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Atlanta logs dramatic turnaround in homelessness
After Larry Mainor left the armed forces, he spent years getting high on crack and sleeping in cars, under bridges, behind restaurants and even in the woods. Now, he finally has a roof over his head and his own bed to sleep in.
Inmates find relief from anger through yoga
It’s just a double-wide, but for some inmates, the classroom trailer at the Clarke County Jail is a calming oasis away from the turmoil of the cell blocks.
Savannah-Chatham police chief abruptly retires
The Savannah-Chatham County police chief is retiring a day after it was revealed that City Hall is investigating a sexual harassment claim against him.
Balfour indicted on expense-related charges
A grand jury has charged state Sen. Don Balfour with illegally claiming legislative expense pay and double-billing the state and his private employer for the same expenses, according to an indictment released Friday.
U.S. honors Ray Charles with stamp
The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its “Music Icons Forever” stamp series.
Falcons sweeten deal to buy church for stadium
The Atlanta Falcons are offering an extra $8 million to purchase a church property that sits at the site of a proposed $1 billion, retractable roof stadium that the NFL team wants to build, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Friday.
Deal touts Ga.’s energy efforts, links to jobs
Gov. Nathan Deal touted the state’s efforts to lure manufacturing firms with its energy policy on Monday, saying a recent energy sales tax exemption has brought jobs to Georgia and that a stable supply in the state could bring more.
Boy drowns after falling into lake
Authorities say a toddler has died after falling into a lake at a middle Georgia subdivision.
Kingston leaning toward ‘no’ on Syria
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston says he’s leaning against taking military action against Syria, but says there are many questions yet to be answered before a final decision is made.
2 girls in store wounded when rifle discharges
Authorities say two teenage girls inside a store were wounded by gunfire from a rifle, which discharged when it was thrown outside a nearby house.
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