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Rams snap skid by beating Falcons 37-10 as Ryan hurts ankle

Oct. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jared Goff threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Los Angeles Rams returned to the site of last season's Super Bowl loss to beat the reeling Atlanta Falcons 37-10 on Sunday. The Rams (4-3) snapped a three-game losing streak in the debut of cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The Falcons...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...

Crews probe source of smoke from ship off Georgia coast

Oct. 20, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Marine salvage experts are trying to determine what caused a fire in an overturned cargo ship lying close to Georgia's seacoast for weeks now. Smoke could be seen coming out of the Golden Ray on Sunday. Petty Officer Michael Himes, a spokesman for a unified command team seeking to...

Police K-9 shot in Georgia allowed to return home

Oct. 20, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — A police K-9 that was wounded in a shootout in Georgia that left a suspect dead is out of an animal hospital. DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the K-9, named Django (JANG-oh), was released Saturday. The dog underwent two...

3 US soldiers killed in accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Army officials say three soldiers were killed and three others were injured when the armored vehicle they were riding in was involved in an accident during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia. Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 3rd Infantry Division said in...

Rare southern bird on verge of making a comeback

Oct. 20, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Scientists studying the red-cockaded woodpecker in Georgia forests say the rare bird is making a comeback. The bird was likely common long ago, but has been considered endangered in recent years, WABE Radio reported . Habitat loss was the main challenge for the bird. It's homes...

Georgia Jazz Academy gives free lessons, rentals to students

Oct. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Jazz pianist Eric Jones started piano when he was 5, because his grandmother had a piano and allowed him to mess around with it, he told students at the School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary on Oct. 3. "My grandmother had a piano, a real piano in her living room," he...

Ellington passes for 3 TDs in Georgia State's win over Army

Oct. 19, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington isn't surprised his team is playing so well even if others can't believe it. "Before we even started the season, I think we were predicted to win like four games," he said. "We felt that was disrespect but we knew why we were picked to win four because...

Swift runs for 2 TDs as No. 10 Georgia tops Kentucky 21-0

Oct. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D'Andre Swift began the week asking Georgia coaches to get the ball to the team's playmakers in space. Swift finished the week showing what he can do with those opportunities. Swift's 39-yard touchdown run in the third quarter snapped a scoreless tie, and No. 10 Georgia overcame a slow...

Devezin runs for 193 yards, leads Mercer over VMI 34-27

Oct. 19, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Tyray Devezin had a career-high 193 yards rushing that included a late touchdown run and Mercer held off VMI for a 34-27 victory on Saturday. Devezin broke loose on a 56-yard touchdown run that pushed the Bears' lead to 34-20 with 3:01 left. Alex Ramsey scored on a 1-yard touchdown run...