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These drag queens are creating a community in Middle Georgia

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Before she became one of Macon’s most popular drag queens, the host and show director of The Tribe didn’t want to do drag. A former downtown club was hosting a Newbie Night, and Yutoya Avaze Leon tried to convince Christina Leon to join her in the...

Raymond, Rice help VMI rout Mercer 45-7 in key SoCon matchup

Oct. 16, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Freshmen Rashad Raymond and Hunter Rice each ran for more than 100 yards to help VMI rout Mercer 45-7 in a key Southern Conference matchup on Saturday. The win puts VMI (5-2, 3-1) in a three-way tie with Mercer (4-2, 3-1) and East Tennessee State...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adairsville 21, Sonoraville 14 Alcovy 43, Grovetown 20 Allatoona 43, Sprayberry 7 Apalachee 42, Johnson-Gainesville 0 Appling County 42, Tattnall County 7 ...

Georgia police officer gunned down during 1st shift

Oct. 09, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

ALAMO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer was gunned down outside a police station during his first shift with the department early Saturday, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was fatally shot outside the Alamo...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ACE Charter 24, Hancock Central 20 Adairsville 20, Coahulla Creek 10 Alexander 52, Dalton 22 Alpharetta 51, Woodstock 7 Appling County 41, Long County 8 ...

NTSB: Small plane doing roll before fatal crash in Georgia

Oct. 08, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

RHINE, Ga. (AP) — A small plane was performing a rolling maneuver at low altitude when the aircraft crashed into trees in central Georgia, killing the pilot, according to federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report...

Alabama swamped, 4 killed in floods from slow-moving front

Oct. 07, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — Terrified drivers climbed out of swamped cars and muddy floodwater flowed through neighborhoods after a stalled weather front drenched Alabama for hours, leaving entire communities under water Thursday and killing at least four people. Dozens of...

Georgia deputy shoots man who walked on I-75 with handgun

Oct. 04, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a deputy sheriff shot a man who first shot at him first, after the man was seen walking in and out of traffic on Interstate 75 while holding a handgun. GBI said in a news release Monday that the shootings...

Davis runs for 276 yards, 5 TDs in Mercer's win over Samford

Oct. 02, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — In a game that featured five lead changes and more than 1,000 yards of offense, Mercer's Fred Davis stole the show with school records of 276 yards rushing and five touchdowns as the Bears defeated Samford 45-42 on Saturday night. Four of Davis's...

Marines: Man at Trump rally not among those in Kabul photo

Oct. 02, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Marine who took the stage at a Georgia rally for former President Donald Trump was not among the service members shown lifting children over an airport wall in Afghanistan in a photo that began circulating in August, a spokesperson tells The Telegraph of Macon. ...