SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Rep. Jack Kingston will soon return to private life after 22 years in Congress. The Savannah Republican's streak of election victories since 1992 ended when he lost a Senate primary runoff to businessman David Perdue. Kingston is uncertain about what's next for his future.
ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia. The salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts processed by Peanut Corporation of America led to one of the largest food recalls in history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 714 people in 46 states were infected between September 2008 and March 2009.
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Fire officials say two people were hospitalized after small plane crash in western Georgia. Coweta County Fire Capt. Craig Sherrer says two men who were pulled from a crashed plane were alert and talking to emergency responders yesterday afternoon, but were also badly injured.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in western Georgia have identified a teenage boy who drowned in the Chattahoochee River over the weekend. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says 14-year-old Justin Thomas died after drowning yesterday near Woodruff Park.
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