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Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Aug. 24, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of...

Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikely

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — An appeals judge in Georgia was found Saturday shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide. Albany police were dispatched to the residence and found Judge Stephen Goss, 60, in a wooded area dead from a gunshot wound, news outlets reported. Dougherty...

Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

Aug. 24, 2019 5:22 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Multiple people have been struck by lightning at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Multiple people struck by lightning at golf Tour Championship in East Lake, Georgia

Aug. 24, 2019 5:08 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Multiple people struck by lightning at golf Tour Championship in East Lake, Georgia.

Column: Hope springs eternal as a sports collection is shed

Aug. 24, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys, boxing gloves and football helmets, Olympic pins and an oil painting of Hank Aaron. Every memento comes with a...

12-year-old boy shot at Georgia elementary school

Aug. 24, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in custody. Rockdale County sheriff's deputies say deputies responded to Peek's Chapel Elementary School in Conyers at about 6:35 p.m. Friday and found the boy with a gunshot wound....

Manufacturer to add 50 jobs to Georgia facility

Aug. 24, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — A Belgian-based manufacturer says it will add 50 jobs to its facility in Georgia. Economic development group Partnership Gwinnett says Barco also will invest $5 million in the Duluth-area facility, its American headquarters. Barco manufactures electronics used in entertainment, medical...

Georgia State University president considers school's future

Aug. 24, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State University's president has been meeting with faculty, administrators and students to chart the institution's course for the future. President Mark Becker's goals include improving graduation rates; and increasing racial diversity among the faculty. Other goals include the...

Georgia's university system reports $17.7B impact statewide

Aug. 24, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A new report says Georgia's public colleges and universities had an economic impact worth $17.7 billion statewide during the 2018 fiscal year. The University System of Georgia said in a news release the economic impact of its 26 schools increased by 5 percent over the previous fiscal year....

Veterans band together to give Vietnam vet a proper burial

Aug. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Billy Harold Watts was a decorated and disabled Vietnam War veteran. He had six children, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. After collapsing in early June while home alone in Marion County, the 70-year-old lost his battle with lung cancer on Father's Day in a Columbus...