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Georgia reaps $2.2B surplus even after rainy day fund fills

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has more money in the bank than ever before, creating a chance for an election-year spending or tax-cutting spree — if that's what Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican lawmakers want. Figures released Monday show the state ended the 2021 budget with a...

Falcons try to make the most out of lopsided score vs. Bucs

Sep. 20, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A week after looking downright pathetic in a season-opening loss to Philadelphia, the Atlanta Falcons were at least competent in a 48-25 defeat at Tampa Bay. The score was not entirely indicative of the game's flow, and first-year...

Barco, Atlanta stay hot, top DC United 3-2

Sep. 18, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ezequiel Barco had a goal and an assist, keeping Atlanta United hot with a 3-2 win over D.C. United on Saturday. Barco notched his sixth goal and fifth assist in nine games, a time that has seen Atlanta win seven times in eight games to surge into solid...

Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

Sep. 18, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of...

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,...

Atlanta, other U.S. cities make pitch for 2026 World Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After being slowed by the pandemic, the race among 17 U.S. cities to land a coveted spot hosting the 2026 World Cup is back on. Two FIFA inspectors were in Atlanta Friday to get a look at 72,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of a record-setting Major...

Column: A tribute to the trailblazers of college football

Sep. 17, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When racial protests rocked the nation last summer, the College Football Hall of Fame became a target of the anger. The glass facade that looks out over Centennial Olympic Park was shattered. The gift shop was vandalized. The final toll was a...

Jury selected for Georgia prisoner accused of killing guards

Sep. 17, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection wrapped up Friday in the trial of one of two Georgia prisoners accused of killing two guards more than four years ago, and opening statements are set to begin Monday. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Donnie Rowe in the...

Sykes scores 17 points, Sparks keep postseason hopes alive

Sep. 16, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Los Angeles (12-19) is in ninth place, a half-game behind...

Seattle Mariners land All-Star Game earlier than expected

Sep. 16, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners started down the path of bidding for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the target was 2024 or later to host for a third time. When MLB came back to the club earlier this year asking if 2023 was a possibility, the Mariners...