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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bill would add primaries to special Georgia U.S. Senate vote

Jan. 27, 2020 6:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly appointed U.S. Sen Kelly Loeffler could face an unexpected GOP primary later this year in her quest to hold onto her seat under a bill passed Monday by a Georgia legislative committee against the wishes of the state's Republican governor. The move could ease the way for GOP U.S. Rep....

Kemp officials make case for stronger Georgia anti-gang law

Jan. 27, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp's administration is seeking to persuade lawmakers of the need to tighten Georgia's gang laws. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds, Attorney General Chris Carr and others told a House-Senate panel Monday that gangs are a serious problem needing further...

Georgia coach Tom Crean speaks with Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Crean stays upbeat as Georgia takes 3-game skid to Missouri

Jan. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Just as Tom Crean hoped, Anthony Edwards has made an immediate impact at Georgia, leading the nation's freshmen in scoring and fulfilling his hype as a player on a fast track to the NBA. The remainder of Crean's plan for his second season as Georgia's coach hasn't followed form. The...

FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Cleveland Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. Lance is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence, plans to hold a closed-door clemency hearing Tuesday. The board on Monday declassified a clemency application filed by Lance's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Lawyers ask parole board to spare condemned man's life

Jan. 27, 2020 2:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend shouldn't be executed, his lawyers argue, citing the additional pain it will cause his children, evidence of brain damage not heard by the jury that sentenced him to die and his model behavior in prison. Donnie Cleveland Lance,...

Delta Air Lines worker fatally shot in employee parking lot

Jan. 27, 2020 11:50 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines employee was shot in a company parking lot and later died on the way to a hospital, police said Monday. The shooting happened Sunday night in the lot near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, College Park police said. Officers found 30-year-old Alexis...

Fire chief: Boy killed, teen burned in Georgia house fire

Jan. 27, 2020 3:12 AM EST

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has died and his teenage sister was badly burned in a house fire in Georgia. The fire broke out Sunday morning in Butts County, near Indian Springs State Park, news outlets reported. The boy was pronounced dead shortly after the fire and the girl was airlifted to...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) wears a No. 8 jersey honoring former NBA player Kobe Bryant prior to an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Bryant died in a California helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Young scores 45 on emotional night, leads Hawks past Wizards

Jan. 26, 2020 11:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had to compose himself a couple of times when asked about the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. It wasn't easy for Young, who was mentored by Bryant and had a special relationship with the former NBA star's 13-year-old girl, nicknamed Gigi. “One of the last...

Progressive mayor Ted Terry exits Georgia US Senate race

Jan. 26, 2020 10:56 PM EST

A young, progressive mayor of an Atlanta-area city on Sunday dropped out of the Democratic race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue in a contest that could dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020. Ted Terry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he struggled to raise enough money to compete in the...

South Carolina guard Brea Beal (12) prepares to shoot past Georgia's guard Chloe Chapman (1) against during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)

No. 1 South Carolina women extend streak, roll past Georgia

Jan. 26, 2020 6:22 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tyasha Harris is realizing the value of her scoring even as she has claimed a new title as South Carolina's career assists leader. Harris scored 13 points and added seven assists and No. 1 South Carolina rode an overwhelming opening period to its 13th consecutive win, beating Georgia...

Georgia brewery looks to the sun to power its beer making

Jan. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EST

A Georgia brewery has installed solar panels and aims to reduce its energy consumption by 30%. Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co. recently cut the ribbon on the project, The Athens Banner-Herald reported. The project involves 720 solar panels on Terrapin’s roof and on its parking lots sunshades. “At...