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8-year-old Girl Killed in Atlanta Fourth of July Shooting

ATLANTA (AP) – Police say an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed in Atlanta on the Fourth of July after at least two people in a crowd opened fire on a car she was in. Authorities identified the girl as Secoriea Turner, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for justice during an emotional news conference Sunday with the girl’s…

SWAC announces Football Media Days will go on virtually

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | For the first time in history, the Southwestern Athletic Conference will conduct its annual football media event using a virtual format on Wednesday, July 22 through Friday, July 24. 2020 SWAC Football Media Day was initially slated to take place Thursday, July 16, in Atlanta, Ga. “While the current COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly presented a unique set of…

Falcons unveil new, redesigned uniforms for first time in 17 years

April 8, 2020 — The Atlanta Falcons announced on Wednesday they will usher in the 2020 season with new uniforms as part of a comprehensive redesign for the first time in 17 years. The entire new array of uniform options includes elements of the Falcons’ past while updating the brand to match the modern progression of Atlanta. The new official Falcons…

Son of Longtime Auburn Team Chaplain Killed in Attempted Robbery

Courtesy of Chette Williams Hudl Police say the son of Auburn University’s longtime team chaplain has been killed while attempting to rob a man in metro Atlanta. DeKalb County police say Chette Williams Jr. was shot to death during a confrontation Saturday night. Police say Williams pulled up in a car at a gas station and tried to rob another…

Wife of Ralph Abernathy, U.S. Civil Rights Advocate Juanita Abernathy Dies at 88

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, has died. She was 88. Family spokesman James Peterson confirmed Abernathy died Thursday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following complications from a stroke. In a statement, Peterson says Abernathy died surrounded by her…

Southern Poverty Law Center Protest in Atlanta

On Super Bowl Sunday, but not over players "taking a knee"

Part of the Confederate Monument at the Alabama Capitol Building. The Confederate flag is one of four around the monument that were taken down by Governor Robert Bentley in 2015.      The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center it helping organize a protest in Atlanta on Super Bowl Sunday. It will take place in Piedmont Park at Noon.      It is…

SEC Media Days 2018 Moving to Atlanta

The 2018 SEC Media Days will be held in Atlanta. The event was previously held in the Birmingham-Hoover area. This will be the first time in 33 years that the event will not be held in the Birmingham area.   Categories: Alabama, Auburn, Sports Tags: atlanta, Birmingham, Hoover, SEC Media Days

ASU Student Killed in Car Crash in Atlanta

Alabama State University is mourning the loss of one its students. Police say Freshman, Jarrett Mumford, died in following a two car wreck outside of Atlanta. It happened Sunday night in Union City, Georgia. Two others, including Mumford’s 16 year old brother Jaylen, also died. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd released a statement on Mumford’s…

New Location Set for Trial of Dad in Toddler’s Hot SUV Death

The trial of Alabama native, Justin Ross Harris, has been moved. A judge decided to move the trial to Brunswick, Georgia, away from the suburban Atlanta County where his 22-month-old son Cooper died. Harris, 35, faces charges including murder. Police have said the boy died after spending about seven hours in the SUV on June 18, 2014, when Atlanta-area temperatures…