Atlanta police search for motorist after pedestrian killed

ATLANTA | Atlanta police are searching for a suspect after a motorist struck and killed a pedestrian on the city’s southwest side. Police say they found the man dead early Sunday morning on Cleveland Avenue. A police spokesman tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspect got out of his vehicle after the collision, went into […]
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More than 1,000 Southern lawmakers at Savannah conference

SAVANNAH, Ga. | An annual conference for state legislators is drawing more than 1,000 lawmakers from across the southern U.S. to Savannah this weekend. Organizers say lawmakers from 15 states are attending the 69th annual Southern Legislative Conference. It’s a chance for elected officials throughout the region to network and share approaches to common issues. […]
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St. Mary’s honored by statewide Coverdell stroke program

St. Mary’s Health Care System has received the Hospital Star Award from the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry for leadership in improving stroke care in St. Mary’s service area and across the state. The Coverdell Star Awards recognize individuals and facilities “that have changed and continue to change stroke care in the state of Georgia,” […]
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Authorities probing burglary of Montgomery County sheriff’s office

MT. VERNON | Prosecutors in middle Georgia say they’ve asked the GBI to investigate the reported burglary of a sheriff’s personal office hours after he died in a crash during a pursuit. District Attorney Tim Vaughn tells WMAZ-TV that files and a safe were stolen June 16 from the office of former Montgomery County Sheriff […]
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More than 10,000 Georgians receive diplomas under new law

ATLANTA | So far, 10,325 people were given high school diplomas since the passage of a new Georgia law that retroactively provides diplomas to Georgians who failed their high school graduation tests. House Bill 91, passed in the 2015 by the legislature, allows Georgians who met all other high school requirements but failed to pass […]
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Former Miss Auburn indicted for part in Georgia pill mill

ROSWELL | A former Madison, Alabama pediatrician — and former Miss Auburn — has been accused, alongside her husband, of running a pill mill outside of Atlanta. Multiple media outlets report that Dr. TaShawna Stokes was indicted Monday on numerous charges related to the pain clinic her husband, Dr. Oscar Stokes, ran in Roswell, Georgia. […]
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Former US President Jimmy Carter on Iran, Confederate flag

ATLANTA | Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday backed a historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, telling The Associated Press that the U.S.-led agreement is “a major step in the right direction.” “My thought was: Thanksgiving,” Carter said. “I think it’s a very wonderful agreement, and I have complete confidence in John Kerry to […]
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