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Tom Perez wins: Democrats pick first Latino chairman to lead party

Updated at 3:20 p.m.: Democratic leaders picked a political veteran with ties to the party’s establishment as a new face of the resistance to Donald Trump at a party meeting Saturday in Atlanta, charging former U.S. labor secretary Tom Perez with turning the explosive protests against the president into election gains. Perez becomes the first Latino chairman of the party, ...

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GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in NW Atlanta

Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting in northwest Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an off-duty officer was directing traffic on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard Saturday night when the driver of a white Ford F350 failed to stop. #BREAKING Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW is still shut down as GBI & @Atlanta_Police investigate deadly officer involved shooting. #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/CVzzz1SQk8 ...

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Members say church was burglarized twice in a week

For the second time in a week thieves have broken into a church. Last week, church leaders say musical instruments and equipment were stolen. This week, church leaders say crooks took everything else. Members of Kingdom City Church in Stone Mountain discovered the break-in when they arrived early Sunday morning. “It’s troubling that this can happen twice,” says Pastor Mona ...

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Co-workers remember woman found dead, husband charged with murder

Co-workers of a Spalding County woman found dead in her home held a vigil near the crime scene Sunday. Deputies found the body of 50-year-old Sandy Cherry Thursday in her home in Griffin.They arrested her husband, Earl Cherry, and charged him with malice and felony murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery among other charges. Mrs. Cherry worked at Wesbury Medical ...

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Gainesville police need help identifying Ulta beauty thief

The Gainesville Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a woman shown on surveillance video allegedly stealing perfumes from an Ulta beauty store. The police department posted the surveillance video on their Facebook page, showing a woman making her way around the store as she kneels down and stuffs items into a bag. Anyone with identifying information on ...

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Atlantan weighs in on Obamas' impact on future generations

Barack Obama made history as the nation’s first black president when he was elected in 2008. For many African-Americans, the achievement held added significance because it was something many thought they would never witness in their lifetime. When Barack first ran for office in 2007, Atlanta resident Sonny Ward, a self-described optimist, said he thought the young Senator from Chicago ...

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Police arrest man in Sandy Springs armed robbery, kidnapping

Sandy Springs police have arrested a man in connection with a robbery and kidnapping earlier this month. On Sunday, February 5, officers were called to Spalding Creek Court just after 1 p.m. According to police, an African-American man, identified as Frederick Louis Spears, 21, is accused of approaching a male victim in his driveway and demanding cash while armed with ...

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The ladies of The Clermont Lounge host car wash fundraiser

The ladies who work at the Clermont Lounge have been out of work since the establishment closed on New Year’s Day for renovations. On Sunday, the entertainers decided to hold a charity wash to help raise money while they wait for the lounge to re-open. The owner of the lounge said they hope to open again during the first week ...

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18-year-old killed in fiery DeKalb County crash

An 18-year-old male was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in DeKalb County, police confirmed. The victim, police say, was traveling along South Hairston Road around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when his silver Acura left the roadway and struck a curb, a traffic control box, a rock wall and a tree. The vehicle caught fire, and the driver was found dead ...

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Two 17-year-olds missing from group home in Ellenwood

Two 17-year-old girls are missing from their group home on the 4400 block of Northwind Drive, Ellenwood. A Mattie’s call has been issued for Rebecca Morgan. Morgan is described as a 5’5″ tall white female who was last seen in a white T-shirt and black sweatpants. Rebecca has been diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder and is thought to be traveling without ...

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