Iranian scientists' charges dismissed after prisoner swap
Iranian scientists' charges dismissed after prisoner swap

Charges have been dropped against two Iranian-born researchers after an Iranian scientist who also faced charges was released in a prisoner exchange. Over the weekend, U.S. officials released Masoud Soleimani in exchange...

Georgia election chief says 2020 could top 5 million voters
Georgia election chief says 2020 could top 5 million voters

Georgia's top election official says the 2020 election could draw over 1 million more voters to polling places in the state than voted in 2016. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told more than 700 local election...

Soldier to face court-martial in fatal crash at West Point
Soldier to face court-martial in fatal crash at West Point

The Army is ordering a court-martial for a Georgia soldier charged in a vehicle rollover that killed a West Point cadet. A spokesman at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia said Wednesday that Staff Sgt. Ladonies Strong will...

Shots fired at deputies as they search south Georgia house
Shots fired at deputies as they search south Georgia house

A south Georgia sheriff is looking for people who shot at deputies.Berrien County Sheriff Ray Paulk tells WALB-TV that shots were fired from across a street while he and deputies were searching a house on Sunday. A patrol...

Special election set for state House seat in south Georgia
Special election set for state House seat in south Georgia

A January election is set to fill a vacancy in the Georgia state House.  Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered the special election on Jan. 21 in House District 171, which covers parts of Colquitt, Decatur and Mitchell counties....

Reporter says she was groped by man in road race on live TV
Reporter says she was groped by man in road race on live TV

A news reporter in Georgia says she was groped on live TV while covering a road race and police are investigating the case as a reported sexual battery. WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian told police the man ran up from...

Atlanta police seek info on person abandoned at hospital
Atlanta police seek info on person abandoned at hospital

Atlanta police need the public's help to identify a young man who was abandoned at a hospital. Police say surveillance video shows a woman escorting the young person into Grady Memorial Hospital on Dec. 4 and then...

Georgia city cancels parade amid Confederate flag lawsuit
Georgia city cancels parade amid Confederate flag lawsuit

ALPHARETTA, Ga, - A Georgia city council will no longer sponsor a veterans parade following a lawsuit by a Sons of Confederate Veterans group. The city barred the group from showing Confederate flags during the event. The...

Confederate group sues Georgia city over rebel flag removal
Confederate group sues Georgia city over rebel flag removal

COLUMBUS, Ga. - A Confederate heritage group is suing a Georgia city over the removal of rebel flags and flagpoles from a historic cemetery where more than 500 Confederate soldiers are buried. The Sons of Confederate...

Georgia gov ordered to answer questions in election lawsuit
Georgia gov ordered to answer questions in election lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will have to sit for questioning about comments he made that seemed to express concern about minority voter registration. The order is part of a lawsuit filed by Fair...

Georgia man serving life for Mississippi murder seeks pardon
Georgia man serving life for Mississippi murder seeks pardon

A Georgia man serving a life sentence in Mississippi for a 1998 fatal shooting wants that state's governor to commute his sentence. The Sun Herald reports 53-year-old Jodon Antonio Slaughter ran a legal notice required...

Jury acquits Texas man of pot charges in Nebraska
Jury acquits Texas man of pot charges in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. - A Texas man accused of hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana through Nebraska has been acquitted of drug charges. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Edward Babb, of Houston, was found not guilty Friday...

Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now
Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

ATLANTA - Atlanta's SunTrust and North Carolina's BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home...

Atlanta newspaper criticizes film's take on late reporter
Atlanta newspaper criticizes film's take on late reporter

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and its parent corporation aren't happy with how one of their late reporters is portrayed in the upcoming film “Richard Jewell." The newspaper reports the movie version of...

Army major in Georgia jailed on federal child porn charge
Army major in Georgia jailed on federal child porn charge

An Army officer stationed in Georgia has been jailed on a federal charge of distributing child pornography. Court records say Maj. Jason Musgrove is assigned to the Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon in Augusta, where he...

Warrant: Teacher made child sit in soiled pants as a lesson
Warrant: Teacher made child sit in soiled pants as a lesson

A special education teacher in the Atlanta area has been arrested and accused of making a 5-year-old student sit in his own waste to teach him a lesson. News outlets report 56-year-old Kelly Lewis was charged Wednesday...

Police: Teen killed pregnant woman and boyfriend in robbery
Police: Teen killed pregnant woman and boyfriend in robbery

Police in suburban Atlanta have arrested a teenager, saying he shot and killed two other teens in a drug-related robbery. McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told local news outlets that the 17-year-old was arrested...

Man charged with murder after 2 die in Georgia club shooting
Man charged with murder after 2 die in Georgia club shooting

A 19-year-old man is charged with murder in the shooting of two men at a Georgia nightclub. Local news outlets report Antoine Redfield was stopped while he was trying to drive away from the Private Eye Club in Augusta in...

Georgia county paying $1.66M in hurricane-related bills
Georgia county paying $1.66M in hurricane-related bills

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Coastal Georgia's largest county is paying $1.66 million in bills from a hurricane after state government didn't respond to a request for help. The Savannah Morning News reports Chatham County...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

The FBI wants to know whether a Saudi flight student acted alone in his terror attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Other Saudis at the Florida base were told to stay together and cooperate with investigators. A...

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019
South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico.  Tunzi,...

Mayoral winner named after provisional ballots counted
Mayoral winner named after provisional ballots counted

A south Georgia city has a new mayor after officials counted provisional ballots. Radio station owner Scott James Matheson won Valdosta's top office, beating former fire chief J.D. Rice by 96 votes. The Valdosta Daily...

Black church believed to be oldest in US finishes repairs
Black church believed to be oldest in US finishes repairs

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 160-year-old church believed to be the oldest black church in the United States and built by enslaved Africans has been restored to a version of its former glory. The Savannah Morning News reports it cost...

Georgia police search for armed man accused of taking son
Georgia police search for armed man accused of taking son

Police in Georgia say they are still searching for a man accused of kidnapping his 2-year-old son at gunpoint. Fulton County police told news outlets the child was found safe on Friday shortly after he was taken. His...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack
Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

A US official says investigators believe the Florida naval base gunman visited New York City, including Rockefeller Center, days before the shooting. The officials says the FBI is working to determine the purpose of the...

Georgia courts urged to require sex harassment training
Georgia courts urged to require sex harassment training

A committee of judges has recommended that all Georgia courts require judges and court employees to participate in sexual harassment prevention training at least once a year. A Georgia Supreme Court news release says the...

Georgia ports chief expects 2019 will set new cargo record
Georgia ports chief expects 2019 will set new cargo record

Georgia officials are expecting to see the Port of Savannah set a new cargo record at the end of 2019. The Georgia Ports Authority said in a news release that cargo volumes in Savannah should reach 4.6 million container...

All-female firefighting crew is a first for Georgia county
All-female firefighting crew is a first for Georgia county

A Georgia county has its first all-female firefighting crew. The Brunswick News reports that three female Glynn County Fire Rescue firefighters have served together in the same engine company for the past several weeks....

Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast
Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast

Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the southeast Atlantic coast. The Conservation Fund and Open Space Institute...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack
Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

A US official says the Saudi student who fatally shot three people at Naval Air Station Pensacola had hosted a dinner party earlier in the week to watch videos of mass shootings. The official says a second Saudi student...

Navy, families recount heroics of fallen sailors in shooting
Navy, families recount heroics of fallen sailors in shooting

The Navy has identified all three victims who died in Friday's attack at a Florida naval base. The Naval base's commanding officer says the sailors showed “exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil." He...

Georgia receiver Dominick Blaylock out with knee injury
Georgia receiver Dominick Blaylock out with knee injury

Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock has been ruled out for the remainder of the SEC championship game with a left knee injury. He sustained the injury in the first quarter of the fourth-ranked Bulldogs' matchup...

Voting site reopened in Georgia after grassroots fight
Voting site reopened in Georgia after grassroots fight

When local election officials shut down a polling site in a predominantly black area of a rural Georgia county, displaced voters couldn’t look to the federal government to intervene as it once did in areas with a history...

Scooter companies at odds with Atlanta over impounds
Scooter companies at odds with Atlanta over impounds

Atlanta is now charging fees to transportation companies when it picks up their abandoned or improperly parked rental scooters. City officials say they're no longer simply releasing the scooters without receiving...

5 Georgia airports to share $12.6M for improvements
5 Georgia airports to share $12.6M for improvements

Five Georgia airports have been chosen to share $12.6 million in federal grants for safety and infrastructure upgrades. The Georgia Department of Transportation says the grants are among $485 million being awarded to 108...

Prosecutors in Georgia county expanding victim counseling
Prosecutors in Georgia county expanding victim counseling

Prosecutors in Cobb County are teaming up with Kennesaw State University to provide counseling for victims of felony crimes. A news release from the Cobb County district attorney's office says the program will allow...

Savannah fire officials: Dog alerted occupants to fire
Savannah fire officials: Dog alerted occupants to fire

Authorities are crediting a dog for five people's escape from a burning Savannah home. Savannah fire officials say the pet named Sammy alerted the occupants to the fire at the rear of the home Friday morning.Sammy and...

Georgia college: Visitor appears responsible for swastikas
Georgia college: Visitor appears responsible for swastikas

The University of Georgia says it has received “corroborated information" that a visitor to its Athens campus was responsible for swastikas on student doors at a dorm.The university said in a statement on Friday that the...

Voting site reopened in Georgia after grassroots fight
Voting site reopened in Georgia after grassroots fight

Residents of a predominantly black area of rural Georgia waged a two-year grassroots campaign to get their polling site reopened. When local election officials shut down the polling site in Jeff Davis County in August...

Judge dismisses charges against 3 officers in stun gun death
Judge dismisses charges against 3 officers in stun gun death

A Georgia prosecutor is appealing a judge's decision that three white former sheriff's deputies can't be tried on murder charges in the death of a black man who was repeatedly shot with a stun gun. District...

House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act
House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill to restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in 15 states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The...

Groups purchase 16,000 acres for coastal wildlife management
Groups purchase 16,000 acres for coastal wildlife management

Conservation groups have purchased a 16,000 acre stretch of undeveloped Georgia coastline, with plans to make it a wildlife management area. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the land was purchased by  the...

Marietta council urged to reject migrant children shelter
Marietta council urged to reject migrant children shelter

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Georgia pastor trying to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody is getting pushback from people in an Atlanta suburb who call his efforts morally offensive. Stone Mountain...

Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016
Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

Open water swimming is facing another round of troubling questions leading up to the Tokyo Games. It's all rather frustrating for American swimmers Haley Anderson and Jordan Wilimovsky, who would rather be focused on...

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