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February 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Mike Tyson has been licensed to fight in Georgia, putting the Georgia Dome into the running as a site for his heavyweight title fight with Lennox Lewis. The fight is still being shopped to several cities, though, and both the site and date of the bout are in question. Georgia's top boxing administrator said Tyson received a license last week for a possible bout in Atlanta on June 8.
November 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Georgia Bulldogs did more than just spoil No. 5 Auburn's title hopes. They finally played like defending Southeastern Conference champions. With Tra Battle returning one of his three first-half interceptions for a touchdown, and freshman quarterback Matthew Stafford's poised passing and running, the Bulldogs salvaged a disappointing season with an emphatic 37-15 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. And those embarrassing losses to Vanderbilt and Kentucky? What losses?
August 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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 | From Associated Press
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.
July 26, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
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.
January 23, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
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.
September 24, 2009 | Richard Fausset
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 | Chris Dufresne
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)
August 1, 1992 | Reuters
Georgia, the last of the former Soviet republics to apply for U.N. membership, was admitted Friday as the world body's 179th member.
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