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Georgia redistricting to diminish rural lawmakers, influence

Oct. 26, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Redistricting is like a game of musical chairs. Some of the 180 seats in Georgia's state House and the 56 seats in the state Senate are going to get shifted to fast-growing regions around metro Atlanta and Savannah when a special session starts next week...

Coastal Georgia house explodes into flame, injuring 3

Oct. 25, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A home exploded and burned near Savannah on Monday, with three critically injured people hospitalized at a burn center. The fire began with a blast around 7 a.m. in the Pin Point community, Chatham Emergency Services said. ...

No 'blank slate' jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

Oct. 23, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was chased down and shot dead. No. 236 was a longtime co-worker of one of the white men charged in the killing. Identified in court only by numbers, both people...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alcovy 13, Lakeside-Evans 3 Allatoona 23, Kell 12 Apalachee 35, Walnut Grove 7 Archer 50, Discovery 0 Athens Academy 30, Athens Christian 14 Augusta...

Savannah OKs marathon for runners with vaccine or virus test

Oct. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia have decided the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon can proceed as planned next month as long as runners show they’re vaccinated against the coronavirus or recently tested negative. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced that health...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adairsville 21, Sonoraville 14 Alcovy 43, Grovetown 20 Allatoona 43, Sprayberry 7 Apalachee 42, Johnson-Gainesville 0 Appling County 42, Tattnall County 7 ...

1,000 summoned as possible jurors in Arbery slaying trial

Oct. 12, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Court officials preparing for the trial of three men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery mailed jury duty notices to 1,000 people, a huge number that illustrates the challenge the judge and attorneys face in finding impartial jurors for a case that sparked a...

Savannah may cancel Rock 'n' Roll marathon over virus risk

Oct. 10, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Savannah says city officials are weighing whether to pull the plug on next month’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon because of concerns that the event could cause a spike in coronavirus infections. More than 15,000 runners, most of them...

Savannah tests aluminum cups for to-go cocktails

Oct. 09, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — City officials say bars and restaurants in Savannah are toasting a successful trial run at serving to-go orders of beer and cocktails in aluminum cups. Georgia's oldest city recently ended a two-month pilot aimed at seeing whether businesses can...

Agency report: Georgia highway chases saw a big jump in 2020

Oct. 02, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia agency says the number of highway chases involving state law enforcement officers jumped dramatically in 2020, resulting in hundreds of injuries and a few deaths. According to a report by the state Department of Public Safety, the Georgia...