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Georgia at ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 7:25 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 3:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College on Monday that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the...

Quinn hesitant to call Falcons’ 2 straight wins a turnaround

Nov. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley has awarded himself an upgrade on his Twitter bio. The Falcons may soon deserve a similar rewrite on reviews of their once-dismal defense as they prepare to play Tampa Bay. Before McKinley got his long-awaited first sack of the season...

Smart apologizes for using expletive after win over Auburn

Nov. 18, 2019 2:59 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart apologized Monday for using an expletive after his team’s victory over Auburn, which sent the No. 4 Bulldogs to the Southeastern Conference championship game for the third year in a row. Smart began his weekly news conference by saying he was disappointed...

Parents, 4-year-old son killed in head-on crash in Florida

Nov. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EST

GAINESVILLLE, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old Georgia boy has died after a head-on crash on a Florida highway that also killed his parents. The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday that Christopher and Brittany Hesling and son Jack, of St. Marys, Georgia, have died from injuries sustained in the crash late Saturday...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Separation at top around country

Nov. 18, 2019 3:26 AM EST

Separation at the top and a few random scheduling quirks has allowed the AP college football poll voters to work a little easier this season than last. No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson held their spots in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank this week. The only movement in the top five was Georgia...

McClung lifts Georgetown past Georgia St. 91-83

Nov. 17, 2019 10:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mac McClung had 25 points, Omer Yurtseven had a double-double, and Georgetown topped Georgia State 91-83 on Sunday night. McClung made all 11 of his foul shots and Yurtseven finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Josh LeBlanc added 12 points James Akinjo scored 11 points for Georgetown...

Georgia Tech beats Georgia for 1st time in Athens

Nov. 17, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Tech has pulled off a historic women’s basketball victory, beating rival Georgia in Athens for the first time in program history. The Yellow Jackets (3-0) routed the Lady Bulldogs 73-40 on Sunday behind 20 points from Francesca Pan. Georgia (2-1) has dominated the series...

AP Top 25: Georgia edges past Alabama to No. 4; OU up to 8

Nov. 17, 2019 2:06 PM EST

Georgia edged past Alabama to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after the Bulldogs had a quality road victory and the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season. LSU remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 54 first-places votes. No. 2 Ohio State...

Photographer hit in Georgia-Auburn game out of hospital

Nov. 17, 2019 12:58 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A photographer who was treated at a hospital after she was hit on the sideline of the Georgia-Auburn game Saturday and carted off the field is out of the hospital. A Georgia statement said Chamberlain Smith was sent to East Alabama Medical Center in nearby Opelika. The school...