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Stacey Abrams to run for Governor

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Stacey Abrams will launch her campaign for Georgia governor on Saturday, a widely expected step for the first woman to…

South Carolina gas tax increase

A legislative panel has agreed to a road-funding compromise that would increase the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over six years and eventual…

Dylann Roof’s sentencing phase

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Dylann Roof won’t ask jurors to consider his mental health when they decide whether to spare his life when he is sente…

Atlanta-bound fight diverted

A plane has been diverted to Tulsa International Airport after multiple passengers complained of sickness.

South Carolina Confederate flag rallies

Lawmakers in South Carolina want to regulate events at the state Capitol in an effort to avoid the chaos of last July, when opposing hate gr…

Georgia set to execute inmate

Georgia plans to execute a man convicted of killing a friend after a night of drinking and smoking marijuana.

Aiken inmate labor

The city of Aiken is trying to figure out how it will replace 10 inmates who pick up trash and do landscaping after South Carolina officials…

Georgia prison escapee found

LONDON, Ky. (AP) – A man who police say escaped from a Georgia prison in 1979 and eluded authorities for nearly four decades has been arrest…