July 26, 2012 |
LONDON -- Missy Franklin, the teenage star of the United States women's swim team, said Thursday she has scheduled recruiting visits to California, USC and Georgia. Franklin, by far the biggest fish in next year's recruiting pool, is expected to win multiple gold medals in the London Olympics. She wants to swim for a college team rather than turn pro, a decision that could cost her more than $1 million . Cal has won the last two NCAA women's swimming championships, and three of the last four.
August 24, 2006 |
Musicians performing in Augusta, Ga., the hometown of James Brown, may soon be getting a reminder that they're in the stamping grounds of the Godfather of Soul. The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority voted this week to rename the venue's 8,500-seat arena the James Brown Arena. Augusta also has erected a statue and named a street and music festival in his honor. J.R. Riles, whose motion led to the 5-2 vote, said the tribute would help improve the struggling civic center's public image.
October 24, 2012 |
A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning in a Georgia megachurch run by Creflo Dollar, killing at least one person, authorities said. The suspect was at large. Fulton County police received a call at 9:55 a.m. to a shooting at World Changer Church in College Park, near Atlanta, where a suspect entered the chapel and began firing, police Cpl. Kay Lester told The Times. Services are usually held at the church at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Lester said. But it was not clear how many people were there when the shooting started.
January 23, 2013 |
Moody Air Force Base in Georgia was locked down for about 90 minutes Wednesday while officials investigated a reported threat that turned out not to exist, an official said. Emergency personnel investigated and found there was no threat, a spokeswoman said by telephone. No details on the initial report were available. Moody, about nine miles northeast of Vladosta, Ga., is the home of the 23rd Wing of the Air Combat Command. The first report came in about 1:25 p.m. and the base went on lock down, the spokeswoman said.
August 20, 2004 |
Explosions and gunfire echoed in this regional capital Thursday as government troops battled South Ossetian separatists for key hills outside town. Interior Minister Irakli Okruashvili said government forces had captured hills overlooking a road that links ethnic Georgian villages with the rest of the country, but officials in breakaway South Ossetia disputed that. South Ossetia's military chief said three civilians were killed by Georgian shelling of Tskhinvali on Thursday.
September 24, 2009 |
With floodwaters finally receding, Georgians began the unglamorous task of cleaning up Wednesday, while taking stock of the destruction from an unprecedented autumn deluge that has claimed nine lives and caused an estimated $250 million in damage. Across the state, roads opened and residents returned to view the damage to their homes. In the early hours Wednesday, work crews managed to fix much of the damage to a city of Atlanta water-treatment plant that spilled millions of gallons of water into the Chattahoochee River.
August 7, 2011 |
Eventually, but not today, we're going to preseason promote a team actually coming off a winning year. For now, the redemption tour continues … Don't ask Georgia's live mascot about last season's 6-7 record because Uga's answer is always "ruff. " But it was rough. The Bulldogs ended with a Liberty Bowl loss to Central Florida and grumbling about Coach Mark Richt. Someone recently asked Richt to offer a devastation impact report. "Devastation means you've, like, blown up the program and it's beyond repair," Richt said.
December 21, 2012
USC VS. GEORGIA When: 10:30 a.m. PST. Where: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga. On the air: TV: FSN; Radio: 710. Records: Georgia 3-7, USC 4-7. Update: After a tough loss to UC Irvine on Thursday night at the Galen Center, the Trojans had a crack-of-dawn flight to Georgia on Friday. The Bulldogs are struggling as much as the Trojans are, losing three in a row before beating Mercer 59-49 earlier this week. Sophomore guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia in scoring (17.4 points a game)
November 5, 2011 |
At least DeWayne Walker will always have 13-9. That was his shining moment as UCLA's defensive coordinator in 2006, when the Bruins knocked USC out of the Bowl Championship Series title game by shutting down the Trojans at the Rose Bowl. Nowadays, highlights are few and far between. Walker is in his third season as head coach at New Mexico State, and it looked as if maybe he caught a break when Saturday's opponent, Georgia, was without its top four tailbacks. Unfortunately for Walker, the Bulldogs figured out a way to adjust: They let quarterback Aaron Murray pass.
August 1, 1992 |
Georgia, the last of the former Soviet republics to apply for U.N. membership, was admitted Friday as the world body's 179th member.