GEORGIA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GEORGIA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Dems reject Obama’s pick for federal judge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443279-68/boggs-georgia-obama-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443279-68/boggs-georgia-obama-judge.html.csp">Dems reject Obama’s pick for federal judge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T19:36:23.3-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 07:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama’s controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday in what amounts to a rare rebuff of the president from his own party. The fate of Boggs’ nomination has been in doubt for months, after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats expressed opposition to him because of positions he has...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584432792014-09-22T19:36:23.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T19:36:23.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58443279@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:36:23 MDT Pac-12 football: Receiver Nelson Spruce leads Colorado over Hawaii http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58436483-77/colorado-spruce-hawaii-henderson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58436483-77/colorado-spruce-hawaii-henderson.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Receiver Nelson Spruce leads Colorado over Hawaii</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T23:30:03.238-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boulder, Colo. • Nelson Spruce and Greg Henderson square off in practice during the week and share the spotlight on Saturday. Spruce caught a school record 13 passes for a career-best 172 yards and Henderson led a swarming defense that kept Hawaii out of the end zone in Colorado’s 21-12 win Saturday over the scrappy Rainbow Warriors. Henderson, a senior cornerback and four-year starter, joked that Spruce, whose big day included a 71-yard TD catch, can’t get open against him during the week. “May...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584364832014-09-20T23:30:03.238-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T23:30:03.238-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436483@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:30:03 MDT Three found guilty in Georgia salmonella trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433231-79/parnell-peanut-salmonella-lab.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433231-79/parnell-peanut-salmonella-lab.html.csp">Three found guilty in Georgia salmonella trial</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="2014-09-19T12:35:01.663-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, Ga. • A federal jury convicted three people Friday in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was found guilty of conspiracy and other charges after a seven-week trial in Albany, Georgia. Parnell, his brother, Michael Parnell, and quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson have been on trial since Aug. 1 on charges stemming from the 20...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584332312014-09-19T12:35:01.663-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T12:35:01.663-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433231@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:35:01 MDT Prosecutor: Plant owner OK’d tainted peanut sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403706-79/plant-peanut-parnell-salmonella.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403706-79/plant-peanut-parnell-salmonella.html.csp">Prosecutor: Plant owner OK’d tainted peanut sales</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="2014-09-11T15:38:02.425-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, Ga. • The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food “whatever the risk,” including shipments known to have tested positive for the bacteria and others sent with fake lab results and no real confirmation the products were safe to eat, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments in the food-poisoning trial Thursday. Former Peanut Corporation owner Stewart Parnell and two co-defendants have been on trial...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584037062014-09-11T15:38:02.425-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T15:38:02.425-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403706@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:38:02 MDT NCAA extends Georgia Tech’s probation to 2017 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378028-77/georgia-ncaa-probation-tech.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378028-77/georgia-ncaa-probation-tech.html.csp">NCAA extends Georgia Tech’s probation to 2017</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES ODUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:35.281-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Georgia Tech has had its NCAA probation extended two years after its coaches were found to have made hundreds of impermissible calls and texts to recruits. In 2011, Georgia Tech was forced to vacate its 2009 ACC football championship and placed on probation for four years due to NCAA rules violations. The NCAA on Thursday said Georgia Tech failed to monitor its sports programs. The probation was extended to 2017. The ruling, also obtained by The Associated Press in an open records requ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583780282014-09-05T23:22:35.281-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:35.281-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378028@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:35 MDT Hunt: Can Republicans ride tailwind to Senate majority? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364285-82/republicans-democrats-senate-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364285-82/republicans-democrats-senate-republican.html.csp">Hunt: Can Republicans ride tailwind to Senate majority?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:54:13.563-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day. Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the history of this political cycle — which favors the party that doesn’t hold the White House — and the waning popularity of President Barack Obama, who sometimes seems indifferent. Democrats hope to minimize losses as stronger candidates face a few...</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> 58364285@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:54:13 MDT 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. 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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