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Coverage of Student Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Nationwide Wednesday, students are expected to walk out of their classrooms. It'll be a memorial as-well-as a protest action. It's in memory of the 17 lives lost in the February 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The walkout is scheduled to last 17 minutes, beginning...
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DeKalb CEO Orders Full-Scale Investigation Into Water Main Break

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond says "we'll get to the bottom of it." Reports estimated that 100 million gallons of water spilled onto Buford Highway in Doraville Wednesday when a 48-inch water main broke just north of I-285. According to Thurmond, "we are going to have a full-scale...
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International Women's Day 2018 #PressforProgress

Around the world, women are being recognized today. It is International Women's Day. Among the activities in Atlanta, various organizations for women in technology are meeting tonight at the Loudermilk Center downtown. A panel discussion by tech-savvy women is being held this evening at Colony...
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LeToya Luckett Stars In Atlanta Production Of Iconic Movie "Set It Off"

Actress and singer LeToya Luckett hits the Atlanta stage this weekend in the role that Vivica Fox made famous in the iconic movie "Set It Off". Luckett, who won two Grammy Awards with the group 'Destiny's Child', plays "Frankie". The stage production is at the Cobb Energy Center March 9-10. It also...
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School Closings And Delays After Massive Water Main Break

A water main break shortly before 4 O'Clock Wednesday morning closed Buford Highway in both directions in Doraville, GA. The break happened just north of I-285. DeKalb County issued a statement saying that "workers have isolated the 48” water main break near Buford Highway. Work will begin on...
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Reducing Opioid Deaths In Fulton County Has Become His Passion

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state is among the top 11 states with the most deaths from prescription opioid overdose. Opioids are medicines used to help reduce pain. They also include the illegal drug heroin and fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid. Fulton County...
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Let Us Make Man Hosts The Gathering To Save Black Boys

Statistics tell us that so often young people will go with another young person who commits a crime. And, they don't realize, according to Attorney Mawuli Davis, "that just being present, being the driver, that they are a party to that crime. They get charged whether they had the gun in their hand...
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Mayor Says City Of Stockbridge Remains Optimistic With Legislative Process

City of Stockbridge officials say they remain optimistic in the midst of what they call the "proposed involuntary de-annexation" of their city. A press release distributed Tuesday referenced the legislative action pertaining to de-annexation bills currently under consideration in the Georgia...
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Atlanta To Memphis: A Walk To Mark 50 Years Since King Assassination

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is partnering with the organization Love Beyond Walls to launch "Map 18" or the March against Poverty 2018. The Center will serve as the kickoff location Saturday, March 3, 2018, when Love Beyond Walls founder and Executive Director Terence Lester sets off on...
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chain To Limit Gun Sales

Dick's Sporting Goods is limiting the sale of guns, responding to the Florida high school shooting on February 14, 2018. Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of Dick's, one of the country's biggest sporting good chains, says the company will no longer sell assault-style rifles. With 5 stores in metro Atlanta...
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