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59 min ago | CBS Local
A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Michael Brandon Hill, 21, entered the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy near Decatur on Aug. 20, 2013, armed with a rifle patterned after an AK-47 and nearly 500 bullets, according to police.
2 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson
The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Construction work has already started at the site, while the team finalizes designs of the project.
4 hrs ago | Deseret News
In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Brantly is scheduled to testify before a Senate panel on the Ebola crisis Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill in Washington.
8 hrs ago | Patch.com
Officer Kurt Dralle, who was assigned to the precinct which covers Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, submitted his resignation on Thursday after allegedly failing a drug test . A police spokesman told the AJC that the test was not random, but Dralle had drawn suspicion from officials.
9 hrs ago | MDJonline.com
FROM THE 'BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ARGUE FOR' DEPARTMENT: Starting back in 2011, the attorneys for Fairly Breezy LLC of Cobb argued to the county each year its property tax assessment was too high.
Are your children at risk of contracting a serious respiratory illness? A dangerous virus is spreading fast. If it's not in Georgia yet, it probably will be soon.
One driver was allegedly speeding and another reportedly ran a stop sign, causing a collision that killed two people and injured four others including two children Sunday morning in Gwinnett County. The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. on Buford Highway and Garnett Street near Buford, according to Gwinnett County police .
Reverend Tim Walden has been living with diabetes since he was 5-years-old. Two years ago, doctors determined his kidneys were starting to fail.
The departures level at the international terminal at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was briefly shut down on Monday afternoon after a suspicious package was found.
Zesto's Drive-In on Ponce de Leon Avenue will soon shut off its neon lights, stop serving ice cream, and no longer hand out slaw dogs, ending a 60-year run at its iconic Old Fourth Ward location. The restaurant's owners last Friday announced that the fast-food eatery had been sold to an "undisclosed buyer" and will officially close on September 20. Jimbo Livaditis, a part-owner of Zesto's six metro Atlanta locations with his brother, Lee, tells CL the unexpected opportunity to sell the restaurant occurred in recent weeks.
Atlanta City Councilman Howard Shook has proposed a change to the City of Atlanta's Subdivision Ordinance that would eliminate a level of protection currently provided for many of Atlanta's historic neighborhoods. The existing ordinance - you can read it here - defines historic neighborhoods as both districts already listed on the National Register of Historic Places and those that are eligible to be listed.
Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
MARTA announced Sunday it is seeking innovative ideas to develop the air rights atop its rail stations as part of its transit-oriented development program. It envisions riders eating meals at indoor markets above MARTA rail stations.
Nas turned the big 4-1 today. And after shutting down the ONE Musicfest at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta last night , Mr. Jones hit up the city's Compound nightclub to celebrate.
The Pearl Model Agency will officially open Pearl Modeling School on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of model, Linda "Pearl" Fils-Aime. The modeling school's mission is to develop, educate, and train future models and leaders.
Nikki Fitzmayer pesters her older sister and plays with her younger. She loves to sing - especially the songs from the movie "Frozen" - ride her pink tricycle in circles through the family's home and make meals at the girls' mock kitchen.
Just 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, a round granite formation stands 800 feet tall. Stone Mountain generates a lot of questions, but also misconceptions.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:59 am
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