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Four children and two adults were rescued from a sinking boat off the Georgia coast

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Two adults and four children were rescued Friday by the US Coast Guard off the Georgia coast after their boat stuck an object and started sinking. The 17-foot boat was near the entrance to the St. Marys River on the...

Three people killed in Georgia plane crash

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Three people were killed Friday when their single-engine plane crashed into a ravine shortly after takeoff in Gainesville, Georgia, officials said. The plane, a single-engine Cessna-182, crashed about two miles nort...

‘Coming 2 America’ turned Rick Ross’ Georgia mansion into a Zamunda palace

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When audiences see Eddie Murphy's Prince Akeem, prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, living in his enormous palace, they'll probably not realize it's actually an Atlanta, Georgia home that belongs to r...

Unknown vandals shot a historical marker for Jackie Robinson and another for lynching victims in rural Georgia

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There are over 2,300 historical markers in Georgia, a few dozen of which belong to the state's Civil Rights Trail, devoted to events and locations that impacted the Civil Rights movement. Two of those signs were fo...

David Perdue decides against Georgia Senate run a week after filing election paperwork

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Washington Former Sen. David Perdue has decided against becoming a candidate in the 2022 Georgia US Senate race a week after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. "After much prayer and reflection, B...

David Perdue files paperwork to run in 2022 Georgia US Senate race

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Former Sen. David Perdue of Georgia filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Monday evening to be a 2022 US Senate candidate, the first step in a potential comeback bid after a bruising loss in a runo...

2 Confederate statues were removed in Georgia within 3 days

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Two Confederate statues were removed from public locations in the state of Georgia this week. This comes as cities across the nation have grappled with how to handle statues of historical figures with troubling past...

Jim Weatherly, ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ songwriter, dies at 77

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Jim Weatherly first gained notice as a University of Mississippi football player, and then as a hit songwriter. And his love for the game led to his greatest success in music, involving first a young Farrah Fawcett ...

Four family members, including three children, killed in fire in Georgia

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Four family members, including three children, were killed in an early Saturday morning mobile home fire in Snellville, Georgia, according to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. Police were in the area for ...

Georgia secretary of state investigating whether pro-Trump attorney voted illegally

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has launched an investigation into whether attorney Lin Wood voted as a legal resident in the November election, a source with Raffensperger's office confirmed to CNN. ...

Georgia state GOP lawmakers introduce voting restriction legislation

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Washington GOP state senators in Georgia introduced a slate of bills on Monday that seek to roll back voter access in the state, such as "no excuse" absentee voting and automatic voter registration. If passed, the ei...

Georgia police chief and officer pushed out over racist, misogynist remarks caught on camera at BLM rally

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The police chief and a patrolman in a small Georgia town have been pushed out of their jobs after they were caught having a racist, misogynist conversation while preparing to patrol a Black Lives Matter Rally in Jun...

32 fired Georgia state troopers cleared after yearlong cheating investigation

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Following a yearlong investigation, Georgia state officials have cleared nearly all of the Georgia state trooper cadets who were implicated in a cheating scandal and fired in January 2020, according to Mike Ayers, e...

Ikea bought 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia to protect it from development

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. An investment group of Swedish retail giant Ikea has acquired ...

A Georgia city is replacing a Confederate monument with a statue of civil rights hero John Lewis

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For 112 years, a 30-foot obelisk stood outside the courthouse grounds in the suburban Atlanta city of Decatur. Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, it suggested the Civil War was about state's rights ...

Two educators in the same Georgia school district died within hours from Covid-19

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A school district in Georgia is mourning the loss of two educators who died within hours of each other from Covid-19. Dana Johnson and Cynthia Lindsey, employees in Cobb County Schools in metro Atlanta, both lost th...

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