QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP nod in Georgia

U.S. 08/12/20, 05:32

Businesswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed support for far-right QAnon, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, won the Republican nomination for Georgia's 14th Congressional District to replace outgoing Rep. Tom Graves (R). According to The Associated Press, Greene beat her opponent John Cowan in a primary runoff with 60 percent of the ...

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia home

U.S. 10/22/19, 10:21

Former President Jimmy Carter had another fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, fracturing his pelvis and going to the hospital for treatment and observation, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo described the fracture as minor. Her statement said that the 95-year-old was in good spirits at the ...

Four killed after fleeing car crashes into vehicle in central Georgia

U.S. 09/28/19, 07:04

A driver who was fleeing from deputies crashed into a vehicle in central Georgia, killing four people, authorities said. Butts County Sheriff Gary Long told WXIA-TV that the crash occurred Friday evening, Sept. 27, on Georgia Highway 36, southwest of Jackson. The pursuit began in Monroe County when the driver refused to ...

Stacey Abrams not ruling out a presidential run

Politics 06/13/19, 15:44

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Thursday she has not ruled out running for another political office. Abrams, who spoke at the Women's E3 Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, said she has not yet settled on the next steps for her political career. "I ...

Sea turtles nest at record pace along Georgia coast

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:33

The number of sea turtle nests along the Georgia coast is on pace to set a record this year.Kris Williams is director of Caretta Research Project, a sea turtle conservation organization. She told the Savannah Morning News that beach patrols along the Georgia coast between Tybee and Cumberland islands had ...

Officer captured on video hitting man convicted of assault

U.S. 06/12/19, 10:46

A former police sergeant in Georgia who was captured on video hitting a man during a traffic stop has been convicted of aggravated assault and battery.The Gwinnett County district attorney's office said Wednesday that Michael Bongiovanni pleaded no contest Tuesday.Cellphone video showed Bongiovanni hitting Demetrius Hollins as he stood with ...

Pretrial appeal dismissed in 2005 slaying of teacher

U.S. 06/10/19, 18:17

Georgia's highest court said Monday that it lacks authority to hear a pretrial appeal from a man charged with killing a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade.The state Supreme Court in March delayed Ryan Duke's murder trial so it could consider whether it ...

Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

U.S. 06/10/19, 06:32

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about his recent health setback and his conversation with President Donald Trump, as he returned to teaching Sunday school in Georgia for the first time since breaking his hip. Carter told people gathered at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains that he and his wife, ...

Georgia still has no hate crimes law despite many tries

U.S. 06/02/19, 08:48

A Georgia man convicted of throwing scalding water on a sleeping same-sex couple told one of them to "get out of my house with all that gay," a victim testified, yet he couldn't be charged with a hate crime because the state has no such law.Victim Anthony Gooden said in ...

Prosecutors push back on enforcing new state abortion laws

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:34

New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them.The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and several said they would not file criminal charges against doctors who violate the laws. ...

2021 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Atlanta

Sports 05/29/19, 18:47

Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement before the Braves played the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night."The facility here, including SunTrust stadium and ...

Georgia’s ex-president back in Ukraine; citizenship restored

Europe 05/29/19, 10:56

Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili has arrived in Ukraine a day after its new leader reinstated his citizenship.Saakashvili arrived in Kiev on Wednesday following the decision by Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to restore his citizenship.He praised Zelenskiy for a "quick and brave" decision to give back his citizenship. Speaking to ...

Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Entertainment 05/28/19, 13:18

Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia's recently passed abortion law , Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and "rethink our entire investment" in the state, should the law going into effect.Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement that the streaming ...

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