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AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...

Wildlife officials: 157 doves confiscated after illegal hunt

Sep. 20, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia game wardens confiscated 157 doves from an illegal hunt in the southeast part of the state, state wildlife officials said. The doves had being hunted at an illegally baited field in Tattnall County, the Georgia Department of Natural...

Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that...

Macon Mall overhaul plans include amphitheater

Sep. 19, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A developer and the Macon-Bibb County government say they will work together to revitalize a languishing mall in middle Georgia. Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller announced the $100 million plan Wednesday. Local media report it includes a 10,000-seat...

Georgia sheriff raising money to aid needy kids at Halloween

Sep. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff’s department is raising money to help needy children have a happy Halloween. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in southwest Georgia will use the cash donations to buy Halloween costumes for kids whose families otherwise...

Comfort dog at district attorney's office to help victims

Sep. 19, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The Cobb County district attorney's office is offering warm, furry support to crime victims and staff. District Attorney Flynn Broady announced Friday that Rose, a 3-year-old black Labrador retriever is joining the office. The victim witness unit...

Pandemic led man to empty savings, start business in Alabama

Sep. 19, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

FORT MITCHELL, Ala. (AP) — When COVID-19 hit in 2020, Nickolas Folmar combined his customer service experience and his father’s history in the carpet cleaning business to start fresh. Folmar was ready for a change and wanted to start his own business after working the...

A Georgia mother got an eviction notice. Then, she fought.

Sep. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in the Bibb County Civil and Magistrate Court, 25-year-old Destini Mitchell watched time and time again as Maconites lost their homes. She had a lot in common with many of them. A single Black woman raising her daughter and attending Central...

Daniels, UGa defense lead No. 2 Dawgs past S Carolina 40-13

Sep. 18, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — So much for any debate about Georgia's starting quarterback. JT Daniels has a firm grasp on the job. Daniels returned from injury with three touchdown passes, backing up another stellar performance by Georgia's defense that...

Grainger leads Georgia State to 20-9 victory over Charlotte

Sep. 18, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Darren Grainger completed just six passes, but two of them went for touchdowns — including a go-ahead 34-yarder to Ja’Cyais Credle in the third quarter — to help Georgia State turn back Charlotte 20-9 in nonconference play on Saturday for the Panthers' first win of the...