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ATLANTA (AP) - Election officials plan to recount the votes cast in the Atlanta mayoral election runoff at the request of the trailing candidate. Mary Norwood on Tuesday requested a recount after the certified results showed her opponent, Keisha Lance Bottoms, winning by a margin of less than 1 percent. Election officials in Fulton and DeKalb counties, which both include parts of Atlanta, said they plan to conduct a recount Thursday morning.

ATLANTA (AP) - Portions of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta that are still standing soon will be brought down with explosives. A long wall on the stadium's east end and a smaller structure on the other side both failed to fall when the rest of the stadium was brought down in an implosion Nov. 20. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a "supplemental implosion" to bring down the remaining pieces is set for 1 a.m. Dec. 20.

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - A company specializing in risk management solutions is expanding in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Assurant, Inc. will create 335 new jobs and invest $2.2 million in a technical support center in Duluth. At the new center, Assurant will provide a variety of self-service diagnostic tools, troubleshooting tips and protection services for smartphones, smart home technology and other connected devices.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a Missouri man with making threatening phone calls to a mosque in Georgia. An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court charges 49-year-old Preston Q. Howard with placing 10 threatening calls to the Islamic Society of Augusta, Georgia, between June and August.

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