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Walker accepts debate invite, but not one that Warnock chose

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Herschel Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it's not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before...

Georgia switching to debit cards to deliver WIC benefits

Jul. 17, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia will issue electronic debit cards by October for women and children who benefit from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Commonly called the WIC program, it provides food for low-income women during and after...

Ex-missionary gets 10 years for sex assault of Ugandan girl

Jul. 12, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in February to sexually assaulting a girl while a missionary in Uganda. U.S. District Judge Marc. T. Treadwell sentenced Eric Tuininga, 45, of Milledgeville last week. He was ordered to...

City bus flips SUV, rolls onto it; 9 taken to hospital

Jul. 07, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

A city bus in Georgia crashed into an SUV, flipping it and and then rolling onto it Thursday, injuring up to nine people. Both drivers and all seven passengers were taken to a hospital, WMAZ-TV reported. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said six passengers were in the Macon Transit...

Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

Jun. 24, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere continued to sizzle with extreme heat as the start of summer more resembled the dog days of August with parts of China and Japan setting all-time heat records Friday. ...

Parts of I-16 in Georgia to close for clean-up from accident

Jun. 23, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

DRY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, one lane will be open for westbound traffic on Interstate 16 at mile marker 17, the site of a semi-truck accident. Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum said the Wednesday night wreck happened when one semi-truck had a tire blow...

Confederate monuments moved in Macon after years of dispute

Jun. 23, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments are being moved in middle Georgia's largest city after relocation plans were stalled for years by lawsuits. Crews began moving the monuments Wednesday, The Telegraph of Macon reports, using $160,000 in private money raised by a community...

Georgia earthquake on Saturday felt across broad region

Jun. 18, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

STILLMORE, Ga. (AP) — The most powerful earthquake to hit Georgia in years was felt across a broad region when it struck just after 4 a.m. Saturday. The 3.9 magnitude tremor was centered east of Stillmore, a town between Macon and Savannah, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. But...

Much-decayed body lacking skull found in Georgia city

Jun. 14, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Officials in a middle Georgia city are investigating after finding a much-decayed body lacking a skull. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells local news outlets that the body was found Monday in the woods on a Macon side street near an interchange with Interstate...

Georgia deputies injured in crash after person fires at them

Jun. 13, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies in Georgia were injured in a crash Monday after someone fired shots toward them during a vehicle chase. WMAZ-TV reported the chase happened in Bibb County. The sheriff's office said two investigators in an unmarked vehicle...