Atlanta is the capital, most populous, and primate city of the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2019 population of 506,811, it is also the 37th most populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to more than 6 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. Portions of the city extend eastward into neighboring DeKalb County. The city is situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and has one of the highest elevations among major cities east of the Mississippi River.
Georgia pushed ahead with its plan to become the first U.S. state to allow an array of merchants to reopen on Friday following a month-long shutdown to stanch the coronavirus outbreak, even though both..
Odie and Carmel, two eight-week-old Terrier mixes from the animal shelter Atlanta Humane Society visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta while it was closed to the public due to coronavirus quarantine.
A caravan of cars packed with protesters will trek from Atlanta to the small coastal community of Brunswick on Saturday to rally for a young black jogger killed by two white men who chased him down and.. Reuters - Published
Joyette M. Holmes, an Atlanta-area district attorney, was tapped to take over a case that has stirred protests over its handling, as the Justice Department said it was weighing federal hate crimes.. NYTimes.com - Published
Warm weather drew crowds to parks over the weekend, despite recommendations to maintain distance during the virus outbreak. Many who visited Piedmont Park in Atlanta did not wear masks, with little to.. USATODAY.com - Published
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says local leaders should have been consulted before Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp reopened nonessential businesses. She says she's concerned the decision puts black.. USATODAY.com - Published
Brian Mancuso unlocked the glass doors of his downtown Atlanta restaurant for the first time in a month on Monday morning, placed a placard with a cartoon pig and the daily specials out front and.. Reuters - Published
A dozen customers lined up outside the Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique in suburban Atlanta on Friday morning, each standing six feet apart and eagerly awaiting their first haircuts or colorings since.. Reuters - Published
Angie Bullman plans to reopen her suburban Atlanta hair salon on Friday after closing a month ago to comply with state orders. She and her co-owner husband, also a stylist, are already fully booked for.. Reuters - Published
Rebecca Hardin is tired of stay-at-home restrictions that weeks ago shut down the Atlanta hair salon where she works, but she wondered if an order by the state's governor allowing some businesses to.. Reuters - Published
CVS sets up mass site for drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Atlanta. Hundreds file in during first day in operation, pressing their IDs and cellphones against closed car windows to identify.. USATODAY.com - Published
Ryan Millsap, CEO of Blackhall Studios in Atlanta, is offering a 150-acre studio to federal and state governments in hopes to provide space for relief work during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic... USATODAY.com - Published
With a wide smile and arms outstretched, but quickly dropped into double elbow bumps, James Harper warmly greets fellow congregants at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Sunday in Atlanta's Old.. Reuters - Published
After the first two cases of the novel coronavirus in the state of Georgia were confirmed this week, Leigh Creel, who is 20 weeks pregnant and lives outside Atlanta, made a nervous phone call to her.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump called off a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Friday, saying he did not want to "interfere" as the agency races to stem the coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered a glimpse Thursday into its Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, where employees are tasked with responding to the new virus at the center of a.. USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said judges must resist the temptation to bend their rulings to racial, religious or partisan preferences. Thomas gave the keynote speech Tuesday at the.. USATODAY.com - Published
Dozens of students and big names in baseball welcomed "Home Run King" Hank Aaron to their Atlanta college campus on Wednesday. The school named a building for the Major League Baseball icon on his 86th.. USATODAY.com - Published
SportsPulse: From Atlanta, Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken dissect LSU's demolition of Oklahoma and if there is anything that can stop Joe Burrow and the Tigers from winning it all in New Orleans.
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Five people heading to a college football game in Atlanta were killed on Saturday when their small plane crashed just after it departed from a regional airport in southern Louisiana, local media and.. Reuters - Published
Police say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with a shooting that wounded one man in a busy suburban Atlanta mall food court in the height of the Christmas shopping season. (Dec. 15)
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Former President Jimmy Carter was discharged Wednesday morning after a two-week stay in an Atlanta hospital and headed home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. The oldest living former president had.. CBS News - Published
Senator Cory Booker has received $650,000 in donations since the Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, according to his campaign. However, he still needs to do better in the polls to qualify for.. CBS News - Published