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Atlanta’s Kenley Jones reported historic events
When Jason Jones was a teenager in the 1980s, he accompanied his journalist father Kenley Jones to Andalusia, Alabama...

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Atlanta music executive who represented T.I., Travis Scott has died
The Atlanta music community is mourning the loss of a high-profile and highly regarded talent manager.

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George Krasle, scuba teacher, inventor, married underwater, dies at 93
George Krasle’s friends describe him as an adventurer. While some of that breed scale Mount Everest or parachute from...

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David Bottoms, Georgia’s former poet laureate, dies at 73
David Bottoms’ poems trod the fields and slipped along the creeks of rural Georgia, dwelling in a world of cicadas...

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‘Adventurer and wanderer’ Emanuel Biggs died on the streets he embraced
On Oct. 24, just after 1 a.m., Emanuel Biggs met his end on the same streets where he lived for decades.

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Vince Dooley, Georgia football coach with most wins, dies at age 90
ATHENS -- He was born in Alabama and educated at Auburn University, but he lived and died a Georgia Bulldog.

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Brian “Farmer Red” Harrison, a rare urban farmer, dies at 54
Brian Harrison never planned on becoming a farmer, but he didn’t want to lose the six-acre spread he’d assembled behind...

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Jamida Orange, Atlanta activist, dies at 52
Bus number 3 on a tour last March of the civil rights sites of Selma, Alabama, was full of children. After bus leaders...

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Civil Rights icon Charles Sherrod dies at age 85
The Rev. Charles Melvin Sherrod, whose grassroots organizing of unregistered black voters sent shock waves through the...

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Steve Alterman, of famed Horseradish Grill and grocery dynasty, dies
Steve Alterman was an icon in the Atlanta food industry — twice. First, he gave up his plans for a career in law to be...

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Page Pate: Lawyer who won over jurors, informed the public
Attorney Page Pate carried with him a cool confidence and sharp knowledge of the law that won over juries and informed...

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Marshall Rancifer, champion of Atlanta’s homeless, dies at 66
Marshall Rancifer worked tirelessly for the last 25 years helping Atlanta’s homeless. He knew their plight. He had...

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Prosecutor in “Midnight in the Garden” murder dies in accident
Dep Kirkland was successful at many things in life — author, actor, director, lawyer and consumer advocate.


Art Rosenbaum, Georgia artist, musician, teacher, dies at 83
Art Rosenbaum created his first oil painting in grade school and his last one a few weeks ago, before the cancer he...

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Dwayne Heard, Atlanta entrepreneur, dies at 67
Atlanta businessman Dwayne Heard, 67, died August 28. He came from Chicago to Atlanta as a Morehouse College student...

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Dr. Eugene Gangarosa, trailblazing infectious disease expert, dies
He spearheaded a key scientific advance credited with saving millions of lives, changed the face of two of Atlanta’s...

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Bob Harrell, who wrote stories of the changing South, dies at 95
Robert Harrell flew gliders, chased hot air balloons, fought fires, grew grapes and made wine. Mostly, he wrote...

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Rev. Malone Dodson, key figure for Georgia Methodists, dies at 85
A former church staffer who took over shepherding the Rev. Malone Dodson’s flock at Roswell United Methodist Church...

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Chester Bailey, decorated Georgia sailor, dies at 101
Not interested in being a rancher and farmer like his father, Chester Bailey joined the U.S. Navy in the spring of 1941...

Charles Loudermilk, Atlanta businessman and philanthropist, dies at 95
Atlanta business and civic leaders are mourning Charlie Loudermilk, the philanthropist and entrepreneur who died...

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Chet Fuller, pioneering Black journalist in Atlanta, dies at 72
Chet Fuller wasn’t supposed to come back home to Atlanta, but history pulled him. A 1972 magna cum laude graduate of...

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Metro Atlanta pastor Charles Sineath dies at 83: Preaching was his passion
The Rev. Charles A. Sineath retired three times from pastoring a church, but he never stopped preaching.


Taurean Blacque, Atlanta actor, dies at 82
It was a powerful performance. Veteran Atlanta actor Taurean Blacque played 1960s activist Eldridge Cleaver in “Servant...

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Michael Harris, scholar, creator, inspired with his research, artwork
Michael D. Harris, associate professor of art history at Emory University, a published author, a curator and an artist...

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Former state Sen. Mike Crotts dies at 75
Mike Crotts, a former Republican state senator who pushed legislation enabling Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex...

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Braves public address announcer Casey Motter dies
Casey Motter, the Braves’ public address announcer since 2007, died Wednesday, the team announced Thursday.

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Clay White, helped a generation of Atlanta children, dies at 68
Davis Hill faced a frightening challenge not long ago at Camp PEOTSI, a summer camp run by Clay White.

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Hal Barry, developer who shaped Atlanta skyline and other developers, dies at 82
Hal Barry once went to Ireland to buy a horse, former protégé Ben Raney recalled. “He couldn’t stand it,” Raney said...