ACLU slams proposal to close many polls in Georgia county
ACLU slams proposal to close many polls in Georgia county

Civil rights advocates are objecting to a proposal to close about 75 percent of polling locations in a predominantly black south Georgia county.

DNC chair, Ellison discuss abuse allegations after primary
DNC chair, Ellison discuss abuse allegations after primary

Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez says he's talked to deputy chairman Keith Ellison about domestic abuse allegations by Ellison's ex-girlfriend.

Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing
Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing

About nine months after a panel recommended the immediate renaming of Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, city officials are planning a public hearing.

Robins Air Force base in Georgia plans to add 1,200 jobs
Robins Air Force base in Georgia plans to add 1,200 jobs

The U.S. Air Force says it wants to add 1,200 jobs within the next year at its sprawling base in central Georgia.

Former top Atlanta official to enter plea in bribery probe
Former top Atlanta official to enter plea in bribery probe

A top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is the latest person scheduled to enter a plea as part of an ongoing federal corruption investigation.

Police: 1 person shot outside day care in suburban Atlanta
Police: 1 person shot outside day care in suburban Atlanta

Police say one person has been shot after a gunman opened fire outside day care in suburban Atlanta.

Gym pool malfunction sends several children to hospital
Gym pool malfunction sends several children to hospital

A malfunction at an Atlanta-area gym pool has sent at least eight children to the hospital.

Squirrel hunting season opens Wednesday
Squirrel hunting season opens Wednesday

Georgia hunters can begin pursuing both gray and fox squirrels starting Wednesday.

Fedrick promoted to lead Albany State University in Georgia
Fedrick promoted to lead Albany State University in Georgia

The governing body for Albany State University in Georgia has promoted an interim vice president to lead the school permanently.

Georgia father rescues daughter from oncoming car, dies
Georgia father rescues daughter from oncoming car, dies

Authorities say a Georgia father has died after he saved his 4-year-old daughter from an oncoming car.

The Latest: Bills GM tells AP team continues to back McCoy
The Latest: Bills GM tells AP team continues to back McCoy

The Latest on Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy's eviction proceedings against an ex-girlfriend (all times local):

Georgia high court won't hear candidate disqualification
Georgia high court won't hear candidate disqualification

The Georgia Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by a state House candidate disqualified over citizenship requirements.

Tests: Georgia remains match Michigan teen last seen in 1979
Tests: Georgia remains match Michigan teen last seen in 1979

Authorities say tests have confirmed the remains of an unknown person buried in Georgia are those of a 15-year-old boy who ran away from his southeastern Michigan home in 1979.

Bills' McCoy finalizes eviction of ex-girlfriend in Georgia
Bills' McCoy finalizes eviction of ex-girlfriend in Georgia

A lawyer for LeSean McCoy says the eviction proceedings against the Buffalo Bills running back's ex-girlfriend have been finalized and she is no longer living in his Atlanta area home.

Teen held without bond in slayings of sister and officer
Teen held without bond in slayings of sister and officer

A teenager charged with killing his sister and her police officer husband is being held without bond until he returns to court next month.

Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI
Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI

A judge has ordered a Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving to spend the next six months in jail - a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up through Election Day.

Man gets prison for death of Atlanta-area crossing guard
Man gets prison for death of Atlanta-area crossing guard

A driver who struck and killed an Atlanta-area school crossing guard has been sentenced to prison.

Sheriff: Dismembered body found at landfill in Georgia
Sheriff: Dismembered body found at landfill in Georgia

Authorities say a sanitation worker found a dismembered body in a landfill in Georgia.

Interim superintendent appointed in west Georgia county
Interim superintendent appointed in west Georgia county

A new interim superintendent has been appointed for a school system in a west Georgia county.

Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife
Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife

A Georgia police chief says an officer was justified in using a Taser to stun an 87-year-old woman after she didn't obey commands to drop a knife in her hand.

Jimmy Carter backs Democrat for Georgia governor
Jimmy Carter backs Democrat for Georgia governor

Former President Jimmy Carter is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in.

Video shows smiling, dancing murder suspect in custody
Video shows smiling, dancing murder suspect in custody

A man accused of a double homicide in southwestern Michigan did some apparent dance moves after being returned from Georgia to face charges.

Teen says she was raped at Florida resort
Teen says she was raped at Florida resort

Authorities say a man is accused of following a 14-year-old girl back to her hotel room and raping her at a Florida resort.

Georgia police say 3 officers justified in striking man
Georgia police say 3 officers justified in striking man

A Georgia police department says three of its officers were justified in striking and kneeing a man during his arrest.

The Latest: FBI: Missing boy died months ago
The Latest: FBI: Missing boy died months ago

The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local):

Lawsuit raises fresh questions over safety of prison workers
Lawsuit raises fresh questions over safety of prison workers

A lawsuit by a prison nurse raises questions about the safety of medical personnel working in Georgia state prisons.

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections
Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and REESE DUNKLIN Associated Press

Ex-Auburn receiver accused of robbing restaurant at gunpoint
Ex-Auburn receiver accused of robbing restaurant at gunpoint

A former Auburn University football player faces criminal charges in suburban Atlanta after police say he robbed a restaurant at gunpoint.

2 tourists, 3 first responders recover after Georgia rescue
2 tourists, 3 first responders recover after Georgia rescue

Two tourists and three emergency crew members are recovering after a rescue in the north Georgia mountains.

Georgia police officer, wife found slain at coastal home
Georgia police officer, wife found slain at coastal home

Authorities say a police officer and his wife were found slain after police were called to a home on the Georgia coast.

Georgia city will not move forward with tennis center plan
Georgia city will not move forward with tennis center plan

A Georgia city will not be moving forward with a plan to build a tennis facility that would've included the largest concentration of clay courts in the nation.

Nigerian man found guilty on charges related to hacking
Nigerian man found guilty on charges related to hacking

A jury in Atlanta has convicted a Nigerian man on federal charges related to hacking universities.

Lawyer accused of using clients names to apply for advances
Lawyer accused of using clients names to apply for advances

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a former lawyer used the identities of three dozen former clients without their knowledge to apply for fraudulent litigation advances.

Atlanta man accused of shooting 13-year-old after argument
Atlanta man accused of shooting 13-year-old after argument

Police say a 13-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen following an altercation with a 39-year-old man at an Atlanta apartment complex.

Police: Georgia man fatally shot girlfriend, stabbed K-9
Police: Georgia man fatally shot girlfriend, stabbed K-9

A Georgia man is accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and stabbing a K-9 during the ensuing manhunt.

Police ID suspect in shooting outside Georgia State dorm
Police ID suspect in shooting outside Georgia State dorm

Police at Georgia State have identified two men involved in a shooting outside of one of the university's dorms.

Town connected to Laurel and Hardy restores old theater
Town connected to Laurel and Hardy restores old theater

An old theater in a Georgia town known for its connection to slapstick comedy duo Laurel and Hardy is being renovated.

Thousands turn out for Disney movie casting call in Savannah
Thousands turn out for Disney movie casting call in Savannah

Thousands of people turned out for a casting call for extras for a film being filmed in Savannah.

Teachers, state workers will see stable health care premiums
Teachers, state workers will see stable health care premiums

Georgia teachers and state employees next year won't see the types of rising health care costs seen in many industries in recent years - at least not in 2019.

Flooring manufacturer to expand in Georgia, adding 200 jobs
Flooring manufacturer to expand in Georgia, adding 200 jobs

A flooring manufacturer plans to add more than 200 jobs in northwest Georgia with a planned $42 million expansion.

1 wounded, 1 arrested in Georgia St. campus shooting
1 wounded, 1 arrested in Georgia St. campus shooting

An early morning shooting reported on the campus of Georgia State University left a student with injuries to the face and neck.

Disney movie looking for extras for shooting in Savannah
Disney movie looking for extras for shooting in Savannah

Producers of an upcoming Walt Disney movie are looking for extras to populate the background of scenes being filmed in Savannah.

Georgia city: No Confederate battle flag in veterans parade
Georgia city: No Confederate battle flag in veterans parade

A Georgia city has decided to ban the Confederate battle flag from its annual Old Soldiers Day Parade, which began decades ago as a tribute to Civil War veterans.

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