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Debate clash on race pushes issue to forefront for Democrats

Nov. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates put race at the forefront of their primary scramble Thursday, punctuated by a tense exchange between Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris after the white mayor connected his experiences as a gay man to black Americans’ long struggle against racism....

Falcons vs Bucs: 2 teams with an eye on 2020

Nov. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a way, the 2020 season has already begun for the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With six weeks to go, neither team has a realistic path to the playoffs. Sunday’s game will be as much about the future as the present. The Falcons (3-7) want to keep building on their...

No. 23 Appalachian State hosts Texas State

Nov. 21, 2019 6:09 PM EST

Texas State (3-7, 2-4 Sun Belt) at No. 23 Appalachian State (9-1, 5-1, No. 24 CFP), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN+). Line: Appalachian State by 29 1/2. Series record: Appalachian State leads 4-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Mountaineers can secure the division title and earn a berth in the Sun Belt Conference...

Webb Simpson shoots 7-under 65 to lead RSM Classic

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes at the Plantation Course on Thursday for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the RSM Classic, the final PGA Tour event of the year. The top-ranked player in the field at No. 12, Simpson is coming off a six-week break since...

Judge declares mistrial after juror reads story on the case

Nov. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge says juror misconduct has led to a mistrial in the case of a man accused of being involved in a house-stealing scheme. The Macon Telegraph reports a female juror took a copy of The Telegraph into the jury room Tuesday and read coverage about the case. Jurors were told by...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. A day after the latest presidential debate in Atlanta, Biden was joined by the city’s mayor, Keisha...

Black Georgia lawmakers to push for state hate crimes law

Nov. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Black lawmakers in Georgia said Thursday that they will push for a state hate crimes law after a white 16-year-old girl was accused of plotting to attack black churchgoers. In a statement, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus said it will push for a state hate crimes law “that...

Data management firm Collibra to create 200 jobs in Atlanta

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that sells data management services to businesses is opening its second U.S. office in Atlanta. Collibra announced Thursday it plans to create more than 200 new jobs in Atlanta over the next three years. Gov. Brian Kemp touted the news as more proof that “Georgia has become...

Man pleads guilty to having cellphone in federal prison

Nov. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man will get extra prison time for using a cellphone to post to Facebook from the federal prison in Atlanta. Court records show that 32-year-old Brian J. Wilson pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a contraband cellphone. A 2010 law made it a crime to possess or...

Georgia sheriff’s deputy arrested for trying to buy drugs

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been arrested by members of his own department for trying to buy drugs. Wilcox County Sheriff Robert Rodgers says he arrested Deputy James Carlile on Wednesday. Carlile is charged with conspiracy to purchase narcotics, using a phone to...