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Georgia brewery looks to the sun to power its beer making

Jan. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EST

A Georgia brewery has installed solar panels and aims to reduce its energy consumption by 30%. Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co. recently cut the ribbon on the project, The Athens Banner-Herald reported. The project involves 720 solar panels on Terrapin’s roof and on its parking lots sunshades. “At...

This undated booking photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows Keith

Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

Jan. 26, 2020 1:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate whose planned execution was halted in September 2017 by the U.S. Supreme Court after his lawyers argued his death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias has died, according to the state Department of Corrections. Keith “Bo” Tharpe, 61, died of...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Gov. Brian Kemp, center, is flanked by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, right, and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan as he salutes former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., during the State of the State address before a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly in Atlanta. Kemp is proposing that Georgia borrow almost $900 million for construction projects and equipment next year. Key projects in the Republican governor's borrowing plan include $70 million to expand the state-owned convention center in Savannah and $55 million to build a new headquarters for the Department of Public Safety in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Kemp proposes $900M borrowing plan as part of Georgia budget

Jan. 26, 2020 9:28 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is proposing that Georgia borrow nearly $900 million for construction projects and equipment next year, an amount likely to rise before lawmakers get done with the state budget. Key projects in the Republican governor's plan include $70 million to expand the state-owned...

What’s next for mother, daughter after deal on ‘Shark Tank’?

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — From presenting a fledgling product at a Columbus start-up boot camp in 2016 to being featured on an episode of a national television show this January, the makers of the SlumberPod have had a busy four years. Katy Mallory and her mom Lou Childs invented the SlumberPod, a portable...

Williams scores 15 as Georgia State defeats Georgia Southern

Jan. 25, 2020 9:52 PM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Kane Williams collected 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals, and Georgia State defeated Georgia Southern 82-77 on Saturday night. Damon Wilson and Justin Roberts scored 13 points apiece for the Panthers (14-7, 7-3 Sun Belt). Corey Allen and Nelson Phillips scored 10...

Georgia's Tyree Crump (4) looks to shoot while defended by Mississippi guard Bryce Williams (13) during an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Tyree, Sy help Ole Miss break skid, defeat Georgia 70-60

Jan. 25, 2020 9:05 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Breein Tyree scored 20 points and helped Ole Miss end its six-game losing streak with a 70-60 win over Georgia on Saturday. Tyree recorded his tenth game of 20-plus points and made a series of big plays late in the second half. He converted a three-point play and drove between two...

Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado (10) celebrates in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

Alvarado steals a win for Georgia Tech over N.C. State

Jan. 25, 2020 7:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jose Alvarado sensed the perfect time to be disruptive on defense, stepping between two North Carolina State players who were trying to pass the ball. “I just went with guts," he said. “It gets me in trouble sometimes, but this one didn't." Alvarado scored 24 points, tied a...

McCallum lifts Jacksonville past Kennesaw State 83-64

Jan. 25, 2020 7:30 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — DeAnthony McCallum had a career-high 22 points as Jacksonville defeated Kennesaw State 83-64 on Saturday. Destin Barnes had 15 points for Jacksonville (10-12, 3-4 Atlantic Sun Conference). David Bell added 11 points. Bryce Workman had eight rebounds. Tyler Hooker scored a season-high...

Georgia working to prevent spread of coronavirus to state

Jan. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An outbreak of coronavirus occurring in China has the Georgia Department of Public Health on high alert. State health officials said Friday the department is closely monitoring the outbreak and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH is advising...

Police: Man fleeing scene hits law enforcement officers

Jan. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EST

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Two law enforcement officers in Georgia are being treated for injuries after being hit by a car in a parking lot early Saturday. The Gwinnett County Police Department said one of its officers and an investigator from the District Attorney's Office were trying to stop a man about 2:30...