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South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4) is defended by Georgia center Jenna Staiti (14) and guard Maya Caldwell (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Boston's triple-double leads No. 4 Gamecocks over Georgia

Jan. 21, 2021 9:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston is trying to make her mark on a South Carolina program that's had stellar post players like A'ja Wilson and Alaina Coates. Boston now has a milestone all her own with the Gamecocks' first-ever triple double in Southeastern Conference play. The 6-foot-5 sophomore...

FILE - Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Smith, the new Atlanta Falcons coach, has started building his staff by hiring offensive coordinator Dave Ragone, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and special teams coach Marquice Williams.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Smith picks Ragone, Pees, Williams as Falcons' coordinators

Jan. 21, 2021 7:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — New Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith began assembling his staff on Thursday by naming Dave Ragone, Dean Pees and Marquice Williams as coordinators. Ragone, Pees and Williams will coordinate the Falcons' offense, defense and special teams, respectively. Also, Smith is retaining Falcons wide...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race. Harrison, the longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Democrats formalize Jaime Harrison as national party chair

Jan. 21, 2021 6:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee elected Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chair on Thursday, signifying an early alignment between newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and state party leaders around the country. The party’s post-inauguration meeting, with election of a...

Teen accused of stealing nearly $1M from Georgia supermarket

Jan. 21, 2021 6:27 PM EST

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta teenager has been arrested on charges that he defrauded a supermarket where he worked of nearly $1 million over a two-week period. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 19-year-old Tre Brown was arrested Jan. 14 by Gwinnett County police on charges of felony theft....

Georgia reports jump in cases of coronavirus variant

Jan. 21, 2021 5:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials have now identified five cases of a COVID-19 variant in the state, raising the urgency to get people vaccinated. State Department of Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey reported the latest figure at a news conference Thursday. It's up from one variant case earlier...

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Judge: Georgia lawyer's mind poisoned by violent ideology

Jan. 21, 2021 4:04 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday lashed out at a Georgia lawyer accused of storming the U.S. Capitol, saying the lawyer had been seduced by a dangerous ideology that “poisoned this man’s mind.” The comments came during a telephone hearing in U.S. District Court in...

New Macon homeless shelter expands quickly after cold deaths

Jan. 21, 2021 3:06 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia homeless shelter is housing 70 to 80 people a night only two weeks after it opened. Macon community groups funded the shelter, which opened in a former elementary school, after two men with nowhere else to stay froze to death on Christmas, The Telegraph of Macon reported....

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010, file photo, Georgia Labor Commissioner Republican candidate Mark Butler smikles during a televised debate in Atlanta. Georgia could allow unemployed people to earn up to $300 a week while keeping their full unemployment benefits and pay up to 26 weeks of benefits under a bill that has passed the General Assembly. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks, File)

Georgia job market mixed; Kemp spends cash to stop tax hike

Jan. 21, 2021 2:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's job market flashed mixed signals in December, with employers adding more people to payrolls and the unemployment rate ticking down even as the labor force shrank. The new figures were released Thursday as Budget Director Kelly Farr told lawmakers that Gov. Brian Kemp's...

Ex-mayor collapses, dies while fighting fire in Georgia town

Jan. 21, 2021 12:11 PM EST

MAXEYS, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor of a Georgia town has died while fighting a fire that destroyed his wife's business in a historic building. Maxeys Mayor Warren Gilson tells The Athens Banner-Herald that William “Bill” Winkle died Saturday. He lived with his wife, Rachel Winkle, in the rear...

Brunswick abandons longtime plan for convention center

Jan. 21, 2021 10:48 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Officials in a coastal Georgia city are abandoning a decades-long plan to build a convention center and hotel, seeking to use money set aside for the project to reduce property taxes. Brunswick city commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution declaring the proposed...