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Waters leads No. 25 LSU past Georgia 92-82 for 8th straight

Jan. 23, 2019 10:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A little more than a month ago, LSU point guard Tremont Waters went to the bench for two games. Since returning to the starting lineup in the Tigers' final non-conference game, Waters has been a different player. He delivered his best game of the season Wednesday night as No. 25 LSU...

Former Georgia Congressman Jack Brinkley dies at 88

Jan. 23, 2019 9:14 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jack Brinkley, a strong supporter in developing a highway in Georgia and improving training at Fort Benning, has died. He was 88. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Brinkley was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday in the emergency room at St....

Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines

Jan. 23, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's new elections chief asked lawmakers Wednesday for $150 million to replace the state's outdated electronic voting machines. In doing so, he all but closed the door on a hand-marked paper balloting system that experts say is cheapest and most secure. Secretary of State Brad...

Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

Jan. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off. The game will bring international attention, which makes...

NAACP objects to Georgia lawmaker serving in leadership role

Jan. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's NAACP branch is criticizing the leadership appointment of a Georgia lawmaker who it says has supported "racist institutions and white supremacy." In a statement this week, the group said Rep. Tommy Benton has also praised the Ku Klux Klan. Benton did not respond to phone and email...

UK man who killed date in boat crash arrested in Georgia

Jan. 23, 2019 12:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British man who went on the run after killing a woman in a speedboat crash on their first date has turned himself in at a police station in the country of Georgia, U.K. and Georgian officials said Wednesday. Jack Shepherd vanished while on bail over the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte...

Southern Georgia cemetery finds hundreds of unmarked graves

Jan. 23, 2019 10:35 AM EST

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — Employees doing maintenance work in woods near their cemetery have found hundreds of unmarked graves in southern Georgia. WALB-TV reported Tuesday that workers for Saint James Pallbearer Cemetery in Moultrie recently found the graves as they were working in woods near the cemetery....

Gueye's big putback leads Ga Tech past Notre Dame 63-61

Jan. 22, 2019 11:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech was back at full strength. The Yellow Jackets are also back on the winning track. Abdoulaye Gueye had a huge putback with 52 seconds left, Jose Alvarado hit two clutch free throws and Georgia Tech held off Notre Dame for a 63-61 victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference on...

Nick Markakis stays with Braves for $6 million deal

Jan. 22, 2019 8:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star outfielder Nick Markakis took a significant pay cut to remain with the Atlanta Braves, even coming off one of the best seasons of his career. Markakis and the Braves agreed Tuesday to a deal that is worth a guaranteed $6 million and includes a club option for 2020. The 35-year-old...

Atlanta stadium field already covered with Super Bowl paint

Jan. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As if the road closures surrounding Mercedes-Benz Stadium were not convincing signs that the countdown to Super Bowl 53 has started in Atlanta, one look inside the facility drives the point home. The end zones and sidelines already are painted with the Patriots and Rams names and colors....