Mayor Kasim Reed says Atlanta has reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.
Reed said Tuesday that the deal must still be ratified by officials at Friendship Baptist Church.
Attention is shifting to a second site for a stadium that would be the new home for the Atlanta Falcons.
A deadline to buy two churches on the stadium's preferred site is just over a week away, and no deal with the congregations has been reached.
The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner says a brain tumor caused the death of a northeast Georgia high school football player.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 17-year-old Jordan Bracken-Howley died suddenly Monday morning at his father's house in Lawrenceville.