let them again take the field during pre-game ceremonies. Continue reading

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