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Report: Officer's error likely caused shipwreck off Georgia

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A top officer's errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Tuesday. The U.S. National...

2 suffer minor injuries in small explosion at Georgia plant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a small explosion at a plant in coastal Georgia, authorities said. Firefighters in Savannah responding to the morning blast found that any flames had already been extinguished by the facility’s fire...

Son of man killed by Georgia trooper seeks federal inquiry

Sep. 13, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The son of a Black man killed last year by a Georgia state trooper attempting a traffic stop over a broken tail light said Monday he will march across a stretch of southeast Georgia in hopes of getting federal authorities to take up the case. Brook...

Prosecution for nonprofit credit card abuse may be blocked

Sep. 12, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia nonprofit may not be able to press criminal charges against an executive accused of improper credit card charges because of an earlier agreement. The Telegraph of Macon reports that Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia...

S. Carolina, Georgia destinations top Travel + Leisure list

Sep. 12, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two of the South’s most picturesque destinations have topped a major travel magazine’s list of best U.S. cities. Readers of Travel + Leisure ranked Charleston, South Carolina, No. 1 on its list of the top 15 cities in the U.S. Coming in at...

Georgia mayoral candidate plans to fight disqualification

Sep. 11, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man says he plans to fight a city official’s decision to disqualify him from running for mayor because of a past felony conviction. Julius Hall filed paperwork last month to run for mayor of Port Wentworth, a city of 11,000 just...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adairsville 55, Murray County 13 Alexander 20, Lithia Springs 17 Allatoona 51, South Cobb 9 Appling County 24, Tift County 7 Aquinas 27, First Presbyterian Day 2 ...

Former Savannah mayor running for vacant Georgia House seat

Sep. 10, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Savannah mayor is running to fill a vacant seat in the Georgia legislature. Edna Jackson filed qualifying paperwork this week for the Nov. 2 special election for state House District 165. Jackson became the first...

2 years after Georgia shipwreck, heavy lifting nearly done

Sep. 08, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two years after a cargo ship overturned along the Georgia coast, heavy lifting to remove most of the vessel is nearly done — though further breakdown of the wreckage and final cleanup is expected to take several more months. Wednesday marked the...

Ex-prosecutor charged in Ahmaud Arbery case booked at jail

Sep. 08, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The former prosecutor charged with misconduct for her handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked at a Georgia jail on Wednesday and released. Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson turned herself in Wednesday morning...