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  • 'Hunger Games' sequel gives boost to Ga. economy

    September 24, 2012 7:47 AM

    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Officials say filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy is expected to provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that filming of "Catching Fire" is taking place over the next few months at a man-made... more »
  • Ga pardons board done with condemned man's appeals

    September 21, 2011 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia pardons board has rejected a request from condemned inmate Troy Davis to reconsider its decision to spare his life. The state Pardons and Paroles Board said in a statement Wednesday it would not review its decision to allow the execution to go forward. Davis is... more »
  • Groups seek to halt Georgia immigration law

    June 9, 2011 9:41 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Civil liberties groups urged a federal judge Wednesday to immediately block Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved. A class-action lawsuit they filed last week claims the crackdown violates state and federal law and asks a judge to declare the... more »
  • Ga. Aquarium to Open Dolphin Exhibit After Delay

    March 31, 2011 11:23 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The massive new addition to the world's largest aquarium isn't simply a tank with dolphins leaping to and fro. It's a Broadway-style show, complete with an ancient sailor named StarSpinner and a battle with a sea creature that can only be settled by dolphins leaping, twisting and... more »
  • Plenty at Stake Tonight in the Georgia Dome

    December 27, 2010 12:19 PM

    The Saints will be out for revenge tonight in Atlanta. New Orleans dropped an overtime decision to the visiting Falcons in late September. The defending Super Bowl champions have won six of seven coming into tonight's road game and at 10-4 can clinch a playoff berth with a victory. Atlanta... more »
  • Georgia Archaeologists Find Confederate POW Camp

    August 18, 2010 11:31 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Preserved for nearly 150 years, perhaps by its own obscurity, a short-lived Confederate prison camp began yielding treasures from the Civil War almost as soon as archeologists began searching for it in southeastern Georgia. They found a corroded bronze buckle used to fasten tourniquets during amputations,... more »
  • Georgia Man Walking on I-10 Struck, Killed in Louisiana

    August 4, 2010 9:25 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 39-year-old Georgia man was killed after being hit by a pickup. State Police Trooper Russell Graham said Walter Ellison Jr., of Rex, Ga., was walking on Interstate 10 shortly after midnight Tuesday when he stepped into the path of an... more »
  • More Than 70 Pelicans to be Released in Georgia

    June 28, 2010 8:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says about 72 pelicans cleaned up from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be released on Tuesday in Georgia. It says they'll be flown from New Orleans International Airport to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. From there, a caravan will... more »
  • Oil Spill Shifts Summer Travel Plans to GA, SC

    May 14, 2010 2:24 PM

    Acadianians worry the oil spill will affect their travel plans this summer to the usual popular places like Gulf Shores and Destin, Florida. Many families tight on a budget waited until last minute to make plans, so travel agent Robbie Bush says he has seen a change from the... more »
  • Ex-Saint Grant Gets Probation in Ga. Club Fight

    May 11, 2010 10:13 AM

    BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) - Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant... more »
  • Together For Tipper

    December 10, 2009 12:13 PM

    Christopher "Tipper" Esponge, son of Marcelle Alexander and Chris Esponge, graduated from Delcambre High School in 2009. Tipper, an avid hunter, fisherman, and sportsman, decided to dedicate his life to serving our country. Tipper's life changed on August 25th, 2009. During basic training, he was injured in a routine drill... more »
  • Saints improve to 7-0 with 35-27 win over Falcons

    November 3, 2009 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Every time Drew Brees and the Saints' potent offense stumbles, New Orleans' resurgent defense is right there to pick up the slack. The Saints intercepted three Matt Ryan passes, with Jabari Greer returning one 48 yards for the club's sixth defensive touchdown this season, and New... more »

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