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Savannah State pulls away from Tennessee Tech, 97-83

Nov. 13, 2018 9:44 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Adam Saeed and Zaquavian Smith combined to score 44 points and Savannah State picked up its second win at home, pulling away from winless Tennessee Tech down the stretch to take a 97-83 victory on Tuesday night. Tennessee Tech got within four points on a layup by Courtney Alexander II...

Whalen gets first win, and C. Vivian Stringer picks up 999th

Nov. 12, 2018 2:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Whalen got her first win as a coach and C. Vivian Stringer moved within one victory of 1,000 as women's college basketball tipped off its season. Whalen took over at her alma mater Minnesota this year and led the Gophers to an opening win in front of an announced crowd of 14,625. It...

Savannah State beats Middle Georgia State 105-95

Nov. 11, 2018 6:14 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Collins Joseph scored 19 points in 14 minutes and Savannah State survived a late scare from NAIA member Middle Georgia State for a 105-95 win on Sunday. The Tigers (1-2) held the lead from 15-13 until the Knights went in front at 89-88 on Antony Edwards' free throws with 5:42 left....

Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

Nov. 10, 2018 8:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May 2 when the plane plunged onto Georgia Highway 21...

NC A&T trio helps Aggies run past Savannah State 28-12

Nov. 10, 2018 5:12 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Marquell Cartwright, Kylil Carter and Jeremiah Martin combined to rush for 280 yards and three touchdowns, carrying North Carolina A&T to a 28-12 victory over Savannah State on Saturday. Cartwright finished with 117 yards on 11 carries, including a 14-yard TD run in the second...

Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions

Nov. 10, 2018 12:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — He aggressively deleted inactive voters from registration rolls, enforced an "exact match" policy that could have prevented thousands of Georgians from registering to vote and launched an investigation that disrupted a major voter registration drive. Now Republican Brian Kemp is declaring...

Hightower leads Georgia past Savannah State in Crean's debut

Nov. 9, 2018 11:58 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Following his debut as Georgia's coach, Tom Crean already knew where his new team must improve. "We've got to learn how play with a lead," Crean said. Teshaun Hightower scored a career-high 18 points, Nicolas Claxton had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Georgia survived a slow start to the...

Flagg, Texas A&M beat Savannah State 98-83

Nov. 8, 2018 1:16 AM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M forward Savion Flagg dubbed the Aggies' 98-83 defeat of Savannah State on Wednesday a sneak preview to the season. "We got a little loose with the ball at the end of the game, but this was kind of a glimpse," Flagg said of the Aggies' intentions of racing up and...

Fierce campaigning on closing day of Georgia governor's race

Nov. 5, 2018 3:40 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The battle for Georgia governor intensified in its final hours Monday as Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp framed it as a stark choice for this growing and diversifying state, and prepared for another month of campaigning if no one wins a majority Tuesday. At her first...

Judge: Georgia must ease rule for voters proving citizenship

Nov. 2, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia must make it easier for voters flagged as potential noncitizens to prove their U.S. citizenship at the polls, a federal judge ruled Friday in an injunction ordering the state to change its procedure just four days before Election Day. A spokeswoman for state Attorney General...