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Kennesaw State to build new dorm as student body grows

Feb. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University is going to build a $37 million residence hall that will open in the fall of 2022 as the university prepares to accommodate its growing student population. According to news outlets, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the new...

Georgia Tech stuns No. 4 N.C. State 65-61

Feb. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Francesca Pan scored 13 of her 30 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter and Georgia Tech built a double-digit lead and withstood a late rally to stun No. 4 N.C. State in a 65-61 win Sunday. The Yellow Jackets (17-9, 8-7 ACC), who had lost six of their past eight games,...

Roach infestation closes Georgia university's student center

Feb. 16, 2020 12:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Student complaints of being served moldy bread and finding bugs in mac and cheese at a campus food court led Savannah State University to close its student center, where health inspectors later reported finding “many dead roaches” in the kitchen. The university said in a...

Woman pens book about life as a black woman in journalism

Feb. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It’s hard to be anything but a leader when you can’t see someone to follow. That’s the situation Wanda Smalls Lloyd found herself in as an aspiring journalist, a gifted young woman of color trying to be a part of daily newspapers that were dominated by white...

In this Oct. 9, 2019 photo, the staff at the meat-free restaurant Slutty Vegan in Atlanta, treats work like a party. (Todd A. Price/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Black-owned vegan eateries are spicing up Southern cuisine

Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The doors opened at 4 p.m., but the line formed an hour earlier at this restaurant in Southwest Atlanta, minutes from the historically black Clark Atlanta University. No one seemed to mind the wait. "I'm excited," one woman told another. "I heard people are out here until 1 a.m. in the...

In this image from video provided by WSB-TV, police officers stand outside Old Lady Gang restaurant Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in East Point, Ga. Three people were shot and wounded at the restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant and targeted another man, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover told news outlets. Police say two bystanders were also shot, and all three shooting victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (WSB-TV via AP)

3 shot at eatery owned by Kandi Burruss of 'Real Housewives'

Feb. 15, 2020 10:39 PM EST

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant on Friday night and targeted another man, East Point police...

Dickey lifts UNC-Greensboro over Mercer 67-55

Feb. 15, 2020 8:03 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — James Dickey recorded 15 points and 20 rebounds to carry UNC Greensboro to a 67-55 win over Mercer on Saturday. Isaiah Miller had 15 points and six rebounds for UNC Greensboro (21-6, 11-3 Southern Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Kyrin Galloway added 10 points. Ethan Stair...

Delph carries Appalachian St. over Georgia Southern 62-57

Feb. 15, 2020 7:44 PM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Adrian Delph had a career-high 21 points as Appalachian State edged past Georgia Southern 62-57 on Saturday. Isaac Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Appalachian State (15-12, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference). O'Showen Williams added 12 points and six assists. Quan Jackson had 17...

Texas A&M rallies in second half to beat Georgia 74-69

Feb. 15, 2020 7:17 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Georgia freshman guard Anthony Edwards understandably owns all the hype, but Texas A&M’s Emanuel Miller was the top freshman on the court Saturday. Miller scored a career-high 21 points and A&M wiped out a 12-point deficit to defeat Georgia 74-69. The game was...

Georgia State tops Coastal Carolina 92-80

Feb. 15, 2020 6:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nelson Phillips and Damon Wilson scored 20 points apiece as Georgia State defeated Coastal Carolina 92-80 on Saturday. The 20 points tied a career high for Phillips. Justin Roberts had 17 points and six assists for Georgia State (18-9, 11-5 Sun Belt Conference). Kane Williams added 15 points...