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Family charged with scheme to get Masters tickets for resale

Apr. 22, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Four members of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Augusta don't say...

University of Georgia student wounded in bus stop shooting

Apr. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 22-year-old University of Georgia student has been hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being shot at a bus stop near campus. Police say they are searching for the shooter. Athens-Clarke County Police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that...

Carl Bell, who oversaw AP bureaus in 3 cities, dies at 95

Apr. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Carl Bell, a journalist known for defending the free press who served as chief of three Associated Press bureaus, has died. He was 95. Bell died April 15 after a recent fall that caused a brain injury, wife Ouida Bell said. He headed bureaus in Phoenix; Charlotte, North Carolina; and...

Georgia Tech center James Banks declares for NBA draft

Apr. 22, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech center James Banks is entering the NBA draft. The school said Monday the 6-foot-9 junior has submitted paperwork for the June 20 draft. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 2.5 blocks a game while averaging 10.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. He was named to the ACC's...

Correction: Arena Management-Challenge story

Apr. 22, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In a story April 21 about plans in Savannah, Georgia, to hire a management firm for a new city area, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Savannah City Council voted in a closed-door session to delay the hiring. The vote April 11 occurred during a public meeting after the...

Observation tower opens at South Carolina's highest point

Apr. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SASSAFRAS MOUNTAIN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest point now has a $1 million observation tower. The state Department of Natural Resources opened an observation tower Monday that has been nearly a decade in the making on top of Sassafras Mountain in Pickens County. The tower is the final part of a...

Holyfield's 40 times make NFL draft decision a big gamble

Apr. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia. His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week's draft. Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL...

T.I., Scrapp Deleon aid nonviolent offenders in Georgia

Apr. 22, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper T.I., a Georgia church and VH1's "Love and Hip Hop" personality Scrapp Deleon came together to post bail for 23 nonviolent offenders who would have spent Easter behind bars. News outlets report the "Bail Out" program extends beyond the weekend, with each offender being connected...

Woman indicted in 1975 cold case dies before trial

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The suspect in the 1975 death of a teenager in Georgia has died before she could be put on trial. Georgia news outlets report that 16-year-old Cheryl White and then 18-year-old Mary Jane Stewart were roommates living in an apartment complex in the city of Warner Robins when White was...

Scott McCarron wins again at TPC Sugarloaf

Apr. 21, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Scott McCarron completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Sunday for his third victory at TPC Sugarloaf. The winner of the PGA Tour defunct BellSouth Classic at the course in 1997 and 2001, McCarron closed with a 1-under 72 for a two-stroke victory over Jerry...