GEORGIA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GEORGIA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Ex-Auburn football player killed in Georgia crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58129402-77/auburn-lutzenkirchen-family-georgia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58129402-77/auburn-lutzenkirchen-family-georgia.html.csp">Ex-Auburn football player killed in Georgia crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-29T23:04:19.189-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LaGrange, Ga. • Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, a fan favorite who played on the 2010 national championship team, has died in a one-car crash in Georgia, state police said. Authorities said Lutzenkirchen, 23, was ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when it overturned several times near LaGrange early Sunday morning. He was a passenger in the vehicle. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn called Lutzenkirchen “a great player and competitor” and “a great teammate and friend off the field.” “This ...</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> 58129402@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:04:19 MDT Hee-haw! At zoo, donkey pals calm Manuela the restless rhino http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58073887-68/zoo-manuela-calm-cub.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58073887-68/zoo-manuela-calm-cub.html.csp">Hee-haw! At zoo, donkey pals calm Manuela the restless rhino</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T10:39:11.595-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 10:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tbilisi, Georgia • Animals in the zoo in Georgia’s capital are not allowed to be lonely, even if it means they end up with rather unusual companions. A female rhinoceros called Manuela has made friends with donkeys, after failing to hit it off with either zebras or goats, while a lion cub neglected by his mother has bonded with a puppy. Tbilisi Zoo spokeswoman Mzia Sharashidze said Manuela got depressed after the death of her mate and became aggressive toward her caretakers. They tried putting z...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580738872014-06-16T10:39:11.595-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T10:39:11.595-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073887@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:39:11 MDT