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Atlanta to host Super Bowl in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

May 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal: No decision yet on allowing guns on Georgia campuses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor says he hasn't made a decision on legislation allowing concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pop superstar Prince dead

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) - Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red ...

April 21, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Willett wins the Masters after shocking Spieth collapse

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth couldn't bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae's Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett ...

April 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pack again chasing Jordan Spieth at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A pack of lesser-known players is pursuing Jordan Spieth at the Masters, and some other big names are lurking not too far ...

April 08, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


Jordan Spieth picks up where he off at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth picked up where he left off at the Masters.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


Masters begins with ceremonial tee shots by Nicklaus, Player

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters is underway after a pair of ceremonial tee shots from Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


Nicklaus talks the 6 toughest shots at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta National has a mystique as the only major championship played on the same golf course every year.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


New president named for Georgia Southern University

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A new president has been named to take the helm of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding ...

April 06, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Spieth the host with the most nerves at Champions Dinner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Masters champion Jordan Spieth expected the nerves to hit long before he is announced on the first tee Thursday.

April 06, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


Taylor improbably returns to Augusta with a new appreciation

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The last time Vaughn Taylor was at Augusta National he needed a ticket to get through the gates.

April 05, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


Olympic champions will receive more than a gold medal in Rio

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - When golf returns to the Olympics in Rio, the winners will receive more than a gold medal.

April 05, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


Fred Couples out of the Masters with bad back

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Fred Couples is out of the Masters because of acute back pain - the first Masters the 56-year-old former champion has missed since ...

April 05, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016


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As session ends, Georgia lawmakers check off key bills

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to bills setting strict timelines for testing rape kits and creating state-funded grants to pregnancy resource centers that won't provide or discuss abortion as an option for pregnant women.

March 25, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Parents complaints about yoga prompt changes at Kennesaw school

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained.

March 23, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


At least 31 dead in bombings of Brussels airport, metro

BRUSSELS (AP) - Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

March 22, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SeaWorld says it will end killer whale breeding program

MIAMI (AP) - SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks following years of controversy over keeping them in captivity.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia governor questions campus guns bill to NRA backlash

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor stopped short of a veto threat against a bill lifting a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses on Tuesday. But the Republican's call for fixes to the bill awaiting his signature prompted pushback from the National Rifle Association and Georgia lawmakers still supportive of the original proposal.

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, challenging Republicans to reject a long-time jurist and former prosecutor known he called "one of America's sharpest legal minds."

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tybee Island braces for 'Orange Crush' spring break party

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials say that after nearly a year of planning, they are ready for the expected spring beach party known as "Orange Crush."

February 25, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Senate approves bill to boost minimum HOPE scholarship

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate passed a bill that aims to adjust the amount of funds doled out to public school graduates for the state-funded HOPE scholarship.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Stocks open lower as weak oil prices push energy sector down

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, led by declines in energy companies and banks as commodity prices fall.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed to "once and for all" close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer remaining detainees to a facility in the U.S., though his plan does not specify where.

February 23, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rufus Junior Roberts

Rufus Roberts, 83 of Oxford, passed away February 17, 2016. Mr. Roberts was of the Baptist faith. He loved going fishing, vegetable gardening and camping in the mountains. In addition, he enjoyed football and stock car racing. Mr. Roberts never had biological children of his own, but was a father and grandfather to many. He was preceded in death by two wives, Edna Dalton Roberts, and Pat Moody; parents, Jessie McCord and Lucy Gary Roberts; sister, Inez Johnson; brother, Grady Roberts.

February 18, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITUARIES


Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 charged, 1 warning issued after deer beaten in Arkansas

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - A Georgia man accused of beating a deer with an accounting textbook after it had been hit along an Arkansas highway has been charged with a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals and wasting wildlife and set for a court appearance later this month.

February 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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