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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump look to ground game to win Georgia

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Adrienne White stood in the middle of the downstairs bar of a trendy Westside bakery and told the 100 women around her to take out their phones and prepare to receive a script and a list of phone numbers to call. White, who is leading Hillary Clinton’s efforts to mobilize ...
Cabrera homers twice off Braves’ Wisler, Tigers win series opener
Matt Wisler #37 of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers at Turner Field on September 30, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Updated: 11:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

The Braves’ inspired recent stretch of baseball hit pause Friday night when they saw one of their young pitchers, Matt Wisler, give up three homers in less than five innings, and watched another, Tyrell Jenkins, leave the game after feeling a tingling sensation in his pitching arm.Wisler allowed five runs ...
Man dies at hospital after SW Atlanta shooting
The shooting happened at Campbellton and Butner roads in southwest Atlanta.

Updated: 9:12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

A man who was shot shortly after 7 p.m. Friday has died, police said.The shooting happened at Campbellton and Butner roads in southwest Atlanta, police spokesman Lukasz Sajdak said.The critically injured man was taken to Grady Hospital, where he died.The man’s name will not be released until his family is ...
Gwinnett police say travel agent used clients’ money for drugs

8:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

A Gwinnett County travel agent is back in jail after continuing to defraud clients, police said.Rontorchia Mister, the owner of Peach State Diamond Travel and Tours, used online ads to lure vacationers, according to Channel 2 Action News.Gwinnett County Det. John Mutch said Mister confessed to accepting payments for a ...
Washing machine explosion leaves woman with broken wrist
A washer exploded in a Cherokee County woman’s face. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

7:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

A Cherokee County woman was injured as she tried to protect herself from an exploding LG washer.Connie Lindsay told Channel 2 Action News she was visiting her family and doing laundry when the machine exploded in her face.“The whole top of the machine came off and was holding on by ...
Boy’s drowning ruled accidental after stepdad charged with murder
Michael David Smith with stepson Ty Lee (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 6:09 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Autopsy results released Friday in the drowning of an autistic Clayton County boy revealed his death was accidental.The results come nearly three weeks after the boy’s stepfather was fired from his teaching position on accusations he left the 11-year-old to drown in a bath tub.Clayton County police charged Michael David ...
South Fulton residents caught in tug-of-war with Atlanta annexations
Robert Ammons, 63, is in favor of becoming part of the City of South Fulton at his home on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Atlanta. Areas of unincorporated South Fulton, including Ammons home, that were annexed into Atlanta will be Back in South Fulton — at least until Nov. 8, when residents will decide whether to form their own city. It’s a blow to Atlanta, but has also caused confusion in the area — after all, they had already started getting city services and in some cases, sending their kids to APS. Now, 911 calls must be rerouted and election lines redrawn — again. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

5:41 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Tabatha Bryant has had trouble getting her trash picked up. The school bus skipped the house of Mayflor Mays. And Robert Ammons is frustrated by the prospect of higher taxes.All three live in an area of South Fulton that was annexed into Atlanta — but lawsuits have temporarily voided the ...
Riverdale auctions property to collect $130,000 in back taxes
Tuesday’s auction will be held at the city hall which is at Riverdale’s Town Center.

5:36 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Riverdale is taking the unsual step of auctioning off tax-delinquent homes and commercial buildings next week to recoup more than $130,000 in back taxes. The auction is the first in recent memory for the city and city officials’ “step of last resort” to collect $132,196.60 in back taxes owed on ...
Trump tweets keep beauty queen in the campaign spotlight
Alicia Machado, shown in 1996 while she held the title of Miss Universe, remained in the spotlight of the presidential election on Friday. Republican presidential candidate sent out a series of early morning tweets attacking Machado and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who slammed Trump’s treatment of Machado after she gained weight while Miss Universe, saying he had called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” (AP Photo/Jose Caruci)

4:12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

The race for the White House took another surreal turn Friday, with Donald Trump inviting supporters to find a “sex tape” of a former beauty queen who has fast become a symbol of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s narrative that the Republican is unfit for the presidency. Clinton told more than 1,000 ...
Delta, pilots union reach deal on new contract
Delta pilots

4:11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Delta Air Lines and its pilots union on Friday said they have reached a deal on a new labor contract.The agreement in principle comes after months of mediation and informational picketing by pilots pushing for higher pay. Atlanta-based Delta has about 13,000 pilots.In recent talks, the company had proposed a ...
Lake Lanier victim was from Cobb County
Authorities responded Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, to Lake Lanier. (Credit: The Gainesville Times)

4:11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

The man whose body was found floating in Lake Lanier on Thursday was from Cobb County, authorities said.Investigators think Richard Linton Beacham, 65, drowned after he accidentally fell off the dock next to his boat, Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Wilbanks said Friday. The incident happened at Gainesville Marina.The case ...
Douglas leader’s racial comments spark calls that he resign
Tom Worthan, third from left (red tie), consults with other county commission chairs from around metro Atlanta in 2011. Worthan is a three-term chairman. (AJC file / Bob Andres)

Updated: 3:52 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

A longtime Douglas County commissioner, under fire over a video recording of him making disparaging comments about black candidates and leaders, is being pressured to resign and end his bid for re-election. Commission Chairman Tom Worthan was secretly taped at a public county festival two weeks ago. Facing competition from ...
Should DeKalb eliminate its CEO job?
Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May created a Charter Review Commission to consider overhauling county government, including the possibility of eliminating its controversial CEO position. Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May isn’t running for the CEO position in the November election. KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com

3:27 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

For the first time in decades, DeKalb County is going through a comprehensive review of its CEO-led government structure.A group of residents began considering last week whether to keep or abandon the CEO position, which is unique in Georgia. DeKalb is the only county in the state with a CEO ...
Woman, 15-year-old had alleged sexual relationship
Jessica Nicole Roberts (Credit: Hall County Sheriff’s Office)

3:24 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

A Hall County woman was arrested after officials say she had consensual sex with a 15-year-old boy.Jessica Nicole Roberts, 33, of Gainesville, was arrested Tuesday and charged with statutory rape, Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said.The relationship between Roberts and the boy took place over several months ...
Georgia not one of 20 states targeted by hackers over election systems
A voting machine at the Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University. The center since 2002 has worked on behalf of the state to oversee the operation of the machines and make sure the intricate web of Georgia’s voting system performs smoothly for every federal, state and county election. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

3:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

State officials say Georgia is not one of 20 states that have had voter registration systems targeted in recent months by hackers.A Homeland Security Department official told the Associated Press on Friday that it was unclear who the hackers were or what their motives might be. ABC News had reported ...
Elimination of DeKalb CEO role, other changes considered
Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May created a Charter Review Commission to consider overhauling county government, including the possibility of eliminating its controversial CEO position. May is pictured here as he delivers his State of the County speech at Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center on March 10. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

3:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Democracy in DeKalb County works a bit different from the rest of Georgia, with a powerful CEO position in charge of the government, leading to nearly 40 years of debate. The argument over who should run DeKalb is being revived again, as a group of residents considers whether to move ...
Drones, cellphones used in Ga. prison meth operation
Ronnie Music Jr. (Credit: The Florida Times-Union)

2:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Inmates used cellphones delivered by unmanned drones in a methamphetamine operation that was financed by a Georgia lottery winner, according to a media report.A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday lays out the “manner and means” used to carry out the conspiracy that included Ronnie Music Jr. of Waycross, the Florida Times-Union ...
Sinkhole sinks Atlanta Streetcar service for second day
The Streetcar makes its way up Edgewood Ave in April. The service remained shutdown Friday as work continued on a sinkhole in the eastbound lane of Edgewood between Jesse Hill Drive and Bell Street.

2:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Atlanta Streetcar service was suspended for a second day on Friday as crews continued work to repair a sinkhole on Edgewood Avenue.City officials announced Thursday that they were shutting down the Streetcar because of the sinkhole, which is in the eastbound lane of Edgewood between Jesse Hill Drive and Bell ...
State public safety worker arrested on DUI charge
Joshua Simon (Credit: Georgia Department of Public Safety)

Updated: 2:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

A Georgia Department of Public Safety employee was immediately fired after he was arrested Friday on a charge of driving under the influence.Joshua Simon, 24, had been working as a non-sworn civilian in the department’s security division for one month when he was arrested about 2:30 a.m., officials said.He admitted ...
From Bankhead Highway to Shawty Lo Parkway?
ATLANTA - OCTOBER 18: Recording artist Shawty Lo accepts an award during the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 18, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

Updated: 12:39 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

An online petition to change the name of the former Bankhead Highway from Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to Shawty Lo Parkway is quickly picking up traction.Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, the Atlanta rapper known for the hit “Dey Know,” died Sept. 21 in a fiery crash on the I-285 southbound ramp ...
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