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Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sentenced to five life sentences with the possibility of […]
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Holyfield’s 40 times make NFL draft decision a big gamble

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia. His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week’s draft. Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL […]
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T.I., Scrapp Deleon aid nonviolent offenders in Georgia

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper T.I., a Georgia church and VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop” personality Scrapp Deleon came together to post bail for 23 nonviolent offenders who would have spent Easter behind bars. News outlets report the “Bail Out” program extends beyond the weekend, with each offender being connected to a mentor and possibly […]
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Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a “Peeping Tom” call. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect and […]
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Swift eager to show he can be Georgia’s No. 1 tailback

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D’Andre Swift’s long wait has ended. Finally, the junior stands alone atop Georgia’s depth chart at tailback. Swift has seized the opportunity this spring. Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Swift “has set himself apart from the other offensive players because of his demeanor and body language.” Swift’s talent as a big-play […]
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Georgia Sen. Perdue’s campaign fined $30,000 for violations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue has paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican’s fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed in Perdue’s latest campaign finance report filed Monday. FEC documents show the Perdue […]
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Guard ‘Ant Man’ Edwards heads Georgia’s signing class

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Highly recruited 6-foot-4 guard Anthony “Ant Man” Edwards has signed with Georgia, giving the Bulldogs a headliner of its top recruiting class in at least 25 years. Edwards, from Atlanta’s Holy Spirit Prep School, was a McDonald’s All-American rated as one of the nation’s top prospects. He is rated as the […]
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5 plead not guilty in deaths of siblings buried in yard

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) — Five relatives have pleaded not guilty in the deaths of teenage siblings found buried in their father’s yard in Georgia. News outlets report the dead children’s father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others entered their pleas Wednesday during arraignments in Effingham County Superior Court. Sheriff’s deputies acting on […]
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Federal government renames Runaway Negro Creek in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to change the name of a tidal creek on the Georgia coast that had long been known as Runaway Negro Creek. The U.S. Board of Geographic Names changed the name to Freedom Creek a year after Georgia lawmakers passed a resolution requesting the switch. Runaway slaves […]
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Foltynewicz moves closer to rejoining Braves’ rotation

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta right-hander Mike Foltynewicz could return to the Braves’ rotation as soon as this weekend. Foltynewicz pitched 3 2/3 innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. He allowed two runs and four hits. Unless he suffers a setback, Foltynewicz could start Sunday night against the New York Mets. […]
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Foltynewicz throws 5 scoreless innings in rehab start

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz showed no issues with his right elbow, allowing no hits and two baserunners in five scoreless innings of a rehab start at Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday night. Foltynewicz, who opened the season on the injured list, struck out two and walked two while facing 16 batters. […]
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2 police officers wounded in shooting outside Atlanta

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say two officers have been wounded in a shooting south of Atlanta, where police have poured into a neighborhood and blocked off roads. Grady Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson says the two injured Henry County officers were being treated there Thursday afternoon. Simpson said she was unable to discuss the […]
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Sheriff dropped from lawsuit in jail death of restrained man

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed wrongful death claims against a Georgia sheriff sued by the family of a man who died in jail after deputies strapped him into a chair and shocked him four times with a stun gun. Mathew Ajibade (ah-ji-BAH-dee) died at the Chatham County jail in Savannah following […]
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Georgia’s Simmons, Stevenson arrested following bar fight

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons and freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson are facing misdemeanor charges following a bar fight. Simmons and Stevenson were arrested early Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct for their alleged fight with employees at the Cloud Bar in Athens. According to a statement from the Athens-Clarke […]
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University of Georgia fraternity suspended over racist video

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia fraternity is being investigated over a video showing some of its members mocking slavery and using a racial slur. Local media report that the university’s Student Government Association says in a statement Friday that they were aware of a video circulating on social media that shows members […]
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Prosecution rests case against Georgia man in teacher death

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against a Georgia man charged with hiding the death of a slain high school teacher whose body was burned to ash more than a decade ago. Jurors in rural Wilcox County heard a fourth day of testimony Thursday against 34-year-old Bo Dukes. He’s charged with concealing […]
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Georgia’s Deandre Baker says he’s the top CB in NFL draft

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Deandre Baker proclaimed himself to be the best cornerback in the NFL draft after using Georgia’s pro day to improve his time in the 40-yard dash. Baker posted two unofficial times of 4.46 seconds in the 40 on Wednesday. He was timed at 4.52 seconds in last month’s NFL combine in […]
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Georgia man confessed he helped burn teacher’s body to ash

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man confessed on video that he helped burn the body of a slain high school teacher for two days until “it looked like it was all ash.” Bo Dukes tells a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent in the recorded interview that he helped Tara Grinstead’s killer burn her body […]
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First trial begins in death of missing Georgia teacher

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is standing trial on charges that he helped conceal the death of a high school teacher who disappeared more than 13 years ago. Bo Dukes is charged with concealing a death, hindering the apprehension of a felon and lying to police after Tara Grinstead vanished from her home […]
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Newborns, elderly among St. Patrick's Day crowds in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Born just 3 months ago, Caroline Homans looked as if she might sleep through her first St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, cradled in her grandfather's arms as he held a beer in his free hand. A couple of blocks away, 83-year-old Hugh Helmly sat in a chair by the sidewalk with a large magnifying glass to help him view the Savannah's Irish-themed procession.
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Georgia officers fatally shot man who had an airsoft gun

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say seven police officers in Georgia shot and killed a man who charged at them with what they later learned was an airsoft gun. Athens-Clarke County Police said they were called to a home Friday night about and armed man. Police said the officers demanded 34-year-old Thomas Swinford drop the […]
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Williams carries Georgia St. over Georgia Southern 90-85

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Kane Williams scored a career-high 23 points as Georgia State narrowly defeated Georgia Southern 90-85 on Saturday to win the Sun Belt Conference regular-season championship outright. D’Marcus Simonds added 20 points for the Panthers. Malik Benlevi had 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Georgia State (22-9, 13-5 Sun Belt […]
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Geist leads Missouri past poor-shooting Georgia, 64-39

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Geist scored 18 points and Torrence Watson had 17 to lead Missouri to a 64-39 win over Georgia on Wednesday night in a matchup of two of the SEC’s bottom three teams. Watson made each of his five 3-pointers in the second half. Neither team made a 3 in a […]
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Wyatt helps rally No. 11 Kentucky women past Georgia 58-53

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tatyana Wyatt scored 17 points and Rhyne Howard and Jaida Roper hit clutch 3-pointers down the stretch Sunday as No. 11 Kentucky held off Georgia 58-53 in their final game of the regular season. The Wildcats (24-6, 11-5 Southeastern Conference) scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to take […]
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Hooker scores 36 to lead Kennesaw State over Stetson 83-82

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Tyler Hooker had a career-high 36 points as Kennesaw State defeated Stetson 83-82 on Friday night. Kosta Jankovic had 15 points for Kennesaw State (6-25, 3-13 Atlantic Sun Conference), which snapped its five-game losing streak. Kyle Clarke and Bobby Parker added seven rebounds each. Jankovic made two free throws with 1:09 […]
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Okeke hits 3-pointer to lead Auburn past Georgia 78-75

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Chuma Okeke hit a 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining and Auburn pulled out a 78-75 victory over Georgia, handing the Bulldogs their 13th straight Southeastern Conference loss on Wednesday night. Auburn (19-9, 8-7 SEC) bounced back from a 27-point loss at Kentucky, though it sure was a struggle. Georgia rallied from […]
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Georgia trooper struck by car opens fire, kills driver

DARIEN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed when a Georgia state trooper opened fire into her car after she struck the officer while trying to flee a traffic stop. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the fatal shooting Tuesday morning along Interstate 95 in coastal McIntosh County. The […]
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Cummings scores 23 to lead Mercer past Samford 65-62

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had 23 points as Mercer narrowly defeated Samford 65-62 on Thursday night. Ethan Stair had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Mercer (10-17, 5-10 Southern Conference). Luke Hamilton added 11 points. Fardaws Aimaq had seven rebounds for the home team. Both teams set season lows for scoring during the […]
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Weatherspoon’s late FT lifts Mississippi State past Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon sank one of three free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining, giving him a career-high 31 points and lifting Mississippi State to a 68-67 win over Georgia on Wednesday night. With the game tied at 67-all, Weatherspoon was awarded two free throws when fouled by Jordan Harris. Weatherspoon was given […]
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Stafford lifts North Alabama over Kennesaw State 76-61

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kendall Stafford had a season-high 21 points plus 10 rebounds as North Alabama got past Kennesaw State 76-61 on Wednesday night. Jamari Blackmon had 18 points for North Alabama (9-19, 6-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), which broke its five-game losing streak. Kendarius Smith added eight assists. Emanuel Littles had nine rebounds for […]
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