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Valdosta is putting a temporary halt to the opening of new vape shops. 

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Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael.

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A retired soldier who was shot in the head while searching for Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl has died.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 46-year-old Master Sgt. Mark Allen of Loganville, Georgia, died Saturday. His obituary says he died from complications of an injury sustained while serving in Afghanistan.

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Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded four people at a block party outside an Atlanta college library in August.

 

Ahmad Coleman, 25, was arrested Thursday by U.S. Marshals in Mississippi and now awaits extradition.

A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years.

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An author's second appearance at a Georgia university was cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book following an angry exchange during her first talk, which focused on diversity.

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A Georgia man on a long trip across southern Georgia has set aside most of October so he can make the journey by wheelchair.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.

Fonda was one of 16 people arrested for unlawfully protesting and was charged with "crowding, obstructing or incommoding." She was released hours later.

On Thursday, the actress vowed to join Friday protests at the Capitol "inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created."

The funeral for Jessye Norman will be held in Augusta on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74.
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The hometown of renowned opera star Jessye Norman is continuing four days of honoring her life.

Augusta, Georgia, officials plan on Friday to name the street outside the arts school Norman opened in 2003 after her. The Jessye Norman School of the Arts provides free fine arts education to disadvantaged children.

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The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park.

 

By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history.

 

The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt Atlanta another playoff heartbreak, routing the Braves 13-1 in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.

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Large businesses could soon be paying more for yearly business licenses in one middle Georgia community.

Businesses in Macon-Bibb County currently pay a $65 base charge, plus a $39-per-employee fee that is capped at 250 employees. That brings the total license cost to a maximum of $9,815 per year.

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With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville.

Jessye Norman performing during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74.
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The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald.

The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. A private interment will follow. There are two public viewings — on Thursday and Friday.

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Through injuries and slumps, demotions and disappointments, Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall got ready for the big moment.

 

When it arrived, they were ready.

 

Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.

 

 


Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates a goal by midfielder Julian Gressel in the second half of an MLS match against New England, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Josef Martinez and Julian Gressel scored second-half goals and Atlanta United beat the New England Revolution 3-1 on Sunday in a playoff preview.

Defending champion Atlanta (18-12-4) finished second in the Eastern Conference to set a first-round game against New England. The Revolution (11-11-12) finished seventh, clinching their first playoff berth in four years with a victory over New York City FC a week ago.

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Former President Jimmy Carter fell Sunday at his home in Georgia and needed some stitches above his brow, but "feels fine," his spokeswoman said.

Deanna Congileo said in an email that the 39th president fell Sunday in Plains, Georgia, and received stitches. Carter turned 95 on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone.

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The University of Georgia has been seeking research proposals about the school's history regarding slavery.

University administrators say they're committing $100,000 for the effort.

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WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot a fleeing, unarmed black man was acquitted Saturday of voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.

The jury, however, found Zechariah Presley guilty of violating his oath of office in the 2018 shooting of Tony Green, 33, in coastal Camden County near the Georgia-Florida state line.

Presley was ordered to be jailed pending sentencing Oct. 18. He faces a prison term of one to five years.

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Police in Savannah are offering a big reward for tips that lead to a break in slaying that remains unsolved after 17 years.

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Illegal marijuana users shouldn’t get comfortable in Lawrenceville just yet.

Gwinnett County police announced in August that they wouldn’t jail people for small amounts of pot, for now, because hemp production was legalized in May by the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, and authorities don’t have field equipment to determine between hemp and marijuana.

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An army veteran and pilot has won the runoff election between two Republicans for a Coweta County-based seat in the Georgia House.

Philip Singleton beat Marcy Sakrison to represent House District 71 on Tuesday.

Unofficial results from the Georgia secretary of state's office show Singleton receiving about 59% of the over 4,300 votes cast. Sakrison got 41%.

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Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into politics and policy debates almost four decades after leaving office.

Carter, who served from 1977-1981 and still lives in tiny Plains, Georgia, planned no public celebrations on Tuesday.

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A former Georgia county chairman who helped bring a baseball stadium to his area has died.

Former Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee died Sunday after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer last August.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Atlanta. The Tennessee Titans won 24-10.
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Marcus Mariota threw three first-half touchdown passes, two to A.J. Brown, and the Tennessee Titans defense had three fourth-down stops to beat the Atlanta Falcons 24-10 on Sunday.


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Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law.

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Savannah is owed about $6.5 million in overdue water bills and has hired a debt collector to help reel in the delinquent payments.

Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst will retire at the end of the season. Parkhurst announced his decision Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, before the team trained for a crucial match at New York City FC.
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Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst will retire after the season, ending a 15-year career in which he was one of the top defenders in Major League Soccer, played in the Olympics and won an MLS Cup championship.


Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez will miss at least one game with a knee and ankle injury.
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Atlanta United star Josef Martinez is expected to miss at least one game after injuring his right knee and ankle, a better-than-expected diagnosis that sets up the dynamic striker to be available for the MLS playoffs.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett played brilliantly Sunday.

He was poised, accurate and turnover free. He helped the Colts score points, avoided mistakes and capitalized when opportunities arose.

He was virtually flawless.

Brissett completed his first 16 passes, threw for two touchdowns in the first half, led the Colts to scores on their first four drives and even converted a late third down with an 11-yard completion to Jack Doyle to close out a 27-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

A police officer responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex arrived on the scene, exited his vehicle and shot the man almost immediately.

Now a jury must decide if he's guilty of murder.

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