MONROE, Ga. (AP) - The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Cooper said his mother... more »
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Relatives of a Wyoming soldier who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan remember him as a man who was dedicated to the military and to his family. The Defense Department said Thursday that 45-year-old Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, who grew up... more »
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Three siblings accused in a multistate crime spree have pleaded not guilty to charges of pulling off a daring bank robbery in south Georgia. Ryan Dougherty, Lee Grace Dougherty and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty entered the plea Tuesday at a court hearing in Albany. They are accused of... more »
TOOMSBORO, Ga. (AP) - A developer in south Georgia is looking for someone to buy a small town. Toomsboro, a small community with about 700 residents, has one convenience store, a florist, a custom cabinet shop and a post office. The Coastal Courier reports that developer David Bumgardner, who owns... more »
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge in Georgia has sentenced a woman to six months in prison for trespassing on Fort Benning during fall protests calling on the Army to close a controversial training school.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the judge imposed the maximum possible sentence on 43-year-old... more »
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Hines Ward has been arrested in Georgia on a drunk driving charge.
The DeKalb County sheriff's office says the former Super Bowl MVP and "Dancing With the Stars" champ was arrested early Saturday. He was booked into the DeKalb County... more »
PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (AP) - The Phil Campbell Convention, which honors people who share the name of the only incorporated town in Alabama with a first and last name, has a new purpose this year after tornadoes raked the state.
A tornado destroyed much of Phil Campbell and killed... more »
Ten U.S. cities are recruiting volunteers to help with local challenges as part of a nationwide emphasis on service led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Volunteers will work on problems such as flood recovery in Nashville, Tenn., and childhood obesity in Newark, N.J.
Bloomberg is scheduled to... more »