clear
Thursday July 30th, 2015 10:09AM

Atlanta mayor, King Center mourning Maya Angelou

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and King Center officials say they're mourning the loss of renowned poet and author Maya Angelou. <br /> <br /> Angelou, died Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She had been a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University. <br /> <br /> Reed said in a statement that Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions worldwide. Reed says Angelou inspired him ``to live with integrity, pride, courage and faith.'' <br /> <br /> Officials from the King Center say Angelou will be remembered for her compassion and for advocating for the poor and oppressed in America and overseas. King Center officials say Angelou supported Martin Luther King Jr. and was a close friend of his wife and the center's founder Coretta Scott King. <br /> <br /> Angelou was 86 years old.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market.Applications for jobless ai...
8:48AM ( 1 hour ago )
US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
SYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tr...
6:44AM ( 3 hours ago )
More than 200 rabbits being removed from Gwinnett property
Gwinnett County authorities said more than 200 rabbits are being removed from a property on Bennett Road in Gwinnett County.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:29AM ( 3 hours ago )
Full service restored to Demorest water customers
A water outage in the Fairview community of Habersham County caused by storm-related damage Wednesday afternoon has been repaired and full service has been restored to the area.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:47PM ( 13 hours ago )
Railroad crossing in Winder reopened after crash
A railroad crossing in Winder was closed Wednesday afternoon after a tractor trailer collided with a a train.
6:29PM ( 15 hours ago )