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Old Christmas trees in Georgia county, city to become mulch

Dec. 26, 2021 12:55 PM EST

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Residents in a south Georgia city and county looking to dispose of their old Christmas trees can do so at a recycling event that runs Sunday through Jan. 7. The “Bring One for the Chipper” event is sponsored by the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County....

Marker rededicated to pregnant Georgia woman lynched in 1918

Dec. 18, 2021 00:08 AM EST

HAHIRA, Ga. (AP) — Activists, community members and family recently gathered to honor Mary Turner at a newly re-erected marker commemorating her death and others who died in a South Georgia lynching rampage in 1918. Everyone gathered agreed that her death shouldn’t have happened;...

Man admits illegally shipping turtles and venomous snakes

Nov. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EST

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Florida man has admitted that he illegally shipped turtles and venomous snakes from his home in south Georgia. Ashtyn Michael Rance of Miami on Thursday pleaded guilty to one count of wildlife trafficking and one count of possession of a firearm...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 17, 2021 17:59 PM EST

Rome News Tribune. November 13, 2021. Editorial: As we go into the holidays during a pandemic lull, please be responsible There’s no question that we’re all pretty done with COVID-19, but there’s also a lot of evidence that it’s not done with...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 27, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. October 24, 2021. Editorial: S.Ga. must remain vigilant for Moody Moody Air Force Base is inextricably tied to the economy, culture and quality of life in Valdosta, Lowndes County and South Georgia. It is...

Georgia redistricting to diminish rural lawmakers, influence

Oct. 26, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Redistricting is like a game of musical chairs. Some of the 180 seats in Georgia's state House and the 56 seats in the state Senate are going to get shifted to fast-growing regions around metro Atlanta and Savannah when a special session starts next week...

Defense: Georgia deputies acted reasonably in stun gun death

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Defense experts testifying at the murder trial of three former Georgia sheriff's deputies deny they used too much force when they repeatedly shocked a man with stun guns before he died. Prosecutors said Henry Lee Copeland, Michael Howell and...