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Life-threatening flash flooding rises in Claudette's path

Jun. 20, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday. Heavy rain led to high water late Saturday into early...

Trained local workers help lure filmmakers to Augusta

Jun. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Amy Rhinehart Bailey never, in a million years, aspired to be a movie producer. But as a mother to seven children and the co-owner of two Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar restaurants with her husband, Craig, she craves organization. ...

Mississippi students’ time travel film competing nationally

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — If you could go back in time and provide crucial information to your past self, what would it be? That is the plot of a short film titled “Jimmie’s Time Quest,” being submitted under the Video on Demand category to the national...

Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm

Jun. 19, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County said a suspected tornado...

Several hurt after fire at Atlanta-area apartment complex

Jun. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A fire early Saturday at an Atlanta-area apartment complex has left at least nine people injured and displaced nearly 40 people, authorities said. Emergency responders arriving to The Forest at Columbia found people jumping from the Decatur...

Cardinals-Braves rained out, day-night doubleheader Sunday

Jun. 19, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals' game at the Atlanta Braves on Saturday was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday at 2:10 p.m. and 7:08 p.m. Under pandemic rules, both games will be scheduled for seven...

Sore knee threatens Bogdanovic's status for Hawks in Game 7

Jun. 19, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may be without their top 3-point shooter with their season on the line. Bogdan Bogdanovic's status is uncertain for Sunday night's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philadelphia due to a knee injury. ...

Summer tourism influx at Georgia beach means more citations

Jun. 19, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — More summer visitors are flocking to Georgia’s largest public beach, and that means local officials are writing more tickets for rule violations. Police on Tybee Island in recent months have been reporting high numbers of citations for beach...

Poopy pipe cancels court in aged Georgia government building

Jun. 19, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A ruptured pipe in Columbus' main government building dumped bird feces, leaves and other debris into a judge's office. Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Gil McBride tells WRBL-TV he found debris and water in his office suite earlier this month...

Too many wood pellets, too little water contributed to blaze

Jun. 19, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The size of wood pellet stacks and low water pressure may have contributed to a spectacular blaze that burned for days in May at a warehouse on the Georgia coast. The Brunswick News reports that Georgia Ports Authority Chief...