Big turnout as early in-person voting starts in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The chance to cast ballots on Georgia’s first day of in-person early voting Monday had thousands of people waiting for hours to make their voices heard. Eager voters endured waits of six hours or more in Cobb County, which was once solidly Republican but has voted for Democrats in recent elections, and […]

Georgia governor offers state as alternative GOP convention host

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia’s governor is offering his state and its “world-class facilities” as host of the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn’t assure him that the August gathering can go forward despite coronavirus fears. Georgia […]

Storms tear through South amid pandemic; more than 30 dead

CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Storms that killed more than 30 people in the Southeast, piling fresh misery atop a pandemic, spread across the eastern United States on Monday, leaving more than 1 million homes and businesses without power amid floods and mudslides. In Alabama, people seeking shelter from tornadoes huddled in community shelters, protective masks […]

Breathtaking: Burrow throws 7 TDs, LSU routs Oklahoma 63-28

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers turned in a first half for the ages, a breathtaking offensive display even as their coordinator grieved a horrific tragedy from his box high above the field. This team from the bayou is truly something special. With one more victory, it will be a national champion. […]

Defense shines, No. 4 Georgia prevails 19-13 vs Texas A&M

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — George Pickens scored Georgia’s only touchdown, Rodrigo Blankenship booted four field goals and the defense stymied Texas A&M, leading the No. 4 Bulldogs to a lackluster 19-13 victory over the 24th-ranked Aggies on Saturday. Georgia (10-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 4 CFP) wrapped up its conference schedule and stayed on course […]

Hurts rallies No. 1 Alabama to 35-28 win over No. 4 Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — In a dramatic twist on last season’s national championship game, Jalen Hurts came off the bench to pass for one touchdown and run for another in the fourth quarter, rallying No. 1 Alabama to a 35-28 win over No. 4 Georgia for the Southeastern Conference title Saturday. Heisman Trophy favorite Tua Tagovailoa […]

Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams’ acknowledgement that she can’t win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the comments in a statement Friday, shortly after Abrams’ speech effectively ended the contest. The final result had been […]

Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and ultimately send him to the governor’s mansion, Kemp would face lingering questions about how […]

Georgia GOP’s choice for governor sets up historic contest

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans have chosen Brian Kemp to face Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor. Their November matchup will test history and highlight the widening gulf between the two major parties in style and substance in the era of President Donald Trump. Kemp, a two-term secretary of state, trounced longtime Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in […]

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed from an afterthought in the usually conservative Atlanta suburbs into an expensive national proxy for Washington wars ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats are left with the bitter hope of another tighter-than-usual margin, still searching […]