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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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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he "predicted" an early spring.

February 02, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metro Atlanta's jobless rate holds steady at 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say the jobless rate in metro Atlanta is holding steady at 4.9 percent.

January 28, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Deanna Franklin

Deanna Franklin of Covington, passed away January 24, 2016, at the age of 52. Deanna was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly. She was a 1611 KJV Bible-believing, missions-minded Christian lady who loved presenting the Gospel and sharing Christ with others. She was a dedicated employee of AT&T for 31 years. Deanna always put others before herself, and will undoubtedly be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her father, Doyle Hensdill.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITUARIES


$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot split 3 ways, in CA, FL & TN

MUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) - An eye-popping, unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that became a national fascination will be split three ways, by mystery winners in Florida, Tennessee and California.

January 14, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Alan Rickman, star of 'Harry Potter' dies at 69

LONDON (AP) - British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69.

January 14, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baxalta enters in $32B deal with Shire

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Irish drugmaker Shire PLC's second attempt to buy Baxalta looks more likely to succeed, with Baxalta's board backing the sweetened offer of $32 billion in cash and stock. If the deal goes through, the combined company would be one of the world's top 20 drugmakers by revenue and a leader in the sizzling niche of rare disease medicines.

January 12, 2016 | Associated Press | LOCAL


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69 and had just released a new album.

January 11, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DeKalb motel standoff ends with suspect stabbing himself

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A standoff at a motel outside Atlanta that involved a number of children ended Tuesday morning with the suspect stabbing himself but no one else injured, police said.

January 05, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Board of regents to approve University of Georgia building

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The state board of regents is set to approve a building project for the University of Georgia.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


School for LGBT youth called first of its kind in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and teachers is being established in Atlanta for students who feel bullied or not accepted in traditional schools.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Kirby Smart adds 3 assistant coaches to Georgia staff

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has hired James Coley as wide receivers coach, Dell McGee as running backs coach and Marshall Malchow as recruiting director.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is slated Monday to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws, making his first order of business in the new year a clear signal the president in his final year doesn't intend to go quietly.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bill Cosby charged with sexually assaulting a woman

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago - the first criminal case brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America's Dad.

December 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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