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A 36-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in Johns Creek Saturday morning, officials said.

Police said the family of Shukri Said called 911 after being threatened and a preliminary investigation by the GBI showed Said refused to drop a knife at the intersection of Abbotts Bridge and Sweet Creek roads, GBI spokesman Bahan Rich said in a news release.

Police tried using a Taser and non-lethal weapons, according to the GBI, but when Said wouldn’t drop a knife, two officers fired their service weapons.

Said died Saturday at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, a weight is lifted from Johnny Isakson’s back: President Trump’s embattled personal doctor, Ronny Jackson, withdraws his name from consideration of VA Secretary.  Isakson was unhappy with Trump’s choice from the very beginning.  Then, Republican State House incumbent Betty Price draws a well-known challenger in her primary race.  Have her many controversial statements made her vulnerable?  Plus, a middle Georgia school district becomes the first in the state to authorize some of its teachers to carry guns in the classroom.  Will more districts follow?

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On this edition of Political Rewind, President Trump sends mixed signals about his support for  his embattled nominee to head the Veterans’ Administration.  Now, Georgia’s Johnny Isakson holds a key to the fate of Dr.

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  • Senator Johnny Isakson wants more information on Trump's  Veteran's Affairs Secretary nominee
  • Atlanta based NCR will shut down two facilities, affecting more than 1,000 jobs statewide

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There’s a little dirt path leading from Pio Nono Avenue to what until not too long ago was a Kroger grocery store. The store’s closed now.

 

One morning before the closure, Shon Williams walked down the path, headed toward her apartment. Like a lot of people in this neighborhood, she can afford groceries, but she can’t afford a car.

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  • DeKalb School District Pushes Back On Drivers' Charges
  • Another Inmate Killed At Valdosta State Prison 

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Around 700 law enforcement officers transformed a Georgia town into a militarized zone Saturday, after the city of Newnan approved letting members of a white supremacist group demonstrate at a public park, sparking counter protests.

On this edition of Political Rewind, with primary election approaching rapidly, a new poll from the AJC shows democratic voters remain largely disengaged from the race for governor, but there is a clear-cut favorite among those who have made up their minds.

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