Stories tagged: Georgia
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Officer slain, deputies wounded, suspect dead near Atlanta
A police officer was killed and two deputies were seriously wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta, authorities said Friday.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
White candidate for Georgia governor blasted over MLK video
A candidate for Georgia governor has taken down a campaign video that was filmed without permission at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist
Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
National title game still feels like afterthought to season
The College Football Playoff is here to stay. But four years later, the national championship game is still trying to make its mark.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals
The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Georgia sentences Saakashvili in absentia to 3 years
A court in the former Soviet republic of Georgia on Friday sentenced former President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for abusing his power in pardoning four …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Deep South braces for blast of freezing weather as 2017 ends
Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue
Georgia’s utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multi-billion-dollar project.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids
Kim Silvers’ family had begged her to stop using opioids and heard her promise to do so, only to break that vow repeatedly. They’d cried when she abandoned them, and …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South
An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, icy road conditions were still a threat and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
11 dead in hotel fire in Georgia’s Black Sea resort
A fire at a luxury hotel in the Georgian Black Sea resort city of Batumi left 11 people dead and 21 others hurt, officials said Saturday.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case
The Georgia attorney general’s office will no longer represent state election officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean three days after …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Georgia election server wiped after suit filed
A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, the Associated Press has learned.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Georgia Rep. Price says HIV comments taken out of context
Georgia Rep. Betty Price says her comments on people with HIV that ignited a national firestorm were “taken completely out of context.”
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard
The nation’s deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Amazon, Georgia: If you name it, will company come?
Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality’s land and rename it Amazon, Georgia, in the hopes it will spur the e-commerce …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Court: Flipping the bird in church is protected speech
Georgia’s highest court has reversed the conviction of a man who was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after he held up his middle finger and shouted at his pastor …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Kamala Harris at black church: U.S. isn’t as split as it seems
Making her first high-profile foray into the Southern black church, California Sen. Kamala Harris told a Georgia congregation founded by former freed slaves that the United States remains wracked by …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
Florida took wise storm precautions
True, destruction was not as dire as predicted, but better to prepare for the worst than gamble with the lives of residents and visitors and those charged with protecting them.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
FEMA estimates one-fourth of Keys homes could be destroyed
With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma’s victims – dead or alive – and deliver food and …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
At least 1 dead in Georgia as Irma crosses Southeast
Storm surge and rain flooded coastal communities, winds sent trees crashing onto inland homes and the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta canceled hundreds of flights as Irma’s punch was felt …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Stateless Mikheil Saakashvili breaks through into Ukraine
Mikheil Saakashvili’s strategy for returning to Ukraine despite the revocation of his citizenship changed Sunday when the stateless ex-officeholder boarded a train that runs from Poland straight into the Ukrainian …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Brewery shipping water instead of beer for Harvey relief
An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia is shipping canned drinking water to the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. took years and struggle
The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn’t get …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Drill sergeants suspended in Army sex assault investigation
Commanders at an Army post in Georgia have suspended “multiple” drill sergeants as the military investigates allegations that trainees were victims of sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, an Army …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Billions lost in nuclear power projects, with more bills due
This week, having spent more than $10 billion, executives with South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper acknowledged that all their assumptions were wrong.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
U.S. military: Georgian soldier killed in latest Afghan attack
A Taliban suicide bomber disguised as a woman rammed his motorcycle into an international convoy, killing a NATO soldier and two Afghan civilians in an attack north of the Afghan …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Bee bumble: Homeowner tries to burn nest, sets home ablaze
A man’s attempt to burn bees out of their nest backfired after the ill-advised extermination method caught fire to a Georgia home, destroying most of it.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
U.S. elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought
When Chris Grayson pointed his Web browser in the direction of Georgia’s elections system earlier this year, what he found there shocked him.