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Brothers take different paths to make their family proud

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Although they are brothers, Fuches Lewis II and Langston Lewis have contrasting styles on and off the football field. Fuches is a 6-foot-3, 290-pound senior lineman who plays for Calvary Day School, while younger brother Langston is a 6-foot, 180-pound junior receiver and defensive...

Judge says dam can't be removed if water level will fall

Nov. 25, 2020 5:41 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A federal court says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can't demolish a dam downriver from Augusta if it doesn't maintain the current water level. U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel ruled Friday that the Corps of Engineers' proposed plan to remove the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam...

Family of man shot by Georgia trooper to sue state for money

Nov. 24, 2020 9:22 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Relatives of man who was shot to death by a Georgia state trooper now charged with murder plan to sue the state for wrongful death. Lawyers for family members of Julian Lewis filed notice Monday in federal court in Savannah. The state has 30 days to respond or lawyers say they will...

Construction of new $165 million Georgia arena on track

Nov. 21, 2020 1:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Construction on a $165 million new arena for Savannah is proceeding on schedule, planned for a 2022 opening. “It looks like an arena now,” said Savannah’s acting Chief Operating Officer Bret Bell. The Savannah Morning News reports that Bell said the last bit of...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Moderna Inc., said Monday, Nov. 16, its COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be highly effective in a major trial. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Georgia residents, doctor, lawmaker helped in vaccine effort

Nov. 21, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah’s Dr. Paul Bradley, who in July dosed the first patient in biotechnology company Moderna’s U.S. phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial, on Monday celebrated the apparent success of that vaccine and the part his hometown is playing in its development. Moderna announced...

Remains found near parkway IDed as missing Georgia woman

Nov. 19, 2020 4:44 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Human remains found near a Savannah parkway have been identified as those of a woman missing for more than a year, police said Thursday. Savannah police said in a news release that a DNA analysis confirmed the remains are those of Melanie Steele. The 24-year-old woman’s family...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks after touring a Bridgestone golfball manufacturing facility Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Covington, Ga.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Gov. Kemp stays on sidelines of GOP election fight

Nov. 19, 2020 1:10 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When Gov. Brian Kemp won election two years ago, he pushed back forcefully against an outcry from Democrats who accused him of suppressing voter turnout to improve his odds of winning. “Look, we have laws on the books that prevent elections from being stolen from anyone,”...

Macon-Bibb commissioners approve antidiscrimination rules

Nov. 18, 2020 3:23 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia county has approved an anti-discrimination ordinance that would govern businesses, despite opposition from some. Macon-Bibb commissioners voted 5-4 in favor of the proposal on Tuesday, sending it to Mayor Robert Reichert for his signature or veto, news outlets reported....

Officials sort ballots during an audit at the Floyd County administration building in Rome, Ga. on Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2020. Election officials in Georgia’s 159 counties are undertaking a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law.   (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Masked workers start presidential hand tally in Georgia

Nov. 13, 2020 5:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Masked election workers in teams of two began counting ballots Friday in counties across Georgia, a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by a new state law. The law requires that one race be audited to check that new election machines counted the ballots...

In this image made from video, from left, father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, accused in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia on Feb. 2020, listen via closed circuit tv in the Glynn County Detention center in Brunswick, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 12, as lawyers argue for bond to be set at the Glynn County courthouse. The McMichaels chased and fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, after they spotted him running in their neighborhood just outside the port city of Brunswick.(AP Photo/Lewis Levine)

Bond denied for father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery slaying

Nov. 13, 2020 3:44 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge denied bond Friday for the father and son charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, saying he’s concerned the white men took the law into their own hands and endangered neighbors when they pursued and shot the Black man on a residential street. Travis...