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Runoff Elections

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Check out the latest results from the runoffs

Voters cast their votes in the general primary and nonpartisan election last month, and today voters decided close races in which no candidate won a majority vote.

Top Stories

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Postal Service woes are years in the making, Georgia lawmakers seek fix

Georgia has been ground zero for some of the worst U.S. Postal Service issues.

Alabama man pleads guilty to threatening Fulton DA, sheriff over Trump case

Arthur Ray Hanson II called the Fulton County Government customer service line a week before Trump’s indictment.

Baseball great Willie Mays, the ‘Say Hey Kid,’ dies at 93

Atlanta school chief finalist will stay ‘as long as the board will have me’

Atlanta superintendent finalist answers questions from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his plans for the district.

Juneteenth

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LISTEN

UATL’s Mike Jordan joins ‘Politically Georgia’ for special Juneteenth episode

Is Georgia living up to the Juneteenth promise of freedom? "Politically Georgia" and UATL team up to talk to strong Black voices across Atlanta.

OPINION

RHONE: For Juneteenth, celebrate those who fought for freedom

Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of the events of June 19, 1865. It’s a celebration of surviving.

Women-led rodeo celebrates Juneteenth, Black history

The Wild Wild West in Color Rodeo and Agriculture Expo will celebrate Juneteenth and Black people’s contributions to the American West.

The beginner's guide to celebrating Juneteenth

Opinion & Voices

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GUEST COLUMN

Atlanta school board chair: We’re focused on raising literacy at all levels

Despite the efforts of dedicated educators and the administration, reading proficiency among Atlanta Public Schools students remains a pressing concern.

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GUEST COLUMN

Calling foul on College Park’s sale of a popular ballfield

Bill Evans Field, cherished by residents for over 50 years, was sold for $1.5 million amid public scrutiny and without clear explanation of benefits to the community.

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BILL TORPY

Under the streets and now above, Atlanta can’t get a break

The city faced a dual crisis with its failing water system followed by violent incidents challenging public safety.

Crime and Public Safety

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Man beaten to death in downtown Atlanta, police say

The victim’s name has not been released, but he was described as being 40 to 50 years old.

Justin Ross Harris, accused in son’s hot car death, released from prison

He was transferred to the Cobb County jail after his murder conviction was overturned, but his convictions for exchanging explicit messages with a minor were upheld.

Buckhead nightclub facing 4th lawsuit after deadly shooting

Attorneys for one of the injured are arguing that the club’s owners and management failed to ensure proper security and training and were negligent.

Man injured during shootout with officer in Savannah, GBI says

Students and Cellphones

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Marietta school board votes to ban cellphones in middle school classrooms

District leaders highlight cellphones, social media, and other technology as distractions during class, attributing them to causing bullying and added stress and anxiety.

A Georgia school district is restricting the use of cellphones by students

The Liberty County school officials say children will be less distracted and more focused on learning without their personal mobile devices.

OPINION

DOWNEY: Georgia schools should cut the cord on smartphones in class

The evidence that smartphones are a detriment to child well-being is growing, but not all parents are amenable to schools banning them.

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Metro Atlanta

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Red Roof Inn staff in Buckhead ignored sex trafficking, victim says

The provocatively dressed young women paying in cash for hotel rooms one night at a time didn’t prompt questions from staff at the Red Roof Inn on North Druid Hills Road in Bu

6 former diabetes patients return to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as educators

‘Diabetes is a roller coaster’ diabetes educators share top tips

Georgia

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Georgia PSC to allow arguments in railroad eminent domain case

State utility regulators will hear new oral arguments about a powerful railroad’s plan to force property owners in one of Georgia’s poorest counties to sell portions of their ...

Treasury secretary to visit Atlanta, launch plan to curb fentanyl trafficking

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will hold an event in Atlanta on June 21 to announce a partnership with law enforcement agencies focused on cutting off the money flowing in th

UPDATE: Hyundai to build top-selling EV model at Georgia factory

The Hyundai factory under construction near Savannah, Georgia will be the North American manufacturing home of the IONIQ 5, the South Korean automaker’s most popular electric ...

Opinion

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06/19 Mike Luckovich: Tough choice

Readers write

OPINION

RHONE: For Juneteenth, celebrate those who fought for freedom

Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of the events of June 19, 1865. It’s a celebration of surviving.

VP Harris Visit

VP Kamala Harris returns to Atlanta to talk gun control

Vice President Kamala Harris was in Atlanta on Tuesday for the second time in five days, this time to push efforts to curb gun violence.

Politically Georgia

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Treasury secretary to visit Atlanta, launch plan to curb fentanyl trafficking

Treasury Secretary Yellen will announce in Atlanta a partnership with law enforcement agencies on cutting off the money flowing in the U.S. connected to fentanyl trafficking.

Kemp meets with South Korean president during overseas trip

South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol asked the governor specifically to continue to back Korea’s electric vehicle and EV battery manufacturing businesses in the state.

Where did $630K in campaign money go? Georgia ethics panel won’t find out

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Georgia

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Democratic leaders go bust in key local Georgia runoffs

In three runoff races on Tuesday, Democratic voters rebuffed candidates favored by the establishment.

Voters send two new legislators to Georgia General Assembly

Polls close in Georgia runoffs to decide races from Congress to Capitol

Runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday will settle primary contests for Congress, the General Assembly and local offices. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

US

Rules set for Biden and Trump presidential debate in Atlanta

When Joe Biden and Donald Trump debate at CNN in Atlanta, Microphones will be muted during the debate except for the candidate whose turn it is to speak, and the candidates ca

Jan. 6 investigation lingers as 2024 election nears

More than three and a half years have passed since the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S.

At Atlanta stop, VP Harris again plays to the party’s base

Trump in Court

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Alabama man pleads guilty to threatening Fulton DA, sheriff over Trump case

After exiting Trump election interference case, Nathan Wade has a lot to say

Nathan Wade, the former special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump, has been in the local and national spotlight after ...

Fani Willis says she’s been ‘attacked and over-sexualized’

Falcons

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Arthur Blank, Matt Ryan to be enshrined in Falcons Ring of Honor

The pair will be the 13th and 14th members of the ring of honor.

The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons violated NFL’s Anti-Tampering rules

Former Falcons defensive end Calais Campbell reportedly joining Dolphins

Defensive end Calais Campbell, who tied for the Falcons’ team lead in sacks last season, reportedly is joining the Miami Dolphins.

Bulldogs

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Former UGA football coach opens up about his addiction, plans for future

Former UGA assistant football coach Scott Cochran had kept his yearslong addiction to painkillers a secret before he was forced to resign from his $500,000-a-year coaching pos

Charlie Condon becomes first Georgia Bulldogs player to win Dick Howser Trophy

Georgia basketball will play host to Notre Dame in December

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Have Hawks hit NBA jackpot when drafting in lottery?

Al Horford was selected third overall in 2007. The franchise has also used some top-five picks to select players who eventually suit up for other teams.

Atlanta TV sports listings

A look at the TV listings for major sporting events for Atlanta today and this week.

GHSA hires Macon sportscaster James as media relations director

Food & Dining

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Plantbaed Cafe brings plant-based menu with burgers, pizza and more to Vinings

Anne Onyeneho opened Plantbaed Cafe in Atlanta's Vinings area in 2024 after releasing a cookbook and meal prep service of the same name.

Fulton Fresh Mobile Market brings free vegetables to food deserts

The Fulton Fresh Mobile Market is visiting six spots in Fulton County that fall within a “food desert,” as defined by USDA.

It’s a sister act for the twins behind Atlanta birria pop-up Twin Tacos

Kelsea and Chelsea Caldwell are the twin sisters behind popular Atlanta birria taco pop-up Twin Tacos.

Round Trip Brewing opens second taproom in Avenue East Cobb

Round Trip Brewing Company opened its second location in the Avenue East Cobb development in Marietta.

UATL

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Despite possible TikTok ban, Atlanta influencers remain optimistic

Atlanta continues to grow its content creator industry despite threat of TikTok ban.

Shannon Sharpe, Anderson .Paak bring culture to annual Render ATL conference

Atlanta United debuts Juneteenth collection

Black Girls Rock! awards come to Atlanta for first time after five-year hiatus

Black Girls Rock! is coming to Atlanta June 19-27, 2024 for a film festival, concert, tech summit and awards show, among other events.

Lifestyle

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OPINION

RHONE: For Juneteenth, celebrate those who fought for freedom

Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of the events of June 19, 1865. It’s a celebration of surviving.

Walter Reeves: Tips for successful air layering

Walter Reeves answers Georgia lawn and garden questions, such as why a reader's air layering skills are working with some plants but not others.

How low testosterone can affect men’s health

Decline in the male hormone can result in anything from fatigue to infertility

Arts & Culture

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Blacktop Improv celebrates 25 years of brotherhood and comedy

From corporate law to crime thrillers, Atlanta author likes to right wrongs

Atlanta crime novelist Wanda Morris' latest thriller uncovers dirty real estate dealings on the Georgia coast.

DeKalb CEO explores Oglethorpe’s anti-slavery stance in new biography

DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond pens book on James Oglethorpe.

Entertainment

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Meet Georgia QVC star Kim Gravel at Chateau Elan June 22

Q from ‘Impractical Jokers’ promises no sense of maturity on current tour

Q of "Impractical Jokers" tells about his weaknesses saying inappropriate things to women that is often his downfall on the show.

LISTEN

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins gives insight into Nathan Wade interview

CNN's Kaitlan Collins talks to "Politically Georgia" about her interview with Nathan Wade, a former special prosecutor in the Georgia Trump case.

Travel

U.S. State Department reopens online passport renewal portal

3 Florida vacation spots and why you should visit them

When planning your next trip to the Sunshine State, don’t overlook these three vacation spots

It’s not Jurassic Park, but Colorado has many dinosaur destinations

Here are 10 places across Colorado where you can walk literally in the footsteps of long necks, see rare discoveries and even join an excavation

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Liberty County School System bans cellphones during class

The Liberty County school officials say children will be less distracted and more focused on learning without their personal mobile devices.

Coastal Georgia celebrates Juneteenth

Wednesday brings the Juneteenth holiday, but celebrations have already started from Woodbine to Sapelo to Savannah and Tybee and Port Wentworth.

Thousands celebrate Juneteenth at historic Brunswick park

Glynn County residents came together for Brunswick's 5th annual Juneteenth celebration at historic Selden Park.

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Investigations

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Kemp hires consultants to examine troubled state prison system

Ahead of a federal investigation of Georgia's state prisons, Gov. Kemp hires consultants to assess the agency amid record violence and murders.

What we know about the Georgia prison where a worker was shot to death by an inmate

Kitchen worker shot at Ga. prison had personal relationship with inmate who killed her

Former GDC employees point to potential security gaps that could allow someone to smuggle a gun into the prison.

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Partly cloudy, mainly dry weather for Juneteenth holiday

Partly cloudy, mainly dry weather for Juneteenth holiday

13 rural Georgia hospitals given $6 million for hospital, medical education support

13 rural Georgia hospitals given $6 million for hospital, medical education support

Father of Ahmaud Arbery works to preserve son’s legacy in years since his death

Father of Ahmaud Arbery works to preserve son’s legacy in years since his death

Photos

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Photos: Baseball legend Willie Mays dies

A look at the life of baseball legend Willie Mays, who died Tuesday at age 93.

Photos: Spencer Schwellenbach pitches well as Braves beat Tigers

Photos from the Braves vs. Detroit Tigers game at Truist Park on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The Braves won 2-1.

Photos: Mike Glenn's basketball camp for the deaf and hard of hearing

Photos from the Mike Glenn Basketball Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on June 18, 2024.