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Sep. 25, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ACE Charter 35, Wilkinson County 6 Adairsville 22, LaFayette 6 Alcovy 24, Rockdale County 6 Allatoona 35, Wheeler 13 Andrews, N.C. 41, North Georgia Falcons 16 ...

Alabama native portrays FDR in doc about his time in Georgia

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — James Fowler has managed to combine two things he enjoys — history and acting. “If you’re a history teacher, you have to develop a sense of the dramatic,” Fowler said. “You have to infuse drama into your lectures to make them more...

Home Depot to expand distribution system in South Carolina

Sep. 24, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Home Depot is announcing plans to expand its operations throughout South Carolina. The Georgia-based home improvement retailer will grow its distribution operations at facilities in Charleston, Greenville, Jasper, and Lexington counties, WIS-TV...

3 arrested in Tennessee, charged in fatal Georgia shooting

Sep. 24, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Tennessee and charged with felony murder in a shooting death this year in Georgia, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Jamar Quarles and two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were located in Memphis and taken into custody,...

Kemp: Session to redraw Georgia districts to start on Nov. 3

Sep. 23, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is calling Georgia lawmakers back to the Capitol on Nov. 3 to redraw congressional and legislative districts, he announced Thursday. Legislators are already busy drawing new lines, with majority Republicans looking to increase the number...

Georgia inmate convicted of murdering 2 Georgia guards

Sep. 23, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia inmate was found guilty of murder Thursday in the slayings of two prison guards shot during a bloody escape in 2017, leaving the jury to decide next whether the crime warrants a death sentence. The Putnam County jury took just a few hours...

Widow sues pilot's estate over helicopter crash in Georgia

Sep. 23, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The widow of a passenger killed in a helicopter crash in Georgia is suing the pilot's estate and two helicopter companies, saying the aircraft should never have been flying in poor weather. All three people on board were killed when the helicopter went...

Georgia city eyes large party regulations after teen killed

Sep. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — City leaders in Warner Robins are considering new laws to regulate large parties after a teenage girl was shot to death and four others wounded by gunfire at a large weekend party during the Labor Day weekend. The city requires a permit for...

WVU's Bartlett tries to stay positive after brother's death

Sep. 22, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

Jared Bartlett’s infectious smile and occasional giggle answering questions after his best game at West Virginia only temporarily masked the pain of his older brother’s hit-and-run death three months ago. After the death was mentioned by West Virginia coach Neal...

Federal suit names Georgia officers who punched, kicked man

Sep. 22, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who was punched and kicked in the head by Georgia police officers during a traffic stop four years ago has filed a lawsuit alleging the stop was unjustified and the officers used excessive force against him. Gwinnett County police Sgt. Michael...