Atlanta’s COVID angel earns city’s highest honor

ATLANTA — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms celebrated the man she has referred to as the City of Atlanta’s COVID angel, Dr. Carlos del Rio on Friday by presenting him with the city’s highest honor. Bottoms presented Dr. del Rio with the Phoenix

Georgia taxi driver helps stop shoplifter

MARIETTA — A quick-thinking taxi driver helped police catch a shoplifter who police say had punched a female store employee in the face. On Wednesday November 10, a shoplifter walked into the Citi Trends clothing store, grabbed a large amount clothing and

DeKalb residents can donate coats to Operation Bundle

If you have a new or gently used coat to donate, you can give it to the Operation Bundle coat drive in DeKalb County. DeKalb County District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is partnering with The Covenant Church to host Operation Bundle, a

Fulton County will distribute 1,000 free turkeys for Thanksgiving

Futon County will distribute 1,000 turkeys to families in need ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The families who will receive the free turkeys on Sunday have been pre-selected by Fulton County Public Schools and Atlanta Public Schools as part of an effort

UGA grad makes teen mental health his mission in new series

Spreading joy and hope comes naturally to University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) alum Tamlin Hall, so it’s no surprise that he’s taken his passion for positivity and turned it into a personal mission. Hall, an independent filmmaker

Georgia football coach donates kidney to fellow church member

LYONS — Doctors have successfully completed dual surgeries that took a kidney from a Georgia high school football coach and implanted it into a fellow churchgoer he met earlier this year. Matt VerSluis, who moved to Lyons in southeast Georgia last year

These Georgians are fighting western wildfires

Did you know that Georgia firefighters are actively working to fight wildfires in the western U.S.? The Georgia Forestry Commission recently dispatched a group of wildland firefighters to help contain raging fires in the western United States. The latest cadre from Georgia

Atlanta police officer gives shoes to barefoot man

A post on social media showing an Atlanta police officer giving shoes to a barefoot man caught the attention of the Atlanta Police Department. The department’s public affairs unit looked into the incident and has provided some additional details. Below is the

Georgia honors fallen police officers

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was on hand Tuesday at a ceremony honoring the state’s fallen police officers. The Georgia Public Safety Memorial Committee, the Board of Public Safety, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, and keynote speaker Governor Brian Kemp recognized and

10 Ways UGA is helping save honeybees from the brink of extinction

University of Georgia faculty and students are working to better understand pollinators and the threats they face. Pollinating bees are vital to healthy crops and a thriving ecosystem, but are under threat of extinction from disease, pollution and other factors. Here are

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