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Henry County Daily Herald

Henry police looking for pickpockets

STOCKBRIDGE — Henry County police have issued a Be on the Lookout for two men accused of stealing a wallet and attempting to use the stolen credit cards. On Jan. 14, two men were captured on video distracting the victim and pickpocketing his wallet at the Kroger grocery store on Hudson Bridge Road.
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Early release for former Atlanta official convicted of taking bribes

Atlanta’s former chief procurement officer was granted early release last week from federal custody for his conviction of taking bribes to steer millions of dollars in city contracts to a construction firm. Adam Smith was discharged from supervised release by an order signed on Jan. 13 by U.S. District...
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Atlanta transit leader CEO Jeffrey Parker dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeffrey Parker, who led the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority during a time of expansion and then during the pandemic when public transportation ridership plummeted, has died, the agency announced. A spokesperson for the agency, Stephany Fisher, said that Parker killed himself when he was struck...

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.
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Man found shot to death on Atlanta's NE side early Saturday

ATLANTA (CBS46) — One man is dead after being shot early Saturday morning in Atlanta's SoNo neighborhood. Details are very limited at this time, but Atlanta Police say a man was found with a gunshot wound in the 100 block of Pine Street just before 2 a.m. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Buckhead man rescued after tree crashed through home

ATLANTA - Crews have successfully rescued a Buckhead man from his home after a falling tree split the building in half. Officials tell FOX 5 the incident happened Monday shortly after 6:45 a.m. at a home on the 300 block of Old Ivy Lane. The 47-year-old man was sleeping inside...

MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker dies late Friday night

ATLANTA — MARTA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Parker died late Friday, according to officials with the transit agency. Parker, a veteran of the transportation business, had led MARTA since 2018. Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston was able to confirm the report early Saturday morning. [DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app...

Live Updates: Snow closures and weather information

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the Georgia Department of Transportation reports it is about 70 percent complete with Phase 1 brining of the I-20 corridor north. Due to the expected winter weather that is forecast for Hall County Saturday night, Hall County compactor sites will be closed on Sunday, January 16.
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MARTA CEO, Jeffrey Parker, dies at 55; Interim CEO announced

ATLANTA (CBS46)- MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker 'died suddenly' at the age of 55, according to a spokesperson with Marta. Marta released this statement on Parker’s passing:. "With very heavy hearts, we share the official news of GM/CEO Jeffrey Parker’s tragic passing on Friday evening, January 14, 2022. Please keep his family in your prayers and meditations. In the coming days, we will share more information on the transition plan, including grief counseling for employees as we process this devastating news. Jeff cared deeply about MARTA and his leadership gave us a strong foundation from which to carry forward."

Bruce Pearl on possibility of Auburn being ranked No. 1

Auburn has had a phenomenal basketball season up to this point. The Tigers are currently 16-1 overall, 5-0 in SEC play, riding a 13-game winning streak and ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. While Bruce Pearl’s squad has been enjoying much success so far in 2021-22,...