THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) _ Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $85.6 million.
On a per-share basis, the Thomasville, Georgia-based company said it had profit of 40 cents.
OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — The trial of a man charged with murdering a popular high school teacher who vanished in from her rural Georgia hometown in 2005 closed Thursday with prosecutors and defense attorneys clashing over they key piece of evidence: the defendant's recorded confession.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's unemployment rate continued to hover at a record low of 3.1% in April as more people continued to find jobs.
The jobless rate was unchanged from March, when it set a new all-time low.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury in Georgia has brought hate crime charges against a white man accused of shooting into two convenience stores and targeting the people there because of their race last July.
Washington Mystics (4-1, 1-0 Eastern Conference) at Atlanta Dream (4-1, 2-0 Eastern Conference)
College Park, Georgia; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
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MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who had just been released on bond in a murder case was shot to death over the weekend.
Damian Devonta Felton Sr., 27, of Macon, was released on a $75,000 bond from the Bibb County Jail at 8:40 p.m.
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man whose execution was put on hold by a judge this week are arguing that he is ineligible for execution because he has cognitive impairments that cause him to function like a young child or someone with intellectual disability.
Three huge matchups to kick off the college football season, the XFL, a new Australian Open agreement and two new “30 for 30” documentaries were announced Tuesday by ESPN as part of its presentation to advertisers in New York.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who killed an 8-year-old girl and raped her 10-year-old friend 46 years ago will not be executed as scheduled Tuesday night, state officials said as a temporary stay put in place by a judge remained in effect.
OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — The man standing trial in the killing of a Georgia high school teacher who vanished in 2005 took the witness stand Tuesday and testified that he gave a false confession to investigators.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) _ Agilysys Inc. (AGYS) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Alpharetta, Georgia-based company said it had profit of 6 cents per share.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican head of Georgia’s election board said Tuesday a recently released film alleging ballots were illegally collected and dropped off during the 2020 presidential election falsely suggests there were tens of thousands of illegitimate votes in the state.
ATLANTA (AP) — Several Black students who were suspended for trying to protest Confederate flag displays at their school in Georgia have filed a federal lawsuit against their school district and its board members, accusing them of allowing an extensive pattern of racism including “overt bigotry and animosity by some white students and teachers against African American students.”
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily delayed the execution of a Georgia man who was scheduled to die Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago.
Virgil Delano Presnell Jr., 68, killed the girl and raped her 10-year-old friend after abducting them as they walked home from school in Cobb County, just outside Atlanta, on May 4, 1976.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor acknowledged he has been flying to campaign events on his family's private plane without yet disclosing any donations or expenses related to the flights in campaign finance filings.
LaGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Two LaGrange College baseball players whose team had just won a conference tournament championship were among three people killed in a head-on crash in west Georgia, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that federal courts are powerless to review immigration officials' decisions in some deportation cases, even when they have made what a dissenting justice called “egregious factual mistakes.”
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of voters who challenged U.S.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles are busy digging nests and laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and South Carolina.
Wildlife officials in both states have reported finding dozens of nests since May 1, considered the unofficial start of the sea turtle nesting season.
ATLANTA (AP) — The great vote-by-mail wave appears to be receding just as quickly as it arrived.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A central Georgia school district has found its next leader.
The Bibb County Board of Education voted 6-2 on Tuesday to name Dan Anthony Sims as the district's new superintendent.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta is submitting a formal bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Mayor Andre Dickens announced Friday to Democrats holding their annual state party dinner.
“We’re going to do everything in our power to bring the 2024 Democratic National Convention to Atlanta, Georgia,” Dickens told the party, which gathered at a downtown hotel.
FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a redbreast sunfish caught in south Georgia breaks a 24-year-old state record.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Lester Roberts of Blackshear made the big catch May 7 on the Satilla River.
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for Young Thug, who was arrested this week under an indictment accusing him of co-founding a violent street gang, filed an emergency motion Friday seeking bond for the Atlanta rapper, calling his confinement “inhumane."
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia announced Friday that a referendum would be held in July on joining Russia.
Russia has exercised effective control over the region since fighting a brief war with Georgia in 2008.
ATLANTA (AP) — The life of a Georgia man set to be executed Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl should be spared, his lawyer argues, explaining that her client has significant cognitive impairments that likely contributed to his crimes and has suffered horrific abuse in prison.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will campaign with Georgia's incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp the day before this month's GOP primary in his most significant political break with former President Donald Trump to date.
ATLANTA (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce next week that it’s building a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia, according to a U.S. official familiar with the anticipated announcement.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia representative is proposing that Congress condemn attempts to criminally prosecute people who perform abortions, have abortions or experience miscarriages.
ATLANTA (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce next week it’s building a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia, according to a U.S. official familiar with the anticipated announcement.
MACON, Ga. (AP) _ Blue Bird Corp. (BLBD) on Thursday reported a loss of $12.1 million in its fiscal second quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Macon, Georgia-based company said it had a loss of 38 cents.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2010 race for governor ended Thursday, in a way. State ethics officials agreed to drop their campaign finance case against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will hand over the $128,000 remaining in his campaign fund and admit no wrongdoing.
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has dismissed conservative cable news channel One America News Network from a defamation lawsuit filed by two Georgia election workers after the two sides reached a settlement.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is challenging the eligibility of more than 13,000 registered voters in his county in the northern part of the state.
Frank Schneider filed the challenge on Tuesday with the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registration and Elections, which will consider it during their regularly scheduled Thursday evening meeting, news outlets reported.
DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A French manufacturer says it will restart the fiberglass furnace at a Georgia plant it purchased in 2019, investing $28 million and hiring 400 new workers.
Saint-Gobain said Wednesday that its ADFORS unit would expand the plant it bought for $17.5 million in the middle Georgia town of Dublin.
ATLANTA (AP) — A new Georgia law requires daily recess for most elementary students, but doesn’t say how long recess should last and includes some exceptions.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law, which covers students through fifth grade, on Monday, news outlets reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says special state income tax refunds will begin this week, although it could be early August before everyone who filed a return before the April deadline will get paid.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican primary for state superintendent of schools is filled with sharp clashes over which of the two candidates performed worse at the job, while the four Democrats seeking the post say they want to steer the state's school system away from the Republican-driven culture-war clashes that dominated much of this year's legislative session.
ATLANTA (AP) — The rapper Gunna was booked into a jail in Atlanta on a racketeering charge Wednesday after he was indicted with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people.
An indictment filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court accuses Gunna, whose given name is Sergio Kitchens, of violating Georgia's anti-racketeering law.
DALTON, Ga. (AP) _ The Dixie Group Inc. (DXYN) on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.4 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Dalton, Georgia-based company said it had a loss of 22 cents.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) _ Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. (PRTH) on Wednesday reported a loss of $333,000 in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Alpharetta, Georgia-based company said it had a loss of 11 cents.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The president of a historically Black college accused sheriff's deputies in Georgia of intimidating and humiliating the school women's lacrosse team when deputies pulled over the athletes' bus and searched it for drugs.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug co-founded a violent street gang that committed multiple murders, shootings and carjackings over roughly a decade and promoted its activities in songs and on social media, prosecutors allege in a sprawling indictment that charges him, rapper Gunna and 26 others with racketeering.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) _ Ebix Inc. (EBIX) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $19.2 million.
The Johns Creek, Georgia-based company said it had profit of 62 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and stock option expense, came to 76 cents per share.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) _ National Vision Holdings Inc. (EYE) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $30.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Duluth, Georgia-based company said it had net income of 34 cents.
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be put to death next week for killing an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago are trying to delay the execution.
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue's fundraising for his gubernatorial bid improved this spring, but even as he loaned himself $500,000, the challenger still could not keep pace with Republican incumbent Gov.
OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man charged with murdering a popular high school teacher who vanished in 2005 went on trial Monday with prosecutors and defense attorneys clashing over whether the jury should believe the defendant's confession to investigators.