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.
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.
February 28, 2014 |
A man in Georgia who shot to death a lost 72-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease will not face charges. "I'm upset," the victim's widow, Deanne Westbrook, told the Los Angeles Times shortly after Friday's announcement. "But there wasn't enough evidence to convict this man even though he shot an innocent man. " Deanne Westbrook woke up about 5 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving and realized her husband of 51 years wasn't with her. She was getting dressed to go look for him when someone knocked on the door.
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 22, 2013 |
Sometimes the thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a brave mom with a heart -- and a tense call with 911 in which she tells the bad guy he's not so bad. After the grade-school massacre in Newtown, Conn., last year, proposals to prevent similar calamities included putting a guard with a gun in every school. But when a disturbed young man marched into a Georgia grade school with an AK-47 and about 500 rounds of ammo on Tuesday, the quick thinking and warmth of school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff helped ensure his surrender before anyone got hurt.
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.
February 7, 2009 |
Georgia's foreign minister on Friday accused Russia of sending more than two dozen fighter jets to a base in the breakaway region of Abkhazia. Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze said 27 jets were at the former Soviet airfield at Gudauta. He said the deployment was aimed against Georgia and was a violation of a 1999 treaty on conventional forces in Europe. But Garry Kupalba, deputy defense minister of Abkhazia, said there were no Russian jets at the base.