Georgia inmate admitted killing guards in recorded interview

One of two Georgia inmates accused of killing two guards last year admitted in a recorded interview that he shot the guards.

Former Georgia prison officer who raped inmates gets 4 years

A former high-ranking prison officer who raped at least three female inmates at a Georgia prison and then intimidated them to keep them from reporting the assaults has been sentenced to serve more than four years in federal prison.

Mother charged in death of boy found in hotel freezer

Police in Alabama have arrested the mother of a baby whose body was found inside a freezer in a hotel room.

Suspect, bystander hurt in shootout with off-duty deputy

Authorities in Georgia say a gunman and an innocent bystander were injured during a shootout with an off-duty deputy in a restaurant parking lot.

Police: Man arrested in Georgia woman’s stabbing death

Authorities say a woman was stabbed to death in Georgia and that a man has been charged with murder.

Dorothy Cotton, civil rights pioneer and MLK colleague, dies

Georgia Civil Rights icon dies.

Southern Baptists expel Georgia church over racism claim

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are expelling an Albany Georgia church that was accused of racial discrimination.

On Georgia coast, bald eagle numbers soar with many nests

Chatham County is No. 1 in the state again for the number of bald eagle nests found countywide, with a tally of 27 nests this year, wildlife officials say. That’s up from 22 last year, also a state high.

Judge blocks planned shutdown of Savannah River Site project

A federal judge has blocked the proposed shutdown of a plant in South Carolina which would turn plutonium used in nuclear weapons into fuel...

Georgia highway reopens a month after military plane crash

A Georgia highway has reopened to traffic more than a month after a military cargo plane crashed nose-first into the roadway, killing nine National Guard airmen.