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‘Bits and pieces’: Americans view impeachment on their terms

Nov. 13, 2019 10:17 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Cattle rancher Jeffery Gatzke in South Dakota was listening in as he worked on his tractor in his workshop. The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show, he thinks, but one he wanted to tune into. Nadxely Sanchez, 18, watched on her phone,...

Bulldozer rescues manatee stuck in Georgia sand at low tide

Oct. 30, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife officials used a bulldozer to help rescue a manatee that got stuck in sand near Savannah. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the large manatee was navigating a manmade shortcut between rivers near Savannah on Oct. 1 when it got stranded at low tide....

Georgia Southern tops Savannah State 24-19

Oct. 5, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jack Chambers threw two touchdown passes and ran for the go-ahead score and Georgia Southern overcame four lost turnovers to beat Division II-member Savannah State 24-19 on Saturday for its first win of the season. Trailing 19-7 in the third quarter, Chambers hit Kameron Brown on a...

The Latest: Jack Kingston joins hunt for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on candidates vying to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former congressman from Savannah is the latest Republican to join the hunt to replace retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Jack Kingston announced Thursday that...

Judge: No immunity for Georgia officer who shot fleeing man

Sep. 27, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A judge denied a former Georgia police officer's request for immunity from prosecution in the fatal shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man after reviewing body camera video in which the officer states: "He started taking off, so I fired." Former Kingsland police officer Zechariah Presley...

15 pilot whales dead in Georgia's 2nd stranding since July

Sep. 26, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Roughly two dozen pilot whales beached themselves on and near a Georgia barrier island, leaving 15 dead in the whale species' second mass stranding along the state's coast since July, wildlife officials said Thursday. Scientists are performing necropsies on the dead whales found on...

'I know I am': Sheriff's worker fired over racist admission

Sep. 26, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's employee has been fired over a video that shows him confronting a 19-year-old Latina for speaking Spanish at a McDonald's and then admitting to being a racist. Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher tells reporters that the man has been fired from the department, but...