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Officer heading to part-time job stops robbery in Georgia

Jan. 19, 2020 12:35 PM EST

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer on his way in his patrol car to a part-time job stopped an armed robbery and fired shots at several suspects, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. The Baldwin County deputy noticed a clerk was being held at gunpoint at a Quick Pantry store in Milledgeville...

Savannah police urge online reports of traffic trouble spots

Jan. 19, 2020 10:43 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police in one Georgia city are urging residents to send them online tips to report traffic trouble spots. Savannah police have added a link to the department's website where people can report neighborhood streets plagued by constant speeders, busy intersections with frequent...

Officer shoots robbery suspect outside Atlanta mall

Jan. 19, 2020 12:27 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A police sergeant foiled an armed robbery and shot one of the suspects outside of one of Atlanta's largest malls, authorities said Saturday night. Two suspects were arrested after they tried to rob someone in a parking garage outside of Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta police said in a statement. ...

The Stewart Detention Center is seen through the front gate, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The rural town is about 140 miles southwest of Atlanta and next to the Georgia-Alabama state line. The town’s 1,172 residents are outnumbered by the roughly 1,650 male detainees that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said were being held in the detention center in late November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running late because of a flat tire. Rothschild tells the five immigrants before him that he’ll take a break before the...

In this Jan. 14, 2020 photo, Barbara Thompson holds a Forsyth County News article from the 1970s about the opening of her beauty salon, The Barbara Shoppe, inside the small four-unit shopping center she had built on Dahlonega Highway in downtown Cumming, Ga. The building was destroyed by a fire on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (Ben Hendren/Forsyth County News via AP)

Her business went down in a blaze but its legacy will remain

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — From the very beginning of her career as a local hairdresser and entrepreneur, Barbara Thompson was ahead of her time. In the 1970s and ‘80s when it wasn’t all too common for women to open and run their own businesses, Thompson took dreams of opening a beauty shop in...

Perry, Carter lead Mississippi State over Georgia 91-59

Jan. 18, 2020 11:51 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter combined for 40 points to lead Mississippi State to an easy 91-59 victory over Georgia on Saturday night. It was the largest margin of victory over Georgia in Mississippi State's program history. Perry collected 22 points, 12 rebounds and six assists...

Virginia snaps 3-game skid with 63-58 win over Georgia Tech

Jan. 18, 2020 11:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Still a far cry from its national championship form, Virginia showed it hasn't forgotten how to grind out a tough victory. Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff scored 17 points apiece as the defending champs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-58 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. The...

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague reaches for the ball lost by Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Rose, Mykhailiuk spark Pistons to easy win over Hawks

Jan. 18, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Derrick Rose has been rolling lately, and in a good way. The 11th-year point guard, in his first season with the Detroit Pistons, is easily handling the minutes load and producing at a high clip. Rose has battled injuries through much of his career, but the Pistons' decision to hold him back...

Amazon to launch new Georgia warehouse, create 500 Jobs

Jan. 18, 2020 6:46 PM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Amazon is opening another massive warehouse in metro Atlanta that will create 500 new jobs. The e-commerce giant said Saturday that the 1-million-square-foot facility will be built at the Cubes of Bridgeport site in Newnan. The facility’s employees will pack and ship customer...

Ajayi scores 24, South Alabama rallies past Georgia Southern

Jan. 18, 2020 6:41 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi scored 24 points, John Pettway added 15 and his driving layup with 3:23 to play put South Alabama in front for good in a 74-68 defeat of Georgia Southern on Saturday. Ajayi was 8-for-10 shooting, made all eight free throws and grabbed eight rebounds for South Alabama...