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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Crowded Senate battle in Georgia likely won't end until 2021

Feb. 1, 2020 9:25 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a month after being sworn in as Georgia's new U.S. senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler faces a 2020 election battle that's already shaping up to be so contentious that odds are it won't be over until 2021. Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer, is running her...

Georgia river backers hopes more use brings more protection

Dec. 28, 2019 12:13 PM EST

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Supporters of Georgia's South River are hoping it becomes more popular. They believe that if the river south of Atlanta was used more frequently for recreation, it might bring more funding and protection. The South River traverses for about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) from East Point...