4 injured after shots fired in Cumberland Mall parking lot

Pamela G. Knowles

Three teenagers — identified by police as 18-year old Karanji Reese, 19-year-old Jokava Harris and 19-year-old Desean Powell — were stable when they were taken to a hospital following the shooting. Two were shot, and one “was the victim of aggravated assault,” according to police spokeswoman Officer Shenise Barner.

A fourth victim, a boy of “elementary school age,” was also taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound, she said. The three who were shot had wounds in the leg, foot and back.

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The accusation of abuse was challenged in “Barack Obama: The Story,” more recently published, in 2012, by Washington Post journalist David Maraniss. 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Her family ties to her stepgrandson brought other challenges and suspicions, voiced by reporters who visited her, that members of her family were trying to draw benefit from presidential celebrity through books and foundations.","_id":"VSKX3KHTBZARRFKFBLYUGK43RY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1617032220554,"type":"text","content":"Indeed, a year after the president’s inauguration she created her own foundation — the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation — to raise funds for an ambitious project to build an educational campus in her home village and to sponsor bursaries for young Kenyans, particularly girls, who would otherwise be denied schooling.","_id":"C77TR4MGXZC2RAOZVTMO4RFUFA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1617032220555,"type":"text","content":"“I help the orphans and widows, especially the young girls who have been orphaned by their parents dying of HIV,” she told NPR through a translator in 2014, when she won an Education Pioneer award at the United Nations. “I am their sole parent right now, so I help pay school fees and also get them the things they need, like sanitary towels, books, necessities like a pencil, school uniforms. 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Only 2.5% of Georgians who’ve received the vaccine are Hispanic, although they make up about 10% of the state’s population. State officials note that race and ethnicity data of recipients is often missing or may not be supplied by the recipient.","_id":"ZW3P6JH4A5HPTMAOEG4GDX3GBA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616622986586,"type":"text","content":"Still, experts agree that community-based outreach is an important part of the drive to get as many people vaccinated as possible, and the reach of houses of worship in these communities is far and wide.","_id":"4S4QSIPJ75FAROQXK5LCAO47RM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616691420556,"type":"text","content":"In the Black and Latino communities, churches are among the first places some turn to know what is happening. 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William D. Watley’s 91-year-old mother survived a bout of COVID-19 and was hospitalized for more than a month.","_id":"V5KRDWGTBRDEZAYKODHWONZWTU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616617908843,"type":"text","content":"Watley, 72, senior pastor of St. Philip AME Church in Atlanta, doesn’t want to see anyone go through what his family experienced.","_id":"Y6IVAILOAVFE3IB6ANIZFJZUWA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616617908846,"type":"text","content":"The church recently partnered with Walgreens to vaccinate hundreds of people in one weekend. 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Bergeron said Friday the house had no electricity.","_id":"VHO6BUM7RRDH7ORZBIRWCMGDMA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616790659489,"type":"text","content":"Gas and power crews were working to restore service to customers Friday after toppled trees brought down power lines and utility poles. At one point Friday afternoon, Georgia Power said about 7,000 customers were without electricity. The Coweta-Fayette EMC estimated there were at least 30 broken poles, and shortly after 6 p.m., just over 1,000 of the utility’s customers were without power. 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