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Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ACE Charter 35, Wilkinson County 6 Adairsville 22, LaFayette 6 Alcovy 24, Rockdale County 6 Allatoona 35, Wheeler 13 Andrews, N.C. 41, North Georgia Falcons 16 ...

Police: Woman wanted after report of puppy thrown into ocean

Sep. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman after beachgoers at a Georgia beach reported that an injured puppy was being thrown into the ocean earlier this month. Tybee Island police officers encountered the dog’s owner Sept. 12 and retrieved the puppy, the...

Mayor of small coastal Georgia town dies from COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

RICEBORO, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of a small coastal Georgia town has died from complications due to COVID-19 Riceboro Mayor Joe Harris died Tuesday, Pearlie Axson, the town's mayor pro tem, told local news outlets. Harris died at Liberty Regional...

Feds `examining' shooting of Black man by Georgia trooper

Sep. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they are looking into the shooting death of a Black man by a Georgia state trooper, who tried to stop the motorist last year over a broken tail light. The family of Julian Lewis have been urging federal investigators...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alexander 28, Paulding County 13 Appling County 39, Bradwell Institute 6 Aquinas 33, Strong Rock Christian 7 Armuchee 24, Southeast Whitfield 14 Augusta Christian 33,...

Report: Officer's error likely caused shipwreck off Georgia

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A top officer's errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Tuesday. The U.S. National...

2 suffer minor injuries in small explosion at Georgia plant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a small explosion at a plant in coastal Georgia, authorities said. Firefighters in Savannah responding to the morning blast found that any flames had already been extinguished by the facility’s fire...

Son of man killed by Georgia trooper seeks federal inquiry

Sep. 13, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The son of a Black man killed last year by a Georgia state trooper attempting a traffic stop over a broken tail light said Monday he will march across a stretch of southeast Georgia in hopes of getting federal authorities to take up the case. Brook...

Prosecution for nonprofit credit card abuse may be blocked

Sep. 12, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia nonprofit may not be able to press criminal charges against an executive accused of improper credit card charges because of an earlier agreement. The Telegraph of Macon reports that Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia...

S. Carolina, Georgia destinations top Travel + Leisure list

Sep. 12, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two of the South’s most picturesque destinations have topped a major travel magazine’s list of best U.S. cities. Readers of Travel + Leisure ranked Charleston, South Carolina, No. 1 on its list of the top 15 cities in the U.S. Coming in at...