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  • Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

    August 5, 2014 11:12 AM

    ATLANTA - The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement. The president of the aid group SIM USA said Tuesday that Nancy Writebol's husband described the woman as progressing. Bruce Johnson says he spoke with David... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • Judge: No bond for dad in boy's death in hot SUV

    July 3, 2014 3:52 PM

    MARIETTA, GA - A judge has refused to grant bond to a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died inside of a hot SUV. The judge's decision Thursday means Justin Ross Harris will remain in jail. Prosecutors laid out their case against him before that ruling, portraying... more »
  • Child rape case leaves mysteries

    July 2, 2014 11:11 AM

    SAVANNAH, GA - The FBI hopes to identify potential victims of a salesman accused of videotaping himself raping girls. Matthew Coniglio was arrested April 10 at his Georgia home on a child pornography charge. FBI Special Agent William Kirkconnell said investigators found 56 8-millimeter tapes showing Coniglio attacking girls who... more »
  • Notre Dame-Georgia to play in 2017, 2019

    June 25, 2014 5:04 PM

    SOUTH BEND, In. - Notre Dame and Georgia will play in 2017 and 2019, marking the first regular-season meetings between the two schools. The Bulldogs will play in South Bend on Sept. 9, 2017, while the Irish will play in Athens on Sept. 21, 2019. The top-ranked Bulldogs beat the... more »
  • Shopping cart drowning

    May 26, 2014 7:26 PM

    CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA- A graduation day game turned tragic when an 18-year-old who was tied to a shopping cart was shoved into a lake. Chance Warner died in Lake Alatoona, about 35-miles northwest of Atlanta just hours after he graduated. His body was found in about 30-feet of water... more »
  • Singer sued by boat captain

    May 7, 2014 7:52 PM

    SAVANNAH, GEORGIA- Country singer Billy Currington was sued by a tour boat operator who claims Currington mocked and libeled him on his fan website. It stems from an incident where Currington chased and threatened 70-year-old Charles Ferrelle after his boat passed Currinton's house on Tybee Island. Currinton pleaded... more »
  • Officials: 1 in custody after Ga. college shooting

    May 5, 2014 3:04 PM

    AUGUSTA- Officials say a suspect is in custody after a person was shot at a college in Georgia. Richmond County sheriff's officials say in a news release that one person was shot at Paine College in Augusta. The shooting Monday prompted a lockdown at Paine and several nearby campuses, including... more »
  • SEC announces football scheduling format

    April 27, 2014 11:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference on Sunday announced the format for future football scheduling that is a continuation of the existing format and adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. The announcement comes... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics advances to NCAA 'Super Six' Round

    April 18, 2014 5:25 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The LSU Gymnastics Team didn't score, but didn't need, one of their higher scores to advance after the first day of NCAA competition Friday afternoon. The Tigers scored a 197.100, behind Oklahoma and Georgia(two teams they have already beaten this year), to advance to the NCAA... more »
  • Clock strikes 3 for LSU softball, helps Tigers beat Georgia

    April 13, 2014 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team scored 7 runs in the 6th inning, and a drop-dead curfew helped the Tigers hold off Georgia 13-11 on Sunday afternoon. The bizzare finish was set up before the game by the Bulldogs, who said they would have to stop playing at... more »
  • LSU softball ties Georgia series with 8th inning walk-off

    April 12, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just two innings away from losing another weekend series, the LSU softball team executed a dramatic comeback with four runs in the 6th inning and a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 8th against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Jacee Blades delivered the game-winning shot... more »
  • LSU Baseball ends series vs Georgia in 2-2 tie

    March 23, 2014 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to SEC travel restrictions, the Georgia-LSU baseball game on Sunday ended in a 2-2 in the 13th inning. A curfew was set at 3:45pm CT that no inning could start after, and after the 13th inning was completed the two teams were still tied at... more »
  • Poche's pitching gem lifts LSU baseball over Georgia 2-1

    March 22, 2014 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jared Poche' threw one out shy of a complete game and LSU did just enough against rising Georgia star Robert Tyler to take a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs and take its first SEC series of the season. Poche' threw 8.2 innings while only allowing three... more »
  • Nola dominates on the mound, LSU downs UGA 4-0

    March 21, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Junior pitcher Aaron Nola got past some early-game struggles(walking a career-high four batters) to dominate Georgia in a 4-0 LSU win. The six-foot-one right hander struck out eight Bulldog batters and only allowed two hits in his six-and-two-thirds innings. Zac Person also struck out four... more »
  • LSU gymnastics prepares for SEC tournament

    March 18, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team has its sights set on winning an SEC title this weekend, but once again the competition will be the toughest in the country. LSU will join gym powerhouses Florida, Georgia and Alabama in Birmingham this weekend and DD Breaux's team will try... more »
  • LSU goes down vs Georgia on Senior Night

    March 8, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Charles Mann had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia defeated LSU, 69-61, in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday. Kenny Gaines made six of seven 3-pointers he attempted and finished with 20 points for the Bulldogs (18-12, 12-6 Southeastern Conference), who'll be... more »
  • Georgia women hang on to beat No. 19 LSU 71-67

    February 21, 2014 7:49 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Erika Ford had 20 points on Thursday night as Georgia jumped to a big lead early and repelled a late challenge to defeat the No. 19 LSU women 71-67. Shacobia Barbee made two free throws to put Georgia (18-8, 6-7 SEC) up by four with 14 seconds... more »
  • Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

    February 19, 2014 6:58 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia officials are releasing a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag, infuriating civil rights advocates and renewing a fiery debate. Georgia's new plate has fueled a clash between those who believe the battle flag honors Confederate heritage and others who view it as a racially charged... more »
  • LSU falls on the road to Georgia, 91-78

    February 6, 2014 9:36 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Nemanja Djurisic scored 17 points and Georgia never trailed while snapping a three-game losing streak with its 91-78 win over Louisiana State on Thursday night. Charles Mann had 16 points and Marcus Thornton had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia (11-10, 5-4 Southeastern Conference). LSU's Johnny... more »
  • Tigers Gymnastics Gets Nipped By Gymdogs

    January 17, 2014 10:48 PM

    ATHENS, GA - The LSU gymnastics team scored more points in two events against Georgia, but they couldn't win the overall title as the Gymdogs won 197.175-196.875. Rheagan Courville and Jessie Jordan shared the all-around title as each scored 39.375 for the Tigers, but it wasn't enough as LSU... more »
  • Ga. woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets

    December 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    ATLANTA- Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials identified her as Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, which is east of Atlanta. Officials say she bought one ticket and chose the... more »
  • Leaders of fake ID distribution ring sentenced

    October 21, 2013 1:37 PM

    ATHENS, Ga.- The masterminds of a fake ID manufacturing and distribution ring have been ordered to serve jail time, participate in community service and pay a $5,000 fine. University of Georgia Student William Trosclair and former Gainesville State University student Tyler Andrew Ruby pleaded guilty last week to manufacturing false... more »
  • LSU, Mettenberger arrive in Georgia Play Video

    September 27, 2013 6:46 PM

    DULUTH, Ga. - The LSU Tigers are set to take on Georgia in a top-10 showdown between the hedges. For most, it will be a stadium they've never been to, except Zach Mettenberger, who grew up around the program and even spent part of his freshman year at the... more »
  • No. 9 Georgia's offense clicking on all cylinders

    September 26, 2013 6:26 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - When Aaron Murray steps to the line, he's got weapons all around. There are speedy receivers and sure-handed receivers. There's a big tight end and no shortage of talented running backs. The guys up front are an experienced bunch, giving Georgia's quarterback plenty of confidence when he... more »
  • Murray leads #6 Georgia past North Texas 45-21

    September 21, 2013 3:33 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. 9 Georgia to a 45-21 victory over pesky North Texas on Saturday. Murray overcame an early interception in the end zone, hooking up with freshman Reggie Davis on a 98-yard TD... more »
  • LSU vs. Georgia game will be at 2:30

    September 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The game time for LSU's matchup against Georgia on Sept. 28 will be 2:30pm. The Tigers and Bulldogs will play in Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. LSU has jumped to sixth overall in the Associated Press poll and seventh in the USA Today Coaches Poll... more »
  • Beckham garners SEC honor

    September 9, 2013 1:41 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph and LSU return man Odell Beckham Jr. are Southeastern Conference players of the week. The SEC released the winners on Monday. Murray was 17 of 23 passing for 309 yards and four touchdowns, including an 85-yarder, in a... more »
  • Early tests set tone for SEC, nation

    August 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia comes into the season with high expectations. The fifth-ranked Bulldogs will find out pretty quickly if their outlook is justified. No one has a tougher start than Georgia, which will travel to Clemson on Saturday night to face the eighth-ranked Tigers, then return home the following week... more »
  • Feds announce dog fighting charges in 4 states

    August 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting... more »
  • U-High product Patrick Reed claims first PGA Tour win

    August 18, 2013 3:19 PM

    GREENSBORO, NC. - Former U-High Cub Patrick Reed claimed his first PGA Tour win at the Wyndham Championship Sunday, defeating Jordan Spieth in the second playoff hole. The 23-year old rookie led the field by two strokes after ten holes, but Spieth came charging back to tie the two... more »
  • Frontier fort from Revolutionary War found in Ga.

    May 5, 2013 10:35 AM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Archaeologists in Georgia say they have discovered the location of a small frontier fort that was the site of a violent Revolutionary War gun-battle between patriot militiamen and fellow colonists siding with the British army. The fighting at Carr's Fort in Wilkes County in northeastern Georgia killed... more »
  • 5 Ga. firefighters taken hostage; SWAT on scene

    April 10, 2013 4:20 PM

    SUWANEE, Ga. - Authorities in northeast Georgia say a gunman has barricaded himself in a home and is holding four firefighters hostage. Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter says five firefighters on Wednesday responded to a medical call in Suwanee. They were taken hostage by a suspect he didn't identify... more »
  • Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

    February 21, 2013 8:55 AM

    THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia. Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a... more »
  • Fire Chief: 1 dead in storm's aftermath in Ga.

    January 30, 2013 2:07 PM

    ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.- Authorities say the storm that has slammed a Georgia town has killed at least one person there. The massive storm system also has been blamed for the death of a man in Tennessee. He had been taking shelter in a shed when a tree toppled onto it, killing... more »
  • Ga. authorities investigating KKK fliers

    January 23, 2013 5:56 AM

    COVINGTON, Ga. - Sheriff's officials in the Atlanta area are investigating whether any laws were broken when fliers inviting residents to join the Ku Klux Klan were placed outside homes. Newton County sheriff's Deputy Courtney Morrison says the fliers are being reviewed to make sure they don't contain any... more »
  • Ga. man sentenced to 15 years in Army militia plot

    January 22, 2013 2:54 PM

    HINESVILLE, Ga. - A 22-year-old ex-soldier has pleaded guilty to more than 30 charges for his involvement with a group of Army soldiers who authorities say planned acts of domestic terrorism. Prosecutor Isabel Pauley says Timothy Joiner pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary, theft, violations of the street gang terrorism and... more »
  • Accumulating snow could fall across the Southeast

    January 17, 2013 5:15 AM

    ATLANTA - The National Weather Service says snow is falling in central Mississippi as the Southeast braces for the possibility of accumulating snow after days of soaking rains. Meteorologist Alan Campbell in Jackson says the heaviest snow activity Thursday in Mississippi is along the Interstate 55 corridor. The... more »
  • Murray's 5 TDs lift Georgia by Nebraska in Cap One

    January 1, 2013 4:05 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a... more »
  • Walmart says no one hurt in frenzy at Ga. store Play Video

    November 23, 2012 12:32 PM

    MOULTRIE, Ga. - Walmart says no one was injured in a frenzy over a Black Friday deal at one of its stores in south Georgia. A video of the incident circulating online shows a large crowd of people pushing, yelling and grabbing boxes off a shelf at the store in... more »
  • Ga. mother accused of stabbing newborn to death

    November 2, 2012 8:09 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Police in north Georgia say an infant was stabbed to death at an Athens house, hours after being born. Athens-Clarke police say 21-year-old Cassandra Elyse Norwood has been charged with murder in connection with her baby's death. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Norwood was under... more »
  • One killed in Ga. megachurch shooting

    October 24, 2012 10:33 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Police are searching for the man suspected of opening fire inside a Georgia megachurch, killing one. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at World Changers Church International, which is led by the Rev. Creflo Dollar. Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester tells The Associated... more »
  • Ga. Tech fires defensive coordinator Al Groh

    October 9, 2012 10:32 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has fired defensive coordinator Al Groh. Head coach Paul Johnson announced the move Monday, two days after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost 47-31 to Clemson. The previous week, Georgia Tech gave up 49 points in an embarrassing loss to Middle Tennessee. Groh,... more »
  • Auburn suspends WR Quan Bray after arrest

    October 1, 2012 10:39 AM

    AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray has been suspended following his arrest in Georgia. Tigers coach Gene Chizik said Sunday that Bray won't play Saturday against Arkansas. Chizik hasn't determined how long the suspension will last. Bray was arrested Thursday night during a traffic stop on... more »
  • More signs of balance between SEC East and West

    September 26, 2012 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The blazing starts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are raising doubts about preseason assumptions that the West is best in the Southeastern Conference. No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 LSU, the leaders of the West Division, also remain the league's top teams in the national rankings.... more »
  • Hamlin pulls out 2nd straight Cup win in Atlanta

    September 3, 2012 10:26 AM

    HAMPTON, Ga. - Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Martin Truex Jr. appeared to be positioned for his first win since 2007 until Jamie McMurray smashed the wall on the front... more »
  • Chihuahua finds 2 girls lost in Georgia forest

    August 2, 2012 12:29 PM

    NEWNAN, Ga. - A Chihuahua is being hailed as a hero after authorities say it sniffed out two girls who were lost in a Georgia forest. The girls, ages 5 and 8, disappeared Monday for a couple of hours when they were walking on trails near their neighborhood about 30... more »
  • More than 1,000 turtles slowly escape captivity

    July 19, 2012 12:52 PM

    SUMMERVILLE, Ga. - More than 1,000 turtles made a slow-speed escape from their turtle farm in northwest Georgia. Turtle farmer David Driver tells sheriff's officials he suspects vandals might be to blame for tearing down fences around his turtle ponds in Summerville. Authorities say that allowed the turtles - including... more »
  • Ex-Ga. back Crowell to Ala. State after arrest

    July 6, 2012 10:38 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has enrolled at Alabama State and is expected to play for the Hornets this season. Georgia coach Mark Richt dismissed Crowell last Friday after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges. Police said they found a gun in... more »
  • Police: Thief stole 400K toothpicks in Georgia

    June 11, 2012 12:34 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Who says toothpicks are not valuable? Police in Georgia are trying to figure out who stole about 400,000 toothpicks worth nearly $3,000 from a manufacturer in Athens. Police tell the Athens Banner-Herald someone took six cases from Armond's Manufacturing Company Inc. about two weeks ago, and another... more »
  • Police: Thief stole 400K toothpicks in Georgia

    June 9, 2012 10:53 AM

    ATHENS, Ga.- Who says toothpicks are not valuable? Police in Georgia are trying to figure out who stole about 400,000 toothpicks worth nearly $3,000 from a manufacturer in Athens. Police tell the Athens Banner-Herald someone took six cases from Armond's Manufacturing Company Inc. about two weeks ago, and another seven... more »
  • Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum

    April 17, 2012 12:25 PM

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action. The girl's family demanded Tuesday that this central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren't treated the same way. They say the child was shaken up... more »
  • Drug test first, otherwise no welfare benefits

    April 16, 2012 6:21 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would require thousands of people applying for welfare to pass a drug test before they could receive benefits. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the law over the opposition of Democrats. Backers say it will ensure that welfare benefits are used for... more »
  • Storm kills Georgia woman taking shelter in drain pipe

    March 3, 2012 3:15 PM

    ATLANTA- Authorities say violent storms in Georgia killed an 83-year-old woman whose body was washed into a creek after she tried to take shelter in a drainage pipe. Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon says the body of Patricia Barnette was found Saturday in a creek more than 100 yards from... more »
  • LSU, Georgia hoops preview

    February 22, 2012 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team puts their three-game winning streak on the line against the University of Georgia Wednesday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Tip time is 7 p.m. LSU is now 16-10 on the year and has come from 2-5 to 6-6 in the... more »
  • Fugitive Calls Cops when he Runs out of Gas

    February 14, 2012 7:52 PM

    A man who violated parole on murder escape charges called the wrong people for roadside assistance when he ran out of gas in rural Wyoming. Richard Vincent of Oregon was wanted in Georgia. He called the Uinta County Sheriff's Office for help and it sent Wyoming State Troopers to help... more »
  • Report details plans for new Ga. to Miss. highway

    February 14, 2012 6:39 AM

    MACON, Ga. - A federal report details plans for a possible new interstate highway that would move traffic from Augusta through central Georgia and Alabama to Natchez, Miss. In Georgia, one proposal calls for the interstate cutting through an area just south of Macon. No funding for the federal route... more »
  • Ga. court to hear case of possible gator attack

    February 6, 2012 8:41 AM

    ATLANTA - The family of a Georgia woman claims a homeowners association should have removed an alligator from a subdivision that they say may have killed the woman. The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case Monday. The heirs of 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams say The Landings... more »
  • EPA says U.S. Power Plants Main Global Warming Culprits

    January 11, 2012 7:33 PM

    The EPA says the most detailed data yet on emissions of heat trapping green house gases show power plants in the U.S. release the bulk of pollution blamed for global warming. Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to EPA in 2010. According to an Associated Press... more »
  • Another syringe found in Walmart clothing in Ga.

    January 2, 2012 1:49 PM

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say another syringe has been found in clothing from a Walmart store in Georgia, bringing the number of cases to 15 at the same store since late November. Sheriff's officials in Bartow County. North of Atlanta, say they're investigating what appeared to be a broken piece... more »
  • Jindal wagers seafood vs. BBQ in SEC Championship

    December 2, 2011 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters today he'd bet Georgia's governor that LSU would bring home the SEC Championship. Jindal said he'd put forward the usual wager: a Louisiana seafood dinner. In return, Gov. Nathan Deal wagered a meal of Georgia barbecue and a case of Diet... more »
  • LSU fans feel championship fever

    November 25, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After LSU closed out its regular season 12-0 Friday evening, Tiger fans set their eyes on championship prizes. Some say the BCS Championship game is all fans need to prepare for, while others say the SEC title is just as important. Aside from "football future" conversations,... more »
  • Bank Closings

    August 19, 2011 7:28 PM

    Two more banks were closed by federal regulators on Friday bringing the number bank failures this year to 67. The banks close are Lydian Private Bank of Palm Beach, Florida and First Southern National Bank of Statesboro, Georgia. Other banks will take them over and customers will see no difference... more »
  • Georgia teen held in great-grandmother's sword death

    August 16, 2011 11:22 AM

    DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Authorities in west Georgia say a 14-year-old is in custody after his 77-year-old great-grandmother was stabbed to death with a sword and his grandmother was wounded. Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller says officers arrived at the home Monday afternoon and found the grandmother, who is in... more »
  • Oil spill pelicans are having babies on Ga. coast

    June 15, 2011 4:04 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Brown pelicans rescued from the oil spill off Louisiana last year are hatching babies in their new home on the Georgia coast - surprising some scientists who feared the oiled shorebirds would stop reproducing. Tim Keyes of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday he's... more »
  • Obama Question called Abhorrent Three Days Later

    February 25, 2011 7:44 PM

    A Congressman from Georgia now condemns a question about shooting President Obama he got at a town hall meeting three-days ago in Oglethorpe County. A man asked, "Who's going to shoot Obama?" Republican Paul Broun didn't criticize the man for the question and instead sidestepped it by saying he understood... more »
  • Lady Tigers holds off No. 20 Georgia

    January 30, 2011 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Defense is always a constant for Georgia and LSU. Katherine Graham had 14 points and Adrienne Webb added 11 and LSU held off No. 20 Georgia 47-41 on Sunday. Jasmine Hassell led Georgia with 16 points. The loss dropped Georgia (16-5, 6-2 SEC) into a... more »
  • Flu picks up in other southern states

    December 30, 2010 3:32 PM

    ATLANTA- Flu season is in full swing around the South. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says five states had widespread reports of flu last week. That's up from zero two weeks earlier. A CDC report says four of the states were southern states: Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia,... more »
  • Iraq vet convicted in slaying of college student

    November 18, 2010 2:11 PM

    OPELIKA, Ala. - A former Army soldier who claimed to be mentally disturbed from his tour in Iraq has been convicted of capital murder in the abduction and shooting death of an Auburn University student from Georgia. Twenty-six-year-old Courtney Lockhart was convicted Thursday in the killing of 18-year-old freshman Lauren... more »
  • Auburn clinches SEC West with win over Georgia

    November 13, 2010 10:19 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Cam Newton did his talking on the field. Responding to all those allegations of wrongdoing with another brilliant performance, Newton passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead No. 2 Auburn into the Southeastern Conference championship game -- and another step closer to playing... more »
  • Cam Newton starts despite allegations

    November 13, 2010 3:05 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn Tigers can clinch a spot in the SEC championship game with a win over Georgia on Saturday, and they have their best player running the offense. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, the Heisman Award candidate caught in a whirlwind of controversy this week after allegations of... more »
  • Port Hudson Mill to get $300 million upgrade

    October 20, 2010 3:51 PM

    The Port Hudson Mill in East Baton Rouge Parish is getting a $300 million upgrade that will create hundreds of new construction jobs and keep its current workforce busy. Governor Bobby Jindal and officials with Georgia-Pacific announced today that the mill was one of two sites picked to receive upgrades... more »
  • Suspicious Item Placed under School Bus

    September 29, 2010 7:45 PM

    A woman placed something on the frame of a school bus as it was stopped on a suburban Atlanta street and it fell off as the bus started moving. It forced the closing of a street while police tried to recover whatever it was. Gwinnett County Police say the woman... more »
  • 4th man sues Ga. megachurch pastor

    September 24, 2010 2:43 PM

    A fourth young male member of the New Birth Charlotte church in Georgia says prominent pastor Bishop Eddie Long coerced him into a sexual relationship. Attorneys for the victim say Long took him to Kenya in 2005 when he was 17 and had sex with him. The other... more »
  • Kid Rock appears in Georgia court over lawsuit

    September 14, 2010 12:54 PM

    Jury selection has been completed in a lawsuit against musician Kid Rock stemming from a fight at a Waffle House restaurant near Atlanta. Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, and five members of his entourage appeared Tuesday before a DeKalb County judge. In the lawsuit, Harlen... more »
  • Army: Ex-soldier takes 3 hospital workers hostage

    September 6, 2010 11:29 AM

    The Army says a former soldier demanding behavioral treatment took three workers hostage at a Georgia military hospital before surrendering. Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson says no one was hurt during the short standoff early Monday at the post's Winn Army Community Hospital. Larson says the man was... more »
  • Georgia downs UL-Lafayette 55-7

    September 4, 2010 3:00 PM

    Aaron Murray passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in leading No. 23 Georgia to a 55-7 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Despite the absence of top receiver A.J. Green, Murray completed 16 of 24 passes for 194 yards in his first college game. Kris Durham caught two TD passes. Murray... more »
  • Man Dies after Goat Attack

    August 30, 2010 7:53 PM

    An 88-year-old man died a week after a goat attacked him near Colbert, Georgia. Vestal Davis was charged and attacked by his neighbor's goat, which repeatedly knocked him to the ground. His neighbor says the goat escaped from its pen but he did not know about the attack. The Madison... more »
  • Former depression No. 5, round 2 coming to La.

    August 16, 2010 7:26 AM

    The remnants of Tropical Depression #5 that dissipated before coming ashore in Louisiana last week is heading back toward the mouth of the Mississippi after going overland into Georgia. The National Weather Service says it might strengthen first into a tropical depression, and there's a possibility of it becoming a... more »
  • Georgia pastor arrested protesting "Demon" mascot

    August 9, 2010 12:26 PM

    Police have arrested a pastor in Georgia for protesting outside a high school against its demon mascot. Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said 36-year-old Donald Crosby was arrested Monday in the central Georgia city of Warner Robins. Crosby and supporters picked the opening day of classes to protest against... more »
  • Tide picked to beat Florida for SEC, LSU 4th in the west

    July 23, 2010 11:14 AM

    Defending national champion Alabama is the overwhelming pick to beat Florida in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Both teams were picked to meet for the title for the third consecutive year in balloting by reporters who cover the league at SEC media days. Florida got 153 of 176 first-place votes... more »
  • Man seized at Army base had land mine, laser scope

    June 16, 2010 12:29 PM

    Prosecutors say a civilian who was arrested in uniform on an Army base in Georgia had a land mine in his vehicle along with several grenades, night vision devices and a military laser targeting device. The federal prosecutors also say in a criminal complaint that Anthony Saxon falsely pretended... more »
  • BP: more proof of plumes needed

    June 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    A spokesman for BP PLC says the company needs more proof to support claims by scientists that huge plumes of oil are suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. CEO Tony Hayward said Sunday there was "no evidence" of the plumes and that all the oil from the spill... more »
  • Ex-Saint Grant gets probation in Ga. club fight

    May 11, 2010 10:00 AM

    Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant was fined $1,000... more »
  • Luge federation: 'No single reason' caused death

    April 19, 2010 5:53 AM

    The international luge federation says there's "no single reason" that caused the death of Georgian racer Nodar Kumaritashvili in a training run at the Vancouver Olympics. The sport's governing body says "what happened to Nodar has been an unforeseeable fatal accident." During training in February, only hours before the opening... more »
  • Ouachita jobs going to Georgia

    April 15, 2010 8:03 AM

    The owner of a north Louisiana facility that makes electric utility vehicles has told his employees he plans to move the company and its jobs from Ouachita Parish to Georgia in two months. Stealth Manufacturing owner Greg Block gave employees 60 days notice on Wednesday. However, the state will continue... more »
  • DA: No charges against Steelers' Roethlisberger

    April 12, 2010 1:17 PM

    Authorities in Georgia won't charge Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after a 20-year-old college student said he sexually assaulted her. District Attorney Fred Bright made the announcement Monday. The student had told police that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her last month at a nightclub in the central Georgia college... more »
  • Tiger Woods back on golf course

    April 5, 2010 12:36 PM

    He's often greeted with applause -- but today, Tiger Woods was met with awkward silence from about 500 fans on the first tee at Augusta National in Georgia. He was on the course early to start a practice round with Fred Couples in advance of this week's Masters, which... more »
  • Man charged with filing multiple false disaster claims

    March 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    A Georgia man who claims he was the victim of hurricanes in Louisiana, tornadoes in Indiana and flooding in New Hampshire has been charged with fraud. Authorities say 30-year-old Desima James duped the government out of more than $30,000. He has been charged with filing more than 30... more »
  • Senate to honor entertainment mogul Tyler Perry

    March 17, 2010 5:37 AM

    New Orleans native Tyler Perry will be honored by the Georgia Senate for his achievements as entertainer and humanitarian. Perry is the first celebrity to be honored in the chamber this session. Senators will present Resolution 1188 to Perry, citing his silver-haired, sharp-tongued "Madea" character, Tyler Perry Studios - the... more »
  • August trial set in 1985 killing

    March 10, 2010 6:36 AM

    A Walker native accused of raping and fatally beating 19-year-old Tina Marie Kristynik in her Baton Rouge home in 1985 will go to trial on August 9. Vernon Kennedy, who already is serving a life sentence in Georgia for a 1995 murder, faces a mandatory life prison term if convicted.... more »
  • Man indicted in deaths of Ga. family

    December 17, 2009 7:16 AM

    A Baton Rouge man has been indicted on five counts of vehicular homicide in a fiery Interstate 10 crash that killed five members of a Georgia family. A grand jury indicted Dwayne Leggett and believe he was "under the influence of alcoholic beverages" at the time of the wreck. State... more »
  • Apologetic thief leaves "sorry" note

    November 24, 2009 8:02 PM

    A church in Ellenwood, Georgia was hit by a thief who left a note saying "Sorry but I'm Poor" and made off with expensive equipment and a laptop computer. It's the fourth time the church was hit in two-years and the Rev. Roger Davis says he's considering putting up a... more »

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