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Georgia Power

On Tuesday June 2nd during an administrative session, the Georgia Public Service Commission voted to delay their decision on shutting off services for customers who fail to make payments. In a meeting conducted and livestreamed to Youtube that morning, the members of the commission unanimously supported this extension to their original planned vote.

Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

Jun 2, 2020
Andrew Harnik / AP

  ATLANTA (AP) — When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked that history in a passionate and deeply personal plea for protesters to go home.

“When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn’t do this to our city,” Bottoms said Friday night. “If you care about this city, then go home.”

Atlanta Police Department / AP

Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

  Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference.

Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Georgia’s governor said Monday that close coordination between state and local officials gave law enforcement the upper hand over the weekend after an initially peaceful demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota turned chaotic and destructive Friday night in Atlanta.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s comments came during a video teleconference with President Donald Trump and governors across the country, according to an audio recording reviewed by The Associated Press. Law enforcement and national security officials also joined the call.

Josua L. Jones/Online Athens

Hundreds of Athens residents and others took to the streets downtown Sunday to join in nationwide protests regarding the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ACC Mayor Kelly Girtz was among those showing support at that gathering.