Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-emb...

WWII jungle fighting unit approved for congressional medal

The soldiers spent months behind enemy lines, marching hundreds of miles through the tangled jungles and steep mountains of Burma as they battled hunger and disease between firefights with Japanese fo...

Removal of Georgia shipwreck delayed again over anchor issue

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An engineering problem has forced another delay before salvage crews can start removing an overturned cargo ship that's been partially submerged on the Georgia coast for more than...

Expert: Loads left cargo ship unstable when it overturned

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard analysis found that a cargo ship overturned after departing a Georgia seaport because of unstable loading that left its center of gravity too high, making the v...

`Smooth travel' observed before ship capsized off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only “smooth travel” before the giant ves...

Alarms, shouts recorded before ship overturned off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Sailors shouted above blaring alarms and other loud noises in the final minutes before the cargo ship Golden Ray overturned a year ago along the coast of Georgia, according to an ...

Attorneys deny racial motive in Ahmaud Arbery slaying

ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a white father and son charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery say their clients weren't motivated by race when they armed themselves, chased after the young Black man and shot...

Sheriff fires 4th deputy following Georgia jail death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff said Friday he has fired a fourth deputy for neglecting duties following the death of a jail inmate. Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher annou...

Why did ship overturn off Georgia? Hearings may give answers

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A year after a giant cargo ship carrying 4,200 automobiles overturned on the Georgia coast, public testimony from crew members and technical experts could soon provide answers to ...

Sheriff charges deputy, fires 2 more in Georgia jail death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff said Thursday he arrested one of his deputies on charges of falsifying records and fired two others in connection with the death of a jail inmate. ...

Extra virus safeguards planned for overturned ship removal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove a giant cargo ship that overturned a year ago will be sequestered at a nearby resort, which will close to the public fo...

Indictment accuses 12 of illegally trading shark fins, drugs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Thursday that they have charged 12 people and seized nearly $8 million in cash, jewels and precious metals after disrupting a criminal enterprise that dea...

At RNC, GOP echoes racial code of Nixon's 1968 campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The question was how he planned to address poverty. In his reply, the Republican running for president quickly pivoted to a central campaign theme — denouncing the fiery chaos tha...

Officer denies wrongdoing in violent takedown of wrong man

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A white police officer who slammed a Black man to the ground and broke his wrist denies wrongdoing, saying he mistakenly believed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant and use...

White driver denies antagonizing biracial man who shot girl

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police heard conflicting stories of the moments that led up to a biracial man opening fire at a pickup truck on a Georgia highway, killing a white teenage girl in the back seat, a...