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Thomas, Norfolk St. rally to beat Savannah St. 82-76

Jan. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Nic Thomas scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half and Norfolk State rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Savannah State 82-76 on Saturday night. Mastadi Pitt had 15 points, Steven Whitley scored 11 and Armani Branch added 10 for Norfolk State (10-10, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic...

Authorities to investigate in-custody death of Georgia man

Jan. 1, 2019 8:05 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has died in police custody after a foot chase during New Year's Eve celebrations. In a news release , the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says police officers were called to downtown Savannah on Monday night about a man having a gun. Authorities say 36-year-old Charles...

Lawsuit: Catholic church suppressed abuse reports in Georgia

Dec. 20, 2018 4:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Catholic church officials suppressed reports of abuse by a priest in northwest Georgia and failed to inform the community of the danger he posed, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit, filed by a man identified under a pseudonym, Phillip Doe, says he was an altar boy at Saint...

'Full plate' of voter worries for new Georgia elections head

Dec. 5, 2018 5:01 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Republican elected to oversee Georgia's elections for the next four years will inherit an office tasked with replacing the state's aging electronic voting machines, ensuring security flaws that exposed voters' personal information to potential hacks have been patched and dealing...

Correction: Election 2018-Secretary of State-Georgia story

Dec. 5, 2018 1:57 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about the runoff election for Georgia secretary of state, The Associated Press erroneously reported the statewide office has no law enforcement role. According to Candice Broce, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, the office has an investigations...

Barrow concedes defeat in Georgia secretary of state race

Dec. 5, 2018 1:20 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The losing Democrat in Georgia's runoff election for secretary of state says he wishes his Republican rival "every success" as the state's new elections chief. Former congressman John Barrow conceded the race in a statement Wednesday. He was defeated in the Tuesday runoff by Republican...

GOP's Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia elections chief

Dec. 5, 2018 12:57 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Brad Raffensperger won a runoff election Tuesday to become Georgia's next secretary of state, taking over the office at the center of a debate over voter access and election security in the Southern state. Raffensperger, a state lawmaker from suburban Atlanta, defeated...

The Latest: Republican wins Georgia elections chief runoff

Dec. 4, 2018 10:29 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's Secretary of State race (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Republican Brad Raffensperger has been elected Georgia's new elections chief amid a debate over access to the polls and election security. Raffensperger defeated former Democratic congressman John Barrow in a...