Animals Saved From Fire By Homeless Man: Patch PM

Kathleen Sturgeon

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Monday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

Homeless Man Saves Animals From Fire At Atlanta Shelter

Keith Walker, a 53-year-old homeless man, saved several cats and dogs at W-Underdogs shelter in Atlanta after a fire broke out Dec. 18.

GA Elections: Trump Returns, Lawsuit Tossed, Officials Stressed

President Donald Trump will rally in Dalton; a judge dismisses a lawsuit to stop the runoff; and local elections officials are overwhelmed.

20 Drivers Killed In Georgia Christmas-Weekend Car Accidents

In addition to 20 fatalities from auto accidents over the Christmas weekend, Georgia reported 173 DUI arrests and 4,347 speeding tickets.

Baseball Hall Of Famer, Knuckleballer Phil Niekro Dies At 81

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro holds a knuckleball. Most of his career was spent with the Braves; he died Dec. 27 in Georgia.

7-Year-Old Girl Shot; Atlanta Mayor, Council See Rising Tensions

The fatal shooting of 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie last week led to rising tensions between Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and city council.

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This article originally appeared on the Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch