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Lawyer: Arbery shooter fears he'll be killed in state prison

Aug. 05, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The white man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the running Black man in a Georgia neighborhood says he fears he will be killed by fellow inmates if he's sent to a state prison to serve a life sentence for murder. Travis McMichael, 36, faces...

Walker accepts debate invite, but not one that Warnock chose

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Herschel Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it's not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before...

Sea turtles crawl to new nesting record on Georgia coast

Aug. 03, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare sea turtles that spend summers laying eggs on Southern beaches have crawled to a new state record in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that more than 3,960 loggerhead sea turtle nests have been counted since May along the...

Ahmaud Arbery pursuer seeks leniency in hate crimes sentence

Aug. 02, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The white man who initiated the neighborhood chase that resulted in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery is asking a federal judge to show leniency when he's sentenced next week for a federal hate crime conviction. While Greg McMichael deserves “a substantial...

Island slave descendants settle Georgia discrimination suit

Aug. 01, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An enclave of slave descendants on the Georgia coast have settled a federal lawsuit that claimed a lack of government services was eroding their island community, one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee settlements on the Southeast U.S. coast. The agreement...

Georgia county files suit to force land sale for spaceport

Jul. 28, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county has filed a lawsuit seeking to force a company to sell land on which the county has long planned to build a launchpad for commercial rockets. Commissioners in coastal Camden County said in a statement Thursday that Union Carbide Co.'s refusal...

Savannah port breaks cargo records amid import surge

Jul. 26, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah saw record-breaking cargo volumes this past fiscal year amid a surge in imports and West Coast backlogs that prompted shippers to reroute goods to the East Coast. The Georgia Ports Authority said Tuesday that docks in Savannah handled...

Driver crashes into crowd in downtown Savannah; 4 hurt

Jul. 23, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

SAVANAH, Ga (AP) — An elderly person accidentally drove through a popular tourist and shopping district in downtown Savannah on Saturday evening, injuring four people, police said. Savannah police tweeted that two adults were seriously injured and two juveniles suffered minor...

Hyundai gets $1.8B in aid to build electric cars in Georgia

Jul. 22, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments are giving $1.8 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group in exchange for the automaker building its first U.S. plant dedicated to electric vehicles near Savannah, according to the signed agreement disclosed...

Commission says Georgia congressman didn't violate laws

Jul. 22, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Federal Election Commission rejected a complaint filed by Democrats that accused a Republican Georgia congressman of violating campaign finance laws. The commission sent a letter Wednesday to Rep. Buddy Carter stating he acted legally last year when he...