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Top Georgia Democrats choose a side in race for DNC chair

The Democratic Party of Georgia’s two top officials endorsed former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez’s bid to lead the Democratic National Committee, saying Friday he’s the best candidate to bring the newly-energized party’s fight “straight to Donald Trump’s doorstep.” State party chair DuBose Porter and vice-chair Nikema Williams announced their endorsement of Perez a week before DNC members arrive in ...

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Georgia GOP chair contenders clash over party’s top divides

The four candidates running for Georgia GOP chair had their first debate earlier this week, with each focusing on pledges to boost the cash-strapped party’s fundraising and flip Cobb and Gwinnett counties back to the red column. You can watch the whole 67-minute debate between DeKalb attorney Alex Johnson, party vice-chair Michael McNeely, GOP operative John Watson and District 12 ...

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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Dissecting a 77-minute, Donald Trump press conference

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focuses on the extraordinary, 77-minute confrontation that President Donald Trump arranged with the White House press corps on Thursday. Our conversation has a crucial subtext: When is it proper to publicly denounce administration representatives as fountains of untruth and deny them air time? If you missed it live this afternoon, you can listen to ...

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Members say thieves stole $30K worth of music equipment from church

Members at a Stone Mountain church arrived Sunday morning only to learn their place of worship had been broken into and tens of thousands of dollars in music equipment stolen. Kingdom City Church members, Christopher and Crystal Isler arrived early Sunday morning to rehearse before service. “When I went in I noticed the lights wouldn’t come on and the window ...

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Small plane crashes in Dawsonville, pilot released from hospital

A small airplane has crashed near Goodson Rd in the Dawsonville area, according to authorities. The single-engine plane crashed into a tree line along the Dawson County road on Sunday. Only a pilot was on board the aircraft. The incident occurred around noon, according to officials. I’m told the pilot has already been treated at hospital and released after plane ...

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Dawsonville celebrates Elliott's second straight Daytona 500 pole

The people of Dawsonville, GA and the famous Dawsonville Pool Room are always ready to celebrate their hometown NASCAR driver Chase Elliott. Elliott won his second consecutive Daytona 500 pole on Sunday. The Dawson County restaurant is known for it’s auto racing theme and burgers. However, you can always expect a celebration and the siren when Elliott wins a pole ...

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GA boy fighting cancer transforms into mighty superhero

Robert Hart, 12, of Flowery Branch is a fighter. Diagnosed in 2010 with acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, he’s spent half his life undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments. The treatments have taken a toll on his young body, but his mother, Kasie Hart, says he’s a happy boy, even when he’s in the hospital. She also says he likes to do things ...

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Crews recover body believed to be missing Lake Allatoona crash victim

Authorities say they believe a body recovered from Lake Allatoona on Sunday may be the victim of a tragic boat accident earlier this month. Mark McKinnon, with the Department of Natural Resources, said they received a report Sunday about a body in the area of where the February 2 boating accident occurred. Authorities say one person was killed, one was ...

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Police: Argument over baby led to Clayton County double shooting

Authorities are investigating a double shooting in Clayton County that sent two men to the hospital following an argument over a baby. Clayton PD looking for 2 car loads of gunmen who shot a pair of men after fight breaks out over a baby. #fox5atl @GoodDayAtlanta pic.twitter.com/G7ZNZuq4Rx — Marc Teichner (@mteichnerfox5) February 20, 2017 Police said the victims, a 22-year-old ...

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Tree falls onto home on Lenox Rd. in northeast Atlanta

A tree came crashing down onto a home on Lenox Road in Northeast Atlanta Monday morning. One person was inside the home at the time, according to Atlanta firefighters. No one was injured. The large tree damaged the roof of the home in several places. Emergency workers also said at least one room inside the home suffered significant damage. UPDATE: ...

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