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Alcohol banned at beach to discourage Georgia-Florida party

Sep. 20, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Officials are banning alcohol at a Georgia beach for the weekend of the Georgia-Florida football matchup, hoping to discourage big crowds amid a high rate of coronavirus infections. Commissioners in Glynn County voted 6-to-1 to prohibit...

Georgia reaps $2.2B surplus even after rainy day fund fills

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has more money in the bank than ever before, creating a chance for an election-year spending or tax-cutting spree — if that's what Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican lawmakers want. Figures released Monday show the state ended the 2021 budget with a...

Dawgs linebacker wants more havoc from No. 2 Georgia defense

Sep. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Adam Anderson believes No. 2 Georgia's defense hasn't come close to realizing its potential. Anderson said the Bulldogs can generate much more havoc. “We can get so much better,” Anderson said Monday before Georgia (3-0, 1-0...

Prosecutor: Georgia inmate plotted escape that left 2 dead

Sep. 20, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The trial of Georgia inmate facing the death penalty for the slayings of two prison guards opened Monday with a prosecutor saying the inmate was the mastermind of a deadly escape plan, while a defense attorney insisted his client had no clue a fellow prisoner would kill...

Falcons try to make the most out of lopsided score vs. Bucs

Sep. 20, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A week after looking downright pathetic in a season-opening loss to Philadelphia, the Atlanta Falcons were at least competent in a 48-25 defeat at Tampa Bay. The score was not entirely indicative of the game's flow, and first-year...

Feds `examining' shooting of Black man by Georgia trooper

Sep. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they are looking into the shooting death of a Black man by a Georgia state trooper, who tried to stop the motorist last year over a broken tail light. The family of Julian Lewis have been urging federal investigators...

No. 9 Clemson's offensive attack struggles to find end zone

Sep. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 9 Clemson can't find the end zone, something that had come so easily for the Tigers the past few seasons. Clemson (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) was among top five in points scored from 2018-20, averaging almost 44 points a game. That's...

Toddler drowns on lake on Georgia-South Carolina line

Sep. 20, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has drown in a lake on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The drowning happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Hartwell, WYFF-TV reported. The coroner in Georgia’s Stephens County identified her as...

Second Alabama man dies in floodwaters after heavy rain

Sep. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (AP) — A man who was kayaking with his children following heavy rains saved the kids when the current became too strong but couldn't get himself out of the water and drowned, officials said Monday. Johnny Henderson III, 35, of Hazel Green was...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...