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Debris leaks out as salvagers saw up ship on Georgia coast

Nov. 23, 2020 11:58 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Debris is washing up from a cargo ship stranded on the Georgia coast as a salvage team cuts it into chunks. The leaks are not unexpected as salvagers demolish the Golden Ray, a South Korean ship that overturned in St. Simons Sound while carrying 4,200 vehicles 14 months ago. Coast...

Georgia city to remove Confederate monument from park

Nov. 21, 2020 10:38 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of a Georgia city have voted to remove a Confederate monument from a park where it has stood since 1902. Commissioners in the port city of Brunswick voted 4-1 Wednesday to take the monument out of Hanover Square. Officials had debated what to do about the monument since July,...

In this image made from video, from left, father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, accused in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia on Feb. 2020, listen via closed circuit tv in the Glynn County Detention center in Brunswick, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 12, as lawyers argue for bond to be set at the Glynn County courthouse. The McMichaels chased and fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, after they spotted him running in their neighborhood just outside the port city of Brunswick.(AP Photo/Lewis Levine)

Bond denied for father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery slaying

Nov. 13, 2020 3:44 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge denied bond Friday for the father and son charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, saying he’s concerned the white men took the law into their own hands and endangered neighbors when they pursued and shot the Black man on a residential street. Travis...

A judge in Georgia has denied bond for the white father and son charged in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

Nov. 13, 2020 1:19 PM EST
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge in Georgia has denied bond for the white father and son charged in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
In this image made from video, from left, father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, accused in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia on Feb. 2020, listen via closed circuit tv in the Glynn County Detention center in Brunswick, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 12, as lawyers argue for bond to be set at the Glynn County courthouse. The McMichaels chased and fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, after they spotted him running in their neighborhood just outside the port city of Brunswick.(AP Photo/Lewis Levine)

Prosecutor reads racist messages by Ahmaud Arbery's killer

Nov. 12, 2020 6:28 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery had previously used racial slurs in a text message and on social media, a prosecutor said Thursday as a judge weighed whether to grant bond for the defendant and his father. Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael, have been jailed...

District Attorney Jackie Johnson campaigns for reelection on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Independent challenger Keith Higgins defeated Johnson, a Republican, after she faced criticism for her office’s response to the February 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery. The 25-year-old Black man was fatally shot by a white father and son who saw him running in their neighborhood. More than two months passed before they were charged in the case. (Terry Dickson/The Brunswick News via AP)

Georgia voters oust prosecutor criticized in Arbery slaying

Nov. 4, 2020 5:32 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor who was criticized for her office's response to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been ousted by voters, who elected an independent candidate who had to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot. District Attorney Jackie Johnson, a Republican, lost...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 4, 2020 1:26 PM EST

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Nov. 4 The Daily Citizen-News on getting the flu shot: Haven’t received your flu shot yet? If so, there are two more opportunities in the coming week. With the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still prevalent across much of the country, medical experts are...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Baltimore Colts receiver Jimmy Orr was along the sideline after suffering a dislocated shoulder during the team's NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Baltimore. Orr, a sure-handed wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Colts, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. He was 85. His death was confirmed Wednesday by Edo Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo, File)

Jimmy Orr, former star WR for Colts and Steelers, dies at 85

Oct. 28, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

Jimmy Orr, a sure-handed wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts after starring at the University of Georgia, has died. He was 85. Orr passed away Tuesday night. His death was confirmed Wednesday by Edo Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia. Jim Irsay, owner of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Giant crane arrives at Georgia shipwreck awaiting removal

Oct. 27, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A towering, floating crane tasked with removing an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast arrived Tuesday and could begin cutting the wrecked vessel into giant chunks within a few days. The crane, called the VB 10,000, was in place straddling the partially submerged shipwreck...

Georgia county could charge to park at two beachside lots

Oct. 24, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia county is studying whether to charge parking fees at two beachside lots. The Brunswick News reports that a study estimates a fee for out-of-county visitors could raise more than $300,000 a year for Glynn County's government. A 2014 study found that about 80% of cars...