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Past articles by Thais:

$5K reward for information on man caught kicking, dragging dog on surveillance video

Police said a second camera angle shows him then drag the unconscious dog by its leash across the yard toward the roadway. → Read More

Police: These three people may have witnessed a mother shot dead in East Point

Police released surveillance images of three people they said may have witnessed the deadly shooting. → Read More

AT&T looking to fill over 600 positions in Georgia

According to the company's website, over 260 of those positions are in Atlanta. → Read More

State Senate rejects bill that would have allowed Georgia drivers to touch their phone while stopped

The vote for SB 203 failed by 35 to 14 on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

16-year-old charged with murder after DeKalb car dealership security guard is killed in shooting

Police said the teen is also charged with burglary. → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery's mom after hate crimes case: 'We got victory, but some other families don't get that'

Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, and his father, Marcus Arbery, gathered outside a Brunswick courthouse on Tuesday after the hate crimes guilty verdict. → Read More

Man accused of killing Georgia high school student found dead in jail cell

Officials said the 60-year-old man was found dead, alone in his jail cell. → Read More

Sonny Perdue named sole finalist for chancellor of University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia made the announcement on Tuesday evening. → Read More

Amber Alert issued for missing Haralson County 5-year-old

Brayden Dobbs was last seen around 5 a.m. The GBI said the 5-year-old may be in a black Dodge Charger. → Read More

Krispy Kreme offering dozen of free doughnuts to anyone who donates blood until end of January

It's part of a partnership with the American Red Cross. The company reported the nation is facing its worst blood shortage in over a decade. → Read More

Gov. Kemp proposes tax refunds of $250-500 to Georgians out of budget surplus

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said the money deserves to go back to the people. → Read More

Man accused of raping, murdering teen back in 1995 identified

Although police have finally identified a suspect in the cold case, the family will not get to see their day in court. → Read More

Merck, Pfizer COVID-19 pills now available at some Georgia pharmacies

The Georgia Department of Public Health just announced that the Pfizer and Merck COVID pill treatments are now at select Georgia pharmacies. Here's how to get them. → Read More

'The team is grieving' | Roswell High star quarterback's coach remembers him

Roswell High School football coach Chris Prewett is remembering Robbie Roper, the team's star quarterback, after he died on Thursday. → Read More

Georgia Army veteran, former high school dropout set to graduate college

Morgan George previously served in Afghanistan and will start the next chapter of her life as a researcher in a pathogen laboratory at University of Georgia. → Read More

'Don't shut your dream down' | 2 Chainz motivates participants at College Park Skyhawks' open tryouts

Grammy award-winning rapper 2 Chainz is part of the ownership group of the College Park Skyhawks, the G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. → Read More

Gov. Kemp declares Sept. 9 Otis Redding Day

Otis Redding Day proclamation was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp to declare Sept. 9 as a commemorative day in Georgia for the King of Soul and music legend. → Read More

Floyd County 13-year-old died from COVID complications, coroner says

A 13 year old in Floyd County has now died of COVID. → Read More

Buc-ee's opens second Georgia location in Calhoun

Buc-ee's, a massive gas station and convenience store, is known for it's house-made brisket, fudge, and jerky. Now, they've opened in Georgia for the second time. → Read More

National Weather Service surveying damage after tornado confirmed in Banks County

After Tropical Storm Fred ripped through Georgia Tuesday morning, a tornado was confirmed in Banks County. → Read More