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Chris Martin, Braves agree to $14 million, 2-year deal

Nov. 19, 2019 9:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Chris Martin and the Altanta Braves have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, a deal that brings back the right-hander after he closed 2019 with the club. The 33-year-old Martin was acquired by Atlanta from the Texas Rangers for left-hander Kolby Allard at the July 31 trade...

McCadden’s 28 pts leads Georgia Southern past Mercer 98-88

Nov. 19, 2019 9:36 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Elijah McCadden scored a career-high 28 points with a career-best seven 3-pointers and Georgia Southern beat Mercer 98-88 on Tuesday night. Ike Smith added 20 points for the Eagles (3-2) and Simeon Carter scored 19 off the bench. Georgia Southern led 48-46 at halftime. Quan...

Will Smith celebrates return to home state with Braves

Nov. 19, 2019 9:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are not promising Will Smith the closer’s role. Smith isn’t complaining. During his first news conference with his new team Tuesday, Smith said he’s fine with pitching in any inning. The Georgia native said he’s just happy to move close to home and to...

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

Nov. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota. The...

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

Nov. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay...

Body of man missing since June found in Georgia lake

Nov. 19, 2019 7:39 PM EST

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A vehicle and body pulled from Georgia’s Lake Lanier is believed to be that of a man reported missing in June. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says the body is believed to be Van Dobbs, who was last seen June 5. WXIA-TV reports a fisherman found the vehicle submerged...

Report: Plane broke up in flight before hitting townhouse

Nov. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a small airplane broke up in flight before crashing into a Georgia townhouse last month. WSB-TV says the preliminary report doesn’t identify the cause of the Oct. 30 crash but includes information investigators...

2 Georgia high school students face gun charge

Nov. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EST

WINDER, Ga. (AP) — A tip about a student with a gun at Winder-Barrow High School in Georgia has resulted in the arrests of two students. Barrow County sheriff’s deputies seized a gun Tuesday about 8:40 a.m. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the subsequent investigation led to another student who...

Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stage attacks in an effort to stall his momentum. The debate in Atlanta marks the first time Buttigieg...

Recent college grad fulfills Appalachian Trail dream

Nov. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EST

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Diana Jackson just walked 2,192 miles. The 23-year-old Darien resident is among 3,300 people each year who try to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine. But she’s one of the 25 percent of them who complete the task. She learned to hike with her...