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Georgia football player facing assault charge

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 9:57 a.m.

GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

ATLANTA (AP) — After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take control of the chamber.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 6:53 a.m.

Authorities identify pregnant woman killed by car

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman killed as she tried to cross a highway in northeast Georgia was heading home from a convenience store when the crash happened.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 6:51 a.m.

Pregnant woman struck and killed by car

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman has been killed as she tried to cross a highway in northeast Georgia.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2014 8:39 a.m.

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2014 8:14 a.m.

Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials who call new federal nutrition standards an overreach want to give schools plenty of opportunities to sell sweet or savory treats during fundraisers.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 2:19 p.m.

Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Neither Rep. Jack Kingston nor businessman David Perdue has detailed a clear course for changing the nation's fiscal situation, instead broadly railing against government spending and debt in their campaign for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 8:42 a.m.

University of Georgia announces record fundraising

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — University of Georgia officials are marking what they call the best fundraising year in the school's history.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 8:39 a.m.

Mrs. Doris T. Mitchell Bowie

Doris T. Mitchell Bowie of Covington, passed away July 16, 2014, at the age of 93. Mrs. Bowie was a lifelong resident of Newton County, and faithful member of Voice of Pentecost, in Covington. Additionally, she was a former member of United Pentecostal Church, where she served as youth director, the ladies auxiliary leader and Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. Bowie was a published song writer and poet, and proud member of the National Poetry Society of Who’s Who. She enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with those she loved. Mrs. Bowie was preceded in death by her first husband ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 6:12 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for a suburban Atlanta woman whose husband was arrested after their son was left for hours in a hot SUV said Tuesday that she is devastated by the boy's death.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2014 8:22 a.m.

Atlanta Streetcar delayed; won't begin this summer

ATLANTA (AP) — City officials say Atlanta's new streetcar system will not begin operations this summer as planned. They now say it won't start rolling until November.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2014 8:20 a.m.

4 sentenced in massage parlor prostitution

MACON, Ga. (AP) — The owner and several employees of a middle Georgia massage parlor have been sentenced on prostitution, conspiracy and money laundering charges.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 2:35 p.m.

Carter blasts Deal over ethics memo

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Jason Carter is seizing on a memo written by the head of the state ethics commission in which she says an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal threatened her agency during its investigation of ethics complaints against the governor.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 1:24 p.m.

Georgia basketball player arrested, off team

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia forward Brandon Morris has been kicked off the basketball team following his arrest on a marijuana charge.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 5:05 p.m.

9 injured in metro Atlanta highway crash

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say nine people have been injured in a crash involving at least two tractor trailers on I-285 in DeKalb County.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 4:32 p.m.

Ethics chief: Gov aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA (AP) — The head of the state ethics commission claims in a memo sent last year that an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart legislative efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away."

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 4:03 p.m.

Georgia ends fiscal year with revenues up $879M

ATLANTA (AP) — A new report shows Georgia has ended the fiscal year with an increase in revenues of about $879 million, a 5.2 percent increase over the previous year.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 11:04 a.m.

2 people die in small plane accident in Ga. woods

TLANTA (AP) — An emergency management official says two people have died in the crash of an amateur-built experimental biplane in west Georgia.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 8:22 a.m.

Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney

ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2014 12:08 p.m.

Trial will go on without ex-Atlanta school chief

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has decided that an upcoming trial in Atlanta's school cheating case will go on as scheduled in August without former school superintendent Beverly Hall, who is battling cancer.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Kitten thrown off Georgia bridge, swims to shore

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown over the railing of a bridge and into the Intracoastal Waterway survived and is recovering at an animal shelter, and police seeking the person who tossed him.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2014 12:03 p.m.

Toxicology tests on toddler negative

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say results of a toxicology report on a Georgia toddler who died in a hot car have come back with negative results, but officials won't specify which substances they tested for.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2014 2:22 p.m.

Tybee mayor says 'no chance' to nude beach idea

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Tybee Island says more than 800 people who signed a petition calling for a nude friendly section of beach will need to keep their clothes on as long as he's in office.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2014 8:16 a.m.

Clemency hearing set for Ga. death row inmate

ATLANTA (AP) — A clemency hearing is set for Wednesday for a Georgia death row inmate convicted of murder in the slaying of a store clerk who was scheduled to testify against his son.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 10:26 a.m.

Ready for the red carpet

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Natchez will host the red carpet Mississippi premiere of "Get On Up" later this month with the director and headline star in attendance.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 8:28 a.m.

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