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Men acquitted of murder in DeKalb pot deal gone bad
 Two Stone Mountain-area men were found not guilty of murder in a soured DeKalb County drug deal. The jury responded to defense attorneys’ assertions that the defendants had actually been acting in self-defense when one of them shot and killed 46-year-old Antimothy Davis on Horse Shoe Drive in South DeKalb on Nov. 18, 2017. Patrick...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two Stone Mountain-area men were found not guilty of murder in a soured DeKalb County drug deal. The jury responded to defense attorneys’ assertions that the defendants had actually been acting in self-defense when one of them shot and killed 46-year-old Antimothy Davis on Horse Shoe Drive in South DeKalb on Nov. 18, 2017. Patrick...
In southwest Ga., towns and lives still damaged from Hurricane Michael
 Southwest Georgia isn’t just hurt after Hurricane Michael — it’s changed. A month after the storm struck on Oct. 11, residents are still living in hotels and seeking help to repair homes battered by mighty oaks and pines in the pounding 115 mph winds. People are trying to move on, though many must lead different lives in...

Posted: 4 days ago

Southwest Georgia isn’t just hurt after Hurricane Michael — it’s changed. A month after the storm struck on Oct. 11, residents are still living in hotels and seeking help to repair homes battered by mighty oaks and pines in the pounding 115 mph winds. People are trying to move on, though many must lead different lives in...
In the refugee haven of Clarkston, a trust betrayed
 This one-square-mile haven for international refugees is the rare town that gets to be known mostly for feel-good stories. People recover and thrive here after fleeing homes bombed into dust and even genocide. Locals welcome strangers, careful not to ask too many personal questions for fear of opening old wounds. Everybody talks about the...

Posted: 7 days ago

This one-square-mile haven for international refugees is the rare town that gets to be known mostly for feel-good stories. People recover and thrive here after fleeing homes bombed into dust and even genocide. Locals welcome strangers, careful not to ask too many personal questions for fear of opening old wounds. Everybody talks about the...
FEMA meeting needy southwest Ga. residents after Hurricane Michael
 As southwest Georgians try to rebuild homes and businesses battered by Hurricane Michael, FEMA officials have opened centers across the area for people to apply for federal assistance. The FEMA centers are located around the 20-county region that President Donald Trump declared “major disaster areas” after the storm barreled...

Posted: 13 days ago

As southwest Georgians try to rebuild homes and businesses battered by Hurricane Michael, FEMA officials have opened centers across the area for people to apply for federal assistance. The FEMA centers are located around the 20-county region that President Donald Trump declared “major disaster areas” after the storm barreled...
Judge: Son was ‘insane’ when he stabbed father dead in Gwinnett
 At Gwinnett County’s Mill Creek High, Trent Walker seemed normal enough, even promising: a talented lacrosse player, who wore No. 24 for the Hawks and was social with teammates. But after graduation, friends and family saw a bizarre, flailing decline, which culminated with Walker’s face speckled with blood as he knelt in the middle...

Posted: 14 days ago

At Gwinnett County’s Mill Creek High, Trent Walker seemed normal enough, even promising: a talented lacrosse player, who wore No. 24 for the Hawks and was social with teammates. But after graduation, friends and family saw a bizarre, flailing decline, which culminated with Walker’s face speckled with blood as he knelt in the middle...
Andrew Young on white nationalists, Gulch deal and diversity at FBI
 At 86 years old, former U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young Jr. is the same age his grandmother was when he’d hear her fussing with the Lord to let her go to heaven. Young isn’t quite as ready, as he made clear Tuesday morning: he’s got places to be, things to do and, as ever, things to say. Young was the keynote...

Posted: 21 days ago

At 86 years old, former U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young Jr. is the same age his grandmother was when he’d hear her fussing with the Lord to let her go to heaven. Young isn’t quite as ready, as he made clear Tuesday morning: he’s got places to be, things to do and, as ever, things to say. Young was the keynote...
Devastation, heartbreak in southwest Georgia in Michael’s wake
 Chicken coops are smashed to bits. Trees are horizontal. Farm acreage has turned into lakes in some spots. Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle at Category 4 strength last week, then lurched into Georgia still a Category 3 with 115 mph winds. Days later, the Georgia National Guard was handing out food and water in about a...

Posted: 29 days ago

Chicken coops are smashed to bits. Trees are horizontal. Farm acreage has turned into lakes in some spots. Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle at Category 4 strength last week, then lurched into Georgia still a Category 3 with 115 mph winds. Days later, the Georgia National Guard was handing out food and water in about a...
Crime victims can speak to parole board at Gainesville event
 Crime victims are invited to speak to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles in Gainesville on Oct. 23. The event, to be held at Lakewood Baptist Church, will be the board’s 30th Victims Visitors’ Day since 2006 and the first in Hall County. The victims can speak about their cases with parole staff and board members, who will...

9:26 PM Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Crime victims are invited to speak to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles in Gainesville on Oct. 23. The event, to be held at Lakewood Baptist Church, will be the board’s 30th Victims Visitors’ Day since 2006 and the first in Hall County. The victims can speak about their cases with parole staff and board members, who will...
Georgia fears $1 billion in crop damage as farmers report devastation
 Greg Calhoun spent Thursday morning clearing a path through pine trees and pieces of his neighbors’ houses so he could confirm what he’d already strongly suspected: Hurricane Michael took his life’s work. The 55-year-old southwest Georgian, who had accumulated thousands of acres of crops near the Alabama border, said...

10:54 PM Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

Greg Calhoun spent Thursday morning clearing a path through pine trees and pieces of his neighbors’ houses so he could confirm what he’d already strongly suspected: Hurricane Michael took his life’s work. The 55-year-old southwest Georgian, who had accumulated thousands of acres of crops near the Alabama border, said...
Hurricane Michael greater threat to Ga. farmers than first feared
 With a wildly rare Category 3 storm battering southwest Georgia on Wednesday night, Hurricane Michael appeared to be even worse than farmers had first feared. The storm made landfall with 155 mph winds and weakened only slightly as it crossed into the state, endangering key crops, as well as poultry and dairy farms. U.S. Agriculture Secretary...

12:18 AM Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

With a wildly rare Category 3 storm battering southwest Georgia on Wednesday night, Hurricane Michael appeared to be even worse than farmers had first feared. The storm made landfall with 155 mph winds and weakened only slightly as it crossed into the state, endangering key crops, as well as poultry and dairy farms. U.S. Agriculture Secretary...