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GBI investigating death on I-85

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man near exit 137 on Interstate 85 in Jefferson, according to authorities. The body of a white male was found in a vehicle near the exit, according to the GBI. He was shot once, but authorities are unsure if the wound was self-inflicted, according to authorities. Police recovered a ...

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'Black Lives Matter' sign defaced in Decatur yard

A Decatur woman said she felt directly targeted after she came home on Friday to discover someone had vandalized her “Black Lives Matter” yard sign. “I was horrified, actually,” recalled Valerie Gilbert. “I felt like somebody had taken a shot at me or something. I really, I personally felt violated.” Gilbert said she noticed the sign as soon as she ...

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Police: Fires set inside Walmart to cover-up shoplifting

A pair of East Point shoplifters went to great lengths to escape a Walmart they stole from, according to police. Tuesday night, the thieves set three fires in different parts of the store located on Cleveland Avenue. Police think the fires were designed to create a diversion so the shoplifters could get away with their loot. Watch video here One ...

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Judge revokes Tex McIver's bond after gun in apartment

A judge has revoked the bond of prominent attorney Tex McIver on Wednesday after a search warrant turned up a gun in his apartment in violation of his bond conditions. The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office recently executed a search warrant on the Buckhead condo the couple shared, looking for financial documents that could lead to a possible motive for ...

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Banks County deputy shot near outlet mall

Authorities said a Banks County deputy is luck to be alive after a shooting Wednesday afternoon. It happened near the Tanger Outlets off Interstate 85 in Jackson County. Investigators said the deputy was in pursuit of the man when the shooting occurred. Authorities said the gunman is still on the loose. A description was not immediately available. The name of ...

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Gwinnett police officers charged with battery, violation of oath of office

Two Gwinnett County police officers have been charged after two videos surfaced on the internet of one officer striking the face of a suspect with hands up, and the other officer kicking the suspect while he was handcuffed. Robert McDonald, 25, and Michael Bongiovanni, 42, were charged with violation of oath of office and battery. The bond for both officers ...

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Sonny Perdue confirmed to lead Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON – Former Gov. Sonny Perdue will become the first-ever Georgian to lead the sprawling Department of Agriculture after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to the Cabinet Monday evening. Thirty-seven Democrats joined every Republican to vote in favor of elevating the Republican to the position, 87-11, nearly 13 weeks after he was first tapped by President Donald Trump.   ...

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‘Die-in’ protest takes aim at Trump’s NRA speech in Atlanta

Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to mass near the Georgia World Congress Center on Friday for a “die-in” protest against Donald Trump’s speech at the National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta. The protest organized by gun control advocates will be held at Woodruff Park on the same day that Trump and other high-profile leaders, including Republican Sen. David Perdue and ...

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What does Sonny Perdue’s new Cabinet post mean for Ga. and its largest industry?

WASHINGTON —When Matt Coley left his job on Capitol Hill a few years back, he decided to return to his family’s decidedly un-Washington business of growing cotton and peanuts. He now tends to roughly 3,400 acres about 45 minutes south of Bonaire, the Middle Georgia town called home by the soon-to-be most powerful man in agriculture. That man is former ...

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An estimated 1 in 5 Republicans voted for Jon Ossoff

The new number that could haunt Republicans in the June 20 runoff for the Sixth District: An estimated one in five Republicans voted for Democrat Jon Ossoff last week. That’s what Nate Cohn of The New York Times deduced after crunching a new set of numbers in the 6th District race. Past GOP primary voters outnumbered Democrats by 52-29, he ...

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