Trump Rally In GA, Holiday Car Crashes, Phil Niekro: News Nearby

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.

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This article originally appeared on the Sandy Springs Patch