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Saddler joins race for GOP Senate nomination in Georgia

Apr. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Latham Saddler, a Navy veteran and former Trump administration official, has joined the Republican race to challenge Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Saddler announced his candidacy Thursday, calling for patriotic unity. He's the...

Republican contractor Kelvin King announces 2022 Senate bid

Apr. 12, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kelvin King, a contractor who was a prominent Black supporter of President Donald Trump, has become the first Republican to announce a challenge to Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Warnock, who defeated Republican Kelly Loeffler in...

Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

Apr. 10, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned...

Vandals mar ancient petroglyphs in north Georgia mountains

Apr. 08, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities are searching for vandals who damaged ancient petroglyphs in the north Georgia mountains — sacred rock carvings that date back thousands of years. Archaeologist Johannes Loubser discovered the vandalism on March 26 and reported...

Deputy stabbed to death at Georgia jail; another deputy hurt

Apr. 06, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was stabbed to death with his own knife by an inmate at a Georgia jail early Tuesday, authorities said. Another law officer was injured, but later released from a hospital. Deputy Christopher Knight, 30, was stabbed in the neck...

Coin firm pays it forward after Georgia man paid in pennies

Apr. 01, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A global company has stepped in to solve quite a “coinundrum” for a Georgia man. Andreas Flaten’s former employer dumped at least 90,000 pennies on his driveway last month as a form of final payment for his work at an auto shop, he said. ...

Two South Carolina basketball players plan to transfer

Mar. 30, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is losing a pair of reserves from its men's basketball team. The school says 6-foot-3 guard Trae Hannibal and 6-8 forward Jalyn McCreary have entered the NCAA transfer portal with the intention to leave. ...

Georgia House votes to end hands-free violator exception

Mar. 08, 2021 11:45 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House voted Monday to eliminate a loophole that allows some people to avoid citations for violating the state's hands-free cellphone law. House members voted 119-52 for House Bill 247, which says drivers should not be able to avoid penalties...

Police probing computer hack into Cobb County Schools system

Feb. 25, 2021 11:05 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's largest school systems says a districtwide lockdown earlier this month was triggered by someone hacking its computer system. The alarm message triggering a “code red” across the 107,000-student district is being investigated as...

Georgia Senate roll call on ID for absentee voting

Feb. 23, 2021 13:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate voted 35-18 Tuesday to pass Senate Bill 67, which would require voters to share identification when applying for an absentee ballot. A yes vote was to pass the bill, while a no vote was to defeat the bill. Voting yes were 34 Republicans and one Democrat....