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    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Deep South’s oldest rivals usually tangle deep into fall, long after the leaves have turned and talk has turned to conference titles and postseason games. It just doesn’t seem right for Georgia to be facing Auburn at this time of year, when the college football season is just getting...
    One-time credit of $13 and fuel cost reduction of $5.32 combine for additional customer savings Customer bill credits in 2020 total more than $46 Georgia Power’s typical residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours per month, will receive an estimated $13 credit on their Georgia Power bill...
    The Georgia Southern University College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) has signed a memorandum of understanding to partner with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. The partnership will provide girls with access to opportunities in STEM education. “This is a wonderful partnership that will enable...
    Kirby Smart has yet to announce his starting quarterback against Auburn, but can fans trust the Georgia football head coach to make the right call? In January, Kirby Smart probably did not expect to find himself in a quarterback controversy two weeks into the 2020 season. After Jake Fromm decided to forgo his final season...
    Georgia football and the Auburn Tigers meet again Saturday to renew a storied rivalry. No. 4 Georgia football will take the field Saturday with the upper hand over No. 7 Auburn as the Bulldogs have won the last three meetings between the two teams. The Bulldogs lead the series with a 60-56-8 record all-time. It...
    The 2020 college football schedule doesn’t quite look like the one in past years, but you’ll still be able to stream college football live. Coronavirus concerns delayed the Pac-12 and Big Ten season starts, but they’ll be getting back into the mix. A number of schools have changed or even scrapped non-conference matchups. ...
    No. 7 Auburn travels to No. 4 Georgia on Saturday (7:30 p.m., ABC) in an SEC matchup that gives us the first top-10 showdown of the 2020 college football season.   It’s the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, and it’s earlier than usual on the schedule.   Auburn (1-0) beat Kentucky 29-13 in its opener, and sophomore Bo...
    A white former Georgia police chief who was fired amid accusations of racial profiling was axed because of his race, he claims in a new lawsuit. Dwayne Hobbs, the former top cop in Forest Park, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city in US District Court in Atlanta claiming he was fired in 2018 because...
    ATLANTA (AP) —  On Thursday, former President Jimmy Carter marks his 96th birthday, the latest milestone for the longest-lived of the 44 men to hold the highest American office. Carter planned to celebrate at his home in Plains, Georgia, with his wife of 74 years, Rosalynn Carter, according to a spokeswoman for the Carter Center...
    The Georgia Department of Public Safety has a new Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner. The Board of Public Safety voted on Wednesday to approve Lieutenant Colonel Chris Wright to serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Colonel of the Georgia State...
    The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) announced the state’s top technical college instructor for 2020. Mike Day, a Welding and Joining Technology instructor from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was chosen as the winner of this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction....
    Governor Brian Kemp announced Thursday that Agile Cold Storage will invest over $60 million in the construction of two new facilities in North Georgia to support the state’s poultry industry. The company’s new semi-automated freezer buildings will be located in Bartow and Hall counties and...
    A former University of Georgia undergraduate student who operated a Ponzi scheme which collected approximately $1 million in investments and defrauded 117 investors, including fellow students and their families, was sentenced to 60 months in prison this morning, the maximum prison sentence allowed under the...
    Week 5 of the college football season features the first top-10 showdown of 2020.   No. 7 Auburn travels to No. 4 Georgia in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, and that’s the highlight of the schedule. The Bulldogs have won the past three meetings in that series.   No. 13 Texas A&M faces No. 2 Alabama in...
    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is partnering with the Georgia Municipal Association to recruit poll workers for elections in November. The Secretary is spearheading this partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association to ensure county elections officials have the staff they need on and in the...
    A former resident of Lithonia, Georgia, has been sentenced in federal court to 42 months in jail on her conviction of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Restitution will be determined at a later date. United...
    East Georgia State College received a grant from the University System of Georgia that focuses on undergraduate research and mindset. The STEM IV Initiative Grant is for $50,000 annually for three years. Currently, EGSC is in the second year of the grant. The Board of...
    Here are things to watch in Week 2 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia: Two of the SEC’s four top-10 teams meet in an interdivisional matchup in prime time. Both overcame challenges to win their openers, with Georgia rallying for 32 unanswered points with two passing...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The deputy commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Public Safety has been tapped to lead the department following the interim commissioner’s departure. The Board of Public Safety on Wednesday voted to approve Chris Wright as the new commissioner of the department and Colonel of the Georgia State Patrol, according to a news release...
    Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Board of Public Safety approved the appointments for the Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner during a call-in meeting on September 30, a change in leadership that prompted the appointment of an entirely new Command Staff....
    There has been concern among Republicans about the House seats relinquished by 26 GOP incumbents. Whether they are seeking another office or simply retiring, those 26 incumbents have left seats, in more cases than not, are vulnerable to Democratic capture. One open seat that has caused considerable consternation for Georgia and national Republicans is in...
    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor extended his emergency rules regarding COVID-19 again Wednesday as the state surpassed 7,000 deaths from the respiratory illness. Gov. Brian Kemp extended the underlying state of emergency that allows him to issue other orders, which had been set to expire Oct. 10, until Nov. 9....
    Jon Ossoff, the Democratic challenger to Georgia Sen. David Perdue, is courting the state's more conservative voters with an ad arguing that he has a more moderate stance toward gun regulation than the Republican incumbent claims. Ossoff, who has been endorsed by gun safety groups but was given an “F” by the National Rifle Association, is running a pro-Second...
    Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff regularly is giving mixed messages about his gun control positions. Ossoff, a filmmaker, is currently running against Republican Sen. David Perdue. The last time Ossoff ran for Congress was in 2017, when he mounted a failed bid against Republican Karen Handel for Georgia's 6th Congressional District during a special...
    By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press A Georgia state lawmaker and nine others arrested while protesting at the state Capitol in the wake of the 2018 midterm elections have filed a lawsuit seeking to prohibit further enforcement of the law cited in their arrest. Democratic State Sen. Nikema Williams was among 15 people arrested in November...
    Despite roughly 30,000 fewer people currently being held in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement compared to last year's average, the number of deaths in ICE detention centers has nearly doubled. As of Wednesday, the last day of fiscal year 2020, there were 21 deaths reported in ICE custody. The number of...
    A 12-year-old Georgia girl may have died as an indirect result of a severe lice infection that went untreated by her parents for years, investigators revealed Monday during a preliminary hearing. The new details surrounding the tragic August death of Kaitlyn Yozivak were brought up at a hearing held early this week after which a...
    Loading the player... A senior wide receiver for the Georgetown Hoyas was taken into custody Monday afternoon on a murder charge out of D.C.  Dijon Williams was arrested in Lawrenceville, Georgia by local and federal authorities. The 21-year-old Georgia native was arrested in connection with the killing of Nurudeen Thomas.  Thomas, 30, was found fatally wounded...
    Oregon prison inmates find redemption, adrenaline in fighting wildfires Meet the K-shaped recession, where professional workers are largely fine and everyone else is doing awful 4-star USC QB commit who transferred to play senior season in Georgia ruled ineligible Jake Garcia’s senior season of high school football may never happen. Garcia is a California...
    Eight months after becoming Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) named Adult Echocardiography student Christina Bullock as the first runner-up for the top technical college student in the State of Georgia.  ...
    Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock (center) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● GA-Sen-B: Civiqs, which is polling on behalf of Daily Kos,...
    City of Rome officials announced the city will celebrate “Georgia Cities Week” October 4-10. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Building the 2020 Vision.” “We’re very proud of our city and the services we provide that make it attractive to residents and...
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Georgia have arrested a Georgetown University football player accused of killing a man in Washington, D.C. Federal agents took Dijon Williams, 21, into custody at a Lawrenceville home Monday, U.S. Marshals spokesman Inspector Frank Lempka told news outlets. Williams was charged with first-degree murder in the July 21...
    A SCHOOLGIRL died after being savaged by a HEAD LICE infestation so severe it triggered a heart attack as her parents are charged with murder. Kaitlyn Yozviak, 12, from Macon in Georgia, developed anaemia caused by repeated bites over three years which led to the fatal cardiac arrest. 4Kaitlyn Yozviak with her teacher, Courtney Amerson...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin advanced to a runoff in Tuesday’s special election to fill the short remainder of the late John Lewis’ term in Congress. Hall and Franklin led five other candidates in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, but no one won a majority....
    COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen Amazon Prime Day Starts October 13—Heres Everything You Need to Know Florida Georgia Lines Tyler Hubbard Debuts Massive Arm Tattoo: So Pumped Tyler Hubbard is adding to his tattoo collection. © Provided by People TYLER HUBBARD/INSTAGRAM. INSET: GETTY IMAGES Tyler Hubbard The Florida Georgia Line...
    The parents of a 12-year-old girl who died indirectly from a severe lice infestation have been charged with second-degree murder. Police said that Mary Katherine "Katie" Horton called police when her daughter Kaitlyn Yozviak was unresponsive on Aug. 27. Horton was arrested within 24 hours after police saw the state of their...
    A Georgetown University football player wanted in connection to a Washington, DC, murder was reportedly arrested in Georgia on Monday. US Marshals picked up Dijon Williams, who hails from Georgia, in a house in Gwinnett County, authorities told Fox 5 DC. Williams, a senior wide receiver for the Hoyas, was being sought for his...
    A Democrat competing in Georgia's 21-candidate, free-for-all Senate special election has opened up a gaping lead on the Republican favorites, according to two new polls. Democratic Ebenezer Baptist Church senior pastor Raphael Warnock has an 8 percentage point advantage on appointed GOP incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, 31% to 23%, a Quinnipiac University survey of likely...
    A Georgetown University football player wanted in connection to a Washington, DC, murder was reportedly arrested in Georgia on Monday. US Marshals picked up Dijon Williams, who hails from Georgia, in a house in Gwinnett County, authorities told Fox 5 DC. Williams, a senior wide receiver for the Hoyas, was being sought for his alleged...
    U.S. Marshals have arrested a Georgetown University senior near his hometown in Georgia on a warrant for first-degree murder in D.C. Dijon Williams, 21, was arrested Monday at a home in Gwinnett County with help from local authorities, according to Chief Bill Delaney of the U.S. Marshals Service. While the football season is suspended and...
    IVEY, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old Georgia girl may have died as an indirect result of a severe lice infestation that may have gone on for years, investigators said. The new details on the August death of Kaitlyn Yozviak were discussed during a preliminary hearing Monday after which Wilkinson County Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell...
    IVEY, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old Georgia girl may have died as an indirect result of a severe lice infestation that may have gone on for years, investigators said. The new details on the August death of Kaitlyn Yozviak were discussed during a preliminary hearing Monday after which Wilkinson County Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell...
    Georgia Fowler served a killer look on Tuesday, September 29, when she treated her 1.1 million Instagram followers to a double update. She shared two snapshots that showed her soaking up the sun at the beach while sporting a stylish bikini that showed off her flawless figure. The first photo featured the Victoria’s Secret model...
    GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — Two Georgia sheriff's deputies died Tuesday after their police car ran into a stopped truck on Interstate 20 near Augusta. The Fulton County deputies died in the crash in Grovetown, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Their Dodge Charger ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer that was stopped in the...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Biden has 50% support from likely voters, while Trump is at 47% in a state that has not been won by a Democratic presidential candidate in almost 30 years. Trump captured the...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials say they’re implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state’s new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk. During preelection testing on the new touchscreen voting machines last week, election...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday to halt a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a teen who drowned during a trip to Belize more than four years ago. The court unanimously ruled that Tomari Jackson’s mother, Adell Forbes, could not proceed with the lawsuit since it was not filed...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden narrowly leads President Donald Trump by a 3-point margin in Georgia as a new poll in the battleground state also shows Democrats gaining ground in Senate races that could help determine which party controls the upper chamber. A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found Biden leading Trump, 50-47%, which is...
    East Georgia State College, with the help of the family of the late Jack and Ruth Ann Hill, has established a scholarship fund to honor the couple who passed away earlier this year. The Jack and Ruth Ann Hill Scholarship will award recipients up to...