When officials in Chester, Georgia, heard that the 2020 census had pegged their small town at 525 people, their jaws dropped. They believed the town was almost triple that size and feared an inaccurate number could force them to make budget cuts.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has agreed to improve jail conditions for women with serious mental illness to settle a lawsuit alleging that prolonged solitary confinement and unsanitary conditions risked causing them serious psychological harm.
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A northwest Georgia high school teacher has resigned after being arrested in a child sex sting.
The Daily Citizen-News of Dalton reports that 36-year-old Michael David Powers was arrested Tuesday by the Floyd County Police Department.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that a Texas man has been arrested on charges of posting threatening messages on Craigslist about killing government officials in Georgia following the 2020 election.
ATLANTA (AP) — The latest surge of COVID-19 may have peaked in Georgia, but hospitals continue to warn of the strain they face from overloaded emergency rooms and inpatient wards, urging people to take precautions despite widespread fatigue with pandemic restrictions.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia sued the Biden administration Friday over its decision to revoke approval of a work requirement in the state’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income Georgians.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge closed his courtroom to the public Friday to hear attorneys debate whether “racially insensitive” text messages should be allowed as evidence in the hate crimes trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Officials have identified the U.S. Marines killed when the truck they and others were riding in overturned and ejected them near their base in North Carolina.
A news release from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group on Friday identified the victims as Lance Cpl.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, the “Human Highlight Film," played his college basketball at Georgia and is best known from his NBA days as the biggest star that the Atlanta Hawks ever had.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Que Morrison scored 14 points, Mikayla Coombs added 13 and No. 13 Georgia built a 27-point early lead and then held on to beat Mississippi State 66-63 on Thursday night for its third straight win.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Nerea Hermosa scored a career-high 21 points, Eylia Love had a double-double and No. 18 Georgia Tech turned back Syracuse 65-55 on Thursday night.
Lorela Cubaj had 14 points and Lotta-Maj Lahtinen 11 for the Yellow Jackets (14-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who lost 46-45 to Miami on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The storm over how Georgia’s elections are run is far from abating, as Republicans echoing former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about a stolen 2020 election make new proposals atop last year's state law that set a benchmark for restrictive GOP voting changes nationwide.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor looking into possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation.
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to stop a county from buying land for a planned spaceport near the Georgia coast, dealing the latest blow to opponents of the project.
In an order Thursday, Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett denied the request from opponents to restrain Camden County from closing on the land deal until a referendum that would let voters weigh in.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federation of labor unions in Georgia is endorsing Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign for governor.
The Georgia AFL-CIO announced its endorsement at a news conference with Abrams in Atlanta on Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor who’s investigating possible attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia on Thursday called for a special grand jury to help move the case along.
ATLANTA (AP) — Another month brought another all-time low for Georgia's unemployment rate in December, as it dipped to 2.6%.
For the third month in a row, that's the lowest level since current records began in 1976, falling from 2.8% in November and less than half the 5.3% reported in December 2021.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler had 15 points and six blocked shots to lead a half-dozen scorers in double figures for No. 2 Auburn in an 83-60 rout of Georgia on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (17-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) built a 25-point lead by halftime and coasted to their 14th consecutive win, tied with Davidson for the nation’s longest current streak.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Streaking Auburn didn’t let up even with its highest ranking in more than two decades and a bigger game looming.
Walker Kessler had 15 points and six blocked shots to lead a half-dozen scorers in double figures for No.
ATLANTA (AP) — Alondes Williams scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half when Wake Forest left Georgia Tech behind in an 80-64 victory Wednesday night.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets and also gave the Demon Deacons (15-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) their first win at Georgia Tech in 15 games, dating to Feb.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett is returning for another season after leading the Bulldogs to their first national championship in 41 years.
Bennett, who carried a flip phone and avoided social media during the 2021 season, made an exception to his policy by posting the words “One More Year” on his Instagram account on Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is buying a new voter registration system for the state's 7 million voters, a move Republican Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday will enhance security and make it easier to retrieve data.
ATLANTA (AP) — Leaders of Georgia's state court system on Wednesday told lawmakers they're trying to pass out federal money as fast as they can to help courts catch up with pandemic-related backlogs, while the leader of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it's a challenge to station a medical examiner in Macon at any price.
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams used a Wednesday campaign stop in Atlanta to applaud the push for voting rights in Congress and express support for President Joe Biden.
Abrams was noticeably absent from Biden's visit last week to Atlanta, where he called for an end to the filibuster to pass voting legislation.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery cost local taxpayers $1.08 million for security and other expenses related to the high-profile case, which sometimes drew large crowds to the courthouse but resulted in no violence.
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a man convicted of murder for fatally shooting his wife as they rode in an SUV in Atlanta say he did not have a fair trial and are asking Georgia's highest court to overturn his conviction.
KNOXVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Investigators say they have conducted numerous interviews as part of the probe into the shooting death of a man by a sheriff's deputy in central Georgia.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Jerry Jones did not provide any new details about the January 9 shooting of 47-year-old Denrick Demond Stallings by a Crawford County sheriff's deputy following an attempted traffic stop.
OCHLOCKNEE, Ga. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting two Georgia sheriff's deputies has been captured after a six day manhunt.
The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page the man had been arrested Sunday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jenna Staiti scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 13 Georgia became the first visiting team to earn a win at Missouri this season, using a strong finish to post a 72-62 victory over the Tigers Monday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — A man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours is asking Georgia's highest court to overturn his convictions for murder and child cruelty.
Justin Ross Harris, 41, was convicted in November 2016 on eight counts including malice murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.
ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Kelsey Marshall scored 12 points and Miami's defense clamped down in the fourth quarter for a 46-45 win over No. 15 Georgia Tech on Sunday.
Ja'Leah Williams scored the final four points for the Hurricanes, including the game-winner with 1:21 remaining.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest city is postponing its Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, with organizers citing a spike in coronavirus cases and the threat of the highly infectious omicron variant.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Armando Bacot tied his career high with 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, RJ Davis scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and North Carolina cruised to a 88-65 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday night.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Charles Manning Jr. hit three of four at the free throw line in the final 22 seconds to seal South Alabama's 73-67 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Javon Franklin and Manning each scored 19 points and Jay Jay Chandler added 12 points to lead South Alabama (12-5, 2-2 Sun Belt).
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Wright scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 13 and Vanderbilt resumed its winning ways beating Georgia 73-66 on Saturday.
The Commodores (10-6, 2-2) had won four in a row, including a victory at Arkansas to begin Southeastern Conference play, but were recently toppled by South Carolina and Kentucky at home.
ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasts of snow and ice as far south as Georgia have put a big part of the Southeast on an emergency preparedness footing as shoppers scoured store shelves for storm supplies and crews raced to treat highways and roads as a major winter storm approached from the Midwest.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are working to determine if a body pulled from the Middle Oconee River is that of a man reported missing last month.
The body was found Friday caught in a logjam in the river in Athens by searchers with the Athens-Clarke County fire and police departments, Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson said.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia bank worker has been sentenced to federal prison for using a stolen identity to take out more than $750,000 in fraudulent loans.
A U.S. District Court judge ordered a 10-month prison sentence for Jason McMillan of Savannah after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges.
ATLANTA (AP) — Weather forecasters' predictions of debilitating snow and ice as far south as Georgia sent parts of the region into a tizzy Friday with shoppers scouring store shelves for storm supplies and road crews trying to prevent a repeat of past wintertime debacles.
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Tiffany Haddish was arrested Friday and charged with driving under the influence, authorities said.
The actor and comedian was detained after Peachtree City Police got a call about 2:30 a.m.
Kellie Harper is working to return the Tennessee women’s basketball program back to being a title contender and has the Lady Vols closer to their traditionally elite status.
ATLANTA (AP) — Residents of several southern states are bracing for the possibility of snow and ice as a winter storm moves into the region.
Up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of snow will be possible in the north Georgia mountains, with higher amounts possible in some spots, according to the National Weather Service.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is proposing almost $3 billion more in spending from state revenue in the 2023 budget year that begins July 1, led by more than $1 billion in pay and retirement increases for Georgia's state, K-12 and university employees.