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In this Sunday, July 21, 2019, photo released by the Savannah Fire Department, firefighters work to put out a fire at the First Metropolitan Baptist Church, in Savannah, Ga. A house fire in Savannah spread to the church whose pastor was recently accused of sexually abusing a child. Reports say the homes and church were vacant at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported. (Savannah Fire Department via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 8:24 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A house fire spread to a house of worship next door, all but destroying the First Metropolitan Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah Fire Rescue firefighters responding to a two-story house fire late Sunday found the flames had already spread to the First Metropolitan...
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In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, an AileyCamper rehearses the opening routine for a performance later that night at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro, Ga. Some dancers had never received professional training prior to attending the camp. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
July 22, 2019 - 1:22 am
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Like other summer camps, AileyCamp helps its participants to learn valuable leadership skills. But it has something that others probably don't: choreography. Founded by world-renowned dancer, director and choreographer Alvin Ailey, the six-week camp provides professional dance...
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July 21, 2019 - 12:37 pm
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (AP) — Police in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, have arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run. Authorities received a call early Sunday morning from someone who reported a body by the side of the road. When police arrived, they found a body in the road and debris from a car...
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July 21, 2019 - 9:58 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina highway crews are closing a lane on the main highway north out of downtown Columbia as they prepare to build a new bridge. The state Department of Transportation said the lane closure on the state Highway 277 north bridge over Interstate 77 will start Monday...
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This photo taken onboard by a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight to Atlanta appears to show the top fin of another Southwest Airlines plane clipped off after the two planes collided, Saturday, July 20, 2019, on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport, in Nashville, Tenn. The airline says both planes returned to the gate "under their own power" and were taken out of service for evaluation. The Southwest flights will continue to the scheduled destinations using news planes. (Eric Borden via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 2:15 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St...
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This photo taken onboard by a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight to Atlanta appears to show the top fin of another Southwest Airlines plane clipped off after the two planes collided, Saturday, July 20, 2019, on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport, in Nashville, Tenn. The airline says both planes returned to the gate "under their own power" and were taken out of service for evaluation. The Southwest flights will continue to the scheduled destinations using news planes. (Eric Borden via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 1:57 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St...
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July 20, 2019 - 5:43 pm
MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — A white man has admitted to cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from." WSB-TV reports Eric Sparkes showed up during an interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell...
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July 20, 2019 - 10:33 am
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — An investigator says a woman swindled out of $18,000 became so paranoid someone was going to attack her that she didn't even want to be interviewed in a room with windows. A judge ordered Mike Phillips to serve five years in prison for blackmail after he pleaded guilty...
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July 20, 2019 - 10:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Hungry visitors in Georgia can now find a list of 100 restaurant specialties recommended by the state's tourism agency. The Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development has just published its fifth edition of the Explore Georgia Official State Culinary Guide. It...
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July 20, 2019 - 10:20 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power intends to rely more on solar power than in past years to deliver energy to homes and businesses. It will also close a coal-fired power plant in northwest Georgia. WABE-FM reports that it's part of the company's long-range energy plan, which was recently approved by the...
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