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Candidate Walks Off Georgia Debate Stage After Statement

Chuck Hand, who was convicted of taking part in the Capitol riot, is running for Congress

(Newser) - A televised congressional debate in Georgia didn't go as planned Sunday when one of the two candidates abruptly walked off stage after his opening remarks, reports the Hill . "This is where I get back in my truck and head back to southwest Georgia, because I got two races...

Black Workers Sue General Mills Plant Over 'Good Ole Boys'

8 plaintiffs say Georgia facility perpetuated decades of racism

(Newser) - Eight Black employees at a General Mills plant in Georgia are suing over what they say is years of racial discrimination at the hands of the "Good Ole Boys." Those suing claim the racist managers held them to higher standards than white co-workers, subjected them to racist imagery,...

This City Just Got Way Too Wet
This City Just Got
Way Too Wet

This City Just Got Way Too Wet

Businesses, attractions in downtown Atlanta closed due to water main breaks

(Newser) - Downtown Atlanta businesses and attractions were closed Saturday as the city tried to repair water main breaks that led to water outages and low pressure. Water gushed into the street where three large water mains intersect, causing water problems at two downtown hospitals, a city jail, a county jail, and...

11 Hurt in Mass Shooting in Tourist-Heavy Savannah Area

The weekend saw 5 shootings in the city, 2 of them fatal

(Newser) - An argument between two women led to a gunfight that left 11 people hurt in a busy tourist area of Savannah, Georgia, late Saturday, one of five weekend shootings in the city, two of which were fatal, authorities said. Two people were injured in separate shootings Friday. Two more shootings...

Protecting Her Kids, Woman Mauled to Death by Dog Pack

Up to a dozen dogs went after Courtney Williams and her 3 kids in Georgia, relative claims

(Newser) - A mother of three found dead in a yard in Georgia days before Mother's Day was mauled to death by a pack of dogs, authorities say. Courtney Williams, 35, was attacked at her home in Quitman, near the Florida-Georgia state line, after her children got off the school bus...

Louisiana, You're No. 1 (But You May Not Like Why)

State earns the dubious honor of having the most aggressive drivers, per ConsumerAffairs

(Newser) - "What the heck is making Montana drivers so unnecessarily angry?" That's the question posed by Jalopnik after viewing ConsumerAffairs' latest ranking of states where drivers are, shall we say, a little hot behind the wheel. Montana comes in third on that list, which ConsumerAffairs culled by looking at...

Laken Riley Murder Suspect Indicted on 10 Charges

Jose Ibarra was allegedly a 'peeping Tom' on another student earlier

(Newser) - The man accused of killing nursing student Laken Riley on the University of Georgia campus in February was spotted peering through the window of a UGA student shortly before the murder. That's according to an indictment filed Tuesday against Jose Antonio Ibarra, a 26-year-old citizen of Venezuela who entered...

Trump's Georgia Trial Likely Just Got Delayed

Appeals court will review whether Fani Willis should be allowed to continue to prosecute

(Newser) - A Georgia appeals court on Wednesday agreed to review a lower court ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to continue to prosecute the election interference case she brought against former President Trump, reports the AP . Trump and some other defendants in the case had tried to get Willis...

Man Loses Emotional Support Gator: 'Bring My Baby Back'

Joie Henney was vacationing in Georgia when Wally vanished

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who credits an alligator named Wally for helping relieve his depression for nearly a decade says he's searching for the reptile after it went missing during a vacation to the coast of Georgia. Joie Henney has thousands of social media users following his pages devoted to...

Person Fishing With a Magnet Finds Evidence in 2015 Murders

Bud and June Runion responded to ad hoping to buy a classic car

(Newser) - Someone using a magnet to fish for metal objects in a Georgia creek pulled up a rifle, as well as some lost belongings of a couple found slain in the same area more than nine years ago. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the items dragged from Horse Creek in...

11-Year-Old Dies Trying to Save Dog in House Fire

'Happiest little girl' went upstairs when Georgia blaze started

(Newser) - A small city in Georgia is mourning an 11-year-old girl who was killed trying to save her dog as her house burned. The funeral for Katelynn Elizabeth Simonds, who died Saturday, is planned for Friday in Griffin, USA Today reports. Her family told WAGA-TV that instead of rushing out of...

Report: Vet Accused in FBI Attack Has QAnon Links

Ervin Bolling, a Trump supporter, spoke of wanting to join militia, according to nonprofit

(Newser) - The Navy veteran accused of ramming the gate of the FBI field office in Atlanta on Monday is a supporter of former President Trump who promoted conspiracy theories related to QAnon and the 2020 presidential election on social media, according to a report. Ervin Lee Bolling, facing a state charge...

Georgia Official Who Alleged Election Fraud Voted Illegally

Georgia's Brian Pritchard found to have filed illegal votes 9 times from 2008-2010

(Newser) - A Georgia Republican Party official who falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen himself voted illegally nine times. Brian Pritchard, first vice chairman of the Georgia GOP, violated state election laws by voting while on probation. His explanations for doing so were neither "credible or convincing," Administrative Law...

Replica Disney Haunted Mansion Up for Grabs

Georgia home based on the plans for the original listed for sale for $2.2M

(Newser) - Disney fans have a shot to live in what is essentially a carbon copy of one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland. It's a replica of the Haunted Mansion, though this mansion can be found on the other side of the country in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of...

SCOTUS Unanimously Declines to Stop Execution

Willie James Pye is first inmate executed in Georgia since early 2020

(Newser) - A Georgia man convicted of the killing of his former girlfriend three decades ago was put to death Wednesday evening in the state's first execution in more than four years. Willie James Pye, 59, received an injection of the sedative pentobarbital and was pronounced dead at 11:03pm at...

Trump Fights Ruling That Keeps Willis on Election Case

Georgia motion seeks appeal in effort to remove entire district attorney's office from prosecution

(Newser) - Donald Trump's lawyers filed an emergency appeal Monday in Georgia of a ruling that allows Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the former president's election fraud case. Judge Scott McAfee decided last week that either Willis or special prosecutor Nathan Wade, with whom she had...

Georgia Woman Loses Her Life Trying to Get Dropped AirPod

She became trapped in machinery at golf cart factory, authorities say

(Newser) - A Georgia factory worker was killed in a freak accident after she dropped an AirPod under a conveyor at a plant in an Augusta suburb, authorities say. Alyssa Drinkard, 21, became caught in the chain that moves the machinery while trying to retrieve the earbud, according to a sheriff's...

Ex-Cop Who Killed Naked, Unarmed Vet Has Convictions Overturned

Police use of force policy doesn't supersede Georgia's self-defense law, attorney says

(Newser) - An appeals court has overturned the convictions of a former Georgia police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, naked man. Robert "Chip" Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015 when he killed 26-year-old Anthony Hill,...

Georgia Judge Dismisses Some Charges Against Trump

6 counts, including 3 against former president, are thrown out in election tampering case

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case on Wednesday dismissed some of the charges against former President Trump, but many other counts in the indictment remain, reports the AP . Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee wrote in an order that six of the counts in the indictment must...

Men Got 'Abnormally' Tipsy, Then They Were Robbed

Young men tell NBC they lost thousands after being drugged in bars in Atlanta's Buckhead district

(Newser) - Last month, a 24-year-old man from Peachtree City, Georgia, revealed that he was drugged, kidnapped, and robbed during a night out at a bar in Atlanta's popular Buckhead district in the summer of 2022. Now, other young men are also stepping forward to say they had similar experiences at...

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