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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling kitschy knickknacks.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …


Ex-officer not guilty of manslaughter in Georgia shooting

A former Georgia police officer has been acquitted of voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man


Southern drought deepens; 11 million affected

Weeks of dry, hot weather have plunged the Deep South further into a drought that’s affecting more than 11 million people and threatening crops across the region, a new assessment …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Ossoff to challenge Perdue for U.S. Senate seat in Georgia

Pledging to “root out corruption in politics,” Jon Ossoff, a former long-shot congressional candidate who rose to prominence two years ago riding a wave of dissatisfaction with Washington, says he’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 4:07 p.m.

Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship

Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull’s steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Citing health, Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson says he’ll retire

Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation was offered a seat in Congress. It just announced its chosen delegate.

The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr. told his people, and the United …


4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University

Four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escaped in the chaos, authorities …


Judge weighs ordering switch to paper ballots in Georgia

A federal judge says Georgia allowed its election system to grow “way too old and archaic” and now has a deep hole to dig out of to ensure that the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Gonzaga one of six finalists for talented center Walker Kessler

Walker Kessler, one of top centers in the 2020 class, has narrowed the list of schools he’s considering to six.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect

The network behind “The Walking Dead,” a show that’s become synonymous with Georgia, says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Georgia stops voting by felons using broadest reading of law

Georgia stops felons from voting using strictest reading of vague law introduced after Civil War.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia’s recently passed abortion law, Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and “rethink our entire investment” in the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


Sheriff: Carnival worker from Virginia shot, killed 3 women

Authorities in Virginia say two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met the victims through the traveling show.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws. The measure bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …


Travel: Savannah’s sweet, southern charm is something to savor

Snow was still piling up in the Inland Northwest in early March. But spring had already sprung in Savannah, where the air was gently scented with Georgia pine, wisteria and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

3 people killed, 2 officers hurt in standoff at Georgia home

A standoff that began when two Georgia police officers were shot and wounded has ended with a 16-year-old boy and his pregnant mother both killed by a gunman who then …


GOP state lawmakers approve ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans

Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


‘Something being legal does not make it right’: Abrams says she still has concerns about Georgia’s election

Abrams, who hoped to become the nation’s first female African-American governor, has accused Kemp of widespread voter suppression and said voting irregularities have tainted the race. On Friday, Kemp had …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Stacey Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she’ll file lawsuit

Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia’s closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

GOP gov candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival’s refusal to concede.


A Georgia governor’s race, still going

Democrats and Republicans nationwide had their eyes trained on Georgia to see whether the emerging battleground state, would elect the first black woman governor in American history or double down …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Brian Kemp’s office orders ‘hacking’ probe of Georgia Democrats on eve of election he’s competing in

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Sunday announced an investigation into the state’s Democrats over a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system” – an extraordinary claim …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Oprah makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams

In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election.


Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …