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This drone photo provided by Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah, Tenn. on Feb. 15, 2030, shows the landslide on Chalk bluff on the Tennessee River.  Authorities say two homes were destroyed when a hillside collapsed near a swollen river in western Tennessee. News outlets report no one was injured in the slide, which occurred along the Tennessee River near the Hardin County community of Savannah.(Melvin Martin /Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah, Tenn. via AP)

Soggy neighborhoods under flash-flood warning in Mississippi

Feb. 18, 2020 7:06 PM EST

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters expected more heavy rains in parts of the flood-ravaged South on Tuesday, prolonging the misery for worried people who still can't get back in homes surrounded by water. Some of the hardest-hit areas were under a flash flood watch, as the National Weather Service said as...

Georgia, Clemson announce 2021 opening game in Charlotte

Feb. 18, 2020 3:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia and Clemson will open the 2021 season by playing on a neutral site at the home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. The game at Bank of America Stadium, scheduled for Sept. 4, 2021, was announced on Tuesday by the schools and the Charlotte Sports Foundation. Georgia and Clemson...

Search continues for Georgia hiker near Appalachian Trail

Feb. 18, 2020 3:02 PM EST

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia have been searching for a hiker who went missing at least four days ago alonga feeder route to the Appalachian Trail. Eddie Noonkester began a “thru-hike” Friday onto the Appalachian Approach Trail in northern Georgia, news outlets reported. ...

FILE- In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Reality Winner walks into the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Ga. Winner is serving a five year sentence for mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization. She is asking President Donald Trump to grant her clemency. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

Imprisoned for leaking secrets, woman seeks Trump clemency

Feb. 18, 2020 2:41 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor serving time in federal prison for leaking a classified document to a news organization is making an appeal for early release to President Donald Trump, who once tweeted that he considered her crime to be “small potatoes.” Reality Winner,...

Water from the Pearl River floods Florence-Byram Road near Byram, Miss, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Authorities believe the flooding will rank as third highest, behind the historic floods of 1979 and 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

Feb. 17, 2020 4:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The swollen Pearl River appeared to have crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital, but authorities warned the hundreds of evacuees in the Jackson area not to rush back home until they got the all clear, and a forecast of more rain put counties further south at risk of flooding....

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, right, and bench coach Walt Weiss watch from a golf cart as the pitchers and catchers get loose during spring training baseball camp Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves extend contracts of manager Snitker, GM Anthopoulos

Feb. 17, 2020 11:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker and his coaching staff were given one-year contract extensions through the 2021 season on Monday. Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos was extended for three years through the 2024 season and given the additional title of president of baseball operations. ...

Georgia Tech stuns No. 4 N.C. State 65-61

Feb. 16, 2020 5:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Francesca Pan delivered a brilliant performance at an opportune time. The Georgia Tech guard scored 13 of her 30 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter and the Yellow Jackets boosted their NCAA Tournament hopes by holding on for a 65-61 win over No. 4 N.C. State. The...

In this image from video provided by WSB-TV, police officers stand outside Old Lady Gang restaurant Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in East Point, Ga. Three people were shot and wounded at the restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant and targeted another man, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover told news outlets. Police say two bystanders were also shot, and all three shooting victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (WSB-TV via AP)

3 shot at eatery owned by Kandi Burruss of 'Real Housewives'

Feb. 15, 2020 10:39 PM EST

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant on Friday night and targeted another man, East Point police...

Dickey lifts UNC-Greensboro over Mercer 67-55

Feb. 15, 2020 8:03 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — James Dickey recorded 15 points and 20 rebounds to carry UNC Greensboro to a 67-55 win over Mercer on Saturday. Isaiah Miller had 15 points and six rebounds for UNC Greensboro (21-6, 11-3 Southern Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Kyrin Galloway added 10 points. Ethan Stair...

Delph carries Appalachian St. over Georgia Southern 62-57

Feb. 15, 2020 7:44 PM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Adrian Delph had a career-high 21 points as Appalachian State edged past Georgia Southern 62-57 on Saturday. Isaac Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Appalachian State (15-12, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference). O'Showen Williams added 12 points and six assists. Quan Jackson had 17...