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Hagans silences Georgia crowd, lifts No. 12 Kentucky, 69-49

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ashton Hagans silenced a hostile crowd by scoring a season-high 23 points, leading No. 12 Kentucky to a 69-49 victory over Georgia on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (13-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled away in the second half for their third straight victory. Hagans, a freshman who initially committed to Georgia out […]
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Georgia’s Taylor keeps coaching, running through pregnancy

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Joni Taylor gets intense on the sideline coaching the Georgia Lady Bulldogs. Her actions recently have been making her players nervous. It’s understandable. Taylor is coaching for two and she is due to give birth next month. Taylor can laugh at the concerns because she said her doctor has not put […]
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Police: Officers kill gunman holding hostages in Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police say officers shot and killed a gunman who was holding people hostage inside a dermatology office in Georgia. Gainesville police tell news outlets officers shot the man Monday morning at Lanier Dermatology, northeast of Atlanta. Police say the officers and other people involved are OK. Sgt. Kevin Holbrook says a […]
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Georgia’s Smart hires Hartley from Miami as tight ends coach

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart has hired Todd Hartley from Miami to coach the Bulldogs’ tight ends. Hartley returns to Georgia after spending the last three seasons as Miami’s special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. A native of Gray, Georgia, Hartley was Georgia’s director of player personnel in 2015 following four […]
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Rodriguez powers East Tennessee St to seventh straight win

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds — eight off the offensive glass — and East Tennessee State held off Mercer in overtime 72-68 on Saturday. Rodriguez’s efforts helped the Buccaneers (15-4, 5-1 Southern Conference) win their seventh straight game, beat Mercer for a ninth straight time and run […]
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Escaped Wyoming inmate, employee found in Georgia

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an escaped inmate from Wyoming and the correctional facility employee accused of helping him break out have been arrested in Georgia. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anna Lewis says 29-year-old Richard Fountaine and 25-year-old Kimberly Belcher were captured Friday afternoon. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the two were last seen […]
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Video shows Waffle House workers put food on unconscious man

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — A video shows two Waffle House employees putting salt, a slice of cheese and ketchup on an unconscious man’s head and now the company says the workers at the Atlanta area location have been fired. News outlets report the video on Instagram also shows the employees playing with the man like […]
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Cummings scores 36, lifts Mercer over Western Carolina 84-80

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 36 points as Mercer slipped past Western Carolina 84-80 on Thursday night. Cummings hit 12 of 19 shots, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, as the Bears (6-10, 1-3 Southern Conference) shot 56 percent from the floor and 45 percent from beyond the arc. Ethan […]
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Georgia sheriff fires jailer recorded having sex with inmate

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia jailer recorded having sex with an inmate has been arrested and fired. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says he personally arrested 20-year-old Durell Malik Roberson of Milledgeville and fired him Tuesday. News outlets report that Sills said an inmate released from jail last month informed authorities that […]
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Hammonds’ big finish leads Georgia past Vanderbilt, 82-63

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Rayshaun Hammonds scored 19 points, all in the second half, and Georgia bounced back from an ugly loss in its SEC opener to beat Vanderbilt 82-63 on Wednesday night. Derek Ogbeide had 15 points and nine rebounds for Georgia (9-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference). The Bulldogs led only 56-55 before finally pulling […]
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Georgia man tells police R. Kelly’s manager threatened him

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer’s manager threatened him. A Stockbridge police report says Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if […]
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Baby’s body found in portable cooler in Georgia

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a baby’s body was found in a portable cooler bag on the side of a Georgia road. News outlets report the newborn’s body was found Sunday afternoon. According to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses said the cooler had been on the side of a road for several days, […]
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Georgia safety J.R. Reed returning for senior season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia safety J.R. Reed says he is returning for his senior season, giving the Bulldogs good news two days after the offense lost four juniors to the NFL draft. Reed announced on his Twitter account Sunday he made the decision after consulting with his family and Georgia coach Kirby Smart. Reed […]
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Police: Man arrested after dumping dog by Georgia roadside

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Police say a Georgia man abandoned his dog alongside a busy road late at night in bad weather, but officers saw what happened and arrested him. A Gwinnett County police report says officers arrested 27-year-old Matthew Sanders around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on charges of abandonment of a dog and reckless conduct. […]
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Georgia officials identify teens killed in Dec. 31 shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials have identified two Georgia teens killed with a mishandled gun on New Year’s Eve. The Gwinnett County Police Department said in a news release Tuesday the victims were 15-year-old Devin Hodges and 17-year-old Chad Carless. Detectives said the younger teen was showing his friends a handgun Monday afternoon in Lawrenceville […]
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Authorities to investigate in-custody death of Georgia man

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has died in police custody after a foot chase during New Year’s Eve celebrations. In a news release , the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says police officers were called to downtown Savannah on Monday night about a man having a gun. Authorities say 36-year-old Charles Garrett III of […]
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Claxton leads in scoring and rebounding, Georgia tops UMass

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nicolas Claxton scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Georgia to a 91-72 win over Massachusetts Sunday. Rayshawn Hammonds chipped in 18 points and eight rebounds in the final tuneup for Georgia (8-4) before Southeastern Conference play begins. Tyree Crump came off the bench to score 14. Massachusetts (7-6) […]
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Mercer holds off UNC Wilmington 77-73

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Jaylen Stowe and Luke Hamilton added 10 points apiece to propel Mercer to a 77-73 victory over UNC Wilmington on Friday night. Stowe and Hamilton combined to make 8 of 9 shots for the Bears (5-7), who shot 53 percent from […]
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3 killed, 1 hurt in plane crash near Georgia airport

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say three people died and another was wounded when a single-engine plane crashed near a north Georgia airport. News outlets report authorities say the passenger wounded in the Wednesday night crash at the Blairsville Airport was taken to a trauma center. The condition of the passenger was not immediately known. […]
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Jackson scores 8 in OT; Georgia Southern beats Bradley 79-74

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Quan Jackson scored eight of his 22 points in overtime to help Georgia Southern beat Bradley 79-74 on Tuesday night. The Braves closed regulation on a 6-0 spurt to force overtime tied at 59. Jackson made two 3-pointers and two free throws and the Eagles led 71-68 with 1:55 remaining in […]
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Seibring’s double-double leads Elon past Kennesaw St.

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Tyler Seibring had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Steven Santa Ana added 21 points and Elon defeated Kennesaw State 76-67 on Tuesday night. Tyler Hooker led Kennesaw State (2-10) with 18 points but missed all seven of his 3-point tries. Kosta Jankovic scored 17 for the Owls, including 3 for 6 […]
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Georgia holds off Oakland comeback, wins 81-69

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Rayshaun Hammonds and Nicolas Claxton scored 17 points apiece and Teshaun Hightower had 16 to lead Georgia over Oakland 81-69 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs appeared headed for a repeat of Saturday’s near upset of No. 20 Arizona State, when they blew an 18-point lead. After being down by 17 in […]
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Georgians feel nature’s pull in sustainable living community

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — At the dead end of a dirt road in northeast Georgia, one local community has created its own neighborhood known as Earthsong within the wilderness. The sustainable living community is tucked away in between small roads behind Athens’ Georgia Square Mall, The Athens Banner-Herald reported . The land is used by […]
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Panel considers overhaul of antiquated Georgia voting system

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A commission considering a replacement for Georgia’s antiquated voting system plans to hold a last meeting in January before finalizing recommendations to lawmakers. The Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission discussed different voting systems Wednesday and the criteria members must consider in making recommendations. Election security experts warned the electronic touchscreen […]
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Barrow concedes defeat in Georgia secretary of state race

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The losing Democrat in Georgia’s runoff election for secretary of state says he wishes his Republican rival “every success” as the state’s new elections chief. Former congressman John Barrow conceded the race in a statement Wednesday. He was defeated in the Tuesday runoff by Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger, who’ll take […]
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Correction: Election 2018-Secretary of State-Georgia story

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about the runoff election for Georgia secretary of state, The Associated Press erroneously reported the statewide office has no law enforcement role. According to Candice Broce, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office, the office has an investigations division. The division employs certified law enforcement […]
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Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — An inmate fled a Georgia jail with the help of his mom and then went out for pancakes. News outlets report 27-year-old Joshua Gullatt and 54-year-old Kathy Lynn Pence were arrested Tuesday at an IHOP restaurant where they met with his children. Gullatt had slipped out a side door of the […]
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Georgia parents charged in threat against murder trial juror

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police say parents of two Georgia men facing trial for murder have been arrested in connection with threats against a juror, which prompted a mistrial the first time the case was tried. Savannah police charged 43-year-old Roderick Parrish Sr. with intimidating a juror Friday. And 48-year-old Ann Parrish was charged with […]
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Judge: Georgia must ease rule for voters proving citizenship

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge says Georgia must make it easier for voters whose registration has been flagged for possible citizenship issues to prove they are U.S. citizens when they go to the polls. The order Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross arose from an October lawsuit by civil rights […]
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Oprah, Jimmy Carter Represent Diverse Coalition Abrams Needs To Win

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — If Stacey Abrams becomes America’s first black female governor on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey could be the keys to her success. Her ability to win over a 94-year-old white man with deep ties to the rural South and one of the world’s most famous black women who rarely dabbles in campaign-style politics highlights Abrams’ strategy to win the Georgia governor’s mansion. She’s betting that charm, unabashed liberalism and her roots can motivate a c...
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