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COVID-19 cases reported at metro Atlanta public schools

The Georgia Department of Public Health has required schools to report known cases of the coronavirus among students and staff since late August. The state agency collects the numbers weekly, and schools are required to provide case numbers to the health department even if all students are learning virtually. The health department does not release the […]

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Kemp Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Over Mask Mandate

Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday withdrew his lawsuit challenging the city of Atlanta’s mask mandate and Coronavirus restrictions, ending a legal feud between the Republican governor and the Democratic leader of the state’s capital city over how to contain the pandemic. Kemp said he will instead sign an executive order Saturday that is expected to […]

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Results For Atlanta’s Runoff Elections

Runoff elections in races for key local government positions were held across metro Atlanta on Tuesday. The AJC is a running list of results for races ranging from school board and county commission to judges and court clerks. Results are incomplete and unofficial as. CLAYTON COUNTY Sabrina Hill appeared to have ousted District 7 Board […]

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1 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In Suwanee, Georgia Business

Gwinnett County police are searching for a man suspected of opening fire in a Suwanee business Friday afternoon, killing one employee. The victim was found at the scene, which is in the 600 block of Satellite Boulevard, police said. A Gwinnett police spokesman told Channel 2 Action News that the victim was taken to the […]

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Press Conference – 8/5/20

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms takes questions from Atlanta media on various subjects including COVID-19, public works, Atlanta police reform, water boys and the pending lawsuit from Gov. Brian Kemp. Let us know your thoughts below.

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Georgia Grocery Stores, Restaurants Can Soon Deliver Alcohol To Homes By Order of Gov. Kemp

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed into law a bill—HB879—which allows the at-home delivery of liquor, wine, and beer, across the state by grocery stores, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, and even some package stores. The new legislation excludes breweries and distillers and could take months before businesses can actually take advantage of the new bill, according […]

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Downtown Atlanta Residents Launch Petition to Reopen Centennial Olympic Park

On May 30 after the first night of protests spurred by the in-police-custody death of George Floyd, Centennial Olympic Park was barricaded closed as it became host to the Georgia National Guard. Today, even as the National Gaurd is long gone and civil unrest is at bay, the park remains closed “indefinitely.” Now residents of […]

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Permit Filed For Demolition Of Wendy’s Where Rayshard Brooks Was Killed By Police

A permit Thursday was filed with the City of Atlanta for the demolition of the burned down Wendy’s on University Avenue where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police. The fast-food restaurant’s remnants will be bulldozed to the ground, leaving behind its concrete slab foundation only, the firm hired for the demolition confirmed with What Now Atlanta (WNA). […]

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Mayor To Roll Back Atlanta’s Reopening Plan To Phase 1

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is preparing to roll back the city’s reopening plans as #Coronavirus cases surge, a spokesperson told Channel 2 Action News Friday. The city will go back to Phase 1, in which all residents are ordered to stay home except for essential trips. Atlanta entered Phase 2 at the end of May, […]

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Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Has COVID-19

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor said in a tweet that she has shown no symptoms. No other information has been provided at this time. This is a developing story.

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Police Identify 8 yr Girl Killed In Atlanta Shooting

An 8-year-old girl is dead after a shooting in Atlanta on the Fourth of July, police confirmed.  Police told FOX 5 that the shooting happened Saturday night in the area of 1238 Pryor Road near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot in June.  During a Sunday press conference, police identified the girl as Secoriea Turner.  “They say black […]

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14 People Shot At Firework Display In Atlanta

Over a dozen people have been injured after a shooting during a party at a northeast Atlanta intersection, police say. Officers were called to the 200 block of Auburn Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday after reports of multiple people shot. According to police, the incident happened when a large group of people gathered at an intersection […]

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