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All SEC Preseason Basketball Team Announced; Georgia places Maten

All SEC Preseason Basketball Team Announced; Georgia places Maten

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

BIRMINGHAM — The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 14th annual men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Friday, tipping off the 2017-18 season. Thirteen different schools are represented on the two teams with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Texas A&M having two selections each. In all, 40 different players received votes for […]

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Stewart-Haas Racing Adds Aric Almirola to Driver Lineup

Stewart-Haas Racing Adds Aric Almirola to Driver Lineup

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

KANNAPOLIS, NC – Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Aric Almirola to join its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2018. The 33-year-old from Tampa, Florida, will drive the team’s No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion. Almirola has won races in each of NASCAR’s top-three national touring series and is currently in his sixth full season in […]

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Lake Blackshear offers Free Golf to Veterans

Lake Blackshear offers Free Golf to Veterans

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club is inviting all veterans and active members of the military to play a round of free golf between November 5 – November 10, 2017, at its newly renovated Georgia Veterans Golf Course in Cordele. Reservations for tee times may be made starting November 2. Georgia Veterans State Park is […]

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Peach Bowl Celebrates 50 Years

Peach Bowl Celebrates 50 Years

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp | Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer ATLANTA — Many of Georgia’s sports elite gathered at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta Tuesday night to celebrate 50 years of the Peach Bowl.  More importantly, they gathered to acknowledge the impact the game has had supporting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and the […]

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2018 MLS All-Star Game Awarded to Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

2018 MLS All-Star Game Awarded to Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Atlanta United making the playoffs in Major League Soccer wasn’t the only important news coming from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In recognition of the extraordinary success of Atlanta United during the club’s inaugural season, the passion shown by the soccer supporters throughout the southeast, and the arrival of a game-changing stadium for the […]

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America’s Formula 1 Team prepares for Suzuka

America’s Formula 1 Team prepares for Suzuka

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

SUZUKA, Japan — – The Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at Suzuka Circuit marks the last of a three-race stretch through the Far East, and the trip has tested Haas F1 Team along with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. The American outfit, based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, scored points two weeks ago in Singapore after seizing […]

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Atlanta United Clinch Playoff Berth in First Season

Atlanta United Clinch Playoff Berth in First Season

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Atlanta United clinched a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs by defeating Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Wednesday night in front of 43,006 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Julian Gressel, Josef Martinez and Jacob Peterson scored for Atlanta United, which ran its home unbeaten streak to 12 consecutive matches. “We’re going to try […]

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State Police Council votes to Revoke DeKalb Sheriff Certification

State Police Council votes to Revoke DeKalb Sheriff Certification

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has lost his certification to act as sheriff.  This means Mann will be removed from office. The state panel that certifies law enforcement officers voted unanimously Wednesday to revoke Mann’s certification after Mann plead guilty to charges related to a late night arrest in Atlanta weeks ago. Mann […]

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Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Shops has completed a $5 billion acquisition of competitor Cabela’s, the company announced this week. The deal was closed on September 25th, where Bass Pro paid $61.50 a share for Cabela’s stock, lower than the original $65.50 a share announced in April. Both brands will be retained, […]

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Westinghouse asks Court to Force Continuation of Vogtle Contract

Westinghouse asks Court to Force Continuation of Vogtle Contract

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

  NEW YORK — Westinghouse Electric has asked a New York bankruptcy court to stop Georgia Power from terminating their contract to construct two nuclear power plants near Augusta as part of the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Southern Company, which owns Georgia Power, decided to stop the massive project after Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy […]

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