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Video: Georgia police begged armed man to stop, shot him

Jul. 3, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Body camera video shows how hard police in Georgia tried to deescalate an encounter with a knife-wielding man before finally shooting him as he rushed at an officer. The Athens-Clarke County police video released Tuesday shows officers backing away from the bloody man. They scream...

Authorities identify man shot and killed by Georgia police

Jul. 2, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by police officers in a northeast Georgia college town. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday in a news release that 23-year-old Aaron Hong was killed by Athens-Clarke County police Monday. The GBI says two officers...

Police say man with knife was shot and killed by officers

Jul. 1, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A man with a knife was shot and killed Monday after he charged police officers in a northeast Georgia college town, the police chief said. Officers responded just after 12:30 p.m. to calls about "a man who was armed with a knife, covered in blood and acting erratically," Athens-Clarke...

Project finds many poor people still suffering in Georgia

Jun. 22, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia researcher says life has gotten worse for people who remain in poverty in Clarke County. Grace Bagwell Adams, a professor in UGA's School of Public Health, said the recent economic expansion helped some people in the county to escape poverty. And more people are...

Georgia kicks WR Holloman off team after assault allegation

Jun. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has dismissed junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman from the football team after university police investigated an allegation that he punched and choked his girlfriend. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of April 22, 2018, after the G-Day spring game. It was reported to...

'This isn't for everyone': A labor of love for football refs

Jun. 12, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football. Those who do it face relentless, often uninformed criticism and attacks on their credibility. Complaints from fans armed with DVR, fueled by sports-talk instigators and amplified by social media, have become so...

Florida State trounces Georgia 10-1 to capture NCAA regional

Jun. 3, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Conor Grady pitched seven strong innings and Reese Albert homered as Florida State defeated Georgia 10-1 on Sunday to win an NCAA regional and put coach Mike Martin's retirement on hold for at least another week. "To say I am happy is an understatement," Martin said. Florida State...

Georgia stays alive by blanking Florida Atlantic 13-0

Jun. 2, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Aaron Schunk belted two homers - including a grand slam - and Tim Elliott threw a two-hitter as Georgia blanked Florida Atlantic 13-0 Sunday in an NCAA regional elimination game. Georgia (46-16), the top seed in this regional and No. 4 national seed, advanced to a Sunday night matchup...

Van Eyk strikes out 9, Florida State beats Georgia 12-3

Jun. 2, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — CJ Van Eyk struck out nine in eight innings, Mike Salvatore had three hits including a homer, and Florida State beat Georgia 12-3 to advance to the NCAA Tournament regional final on Saturday night. The No. 1 seed Bulldogs will face No. 2 seed Florida Atlantic in an elimination game on...

Morgensen homers twice, powers FAU past Mercer 10-6

Jun. 1, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Morgensen homered twice and drove in five runs, powering Florida Atlantic to a 10-6 win over Mercer on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament elimination game. The Owls (41-20) had two big innings and face either the Georgia-Florida State loser Sunday. They scored four runs in the fourth...