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Georgia man charged with rape at Georgia Southern University

Oct. 14, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A man is accused of raping a woman at Georgia Southern University last year. The Statesboro Herald reports Tyler Christian Richards of Savannah was arrested last week and is being held without bond. Jail records show he was charged with a single count of rape. The newspaper didn't...

Small Georgia city gets a big screen moment in 'Gemini Man'

Oct. 12, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

GLENNVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A small Georgia city is getting a moment of fame on the big screen in the new Will Smith movie "Gemini Man." Some scenes for director Ang Lee's science-fiction thriller were filmed in Glennville, home to about 3,500 people and located roughly 60 miles (96 kilometers) west of...

Man traveling 218 miles across south Georgia by wheelchair

Oct. 12, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man on a long trip across southern Georgia has set aside most of October so he can make the journey by wheelchair. News outlets report Paul Rockwell recently embarked on a 218-mile (350-kilometer) road trip from Savannah to Plains. His goal is to move 10 miles (16 kilometers)...

Man banned from south Georgia for stalking woman for years

Oct. 11, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A man has been effectively banned from venturing into the southern half of Georgia for aggressively stalking the mother of his two children. The Savannah Morning News reports the ban for 38-year-old Anthony Oliver was imposed Wednesday when he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for...

Georgia Southern at work on proposed sustainability degrees

Oct. 6, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's public colleges is working on a proposal to add degrees in sustainability. Georgia Southern University already has a Center for Sustainability that works to raise environmental awareness at the school's campuses in Statesboro and Savannah. University Provost Carl...

Scientists work to save eagles from lethal toxin in lakes

Oct. 6, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Researchers have been trying to learn more about a plant that has invaded lakes across Georgia and the Southeast, contributing to the deaths of eagles and other birds. The hydrilla has helped to cause the deaths of American bald eagles and thousands of other water birds over the past 25...

Savannah educator brings can-do attitude

Oct. 6, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Garrison School for the Arts teacher Kathy Whitney's pickle trick is a favorite among students and district administrators. She asks her students, "Can a pickle light up?" Invariably they say "no," she said. Then she performs an experiment where she splices a cord, wraps the wires...

Georgia Southern tops Savannah State 24-19

Oct. 5, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jack Chambers threw two touchdown passes and ran for the go-ahead score and Georgia Southern overcame four lost turnovers to beat Division II-member Savannah State 24-19 on Saturday for its first win of the season. Trailing 19-7 in the third quarter, Chambers hit Kameron Brown on a...

Savannah police offering big reward in unsolved 2002 slaying

Oct. 5, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police in Savannah are offering a big reward for tips that lead to a break in slaying that remains unsolved after 17 years. An unnamed donor is helping Savannah police offer a $100,000 reward for information that leads to solving the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Randy Stevens. Stevens...

The Latest: Jack Kingston joins hunt for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on candidates vying to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former congressman from Savannah is the latest Republican to join the hunt to replace retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Jack Kingston announced Thursday that...