Latest Georgia News

Men avoid death penalty in kidnap-slaying of couple

Sep. 25, 2018 5:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia men have been sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison for kidnapping and killing a pregnant woman and her fiance. News outlets report 44-year-old Andre Cleveland Gay and 46-year-old Richard "Fathead" Wilson pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping and killing 21-year-old Briana...

Cost caps sought for Georgia nuclear project to move forward

Sep. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's only major nuclear power plant under construction appears to still be alive as the three owners seek to hash out conditions that one of them set on the project, now years over schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Oglethorpe Power on Monday said it's only willing to move...

The Latest: Georgia nuclear plant gets tentative up vote

Sep. 24, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on budget overruns in construction of a Georgia nuclear power facility (all times local): 8:00 p.m. The nation's only major nuclear power plant under construction appears to still be alive after the owners voted to push forward despite another multibillion-dollar cost overrun. But...

Hawks begin what expects to be long season of growing pains

Sep. 24, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Taurean Prince knows the Atlanta Hawks are about to begin one of the toughest seasons in franchise history. A year after going 24-58 — worst in the Eastern Conference — the Hawks are likely to take a step further back in the standings with an even younger team. Point guard Trae...

Democratic House candidate slams GOP opponent on Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

Democratic House candidate Lucy McBath of Georgia is calling for a full investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and slamming her opponent, Republican Rep. Karen Handel, who initially praised him. The race is among the more closely watched ahead of the...

Injuries could provide test to No. 2 Georgia's OL depth

Sep. 24, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ben Cleveland and Andrew Thomas are two reasons the offensive line is considered one of No. 2 Georgia's deepest positions. Injuries to the two could test that depth when Georgia (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) plays Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) on Saturday. Coach Kirby Smart said Monday...

Biden postpones Georgia trip for Abrams

Sep. 24, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is putting off a campaign trip on behalf of Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Biden had planned to come Thursday to Georgia, but the Abrams campaign and Biden's office say he will reschedule for October during the closing stretch of...

Georgia Gov. race: Pence sets a visit as Biden postpones one

Sep. 24, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has rescheduled a stop in Georgia with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp that was pushed back by Hurricane Florence. Meanwhile former vice president Joe Biden has postponed a stop with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams set for Sept. 27 because of...

Falcons' Ricardo Allen out for season with torn Achilles

Sep. 24, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons starting safety Ricardo Allen will miss the remainder of the season with a torn left Achilles tendon, dealing another blow to Atlanta's already injury-ravaged defense. The team made the announcement a day after the Falcons' 43-37 loss to the Saints in overtime. Allen was carted off...

Georgia men could avoid death in kidnap-slaying of couple

Sep. 24, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia men are expected to plead guilty to kidnapping and killing a pregnant woman and her fiancé while they were out on parole for other killings. WAGA-TV reports the Fulton County District Attorney's office says Andre Cleveland Gay and Richard "Fathead" Wilson could get life in...