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University of Georgia asks to name buildings for Black grads

Dec. 03, 2021 15:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The University of Georgia is asking regents to name two buildings for some of the university's earliest Black graduates. This week's proposal followed a decision by the University System of Georgia regents not to remove names of any people associated with slavery, segregation...

Georgia schools mandate vaccines even as state sues feds

Oct. 30, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia public universities are mandating vaccines for federal contract employees, even as Georgia's state government sued President Joe Biden's administration on Friday to block the requirement. University System of Georgia regents previously...

Georgia school pressed for memorial to Black neighborhood

Oct. 30, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia that was destroyed more than 50 years ago and replaced with university dorms and parking lots are demanding the university recognize their loss. The city of Athens used eminent domain to force...

Asian spider takes hold in Georgia, sends humans scurrying

Oct. 29, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year — a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts. ...

Police seeking driver who hit and killed UGA student

Oct. 11, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police announced Monday that they have identified a driver they believe hit and killed a University of Georgia student and then fled the scene. Ariana Zarse, 20, was walking in downtown Athens with a friend when a man driving a gray Honda Accord hit...

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...

COVID-19 infections spread through gorillas at Atlanta zoo

Sep. 11, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's zoo says at least 13 western lowland gorillas have tested positive for COVID-19, including 60-year-old Ozzie, the oldest male gorilla in captivity. Zoo Atlanta said Friday that employees noticed the gorillas had been coughing, had runny noses...

Faculty push not moving Georgia colleges on masks, vaccines

Sep. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Protests from faculty members are still rising in Georgia's public universities, although leaders of Georgia's university system are not backing down from their position that schools can't require masks or vaccines. Acting Chancellor Teresa MacCartney...