Peachtree Road race breaks records

It was a record setting weekend for Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race, as both male and female winners posted incredible times in the 10K race.  Rhonex Kipruto won for the men, running the fastest 10K ever on American soil at 27:01.  Female winner Brigid Kosgei...

Tomlinson announces fundraising haul

Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is the Democratic frontrunner for Senate in the race against Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), and she’s hard at work raising money to fund her upset bid.  Tomlinson’s campaign announced that it has raised more than $520,000...

Georgia welfare numbers drop

According to numbers from Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services, the total number of residents receiving welfare in the state has dropped by more than 2/3 since 2006.  State officials say that is proof that their efforts are working – unemployment...

Young Atlantan dazzles at Wimbledon

Cori Gauff, all of 15 years old, shocked the world this week when she knocked off Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon, the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament.  Gauff, who was born in Atlanta and whose father attended Georgia State, is one of...

New Cobb DA makes history

History was made in Cobb County Monday as Joyette Holmes was sworn into office by Brian Kemp, making her Cobb County’s first black district attorney.  Holmes, formerly Cobb’s chief magistrate judge, succeeds Vic Reynolds, who is now the director of the...

Marcus says he’ll continue philanthropy

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has donated billions to charity – and he says he’s far from done.  The longtime Atlantan, now 90 years old, told the AJC he plans to give away 80-90% of his remaining wealth, estimated at $4.5 billion, away upon his...

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