GEORGIA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GEORGIA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) College football begins with low-key opening game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343182-77/game-college-games-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343182-77/game-college-games-state.html.csp">College football begins with low-key opening game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:58.58-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Welcome back, college football! The major-college season begins Wednesday night with a game that won’t have any impact on the national championship race: Georgia State, starting its first year as a full-fledged FBS member, takes on Division I newcomer Abilene Christian at the Georgia Dome. It will be the first of three games in four days at the stadium in downtown Atlanta, the others having a bit more curb appeal. No. 18 Mississippi faces Boise State on Thursday night, then No. 2 Alaba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583431822014-08-27T23:28:58.58-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T23:28:58.58-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343182@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:58 MDT Georgia plant manager ‘scared’ by salmonella test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58289840-79/salmonella-lightsey-parnell-peanut.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58289840-79/salmonella-lightsey-parnell-peanut.html.csp">Georgia plant manager ‘scared’ by salmonella test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAY HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:33:01.692-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, Ga. • The former manager of a peanut processor linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella testified Tuesday he was “scared to death” the first time he saw a lab test had identified the deadly pathogen in a product. Samuel Lightsey continued testifying as a prosecution witness against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. Lightsey said he had 17 years of experience in quality control for the food industry before joining Parnell’s firm. The first time ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582898402014-08-12T17:33:01.692-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T17:33:01.692-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289840@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:33:01 MDT College Football Notes: Stanford searching for its next great running back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273325-77/lutzenkirchen-season-auburn-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273325-77/lutzenkirchen-season-auburn-coach.html.csp">College Football Notes: Stanford searching for its next great running back</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:40:50.901-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stanford coach David Shaw is beginning this season the same way he has his first three: preaching a running back-by-committee approach in training camp. That never seems to last long on The Farm. From Toby Gerhart to Stepfan Taylor to Tyler Gaffney, Stanford has seamlessly replaced one NFL draft pick in the backfield with another in recent years. The Cardinal’s commitment to the run game has been relentless, and so has the competition to be the next guy anchoring it each fall. Kelsey Young and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582733252014-08-07T23:40:50.901-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T23:40:50.901-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273325@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:40:50 MDT Florida Georgia Line sued by Utah music promoter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58262992-78/explosion-florida-georgia-check.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58262992-78/explosion-florida-georgia-check.html.csp">Florida Georgia Line sued by Utah music promoter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T16:39:25.937-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah company behind Tooele County’s “Country Explosion” has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in federal court, arguing that the road show manager for country duo Florida Georgia Line defamed its company and breached their contract. Country Explosion LLC filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court. They are asking for at least $15 million from Florida Georgia Line and road show manager Troy Johnson. According to the complaint, Country Explosion LLC gave Johnson a $205,000 check on J...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58262992@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:39:25 MDT Judge: Peanut salmonella trial may exceed 2 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243257-79/peanut-plant-salmonella-trial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243257-79/peanut-plant-salmonella-trial.html.csp">Judge: Peanut salmonella trial may exceed 2 months</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RUSS BYNUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:12:01.595-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, Ga. • The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called for jury duty that prosecutors alone may need eight weeks to present evidence at the trial of former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his brother and food broker, Michael Parnell, and the peanut plan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582432572014-07-30T17:12:01.595-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T17:12:01.595-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243257@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:01 MDT Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227212-68/nuclear-factory-modules-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227212-68/nuclear-factory-modules-plants.html.csp">Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAY HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:41:02.152-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Waynesboro, Ga. • The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source. So far, it’s not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete with other electricity sources. The first two reactors built after a 16-year lull, Southern Co.’s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.’s VC...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227212@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:41:02 MDT GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227202-68/nunn-perdue-georgia-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227202-68/nunn-perdue-georgia-senate.html.csp">GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BILL BARROW and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:37:02.226-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athens, Ga. • Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia’s general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive — the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling. It’s a preview of a high-profile clash between two first-time candidates — Nunn, 47, and former corporate executive David Perdue, 64 — with the ou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227202@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:37:02 MDT In Georgia Senate runoff, former CEO defeats congressman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212962-68/kingston-perdue-primary-runoff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212962-68/kingston-perdue-primary-runoff.html.csp">In Georgia Senate runoff, former CEO defeats congressman</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:00:02.304-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia’s U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. Tuesday night’s primary runoff win validates the former corporate CEO’s campaign as an outsider. The former CEO of Reebok, Dollar General and the failed textile firm Pillowtex, Perdue offered his private sector record and tremendous wealth as proof that he can help s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212962@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:02 MDT U.S. regulators close small bank in Georgia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199398-79/bank-georgia-million-based.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199398-79/bank-georgia-million-based.html.csp">U.S. regulators close small bank in Georgia</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:37:01.535-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Regulators have closed a small lender in Georgia, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 13 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday it has taken over Eastside Commercial Bank, based in Conyers, Ga. The bank, which operated two branches, had about $169 million in assets and $161.6 million in deposits as of March 31. Atlanta-based Community & Southern Bank has agreed to assume all of the failed bank’s deposits. The FDIC says Macon, Georgia-b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993982014-07-18T17:37:01.535-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:37:01.535-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199398@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:37:01 MDT Judge delays Georgia trial in salmonella outbreak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58175252-79/georgia-judge-plant-salmonella.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58175252-79/georgia-judge-plant-salmonella.html.csp">Judge delays Georgia trial in salmonella outbreak</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RUSS BYNUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:40:01.762-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided Friday. The decision was a last-minute break for former Peanut Company of America owner Stewart Parnell; his brother and food broker, Michael Parnell; and the peanut plant’s quality control manager, Mary Wilkerson. Jury selection in their trial had been scheduled to start Monday in U.S. District Court in Albany. Ju...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581752522014-07-11T17:40:01.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T17:40:01.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58175252@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:01 MDT