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Minority Georgia Democrats stick with legislative leaders

Nov. 28, 2022 13:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats in the Georgia Senate and House will keep the same leaders as the new two-year term begins in January. Senate Democrats met Monday and reelected Sen. Gloria Butler of Stone Mountain as minority leader. Democrats will have 23 of 56 senators. ...

Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing

Nov. 27, 2022 17:40 PM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Ads with the candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liar” flying in both directions. Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure. Questioning an opponent’s independence. His intellect. His mental stability. His religious faith. ...

Georgia hospital asks county to spend taxes on indigent care

Nov. 25, 2022 14:58 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Macon hospital authority wants its local government to start sharing local property tax collections to help pay for indigent care. The Macon-Bibb County Hospital Authority discussed its plans earlier this month, The Telegraph of Macon reports. The...

Wrong way crash kills 3 on central Georgia interstate

Nov. 25, 2022 10:34 AM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Three people have died after an interstate crash in central Georgia. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells local news outlets that a 27-year-old man was driving a Chevy Tahoe north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Macon on Thursday when he hit another...

Robertson's 23 lead Mercer over Winthrop 77-68

Nov. 19, 2022 17:47 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Kamar Robertson scored 23 points as Mercer beat Winthrop 77-68 on Saturday. Robertson also added five rebounds for the Bears (2-2). David Craig added 15 points while going 6 of 7 and 3 of 5 from the free throw line, and they also had 10 rebounds. Jah Quinones shot...

Furman rolls past Mercer in key SoCon battle, 23-13

Nov. 12, 2022 19:19 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ian Williams kicked three field goals and Tyler Huff ran for one touchdown and passed for another as Furman took over sole possession of second place in the Southern Conference with a 23-13 win over Mercer on Saturday. Furman (8-2, 6-1) is one game behind...

Walker scores 23, Mercer knocks off Milligan 118-64

Nov. 11, 2022 23:24 PM EST

MACON, Ga (AP) — Shawn Walker scored 23 points as Mercer beat Milligan 118-64 on Friday night. Walker shot 9 for 11, including 5 for 6 from beyond the arc for the Bears (1-1). Jalyn McCreary scored 22 points and added nine rebounds. Michael Zanoni shot 7 of 8 from the field and 5...

Georgia Senate GOP taps Kennedy to lead, affirms Jones power

Nov. 11, 2022 18:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Senate Republicans are shaking up their leadership while reaffirming that they won't strip power from incoming Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, who has been serving as a state senator. Republicans meeting behind closed doors on Friday chose Sen. John Kennedy...

Sheriff: Georgia cyclist dies after being hit by 2 motorists

Nov. 06, 2022 13:08 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after he was struck by two motorists while riding a bicycle on along Georgia road. One of the drivers fled the scene after hitting the cyclist Saturday morning, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The driver of...

Minor earthquake recorded Sunday in middle Georgia

Oct. 30, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A small earthquake shook middle Georgia before dawn Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that 2.3 magnitude quake struck just north of Milledgeville. The temblor was recorded around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. No damage was reported ...