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Furloughs Could Cause Travel Delays At Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Passengers at Atlanta’s airport could experience travel delays on the first weekday after furloughs for thousands of air traffic controllers. The cutbacks began Sunday because of federal budget cuts required by Congress, […]

04/22/2013

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Ga Doctor Aided Victims Of Boston Bombing

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An emergency room doctor from Georgia was among those assisting victims of the Boston Marathon bombing moments after the blasts. Allan Panter of Gainesville was waiting for his wife Theresa to […]

04/22/2013

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Lawyer: Former Atlanta Schools Chief Is Innocent

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for Beverly Hall says the former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent is innocent and looks forward to having her day in court. Richard Deane said in an interview with The Associated […]

04/18/2013

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Ga. Police Sgt. Arrested In McDonalds Dispute

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A metro Atlanta police sergeant accused of pulling a gun on a customer in a McDonalds drive-thru has been arrested. Forsyth County Sheriff’s spokesman Courtney Spriggs Wednesday said 48-year-old Scott Biumi, […]

04/18/2013

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Plan For Cameras In City Vehicles Raises Concerns

ATLANTA (AP) — A plan to install cameras in city-owned vehicles in Atlanta is raising privacy concerns from the workers who will be videotaped. Atlanta officials plan to install 175 cameras in the city vehicles. […]

04/15/2013

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Ga. Charter School Sponsor Now Leads Foundation

ATLANTA (AP) — The sponsor of legislation permitting charter school systems in Georgia has formed a taxpayer-supported foundation to lobby for the schools. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former Senate Education Chairman Dan Weber of […]

04/15/2013

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Ga. Hopes To Avoid New Delays For Harbor Expansion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say they’re taking a closer look at having state taxpayers pay a larger upfront share to begin deepening the waterway to the bustling Port of Savannah. The nation’s fourth […]

04/15/2013

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Man Sentenced In Fatal 2011 Stabbing

ATLANTA (AP) — A metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy. Fulton County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones says 38-year-old Tommy Collins was convicted […]

04/13/2013

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Man Accused Of Trying To Expand Drug Cartel In Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Marshals say a man accused of trying to build a drug cartel between Atlanta and Houston has been arrested. Spokesman Gavin Duffy says Douglas Waindel, who was arrested Wednesday morning, was […]

04/13/2013

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Lawyer: Bond For Gucci Mane Set At $75,000

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for Gucci Mane says a judge has set a $75,000 bond for the rapper, who’s accused of hitting a fan in the head with a champagne bottle at an Atlanta […]

04/11/2013

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