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US Sen. Warnock: Electric car tax credit needs 'flexibility'

Sep. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock urged the U.S. Treasury secretary Friday to use “maximum flexibility” in implementing a revised tax credit for Americans buying electric vehicles, a perk that Hyundai stands to lose as the automaker invests billions of dollars to open its first...

Warnock, Walker set on 1 debate in Georgia Senate race

Sep. 13, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters will see at least one fall debate between Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Warnock on Tuesday evening accepted Walker’s proposal for an Oct. 14 debate in Savannah, but the senator renewed his call for an additional...

Warnock, Walker creep toward debating in Georgia Senate race

Sep. 07, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

EMERSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker may be getting closer to debating in the state's U.S. Senate race. Warnock said Wednesday that he will participate in the debate Walker prefers if Walker agrees to another forum...

Company: Legal settlement puts Okefenokee mine back on track

Aug. 22, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A company seeking to mine in Georgia near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp's vast wildlife refuge said Monday that its project is back on track after a federal agency reversed a June decision that had posed a big setback. Twin Pines Minerals said the Army Corps...

Lopez and Affleck celebrate marriage with friends, family

Aug. 21, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck said “I do" again this weekend. But instead of in a late night Las Vegas drive through chapel, this time it was in front of friends and family in Georgia, a person close to the couple who was not authorized to speak publicly said Sunday. ...

Ex-MLBer Bill Lee 'wasn't breathing' after collapse, revived

Aug. 20, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

Former major leaguer Bill Lee had stopped breathing after collapsing in the bullpen during an exhibition game, but paramedics and two shocks with a defibrillator helped resuscitate the 75-year-old pitcher, according to a witness at the scene. “Without immediate intervention, I do...

Ex-big leaguer Bill Lee, 75, collapses at exhibition game

Aug. 19, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox star Bill Lee collapsed in the bullpen while warming up for a Savannah Bananas exhibition game Friday night, but the 75-year-old pitcher walked off the field with assistance. “He was able to leave the stadium with medical attention and...

Man indicted for homicide after Georgia boat crash kills 5

Aug. 17, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been indicted on homicide by vessel charges after a Memorial Day weekend boat crash that killed five people. Mark Stegall was indicted Wednesday on 10 counts of first-degree homicide by vessel, six counts of serious injury by vessel, boating...

Juvenile guard charged with murder for allowing fatal fight

Aug. 17, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials have charged a juvenile detention guard with second-degree murder after concluding he allowed a fighting game that led to the death of a boy in state custody. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested Thomas Lee Hicks, a...

Family seeks federal inquiry into Georgia drug raid death

Aug. 16, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a Georgia woman killed by gunfire last year as sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at her cousin's home are calling for the Justice Department to investigate, arguing the deadly raid echoes the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky....