Ga

FOREST PARK, Ga | Inside Stacey Abrams’ strategy to mobilize Georgia voters

FOREST PARK, Ga  — Democrat Stacey Abrams says she cannot become governor of Georgia without convincing tens of thousands of sporadic voters to come to the polls. So her campaign is spending considerable sums on paid canvassers, field offices for volunteers and direct mail pieces aimed at more than 1.5 million Georgians who don’t usually … Continue reading FOREST PARK, Ga | Inside Stacey Abrams’ strategy to mobilize Georgia voters

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons RB Freeman (knee) out for Sunday’s game vs Carolina

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.  — The Atlanta Falcons will be missing another key starter for Sunday’s game against Carolina. Two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman was ruled out after missing the entire week of practice with a knee injury, another blow to a team that was already reeling from injuries to defensive stalwarts Keanu Neal … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons RB Freeman (knee) out for Sunday’s game vs Carolina

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga | Amazon? Mysterious ‘Project Rocket’ advances outside Atlanta

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga — A mysterious economic development project code-named “Project Rocket” is advancing in Atlanta’s suburbs. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the identity of the company seeking the massive distribution facility remains shrouded in secrecy. The story notes that e-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly been seeking an Atlanta-area site for a new fulfillment center. Gwinnett … Continue reading LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga | Amazon? Mysterious ‘Project Rocket’ advances outside Atlanta

GAINESVILLE, Ga. | Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

GAINESVILLE, GA — With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account.  Another credit card processing firm told … Continue reading GAINESVILLE, Ga. | Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

GAINESVILLE, Ga. | Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm … Continue reading GAINESVILLE, Ga. | Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

COLUMBUS, Ga | Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again. Piedmont Columbus Regional said in a statement that sisters Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis went into labor on the same day last week and gave birth nearly at the same time at the hospital’s midtown campus in west Georgia. The … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ga | Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

JONESBORO, Ga. | The Latest: 1 killed, 1 wounded outside Georgia graduation

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia (all times local): ___ 12:10 p.m. It remains unclear whether a suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia that left one woman dead and another injured. Telephone … Continue reading JONESBORO, Ga. | The Latest: 1 killed, 1 wounded outside Georgia graduation

SAVANNAH, Ga. | 911 callers reported seeing military plane fall from sky

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In frantic calls to 911, witnesses reported a fiery tragedy that dropped suddenly from above: a military cargo plane, one of its engines apparently not working, crashing nose-first onto a Georgia highway and raining flaming debris onto the blacktop. “I’ve got flames and smoke everywhere and stuff coming out of the … Continue reading SAVANNAH, Ga. | 911 callers reported seeing military plane fall from sky

ATHENS, Ga | Georgia coach Kirby Smart gets new 7-year, $49 million deal

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart cashed in Thursday after leading the Bulldogs to the national championship game. The school’s athletic association approved an extended seven-year contract and a new compensation package worth $49 million — roughly doubling Smart’s original deal. Athletic director Greg McGarity said it was money well spent. “Kirby has … Continue reading ATHENS, Ga | Georgia coach Kirby Smart gets new 7-year, $49 million deal

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga | Transport plane that crashed in Georgia was on final trip

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — An aging C-130 Hercules that rescued and resupplied U.S. citizens after last year’s hurricanes crashed onto a Georgia highway during what was supposed to be its final flight, killing all nine Puerto Ricans on board. The huge plane was being flown into retirement in Arizona, reducing Puerto Rico’s National Guard … Continue reading PORT WENTWORTH, Ga | Transport plane that crashed in Georgia was on final trip

SAVANNAH, Ga | 2 killed when military cargo plane crashes in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed Wednesday near an airport in Savannah, Georgia, killing two, authorities. Chatham County Deputy Coroner Tiffany Williams says police tell her two people have been killed in the crash. Williams said she didn’t have any other details on the deaths. The plane crashed at … Continue reading SAVANNAH, Ga | 2 killed when military cargo plane crashes in Georgia

MACON, Ga | White woman charged in parking lot spat with black women

MACON, Ga.  | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A 71-year-old white woman has been charged with battery after she and her son argued with two black female service members over a parking spot outside a restaurant. A Bibb County Sheriff’s report says Judy James Tucker told deputies it all started because she’s white and it was … Continue reading MACON, Ga | White woman charged in parking lot spat with black women

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Woods improves in final round at Masters, welcomes break

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Tiger Woods nearly aced a hole and made his lone eagle of the week. The four-time Masters champion somewhat returned to form at Augusta National. It was just a few days too late to be more than an afterthought at golf’s first major. Woods closed with a flurry, … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | Woods improves in final round at Masters, welcomes break

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself on Sunday at the Masters. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth briefly tied him for the lead. Rickie Fowler birdied the last hole to leave him no room for error. Reed never flinched through … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Hoffman aces the 16th hole at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on Sunday’s final round of the Masters (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Charley Hoffman has made a hole-in-one at the Masters. Hoffman flirted with the bunker left of the 16th green, only to catch a fortuitous kick that sent the ball right into the hole. It … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Hoffman aces the 16th hole at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Spieth, Rahm close gap on leaders at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on Sunday’s final round of the Masters (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Jordan Spieth is making a huge move in the final round of the Masters. The 24-year-old Texan made five birdies on the front nine at Augusta National to push his score to 10 under … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Spieth, Rahm close gap on leaders at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Reed, McIlroy deliver shaky tee shots at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on Sunday’s final round of the Masters (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy have teed off in the final round at the Masters, and it sure looks like they’re feeling the pressure. Reed yanked his tee shot at the par-4 first left … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Reed, McIlroy deliver shaky tee shots at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga | The Latest: Woods nearly gets ace in final round at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on Sunday’s final round of the Masters (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Tiger Woods is playing his final round at this Masters — and it may have included his best iron shot of the week. Woods nearly aced the 240-yard, par-3 fourth Sunday. His tee shot … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga | The Latest: Woods nearly gets ace in final round at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Putting woes stifle Johnson, Spieth, Thomas at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Dustin Johnson burned the edges. Jordan Spieth lipped out more than his fair share. Justin Thomas just never got comfortable on the greens. Three of the world’s best golfers blamed putting woes for being mostly stagnant on Moving Day at the Masters on Saturday. With everyone else around … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | Putting woes stifle Johnson, Spieth, Thomas at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga.The Latest: Couples falters with bogey, triple at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on Friday’s second round of the Masters (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Fred Couples dropped four shots in two holes to start the back nine at Augusta National on Friday, ruining what was otherwise a solid second round at the Masters. He bounced back with a … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga.The Latest: Couples falters with bogey, triple at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Woods tees off at Masters for 1st time since ’15

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on the first round of the Masters on Thursday (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Tiger Woods has teed off at the Masters for the first time in three years. The 42-year-old Woods was first off the first tee in his group, which includes Marc Leishman and Tommy Fleetwood. … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | The Latest: Woods tees off at Masters for 1st time since ’15

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Augusta National to host women’s amateur tournament

AUGUSTA, Ga. | April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A new women’s amateur tournament will be played partially at Augusta National the week before the Masters. Masters chairman Fred Ridley announced the tournament Wednesday, calling it a move to help grow the game of golf. It will be called the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. The tournament will … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Ga. | Augusta National to host women’s amateur tournament