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Here’s how to prepare for the winter storm coming to metro Atlanta

Winter weather is expected to hit in the coming days. There are several things metro Atlanta residents can do to prepare. The following tips come from the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Make sure you have a cell phone, portable charger or extra batteries in case there is a power failure. Have ...

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Forsyth Schools cancels weekend activities

Forsyth County Schools has cancelled all after-school activities and athletics from Friday through Sunday. This does not include after-school childcare programs at schools. For information on the rescheduling of activities and athletics, athletes should contact school coaches and sponsors. You can keep up with other cancellations and news on the Forsyth County Schools website. You can also read about how Forsyth ...

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Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 4 storm

Hurricane Matthew, which has already killed more than two dozen people and spread 140 mph winds through the Caribbean, regained its status as a powerful Category 4 storm Thursday morning. Matthew, described by Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan as the strongest storm in the Atlantic in about 10 years, prompted Gov. Nathan Deal to order a mandatory evacuation of six ...

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Students at Gwinnett school stage sit-in during Pledge of Allegiance

UPDATE: Faculty, students, attempt to calm racial tensions at Archer High As many as 100 students gathered in the cafeteria of Gwinnett County’s Archer High School on Thursday morning, staging what they’re calling a Pledge of Allegiance sit-in. The protest comes a day after the school’s principal sent a letter to parents about racially divisive comments made by another student ...

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That time Trump pitched a high-rise in John Lewis’ district

  President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday with a pair of tweets slamming the Atlanta district represented by Rep. John Lewis as a “crime infested” are that is in “horrible shape and falling apart.” But it wasn’t so long ago that the New York Republican aimed to build a $300 million pair of high-rises in the heart of ...

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Dear Donald Trump: Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler have retired

Dear President-elect Donald Trump: Thank you very much for your latest correspondence regarding U.S. Rep. John Lewis and the Atlanta area that he represents: Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017 We understand that ...

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John Lewis on Donald Trump: ‘Almost impossible for me to work with him’

U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ comment that he doesn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a “legitimate president” was just one of many uncharacteristically pessimistic things the Atlanta Democrat had to say about the state of politics on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today. Asked by host Chuck Todd about whether he could accept working with the New Yorker under any circumstances, the veteran lawmaker replied that ...

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Mike Pence: I am ‘so disappointed’ in John Lewis

  Vice President-elect Mike Pence said he was “so disappointed” in Georgia Rep. John Lewis for boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration and questioning the legitimacy of his election. Pence told Fox News on Monday that he urged Lewis and the growing cadre of other House Democrats skipping Friday’s swearing-in ceremony to reconsider. “I served with John Lewis and I disagree with ...

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On MLK Day, the wait continues for King statue at Georgia Capitol

  Gov. Nathan Deal announced Georgia would honor the Martin Luther King Jr. with a statue at the state Capitol in 2015, but two years later the proposal remains a work in progress. First the plans to honor the civil rights legend at the state Capitol stalled over negotiations with the King estate. Then they were in limbo when the ...

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Clarence Thomas to swear in Mike Pence at inauguration

WASHINGTON — Very much buried in the rubble of this weekend’s John Lewis – Donald Trump spat was news that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas would administer the oath of office to Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Friday’s inauguration. The Pin Point native will become the first-ever African American to swear in a VP, according to Trump’s inaugural committee. “I have long ...

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