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Atlantans honor legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For many in Atlanta, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday serves as a reminder of the importance of giving back. More than a thousand volunteers will serve meals, give free haircuts and hand out clothing at the Hosea Helps MLK dinner Monday. The annual event feeds thousands of the area’s homeless and hungry and requires hundreds of volunteers to prepare ...

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Puppy rescued from burning home thanks firefighters

Little Hex is lucky to be alive and this weekend she was able to thank all those who worked to save her. In October, a fire tore through the home where Hex was staying. As firefighters made their way through the building, they came across the small puppy, badly burned and gasping for breath. Firefighters rescued her from the home ...

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Moving truck seen in front of Obamas' new DC home

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump only a few days away, it appears the Obamas are already taking steps to depart the White House. A moving truck was seen in front of the Northwest D.C. home that President Barack Obama and his family plan to rent and live in after he leaves office. The Obamas will likely be living ...

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Police: Fast-moving crooks swindle woman

Many in a Newnan community are on alert after a woman was tricked by of a couple of fast moving crooks. Now residents of the well-established neighborhood on Woodland Drive are keeping a keen eye out for a woman recorded on surveillance. “Someone knocked on the door saying she’s with a utility company, you know most people are going to ...

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Rapper ‘T.I.' posts ‘Open Letter to Trump'

Rapper Clifford Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris posted on his Facebook page on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday a video titled as an “Open Letter to Trump.” In the very stylized video, the Atlanta performer reads a message to President-Elect Donald Trump offering insight into the “historically disenfranchised citizens” of the country and the direction of the nation. “I’m sharing ...

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Hottest ticket in town comes with risks of scams

It’s the hottest ticket in town and several Atlanta Falcon fans are hoping to get their hands on tickets for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately with ticket sales, comes ticket scams. “I think everybody knows somebody that has been burned sometime,” said Don Rovak, VP of ticket sales for the Atlanta Falcons. “There’s no magical ...

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Leaders, activist discuss race relations on King holiday

Religious and community leaders gathered Monday to to talk about bridging racial divides in America. The forum was part of a series of events held at the King Center in Atlanta on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Panelists and attendees admitted, although we’ve come far, there’s more progress to be made. Panelists included Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Pastor Jentezen ...

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Gwinnett commissioner calls John Lewis a 'racist pig' on Facebook

A Gwinnett County commissioner is under fire over “nasty” comments he made on Facebook about Georgia congressman John Lewis. Tommy Hunter, who serves on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, called Lewis a “racist pig” in a post on his Facebook page. The message has since been deleted, but some are calling for his resignation. Gabe Okoye said he had ...

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Coach Dan Quinn: Falcons are 'fired up' for NFC Championship

The Atlanta Falcons are preparing for this weekend’s NFC championship at the Georgia Dome. “All of us are fired up to get a chance to play in this game in front of our city and our fans,” said head coach Dan Quinn at a news conference Monday morning. “We couldn’t be more excited.” Coach Quinn talked about how the team ...

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DNR: Body of missing girl found in Lake Jackson

The Department of Natural Resources said they have recovered the body of a 9-year-old girl in Lake Jackson late Monday evening. A spokesperson for DNR said they been searching the lake near Turtle Cove after a boating accident early Sunday morning. Officials said an adult was thrown from the vessel as well, but was able to swim to shore. The ...

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