Comedian Tiffany Haddish sparked speculation on social media after she announced she was cancelling her Atlanta comedy show due to the state's restrictive "heartbeat" abortion law. But sources say she cancelled for a different reason.
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Netflix is threatening to boycott Georgia if the state's so-called "heartbeat" law goes into effect. The Obamas signed a multi-million dollar deal to produce new content for Netflix in Georgia.
The mayor of a small Georgia town is on the hot seat for remarks she made about a Black candidate for the job of city administrator. Hoschton is a small Georgia hamlet that, until today, many Atlantans didn't know existed. Mayor Theresa Kenerly may have put put the tiny town of fewer than 2,000 residents on the map when she withheld a candidate from consideration for the job of city administrator because he is Black.
You'll be happy to know that Georgia's Runaway Negro Creek in Chatham County has been renamed to Freedom Creek. The small 1.5 mile body of water was named after runaway slaves over 150 years ago.
Most of Georgia had a rude awakening on Wednesday morning when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck as we slept peacefully in our beds.
Stacey Abrams and her supporters have filed multiple lawsuits in Georgia hoping to delay the final certification of the governor's race.
A Georgia man who was stopped by police after a Caucasian woman called 911 to report he was babysitting white children is speaking out.
President Trump declared a state of emergency in Georgia after the southern part of the state took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael on Wednesday night.
A Georgia medical board has suspended the license of a Gwinnett dermatologist who recorded herself singing and dancing to rap music while performing invasive procedures on patients.
Officer Taylor Saulters who was terminated on Saturday for mowing down a fleeing suspect with his police cruiser started his new job on Monday in a neighboring county.
The lawyer for a former Fort Valley State employee is disputing allegations that she is a madam who pimped out members of a sorority on the campus.
Waffle House released a statement claiming the woman who was arrested at an Alabama Waffle House last week made threats of violence to employees.
The wife of a Gwinnett County bodyguard was charged with his shooting death as he arrived home from work on November 17, 2017. Police say George Young, 43, was ambushed by an assailant who shot him as he arrived home around midnight after working as a bodyguard for a performer at Lenox Mall.
It is now illegal to hold your cell phone or place your cell phone on your lap while driving in Georgia. The Georgia General Assembly on Thursday approved an amended House Bill 673 that requires drivers to use "hands-free" technology while driving. But hands-free technology is not as clear cut as it sounds.
A fifth grade teacher is charged with murder in a violent gang-related home invasion that left 2 children dead in Clayton County, Georgia in 2016. Michael De'Sean White, 26, is accused of shooting and killing 11-year-old Tatiyana Coates and her 15-year-old brother Daveon Coates while they slept in their beds on Oct. 22, 2016.
The California Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was shot 20 times in his grandmother's backyard. Police say his cell phone was mistaken for a gun.
A Georgia woman who was convicted of running over her sugar daddy, crushing his legs, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Junmakia Racquel Henley, 47, was irate after the victim cut off her funds.
Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, was arrested on Wednesday after firing several shots then barricading himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school. In social media posts before his arrest, Davidson pushed for gun control and was opposed to arming teachers with guns.
The Georgia Senate approved a bill on Friday that allows adoption agencies to deny adoptions by gay or transgender people. Senate Bill 375 allows agencies to turn down gays if the adoption violated their religion.
A Georgia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after he caught a child who was thrown "like a football" from a burning building in Decatur, Georgia, a city northeast of Atlanta.
The fire occurred on January 3 at the Avondale Forest Apartments in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department uploaded the video of the rescue to Facebook.com on Sunday (watch video below).
A 19-year-old Georgia woman and 2 friends are in police custody for murdering her 86-year-old grandfather and concealing his remains.
The body of Otha Perrin, 86, was found in a shallow pond on private property off Wahatchee Creek Road, the AJC.com reports.
Perrin's granddaughter, Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, initially denied knowing his whereabouts. She finally broke down under questioning and revealed where she and 2 friends concealed his remains.
A former North Georgia fire chief is out of a job after he was caught on video having sex with a male firefighter he hired.
Project Q reports that David Kimbrell – a longtime fire chief and emergency management director in Hall County was abruptly terminated after video surfaced of him and the unnamed firefighter engaged in an intimate sex act.
A Georgia school's Civil War dress-up class activity that taught students about the history of that era has come to an end. Apparently some of the parents became upset and misunderstood the learning objectives.
A story about a little boy who is in dire need of a kidney transplant is tugging at heart strings. Little A.J. Dickerson was born without a working kidney. The premie spent the first 10 months of his life in neonatal intensive care.
The Cobb County, Georgia cop who told a white woman that police "only kill black people" will be let go after 28 years on the police force.
Cobb County Police Chief Mike Register said Lt. Gregg Abbott will be fired for making insensitive racial statements during a traffic stop last year.
A Georgia cop is under investigation for telling a nervous white woman she won't be shot because police only kill black people.
Cobb County police Lt. Gregg Abbott is on paid administrative leave while the investigation into his "inappropriate racial comments" is ongoing. Abbott was initially assigned to desk duty.
A total solar eclipse is a rare event that only occurs twice a year somewhere on earth.
A total eclipse occurs when the moon, which orbits the earth from west to east, passes in front of the sun, which moves from east to west.
One of the parents accusing singer R. Kelly of holding his daughter captive in a Georgia home is encouraging Kelly to sue him.
T-Hood, the sugary sweet rapper who filmed '90s actress Maia Campbell begging for money at a Stone Mountain, Ga. gas station over the weekend, defended his actions in an Instagram video this morning.
A transgender gang fight left a teenager dead at an apartment complex in downtown Athens, Georgia on Sunday.
Rayquann Deonte Jernigan, 17, who went by the name Ava Le'Ray Barrin, was shot by another transgender man in the parking lot of the Riverview Apartments on College Avenue.