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A candidate whose eligibility to serve as Cherokee County coroner was being challenged has dropped out of the race.

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A tractor-trailer hauling trash flipped over on Hickory Flat Highway in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, blocking the road and spilling its load, authorities said.

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Goodwill stores in Canton and Woodstock were scheduled to reopen Wednesday, as the non-profit job training and thrift store operator comes back from a coronavirus pandemic closure.

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First responders from Bibb County held a parade for Bibb County’s healthcare heroes at Navicent Health Medical Center in Macon. Photos from the parade, provided by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office are below. Visit TheGeorgiaSun.com for more.

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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s park units have been closed since March 21 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped some individuals from using the park anyway.

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Tibby DeJulio said the city of Sandy Springs’ bridges over local highways are often the first impression visitors get when they pass through, whether bad or good, so upgrading at least some of them is worth the price.

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CUMBERLAND — Cumberland Mall reopened Tuesday to a slow stream of shoppers and visitors coming into the mall, with many of its retailers and restaurants remaining closed.

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POWDER SPRINGS — Graduating senior Micah Booker of McEachern High School is a leader to many of his fellow students.

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LAWRENCEVILLE — A 21- year old Lawrenceville man died in a Sunday evening crash at the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Church Road.. According to the Gwinnett County Police Dept., shortly after 7:30 p.m. May 3, officers were dispatched to an injury crash at the intersection. One of…

LifeLine Animal Project presents Tuspots for the Pet Adoption Spotlight.

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Friends of Mimosa Hall and Gardens is raising money and honoring Earth Day by selling floral bushes.

State lawmakers are pushing for Congress to release $500 billion in federal assistance to help prop up state budgets in Georgia and across the U.S. amid the coronavirus-prompted economic downturn.

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Marietta schools officials say they are not expecting layoffs or hiring freezes ahead of likely statewide budget cuts for next fiscal year, while Cobb officials say they’re waiting for state lawmakers to provide more details before they make any decisions.

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Convicted Cobb murderer Justin Ross Harris is being given three days in Cobb Superior Court to argue his case for a new trial in relation to his son’s death, court records show.

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In times like these, the good in people shines.

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Despite all the changes to traditional life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Kids Cherokee County has modified its standard car seat check events to ensure children remain safe in their car seats.

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Cobb residents will receive an update within the next week about court operations in the county, with Georgia’s chief justice indicating he is likely to extend the current statewide judicial emergency until the second week in June.

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At its meeting May 4, the Atlanta City Council approved several agenda items related to its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The meeting was held virtually due to the outbreak.

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Cobb County has recorded 101 deaths from the new coronavirus, per the latest state Department of Public Health report, reaching a new milestone in the pandemic.

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As of Tuesday evening, Cobb had 1,881 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 102 deaths, per the latest state Department of Public Health report.

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Georgia public school districts will receive a total of $411,452,867 in COVID-19 relief funds this month. Georgia applied for the funds through the Education Stabilization Fund Program Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, part of the federal coronavirus relief bill. The Sta…

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An Atlanta Fire Rescue Department firefighter/EMT will be celebrating Mother’s Day with her son, but 7,000 miles apart.

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天天乐棋牌 improvement giant 天天乐棋牌 Depot has cast a wide net in searching for help expanding its Cobb headquarters.

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KENNESAW — Town Center at Cobb was one of many malls that parent company Simon Malls opened across the country, to fewer customers than normal, after several weeks of being closed due to concerns about the coronavirus and related shutdowns.

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DeKalb County Police and Fire Rescue cadets and trainees will pass out 10,000 masks along with hand sanitizer to residents over the next six weeks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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The city of Powder Springs is offering its condolences to family and friends of former City Councilwoman Nancy Arnold, who passed away Thursday after a long illness. She was 79.

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Georgia’s top two youth volunteers of 天天乐棋牌, 17-year-old Neha Devineni, of Atlanta and 12-year-old Hailey Bankhead, of Jonesboro, were recognized this weekend for their outstanding volunteer service during the 25th annual, and first-ever virtual, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards national…

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While most Cobb County nursing 天天乐棋牌s have seen slow growth in the number of residents who have contracted the coronavirus, some have seen rapid growth in the last week and a half of April, according to figures from the state Department of Community Health.

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Dog parks at Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation facilities will reopen Tuesday as a phased process begins for reopening areas within parks that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parks that contain dog park areas include Alexander Park, Graves Park, Harbins Park, J.B. Williams Park,…

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A south Cobb dog trainer is accused by county police of aggravated cruelty to animals, after allegedly causing severe pain and suffering to two dogs at his Austell training facility, warrants show.

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ATLANTA — It was open season on former U.S. Rep. Karen Handel on Monday when four Republican opponents who have never held public office teed off on her in an hourlong debate streamed by Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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David Harrison, who served as band director for many years in the Cherokee County School District, died over the weekend in a canoeing accident on the Etowah River.

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A police chase down Holcomb Bridge Road led to the arrest of a man who allegedly robbed a Roswell McDonald's at gunpoint.

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Georgia school officials agreed Monday to distribute around $411 million in federal funding to help local school districts shore up their budgets and programs as coronavirus continues pummeling the state’s economy.

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A Marietta man is wanted by authorities on 21 criminal charges after Smyrna police said he attacked and raped a woman inside a vehicle before he caused a critical-injury car crash while fleeing arrest.

The Atlanta-based Kyle Pease Foundation will host a free special #GivingTuesdayNow virtual event May 5 at 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec. 1 observance and an emergency response to the unprecedented need…

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With some state and federal restrictions still in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some local events scheduled from the spring through the summer and even the fall have been cancelled or postponed.

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U.S. Rep. David Scott did not participate in a primary debate Monday to defend himself against a trio of Democratic challengers, who slammed the longtime congressman for his absence.

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Following the success of last week’s Earth Day-themed recycling event that benefitted one Sandy Springs charity, eWaste ePlanet is partnering with another local nonprofit on another one.

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Cherokee County Fire and Emergency 天天乐棋牌 recently received a special donation from local Chick-fil-A restaurants as a show of support for the hard work of county firefighters.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s coronavirus-prompted judicial emergency is about to be extended for another month.

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As of noon Monday, Cobb County has had 1,810 total cases of the coronavirus and 98 deaths, per the latest state Department of Public Health report.

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One hundred people in Cobb County have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the latest state Department of Public Health report.

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CLEVELAND — Fire investigators are asking for the public’s help locating a man who allegedly set fire to his own 天天乐棋牌 while other occupants were inside. Investigators are currently searching for the whereabouts of 63-year-old James Christopher Hughes of Cleveland. Hughes is wanted for one co…

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The owner of a business seeking a contract at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has pleaded guilty to bribing a city of Atlanta official to secure the contract.

Furkids is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity, which will take place on May 5 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the coronavirus.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has shifted the focus of its Making Jewish Places micro-grant application for Alpharetta/Johns Creek to proposals that serve the needs of people impacted by COVID-19 in the community.

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CORDELE — A hostage situation involving two children ended with the shooting death of a 38-year-old Georgia man. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary investigation indicates that at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Cordele Police officers were dispatched to a 天天乐棋牌 on East O…

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ATLANTA — With children 天天乐棋牌 from school and day care, incidents of accidental poisoning and calls to poison control are up. For one Georgia nurse, the reality of accidental poisoning is all too real after her daughter, Tess, swallowed lighter fluid in the family’s backyard. Tess’ mother and…

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