Bill before Congress would expand 3 Georgia historic sites

A bill working its way through Congress would expand three national historic sites in Georgia
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13 Tennessee communities getting economic development funds

State officials say 13 communities in Tennessee are receiving funds to prepare them for economic development projects that would create jobs
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Mavericks-Cavaliers, Box

Mavericks-Cavaliers, Box
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Lyons scores 24, Furman beats Mercer 7th time in row

Jordan Lyons scored 24 points and the Paladins led throughout in beating Mercer 74-63
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Wofford 10-0 in Southern Conference, beats Mercer 76-67

Fletcher Magee scored 23 points to lead Wofford to a 76-67 victory over Mercer for its ninth straight win
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Cummings scores 24, helps Mercer put away VMI 88-68

Ross Cummings scored 19 of his 24 points in a dominant first half for Mercer and the Bears defeated VMI 88-68
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Pharmacist in elder abuse case pleads guilty to fraud

Georgia prosecutors say a pharmacist charged in a scheme to exploit elderly and disabled adults in Albany and Macon has pleaded guilty
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Mavericks-Pacers, Box

Mavericks-Pacers, Box
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Early morning fire closes courthouse in Macon County, Ala

An Alabama courthouse is closed after an early morning fire
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Man accused of shooting son, 19, in argument at Georgia home

Authorities say a man has been accused of shooting his teenage son during an argument at their home in Georgia
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Rodriguez powers East Tennessee St to seventh straight win

Jeromy Rodriguez finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds _ eight off the offensive glass _ and East Tennessee State held off Mercer in overtime 72-68
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Cummings scores 36, lifts Mercer over Western Carolina 84-80

Ross Cummings had a career-high 36 points as Mercer slipped past Western Carolina 84-80
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Brown completes coaching staff for 2nd stint with Tar Heels

North Carolina has hired Scott Boone and Stacy Searels as new coach Mack Brown completed his coaching staff
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Faculty members lobby legislators on higher education issues

Faculty members from colleges and universities across Virginia converged on the state Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to provide more funding for higher
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Sheriff: Escaped inmate steals car, trades gunshots in chase

Mississippi authorities say an inmate escaped, stole a pickup truck and led officers on chase that ended with an exchange of gunfire and him in custody again
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Dave Brat named dean of Liberty University's business school

Outgoing Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat named dean of Liberty University's business school
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Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system

A commission tasked with examining potential replacements for Georgia's outdated and much-criticized election system is preparing to make recommendations to law
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Former Mercer student accused of threatening professor

A former student at Mercer University has been arrested for threatening a professor at his alma mater
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Georgia Bureau of Investigation makes arrest in threat case

A former student at Mercer University has been arrested for threatening a professor at his alma mater
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Third man charged in shooting of Mississippi sheriff's son

Three Mississippi men have now been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting of sheriff's son
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Mercer holds off UNC Wilmington 77-73

Ross Cummings hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Jaylen Stowe and Luke Hamilton added 10 points apiece to propel Mercer to a 77-73 victory over UNC Wi
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Gov. Rauner seeks aid for businesses hit by recent tornadoes

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking federal aid for residents and businesses in four counties recovering from a rare December tornado outbreak
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Panel considers overhaul of antiquated Georgia voting system

Commission considering replacement of Georgia's antiquated voting system plans last meeting in January before finalizing recommendations
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Georgia Southern finishes strong to beat Mercer 89-74

Ike Smith was 5 of 9 from long range to total 24 points and Isaiah Crawley added 19 to go with 10 rebounds as Georgia Southern took control late for its sixth w
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