ATLANTA — Clayton County police have made two arrests in the Friday night deadly shooting in the parking lot across the street from Mount Zion High School. The names of those arrested and their charges are not being released as additional charges are expected, Clayton police spokeswoman Officer Marcena Davis said. One woman was killed and another was wounded when gunfire was exchanged around 8 p.m. The lot at the high school was being used as overflow parking for the Perry Career
CLARKSTON, Ga. — The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia is shaping up as a contest over who’s toughest on illegal immigration, with campaigns featuring a “deportation bus,” a pickup truck for do-it-yourself immigrant roundups, and lots of tough talk about “criminal illegal aliens.” The themes echo both the tone and rhetoric used by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election. But they don’t take into account the
ROSWELL, Ga. — High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Fla., were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers over the phone. A few months later, a woman in Michigan was able to send off short text messages to 911 dispatchers as her homicidal husband held their daughter hostage. She was able to convey enough information to help officers get to the scene
ATLANTA — Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, the Marine at the center of the Iran-Contra affair three decades ago, was named president Monday of the National Rifle Association, giving it star power as it faces a powerful backlash over the massacres in Florida and Las Vegas. North’s appointment was ripped by gun-control advocates who called it symptomatic of an NRA tone-deaf given his role in the arms-trafficking scandal that engulfed the White House in the Reagan administration.
MADISON — Wisconsin environmental regulators improperly gave a Georgia company permission last year to destroy wetlands to make way for a sand processing plant, a judge ruled Friday. Atlanta-based Meteor Timber wants to build a $70 million plant to process industrial sand near Interstate 94 in Monroe County. The plans call for destroying 16 acres of wetlands that include a 13-acre swamp of rare white pine and red maples. To make up for filling those wetlands, the company pledged to
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. — A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia on Wednesday, and authorities said there appeared to be no survivors. The plane crashed onto state Highway 21 moments after taking off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, narrowly missing people on the ground and sending an orange and black fireball into the sky. “It miraculously did not hit any cars, any
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion. It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a final-round charge and briefly caught Reed with a 35-foot birdie putt. The last challenge came from Rickie Fowler, who birdied the last hole to leave Reed no room for error. Reed never flinched throughout a raucous afternoon at Augusta National.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The only thunder was on the ground, not in the sky, a series of ear-splitting roars for Patrick Reed and his two eagles, Rory McIlroy and his final birdie, and everyone else who tried desperately to keep up with them in the Masters. “The roars ... it’s hard not to know what’s going on,” McIlroy said. By the end of a wet and wild Saturday at Augusta National, Reed helped bring this Masters into focus. He seized control with a pair of eagles on the
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed is leading a major championship for the first time, and his confidence is so high that he can only see what’s ahead of him. Maybe that’s just as well at this Masters. Reed started and finished the front nine with three straight birdies. He answered Marc Leishman’s bold shot for an eagle by polishing off another run of three straight birdies. It added to a 6-under 66 and a two-shot lead over Leishman going into the weekend at Augusta National.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods attracted most of the attention. Jordan Spieth caused the most concern. Opening day at the Masters had a wide-open feel until Spieth hit his stride Thursday afternoon. He saved three straight pars with that superb short game. He ran off three straight birdies to take the lead. And then he fired an 8-iron at the pin on the par-3 16th, letting the club twirl through his hands as he walked away, knowing only that it was another good one. It plopped down 5 feet