Polling Place At Cobb School To Be Open Late After Lockdown

SMYRNA, GA — Teasley Elementary School was briefly locked down Tuesday morning when a man’s cell phone holster was mistakenly identified as a gun holster. Initial reports were that a man was seen walking toward the school with a gun, but now police say there was no weapon involved. However, the school is also a polling place for Tuesday’s Georgia runoff election, and a Cobb County judge has ordered the Vinings 2 precinct to remain open for 20 minutes [...]

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Meryl Bornheim Joins Jim Chapman Communities as Controller

Meryl Bornheim has joined Jim Chapman Communities, metro Atlanta’s premier 55+ homebuilder, as Controller, announced Jim Chapman, founder and CEO of the company. In her new role, Bornheim will work with the JCC team on budgeting, forecasting, accounting and analysis as the company continues to build home communities in Buckhead and Cobb, Forsyth, Dawson, Hall, North Fulton and Cherokee Counties. "Meryl will be an excellent asset to our team," said Chapman. "She has experience in the home building industry working [...]

State Soccer: Updates from Thursday’s quarterfinal games

Tennis icon Venus Williams is coming to Des Moines on June 23 as the guest speaker for the Des Moines Register Sports Awards. Tyler Davis Buy Photo The 2018 boys’ state soccer tournament began Thursday at the Cownie Soccer Park. Winners will advance to Friday’s semifinals, guaranteeing a top-four finish. Here’s how the games unfolded: Class 3A Iowa City West 2, Ankeny Centennial 1 (OT) Exciting final 20-plus minutes that ended with the defending champs advancing. After more than 65 scoreless minutes, West’s Gada Ambo [...]

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announces he will resign May 29

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton gave his final State of the City address on March 6, 2018. During his speech, he discussed the city’s triumphs, including transit, social justice and sustainability. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will step down as the leader of the nation’s fifth largest city at noon on May 29to run for Congress. Stanton announced his bid for Congressional District 9 in October to run for the seat Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema will vacate to run for U.S. Senate, but [...]

SWAT Standoff Ends At Smyrna Apartment Complex

Smyrna, GA — An hours-long SWAT standoff at a Smyrna apartment complex early Friday morning ended with a man being taken into custody and a female hostage sent to a local hospital with several reported injuries. The standoff began around 3 am when police responded to a domestic dispute at Brighton Way Apartments. Police found a woman being held hostage by a man who told officers that he had barricaded himself inside the apartment. Police told the AJC that the woman [...]

Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town

MOSCOW – The Russian military says the Syrian government is now in full control of town on the outskirts of Damascus that was held by the rebels and that was the site of suspected chemical attack over the weekend. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the situation in the town of Douma, just east of the Syrian capital, is "normalizing." More than 13,500 Syrian rebel fighters and their families have left Douma this month under a so-called [...]

The Latest: Ruling party candidate new Costa Rica president

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The latest on Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Electoral officials in Costa Rica say the governing party’s candidate has won a presidential runoff election in which same-sex marriage was a big issue. Carlos Alvarado of the ruling Citizen Action Party has 60.6 percent of the votes, with just over 90 percent of ballots counted Sunday night. Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration party has 39.4 percent of the votes. The two men are [...]