High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor’s race

She’s a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history.




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Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests.

Charles CJ Junior, former UGA wide receiver, dies at 57

Charles “CJ” Junior, a former wide receiver for the University of Georgia’s 1981 national team, has died.

Grand jury says police shooting of Georgia man justified

Police were justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old man, a grand jury said Wednesday after concluding that he pointed a BB pistol at officers who had come to arrest him.


Columbus shop named Georgia’s most bike-friendly business

A national advocacy group has designated a Columbus bicycle shop as the most bike-friendly business in Georgia

NOAA reopens federal waters to shrimping off Georgia

NOAA Fisheries had closed federal waters off Georgia at the state’s request on Jan. 24 to protect spawning white shrimp.

Fake doctor who worked in 4 states sentenced to prison

A federal judge has sentenced a woman described as a fake doctor who worked in four states to more than six years in prison. U.S....