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 The Etowa Indian Mounds was a ceremonial center for thousands of American Indians. http://www.gastateparks.org
 (WSJ, 7/9/99, p.W2)
Stone Mountain was carved with depictions of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis.
 (SFC,11/28/97, p.B6)

77 Million BP    In 2005 it was reported that paleontologists had identified a new dinosaur species, an early relative of Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed what is now the Southeastern US about this time. The scientists made the identification from hundreds of fossilized fragments collected mostly in Montgomery County, Ala., and southwestern Georgia. They named the new dinosaur Appalachiosaurus montgomeriensis, which means "the Appalachian lizard from Montgomery County." The 25-foot-long creature roamed the earth 10 million years before T. rex and was smaller and more primitive, with a narrower snout.
    (AP, 4/16/05)

1540        Mar 9, Hernando de Soto reached southern Georgia. He found the Indians there raising tame turkeys, caged opossums, corn, beans, pumpkins, cucumbers and plums.
    (ON, 4/01, p.5)(www.floridahistory.com/inset7.html)

1541        May 8, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered and crossed the Mississippi River, which he called Rio de Espiritu Santo. He encountered the Cherokee Indians, who numbered about 25,000 and inhabited the area from the Ohio River to the north to the Chattahoochee in present day Georgia, and from the valley of the Tennessee east across the Great Smoky Mountains to the Piedmont of the Carolinas.
    (NG, 5/95, p.78)(AP, 5/8/97)(HN, 5/8/99)

1606        Dona Maria, a Timucuan Indian woman, inherited the position of chief of San Pedro de Mocama on Cumberland Island, Georgia. She had been chief of Nombre de Dios, a Spanish Franciscan mission town in Florida.
    (AM, 7/01, p.22)

1696        Dec 22, James Oglethorpe, General, author, colonizer of Georgia, was born in England.
    (MC, 12/22/01)

1732        Jun 9, Royal charter for Georgia was granted to James Oglethorpe.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1733        Feb 12, English colonists led by James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, Ga. Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe sailed up the Savannah River with 144 English men, women and children and in the name of King George II chartered the Georgia Crown Colony. He created the town of Savannah, to establish an ideal colony where silk and wine would be produced, based on a grid of streets around six large squares.
    (SFC, 6/25/95, p.T-7)(SFEC,11/30/97, p.T4)(AP, 2/12/98)

1742        Jul 7, A Spanish force invading Georgia ran headlong into the colony's British defenders. A handful of British and Spanish colonial troops faced each other on a Georgia coastal island and decided the fate of a colony.
    (HN, 5/3/98)(HN, 7/7/99)

1742        General James Edward Oglethorpe led a victory over the Spanish at Bloody Marsh on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia.
    (SFC, 4/28/96, p.T-7)

1743        Genu0092l. James Oglethorpe of England departed Georgia following some small scandal.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T4)

1749        Oct 26, The Georgia Colony reversed itself and ruled slavery to be legal.
    (MC, 10/26/01)

1763        A Crown grant was made to Henry Laurens of Georgia, who later succeeded John Hancock as president of the Continental Congress in 1777. Laurens obtained control of the South Altamaha river lands and named it New Hope Plantation.
    (AP, 8/30/09)

1778        Dec 29, British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, captured Savannah, the capital of Georgia.
    (HN, 12/29/98)

1779        Feb 10, A shootout at Carr's Fort in Georgia turned back men sent to Wilkes County to recruit colonists loyal to the British army. In 2012 archeologists located the site.
    (AP, 5/6/13)

1779        Feb 14, American Loyalists were defeated by Patriots at Kettle Creek, Ga.
    (HN, 2/14/98)

1779        Oct 11, Polish nobleman General Casimir Pulaski was killed while fighting for American independence during the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah, Ga. Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski had come to America in 1777. In 2005 an attempt to confirm his remains using DNA was inconclusive.
    (AP, 10/11/97)(AH, 10/04, p.15)(AP, 6/24/05)

1785        The University of Georgia was the first state university chartered, in 1785, but was not established until 1801. The University of North Carolina was chartered in 1789 and was the first state university in the U.S. to begin instruction, in 1795.
    (HNQ, 12/3/01)

1786        Jun 19, Gen. Nathanael Greene died of sunstroke at his Georgia plantation. In 1960 Theodore Thayer authored u0093Nathanael Greene, Strategist of the American Revolution.u0094 In 1973 William Johnson authored u0093Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene.u0094
    (ON, 12/01, p.12)

1788        Jan 2, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
    (HFA, '96, p.22)(AP, 1/2/98)

1788        Jan 20, The pioneer African Baptist church was organized in Savannah, Ga.
    (MC, 1/20/02)

1801        Mar 3, 1st US Jewish Governor, David Emanuel, took office in Georgia.
    (SC, 3/3/02)

1812        Feb 11, Alexander Hamilton Stephens (d.1883), Vice Pres (Confederacy), was born near Crawfordville, Georgia. Stephens, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1843 to 1859, was a delegate at the Montgomery meeting that formed a new union of the seceded states. He was elected vice president to Jefferson Davis on February 9, 1861. Stephens was later elected governor of Georgia in 1882 but died after serving just a few months.
    (HNQ, 5/24/98)(MC, 2/11/02)

1817        Dec 16, The Georgia legislature enacted laws that defined the common boundary with Tennessee and created a boundary commission to jointly survey and mark the state border.
    (www.profsurv.com/archive.php?article=1215&issue=86)

1818        Jun 1, Mathematician James Camak demarcated the border between Georgia and Tennessee. Due to a faulty sextant and bad astronomical charts he drew the line a mile south of the intended boundary, the 35th parallel.
    (Econ, 3/15/08, p.42)(www.profsurv.com/archive.php?article=1215&issue=86)

1819        May 26, The first steam-propelled vessel to attempt a trans-Atlantic crossing, the Savannah, departed from Savannah, Ga., May 26 and arrived in Liverpool, England, Jun 20.
    (AP, 5/22/97)

1819        Jun 20, The paddle-wheel steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, England, after a voyage of 27 days and 11 hours--the first steamship to successfully cross the Atlantic.
    (HN, 6/20/01)

1819        In Savannah Chatham Artillery Punch was served to Pres. James Monroe. It was a concoction of Catawba, rum, gin, brandy, rye whiskey, strong tea, brown sugar, Benedictine, juices of oranges and lemons, Maraschino cherries and champagne.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T4)

1823        Dec 19, Georgia passed the 1st US state birth registration law.
    (MC, 12/19/01)

1825        Feb 12, Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agreed to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept 1, 1826.
    (MC, 2/12/02)

1831-1892    The  16 1/2 mile Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was built by slaves and Irish workers to transport cotton and timber between the 2 rivers. Plans for restoration of the canal were made in 1998.
    (SFEC, 8/23/98, p.T3)

1835        Dec 30, Cherokees were forced to move across the Mississippi River after gold was discovered in Georgia. A minority faction of Cherokee agreed to the emigration of the whole tribe from their lands by signing the Treaty of New Echota. The Treaty of New Echota resulted in the cession of all Cherokee land to the U.S. and provided for the transportation of the Cherokee Indians to land beyond the Mississippi. The removal of the Cherokee was completed by 1838.
    (NG, 5/95, p.86)(HNQ, 6/21/98)(MC, 12/30/01)

1840        The US state of Georgia by this time had over 280,000 slaves with many working as field hands. By the start of  Civil War slaves made up over 40% of the stateu0092s population.
    (SFC, 1/4/11, p.E2)

1842        Sidney Lanier (d.1881), poet, was born in Macon.
    (WSJ, 3/13/00, p.A24)

1845        May 8 - 1845 May 12, The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was founded. The SBC became a separate denomination in Augusta, Georgia, following a regional split with northern Baptists over the issues of slavery.
    (Econ, 3/17/12, p.36)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Baptist_Convention)

1845        Dec 27, Ether was 1st used in childbirth in US at Jefferson, Ga.
    (MC, 12/27/01)

1848        Dec 21, William Craft and his wife Ellen, slaves to separate masters, escaped under disguise from Macon, Georgia, and made there way to Philadelphia. In 1860 Craft authored u0093Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom.u0094
    (ON, 10/04, p.10)

1848        The Andrew Low House was built on Abercorn St. of stuccoed brick, elaborate iron-caste railings and shuttered piazzas.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T5)

1851        Aug 14, Doc Holliday was born in Griffin, GA.
    (MesWP)

1857        Nov 9, Atlantic Monthly magazine was 1st published.
    (MC, 11/9/01)

1860         Nov, Abraham Lincoln won the US presidential elections with a majority of the electoral votes in a 4-way race. Following his election South Carolina seceded from the Union followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
    (WSJ, 9/19/97, p.A13)

1861        Jan 3, US Ft. Pulaski & Ft. Jackson, Savannah, were seized by Georgia.
    (MC, 1/3/02)

1861        Jan 19, Georgia became the 5th state to secede from the Union.
    (AP, 1/19/98)(HN, 1/19/99)

1861        Feb 4, Delegates from six southern states met in Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America. They included Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. They elected Jefferson Davis as president of Confederacy.
    (AP, 2/4/97)(ON, 11/00, p.1)

1862        Apr 10, Union forces began the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Georgia along the Tybee River.
    (HN, 4/10/99)

1862        Apr 11, Rebels surrendered Ft Pulaski, Georgia.
    (MC, 4/11/02)

1862        Apr 12, Union volunteers from Ohio, led by Lt. James J. Andrews, stole a Confederate train near Marietta, Ga. They were caught 89 miles up the track. 8 of the 24 raiders were hanged that summer. 8 others escaped and made their way north. The episode inspired Buster Keatonu0092s 1927 comedy "The General." In 1956 Disney retold the story in u0093The Great Locomotive Chaseu0094 with Fess Parker. In 2006 Russell S. Bonds authored u0093Stealing the General.u0094
    (AP, 4/12/00)(WSJ, 11/10/06, p.W4)(ON, 8/08, p.10)
1862        Apr 12, Union troops occupied Fort Pulaski, Georgia.
    (MC, 4/12/02)

1862        Jun 7, James J. Andrews (b.1829), civilian Union spy, was hanged in Atlanta for leading the April 12 Union raid in Georgia that stole the locomotive u0093Generalu0094 in an effort to disrupt Confederate transport. On June 18 seven other Union men were hanged for the raid.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_J._Andrews)

1862        Jul 20-Sep 20, A guerrilla campaign in GA (Porter's & Poindexter's) left US 580 and CS 2,866 casualties.
    (MC, 7/20/02)

1862-1864    The C.S. Arsenal at Findlay Iron Works in Macon manufactured about 80 1,500-pound bronze canon.
    (SFC, 5/30/00, p.A6)

1863        Feb 28, Four Union gunboats destroyed the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Ga. Popular during the Crimean War, the floating battery was revived by hard-pressed Confederates because the popular gunboats were not capable of doing the things that the batteries could do.
    (HN, 2/28/98)

1863        Mar 3, Federal ironclad ships bombed Fort McAllister, Georgia.
    (SC, 3/3/02)

1863        Aug 16, Chickamauga campaign took place in GA. Union General William S. Rosecrans moved his army south from Tullahoma, Tennessee to attack Confederate forces in Chattanooga.
    (HN, 8/16/99)(MC, 8/16/02)

1863        Sep 9, The Union Army of the Cumberland passed through Chattanooga as they chased after the retreating Confederates.
    (HN, 9/9/98)

1863        Sep 18, Union cavalry troops clashed with a group of Confederates at Chickamauga Creek.
    (HN, 9/18/99)

1863        Sep 19, In Georgia, the two-day Battle of Chickamauga began as Union troops under George Thomas clashed with Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1863        Sep 20, Union troops under George Thomas prevented the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname u0093the Rock of Chickamauga.u0094 Thomas stayed and fought even after his commander, William Rosecrans, retreated to Chattanooga. President Abraham Lincoln later appointed Thomas as Rosecransu0091 successor. Armed with their new, lethal seven-shot Spencer rifles, Wilderu0092s Lightning Brigade was all that stood between the Union Army and the looming disaster at Chickamauga Creek. The bloody battle of Chickamauga was the costliest two-day battle of the entire war.
    (HN, 9/20/98)(HN, 11/4/98)(HNQ, 9/29/00)

1864        Feb 22-27, Battle at Dalton, Georgia.
    (MC, 2/22/02)

1864        Feb 24-25, Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost).
    (MC, 2/24/02)

1864        Feb 27, The 6th and last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia, (about 600 casualties).
    (MC, 2/27/02)
1864        Feb 27, The first Union prisoners arrived at Camp Sumter prison near Andersonville, Georgia. It was designed for 6,000 prisoners but by summeru0092s end held 33,000. After enduring the hardship of being held in the South's Andersonville and Cahaba prison camps, A terrible disaster befell hundreds of Union soldiers who were being shipped home on the steamer Sultana at the end of the Civil War. The setting was made into a film for TV by John Frankheimer in 1996 based on an original script by David Rintels. Of the 45,000 Union prisoners of war that were brought to Andersonville, 29% i.e. 12,914, died there. In 1971 it became a National Park Service site.
    (WSJ, 2/26/96, p.A-10)(SFC, 4/28/96, p.T-10)(HN, 2/27/98)(AH, 10/02, p.20)

1864        Apr 17, There was a bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia.
    (MC, 4/17/02)

1864        May 1, Atlanta campaign, GA.
    (MC, 5/1/02)

1864        May 5, Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting began at Rocky Face Ridge.
    (MC, 5/5/02)

1864        May 6, General Sherman began to advance on Atlanta.
    (MC, 5/6/02)

1864        May 8, The Atlanta Campaign saw severe fighting at Rocky Face Ridge.
    (HN, 5/8/98)

1864        May 9, Battle of Dalton, GA.
    (MC, 5/9/02)

1864        May 13, Battle of Resaca commenced as Union General Sherman fought towards Atlanta.
    (SS, Internet, 5/13/97)(HN, 5/13/98)

1864        May 16, In the Atlanta Campaign, the battle of Resaca, begun May 13, ended.
    (MC, 5/16/02)

1864        May 17, The Battle of Adairsville, Georgia, resulted in a Confederate retreat.
    (HN, 5/17/98)

1864        May 25, Battle of New Hope Church, Ga. Joseph E. Johnston tried to halt Shermanu0092s advance on Atlanta at the Hell Hole.
    (SC, 5/25/02)(AM, 11/04, p.28)

1864        Jun 4, With Gen. Sherman again flanking them, Confederates under General Joseph Johnston retreated to the mountains before Marietta, Georgia.
    (HN, 6/4/98)

1864        Jun 9, Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, GA (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha).
    (MC, 6/9/02)
   
1864        Jun 14, At the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Confederate General Leonidas Polk was killed by a Union shell.
    (HN, 6/14/98)

1864        Jun 17, General John B. Hood replaced General Johnston as head of CSA troops around Atlanta.
    (MC, 6/17/02)

1864        Jun 19, Skirmish at Pine Knob, Georgia.
    (DTnet, 6/19/97)

1864        Jun 27, General Sherman was repulsed by Confederates at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the Atlanta Campaign.
    (HN, 6/27/98)(SC, 6/27/02)

1864        Jul 3, Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA, began and lasted until Jul 9.
    (MC, 7/3/02)

1864        Jul 4-9, Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia.
    (MC, 7/4/02)

1864        Jul 6, Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA.
    (MC, 7/6/02)

1864        Jul 8, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston retreated into Atlanta to prevent being flanked by Union General William T. Sherman.
    (HN, 7/8/98)

1864        Jul 17, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced General Joseph E. Johnston with General John Bell Hood in hopes of defeating Union General William T. Sherman outside Atlanta.
    (HN, 7/17/98)

1864        Jul 20, Confederate General John Bell Hood attacked Union forces under General William T. Sherman outside Atlanta. Gen. Hood lashed out against the Union right wing north of the city. Repulsed but undaunted, Hood turned to strike the Federal left wing, Major General James B. McPhersonu0092s Army of the Tennessee, east of Atlanta. He deployed Major General Benjamin F. Chathamu0092s corps northeast of the city and sent Lieutenant General William J. Hardee's corps around McPhersonu0092s left flank with orders to crush the Army of the Tennessee on the morning of July 22. Both corps were then to assail the rest of Shermanu0092s host. Battle of Peachtree Creek was part of the Atlanta Campaign.
    (HN, 7/20/98)(HNQ, 7/19/01)(MC, 7/20/02)

1864        Jul 18, Confederate Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood (33), commanding a corps under Gen. Johnston, was promoted to the temporary rank of full general, and given command of the Army of Tennessee just outside the gates of Atlanta.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bell_Hood)

1864        Jul 22, The Battle of Atlanta reached its peak when Confederate General John Bell Hood launched an all-out attack on Union General William T. Sherman's Army. Union General James McPherson was killed repulsing a Confederate attack. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry. Casualties numbered 8449 conf, 3641 US.
    (HN, 7/22/98)(MC, 7/22/02)

1864        Jul 26, Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie].
    (MC, 7/26/02)
1864        Jul 26-31, Riots took place at McCook's to Lovejoy Station, and Stoneman's to Macon, Georgia.
    (MC, 7/26/02)

1864        Jul 28, Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Ezra Church.
    (SC, 7/28/02)

1864        Jul 29, Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid).
    (MC, 7/29/02)

1864        Aug 10, Confederate Commander John Bell Hood sent his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut off Union General William Sherman's supply lines.
    (HN, 8/10/98)

1864        Aug 14-16, Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieged Dalton, Georgia.
    (MC, 8/14/02)

1864        Aug 18, Union General William T. Sherman sent General Judson Kilpatrick to raid Confederate lines of communication outside Atlanta. The raid was unsuccessful. Union General William Sherman considered Judson Kilpatrick, his cavalry chief, 'a hell of a damn fool.'
    (HN, 8/18/98)

1864        Aug 31, Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties.
    (MC, 8/31/01)

1864        Sep 1, Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuated Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops.
    (HN, 9/1/99)
1864        Sep 1, 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro, Georgia, left some 3,000 casualties.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1864        Sep 2, During the Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman's forces occupied Atlanta.
    (AP, 9/2/97)

1864        Sep 11, A 10-day truce was declared between generals Sherman and Hood so civilians could leave Atlanta, Georgia.
    (HN, 9/11/98)

1864        Sep 28, Union General William Rosecrans blamed his defeat at Chickamauga on two of his subordinate generals. They were later exonerated by a court of inquiry.
    (HN, 9/28/98)

1864        Oct, Georgiau0092s Camp Lawton opened to replace the Andersonville Confederate prison. The new Confederate camp lasted barely 6 weeks before Shermanu0092s army arrived and burned it. In 2010 A Georgia Southern Univ. graduate student found the site and associated artifacts.
    (SFC, 8/19/10, p.A8)

1864            Nov 10, Kingston, Ga., was burned as the first act of Sherman's March to Sea. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had made the city his headquarters as he planned to lay waste the south over the next six weeks.
    (www.ourgeorgiahistory.com/chronpop/2606)

1864            Nov 11, Sherman's troops destroyed Rome, Georgia. Gen. Sherman (1820-1891) ordered Gen. John Murray Corseu0092s (1835-1893) troops to destroy Rome, Georgia, and u0093everything that could be useful to an enemy.u0094
    (www.civilwarhome.com/shermangeorgia.htm)

1864        Nov 15, Union Major General William T. Shermanu0092s troops set fires that destroyed much of Atlanta.
    (HN, 11/15/98)

1864        Nov 16, Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops departed Atlanta and began their "March to the Sea" during the Civil War.
    (AP, 11/1697)(HN, 11/16/98)

1864        Nov 21-22, Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/21/01)

1864        Nov 22, Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ended after 650 casualties.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1864        Nov 23-25, The Battle at Ball's Ferry, Georgia, left 30 casualties.
    (MC, 11/23/01)

1864        Nov 25, Confederates retreated at Sandersville, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/25/01)

1864        Nov 26, Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal and Waynesboro, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/26/01)

1864        Nov 27, 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/27/01)

1864        Nov 28, 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro and Jones's Plantation, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1864        Nov 29, 4th and last day of skirmishes took place at Waynesboro, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1864        Dec 1, Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia.
    (MC, 12/1/01)

1864        Dec 2, Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia.
    (MC, 12/2/01)

1864        Dec 4, Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) Ga.
    (MC, 12/4/01)

1864        Dec 10, General Sherman's armies reached Savannah and a 12 day siege began.
    (MC, 12/10/01)

1864        Dec 13, Battle of Ft. McAllister, Ga.
    (MC, 12/13/01)

1864        Dec 20, Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, Ga., as Union Gen. William T. Sherman continued his "March to the Sea."
    (AP, 12/20/97)

1864        Dec 22, During the Civil War, Genu0092l. Sherman telegraphed Pres. Lincoln from Georgia, saying: "I beg to present to you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah with 150 guns and plenty of ammunition." In 2008 Noah Andre Trudeau authored u0093Southern Storm: Shermanu0092s March to the Sea.u0094   
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T4)(AP, 12/22/97)(WSJ, 8/4/08, p.A11)

1864        During the Battle of Dunlap Hill a Union cannonball lodged into the side of a house in Macon that later became known as the Cannonball House and Museum.
    (SFC, 5/30/00, p.A6)

1865        Jan 16, General Sherman began a march through the Carolinas. Sherman issued an order that set aside land in Georgia and South Carolina for freed slaves.
    (HN, 1/16/99)(SFC, 6/20/00, p.A6)

1865        Feb, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman had made a swift and steady advance through Georgia and South Carolina, and by late February 1865, his army was approaching Charlotte, North Carolina.
    (HN, 2/8/98)

1865        Mar 22, Raid at Wilson's: Chickasaw, AL, to Macon, GA.
    (MC, 3/22/02)

1865        Apr 13, Union forces under Gen. Sherman began their devastating march through Georgia. Overconfident and overextended, the Union Army of the Cumberland advanced into the deep woods of northwest Georgia.
    (HN, 4/13/98)

1865        May 10, Confederate Pres. Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops in Irwinville, Georgia.
    (HN, 5/10/98)(AP, 5/10/08)

1865        May, The Confederate prison at Camp Sumter, Georgia, was shut down, but stories about it sparked outrage in the North.
    (AH, 10/02, p.71)

1865        Aug, A national military cemetery was dedicated at Andersonville, Georgia, by Clara Barton and the Red Cross for the 13,000 men who died at Camp Sumter. Dorance Atwater (d.1912), a Union soldier, had secretly copied the roll of Union dead at the prison. After the war Atwater was appointed Consul at Papeete, Tahiti. He died in San Francisco in 1910.
    (AHHT, 10/02, p.22)(http://petticoatsandpistols.com/category/civil-war/page/2/)

1865        Oct 25, The S.S. Republic was carrying 59 passengers and 20,000 $20 gold coins from New York to New Orleans when it sank in a hurricane off Savannah, Ga. All the passengers boarded life boats and got off alive. In 2003 Odyssey Marine Exploration found the ship. The company recovered some 52,000 silver and gold coins.
    (AP, 8/17/03)(AP, 11/29/03)(SFC, 6/11/12, p.E2)

1865            Nov 10, Captain Henry Wirz (b.1822), commandment of Camp Sumter, Ga., (known as u0093Andersonvilleu0094 by the North) was hanged outside Washington, D.C., after being found guilty of war crimes.
    (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USACWwirz.htm)(AHHT, 10/02, p.22)

1866        Apr 2, Pres. ended war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Ten & Va.
    (MC, 4/2/02)

1868        Jun 25, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were re-admitted to the Union.
    (AP, 6/25/97)

1870        Jul 15, Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
    (AP, 7/15/97)

1872        A brick lighthouse was erected on St. Simons Island off the US coast of Georgia. The island is one of 4 barrier islands called the Golden Isles.
    (SSFC, 2/11/07, p.G7)

1875        Amos G. Rhodes opened his first retail furniture store in Atlanta, Ga. The company expanded to 80 stores in 13 states, but went bankrupt in 2005.
    (SFC, 9/19/06, p.G3)

1876        The state capital was moved from Milledgeville, originally designed to be the state capital, to Atlanta.
    (SFEC, 7/16/00, Z1 p.2)

1881        Aug 13, The first African-American nursing school opened at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
    (HN, 8/13/98)

1882        Alexander Hamilton Stephens was elected governor of Georgia but died after serving just a few months.
    (HNQ, 5/24/98)

1885        Nov, Atlanta, Georgia, voted to become a dry city effective July, 1886.
    (www.sodamuseum.bigstep.com/generic.jhtml?pid=1)

1885         "Pembertonu0092s French Wine Coca" made its premier In Dr. Jacob's pharmacy in Atlanta. John Stith Pemberton refined the wine-based drink and Coca-Cola, the future symbol of "the American way of life," made its debut in 1886.
    (AP, 5/3/03)(http://cocaine.org/coca-cola/)

1886        Mar 29, Coca-Cola was advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Daily. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claimed it could cure anything from hysteria to the common cold. John Stith (Doc) Pemberton, pharmacist, concocted a bath of a dark, sugary syrup meant to be mixed with carbonated water and sold at the cityu0092s soda fountains. This was the beginning of Coca Cola, which then contained enough cocaine to give the a drinker a buzz and more caffeine than the drink contains today. Sales at the soda fountain of Jacobu0091s Pharmacy averaged 9 drinks a day in the first year. The story is told by Frederick Allen in his book u0093Secret Formula.u0094 The drink was named by Frank Robinson and he created its signature script logo. [see May 8]
    (www.sodamuseum.bigstep.com/generic.jhtml?pid=1)

1886        May 8, Atlanta pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola, which contained cocaine. The name for the soft drink came from his bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. Sales of Coca-Cola at the soda fountain of Jacobu0091s Pharmacy averaged 9 drinks a day in the first year. [see Mar 29]
    (AP, 5/8/97)(HN, 5/8/98)(www.sodamuseum.bigstep.com/generic.jhtml?pid=1)

1889-1973    Conrad Potter Aiken, American poet, was born (Aug 5) and died (Aug 17) in Savannah, and was buried in the Boneventure Cemetery.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T5)

1892        Jan 18, Oliver Hardy, member of Laurel and Hardy comedy duo who starred in numerous films, was born in Harlem, Ga.
    (HN, 1/18/99)(MC, 1/18/02)

1893        Oct 27, Hurricane hit the US coast between Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, SC.
    (MC, 10/27/01)

1893        Dec 20, The 1st state anti-lynching statute was approved in Georgia.
    (MC, 12/20/01)

1895        Mar 18, Some 200 blacks left Savannah, Ga., for Liberia.
    (MC, 3/18/02)

1899        Apr 23, Some 2000 people gathered to watch the lynching Sam Hose, a black man questionably accused of murdering a white planter and raping his wife. His ears, fingers, and genitals were cut off and his face was skinned before he was burned in kerosene soaked wood. His and other stories were later told in the 1998 book: u0093Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crowu0094 by Leon F. Litwack.
    (SFEC, 4/19/98, BR p.4)

1901        Apr 5, Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Hud, Ghost Story), was born in Macon, Ga.
    (MC, 4/5/02)

1904        Dec 28, Farmers in Georgia burned two million bales of cotton to prop up falling prices.
    (HN, 12/28/98)

1905        Sep 22, Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia killed 10 blacks and 2 whites.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1905        Alonzo Herndon, a former slave, purchased two black benevolent associations for $140 and created Atlanta Mutual, which sold burial insurance to Atlantau0092s black community. The company grew to become Atlanta Life Financial Group.
    (WSJ, 5/3/08, p.A8)

1906        Sep 22, Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia, killed 21 people. In 2001 Mark Bauerlein authored u0093Negrophobia,u0094 an account of the riots.
    (HN, 9/22/98)(WSJ, 6/12/01, p.A20)

1908        Oct, Georgiau0092s nearly all-white electorate voted by a 2 to 1 margin to abolish its system of peonage as of March 1909.
    (WSJ, 3/29/08, p.W8)

1909        May 17, White firemen on Georgia RR struck to protest the hiring of blacks.
    (MC, 5/17/02)

1909        Nov 18, John Herndon Mercer [Johnny Mercer] (d.1976), songwriter, was born in Savannah, Ga. John Herndon Mercer died on Jun 25, 1976, and was buried in Boneventure Cemetery in Savannah, Ga.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T5)(HN, 11/18/00)

1911        The will of Sen Augustus Bacon called for a whites-only park on donated land. In 1970 a court ruled that the park should revert to Bacon's heirs.
    (SFC, 12/4/99, p.A3)

1912        Mar 12, Juliette Gordon Low organized the Girl Guides, which later became the Girl Scouts of America, at the 1848 Andrew Low House in Savannah, Ga. The US Congress chartered the Girl Scouts in 1950.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T5)(USAT, 3/23/04, p.1D)(AP, 3/12/08)

1913        Apr 14, Mary Phagan (13) was found killed at an Atlanta pencil factory. She had stopped to pick up her check on her way to Peachtree Street to see a Confederate Memorial Day Parade. Leo Frank (29), a Jewish factory manager, was falsely accused of raping and murdering the young girl. Georgia Gov. John M. Slaton later commuted Franku0092s sentence to life, but a vigilante crowd dragged him out of prison and lynched him on Aug 17. In 1968 Leonard Dinnerstein authored u0093The Leo Frank Case.u0094 The story is covered in the 1997 novel "The Old Religion" by David Mamet. In 1998 the musical "Parade" was produced based on the Frank lynching.
    (SFEC, 1/4/98, BR p.6)(WSJ, 12/22/98, p.A16)(WSJ, 6/9/00, p.A12)(WSJ, 1/17/09, p.W8)

1913        Aug 9, Herman Eugene Talmadge (d.2002), later state governor and US Senator, was born.
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)

1914        Dec 30, Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), was born in Atlanta, Ga.
    (MC, 12/30/01)

1915        Aug 17, Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager, was lynched by a mob of anti-Semites in Cob County, Georgia. He had been convicted in the killing of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old girl who worked at his pencil factory. The governor believed him innocent and commuted his death sentence in June. The state of Georgia pardoned Frank in 1986. In 2000 Stephen Goldfarb posted the names of some 2 dozen men believed to have participated in the murder.
    (WSJ, 6/9/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/17/02)(AP, 3/11/06)

1915        Sep 30, Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga) restaurant owner and ax handle wielder segregationist, was born.
    (MC, 9/30/01)

1915        Dec 4, Ku Klux Klan received a charter from Fulton County, Ga.
    (MC, 12/4/01)

1915        Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941) signed on about this time with the United Daughter of the Confederacy to carve a memorial at Stone Mountain in Georgia and soon rose to the high ranks of the newly resurgent KKK. The project started in 1918 but was postponed by WWI and resumed in 1922. He was fired from the project in 1925. His carving was later removed and replaced by sculptor Augustus Lukeman. In 1927 Borglum began the Mount Rushmore presidential memorial.
    (SSFC, 9/9/07, p.C4)(ON, 2/11, p.10)

1915        The Knights of Mary Phagan set fire to a cross atop a granite mountain 16 miles east of Atlanta. The event became a rallying cry for the KKK.
    (WSJ, 6/9/00, p.A12)

1915        Ku Klux Klansmen held a formative assembly at the town of Stone Mountain.
    (SFC,11/28/97, p.B6)

1916        Oct 7, In the most lopsided victory in college football history, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tennessee, 222-0 in Atlanta.
    (http://gtalumni.org/Publications/magazine/spr98/div11.html)

1917        Sep 8, Eugene Bullard, aviator, was born in Columbus, Georgia. He emigrated to France and became the first African-American combat aviator when he flew a reconnaissance mission over the city of Metz, France. He was credited with one confirmed "kill," a German Pfalz he shot down over Verdun.
    (MC, 9/8/01)

1917        Dec 18, Ossie Davis, actor, playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam), was born in Cogdell, Ga.
    (MC, 12/18/01)

1920s        In the early 1920s Col. J.G. Boswell, a cotton farmer from Georgia whose business was ruined by the boll weevil, arrived in California and began to acquire land in the central valley. The Boswell family took advantage of federal programs to stop droughts and floods and helped get the Army Corps of Engineers to drain Lake Tulare. In 2003 Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman authored "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire."
    (Econ, 10/18/03, p.82) (SFC, 11/11/03, p.D1)

1922        Oct 3, Rebecca L. Felton, D-Ga., became the first woman to be seated in the U.S. Senate. (Mrs. Felton had been appointed to serve out the remaining term of Sen. Thomas E. Watson.)
    (AP, 10/3/97)

1922        Nov 21, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
    (AP, 11/21/97)

1924        Oct 1, Jimmy Carter (James Earl), 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981), was born in Plains, Georgia.
    (SFEC, 1/12/97,  Z3 p.3)(HN, 10/1/98)(MC, 10/1/01)

1924        The 600-room Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta opened. It was developed by William Candler, the youngest son of Coca Cola founder Asa Candler. It was designed in a neo-Georgian style by New York architect Leonard Schultze. It closed in 1982 and was planned for renovation as an office complex in 1998. It was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
    (WSJ, 2/4/98, p.B8)

1924        The electric chair replaced hanging as the means of execution.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A5)

1925        Feb 8, Marcus Garvey entered federal prison in Atlanta.
    (MC, 2/8/02)

1925        Mar 25, Flannery O'Connor (d.1964), novelist and short story writer, was born in Savannah, Georgia.
    (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-498)(WUD, 1994 p.997)

1926        Feb 9, Teaching theory of evolution was forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia, schools.
    (MC, 2/9/02)

1927        Jan 17, Juliette Gordon Low (b.1860), founder of the Girl Scouts (1912), died in Savannah, Georgia. In 2012 Stacy A. Cordery authored u0093Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts.u0094
    (SSFC, 3/18/12, p.F4)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliette_Gordon_Low)

1927        Aug 18, Rosalynn Smith Carter, 1st lady (1977-1981), was born in Plains, Georgia.
    (MC, 8/18/02)

1927        Alonzo Herndon, black Atlanta businessman, died. In 2002 Carole Merritt authored u0093The Herndons: An Atlanta Family.u0094
    (WSJ, 8/28/02, p.D8)

1928        May 3, James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul," was born in Augusta, Georgia. The singer is best remembered for the song "I Feel Good." [see May 3, 1933]
    (HN, 5/3/99)(MC, 5/3/02)

1929        Jan 15, Martin Luther King Jr. (d1968), American Baptist Minister and Civil Rights leader, was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He won the Nobel Peace prize in 1964 and was assassinated in 1968. Dr. King began his involvement in the civil rights movement in 1955 with his leadership of the Montgomery bus boycott, which ended segregated seating on city buses. Adopting Mohandas K. Gandhi's principles of nonviolence, King led demonstrations, sit-ins and boycotts in cities throughout the South to show the injustice of racist policies. He explained his belief in nonviolence in a letter written during one of his many incarcerations: "Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored...." King's efforts helped to bring about the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King's leadership of the civil rights movement brought many threats against his life and on April 4, 1968, he was killed by a sniper's bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin Luther King Day was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, for the third Monday in January. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." "A man can't ride your back unless it's bent."
    (HFA, '96, p.22)(AHD, p.721)(AP, 4/3/97)(AP, 1/15/98)(HNPD, 1/15/99)

1929        Aug 7, Ruth Carter-Stapleton, Pres. Carteru0092s sister, evangelist, was born in Plains, Ga.
    (MC, 8/7/02)

1930        Sep 23, Ray Charles (d.2004), rhythm u0091nu0092 blues piano player and singer best known for "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind" was born in Albany, Georgia. Stuart Gorrell wrote the lyrics for the hit song "Georgia on My Mind" in 1930 with music by Hoagy Carmichael. It was declared the state song of Georgia on April 24, 1979.
    (HN, 9/23/98)(WSJ, 2/2/00, p.W8)(www.promotega.org/vsu00011/georgia_book.htm)

1932        Feb 2, Al Capone was sent to prison at Atlanta, Georgia, for "tax evasion."
    (MC, 2/2/02)

1932        May 4,    Mobster Al Capone, convicted of income-tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. Capone was later transferred to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
    (AP, 5/4/08)

1932        Jun 2, George W. Perry (19), a Georgia farmer, caught a record 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass with a Chubb Wiggle Fish lure. The record still stood in 2001.
    (WSJ, 5/18/01, p.A1)

1933        May 3, James Brown, American singer and songwriter, was born. [see May 3, 1928]
    (HN, 5/3/01)

1933        Sep 25, 1st state poorhouse opened in Smyrna, Georgia.
    (MC, 9/25/01)

1934        The Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, began hosting the Masters Tournament.
    (Econ, 4/10/10, p.70)

1936        Feb 17, Jim Brown, NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns), actor (Dirty Dozen), was born in Ga.
    (MC, 2/17/02)

1936        Apr 6, A tornado killed 203 and injures 1,800 in Gainesville, Georgia.
    (MC, 4/6/02)

1937        Mar 20, Jerry Reed, singer, actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), was born in Atlanta, GA.
    (MC, 3/20/02)

1937        Mar 29, Billy Carter, brother of Pres Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia.
    (MC, 3/29/02)

1937        Dr. Leroy Burney set up the countryu0092s first mobile venereal disease clinic in Brunswick, Ga.
    (SFC, 8/5/98, p.A17)

1939        Mar 18, Georgia finally ratified the Bill of Rights, 150 years after the birth of the federal government. Connecticut and Massachusetts, the only other states to hold out, also accepted the Bill of Rights in this year.
    (HN, 3/18/98)

1939        Dec 15, The motion picture "Gone With the Wind" had its world premiere in Atlanta.
    (AP, 12/15/97)

1940        Oglethorpe Univ. planted a time capsule called the "Crypt of Civilization" that was scheduled to be opened May 28, 8113. Souvenir medals were sold for $1 granted holders free admittance to the 8113 opening. Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, the "father of the modern time capsule,u0094 and president of Oglethorpe, calculated this date from the first fixed date in history, 4241 B.C. when most historians believe the Egyptian calendar was established. Exactly 6177 years had passed between 4241 B.C. and 1936 A.D., when Dr. Jacobs 1st proposed the project. He projected the same period of time forward from 1936, arriving at the year 8113 A.D. for the Crypt's opening.
    (www.oglethorpe.edu/about_us/crypt_of_civilization/international_time_capsule_society.asp)
    (SFEC, 1/2/00, p.D4)(WSJ, 1/5/05, p.B1)

1941        Jun 2, William Guest, singer (Gladys Knight Show), was born in Atlanta, Ga.
    (SC, 6/2/02)
1941        Jun 2, Stacy Keach, actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), was born in Savannah, Ga.
    (SC, 6/2/02)

1941        Sep 9, Otis Redding, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay), was born in Dawson, Ga.
    (MC, 9/9/01)

 1945        Apr 12, Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt the 32nd president of the United States, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63. Roosevelt, a polio victim confined to a wheelchair, spent a great deal of time in the soothing waters of the resort. He succumbed to a cerebral hemorrhage while posing for a portrait by Elizabeth Shoumatoff at what came to be known as the Little White House in Warm Springs, where the unfinished portrait remains on display. Lucy Rutherford Mercer, his secret companion, was at his bedside. He was succeeded by his Vice-President, Harry S. Truman. The 63-year-old president had been at Warm Springs, Georgia, since March 28, resting from the rigors of leading a nation at war. Roosevelt, left paralyzed by polio in 1921, was elected to the nation's highest office four times and is judged by historians to be among the greatest American presidents. He was buried at the Roosevelt family home in Hyde Park, New York. The period is covered in "Mr. Trumanu0092s War" (1996) by Robert Moskin. In 2001 "The  New Dealeru0092s War," the 5th and last volume of the Roosevelt biography by Thomas Fleming (d.1999) was published. In 2001 Kenneth S. Davis authored "FDR: The War President." In 2003 Conrad Black, aka Lord Black of Crossharbour, authored "Franklin Delano Roosevelt." In 2008 H. W. Brands authored u0093u0094Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.u0094
    (A & IP., ESM, p.167)(WSJ, 8/9/96, p.A8)(SFC, 9/6.96, p.A10)(AP, 4/12/97)(HN, 4/11/99)(HNQ, 6/16/00)(WSJ, 4/26/01, p.A18)(WSJ, 12/3/03, p.D12)(Econ, 11/1/08, p.95)

1945        Sep 11, Leo Kottke, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), was born in Athens, Ga.
    (MC, 9/11/01)

1945        Oct 26, Pat Conroy, American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides), was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His work included "Conrack" (1973; film, 1974; stage musical, 1987); "The Great Santini" (1976; film, 1979); "The Lords of Discipline" (1980; film, 1983); "The Prince of Tides" (1986; film, 1991); and "Beach Music" (1995; film, 1997).
    (www.patconroy.com/patconroy/biography.htm)

1945        Georgia denied clemency and executed Lena Baker (44), a black maid, for the murder of E.B. Knight. Knight had held her against her will in a grist mill and threatened to shoot her if she tried to leave. She had been sentenced to die following a one-day trial before an all-male jury. In 2005 the Georgia Board of Pardons decided to pardon her.
    (SFC, 8/16/05, p.A4)

1946        Jul 25, In Monroe, Georgia, 2 black couples were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen. Pres. Truman ordered an FBI investigation and 55 suspects were named in the lynching of Roger and Dorothy Malcolm and George and Mae Murray Dorsey, but no one was ever charged. Dorothy Malcolm was pregnant.
    (SFC, 7/26/05, p.A5)

1946        Dec 7, A fire broke out at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, killing 119 people, including hotel founder W. Frank Winecoff.
    (AP, 12/7/04)

1946        Herman E. Talmadge took over as state governor following the death of his father, a strident racist.
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)

1946        Lawrence D. Duke Sr. (d.1999 at 86), ass't. state attorney general, successfully campaigned against the state charter for the KKK and the Columbians Inc., a virulent anti-black and anti-Jewish Klan offshoot.
    (SFC, 4/2/99, p.D6)

1947        May, Sam Turner shot and killed Charlie Lipford and was sentenced to 5 years for voluntary manslaughter. He was paroled after a year and jailed again for burglary. In 1951 he walked off a work camp and never looked back until a routine check rounded him up in 1997.
    (SFC,12/10/97, p.A3)

1948        Herman E. Talmadge, was elected governor.
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)

1948        Herman E. Talmadge, was re-elected governor to a full 4-year term.
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)

1950        Nov 5, Billy Grahamu0092s u0093Hour of Decisionu0094 was first broadcast as a live radio program from Atlanta, Georgia.
    (http://www.billygraham.org/HOD_Index.asp)

1950s        Marvin Griffin was the governor in the late 50s.
    (SFC,11/5/97, p.C5)

1953        Feb 19, Georgia approved the 1st US literature censorship board.
    (MC, 2/19/02)

1953        Dec 13, Ben Bernanke, later head of the US Federal Reserve (2006), was born in Augusta, Ga.
    (SSFC, 1/29/06, p.J1)

1956        Artist George Beattie painted a collection of 8 works depicting an idealized version of Georgia farming. The murals included depictions of slaves harvesting sugarcane and were hung in the lobby of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. In 2011 a new agriculture commissioner ordered the murals depicting slavery to be removed.
    (SFC, 1/4/11, p.E2)
1956        The Georgia state flag with its Confederate emblem was adopted under Gov. Marvin Griffin. The emblem was added in part to protest federal attacks on segregation.
    (http://tinyurl.com/9b6pd)
1956        Herman E. Talmadge, former governor, 1st ran for the US Senate and proclaimed: u0093God advocates segregation.u0094
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)
1956        Lake Lanier (officially Lake Sidney Lanier), a reservoir in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia, was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River. It is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. US Congress had authorized the construction of Buford Dam in the mid-1940s.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Lanier)(Econ, 9/18/10, p.44)

1957        Feb 14, The Georgia Senate approved Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites.
    (HN, 2/14/98)(MC, 2/14/02)

1958        Feb 5, A B-47 accidentally dropped an unarmed thermonuclear bomb at the mouth of Georgiau0092s Savannah River. It was never found.
    (SFEC, 11/22/98, Par p.22)

1959        Levi Strauss set up a jeans factory in Blue Ridge. It closed in 2002 and 400 jobs were lost.
    (SSFC, 6/16/02, p.G1)

1959        S. Ernest Vandiver began serving as governor of Georgia (1959-1963). His campaign motto was u0093No, not one,u0094 meaning not one black child in a white school.
    (SSFC, 12/22/02, p.A3)

1960        Aug 7, Students staged kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches.
    (MC, 8/7/02)

1960        Oct 19, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in an Atlanta sit-in.
    (MC, 10/19/01)

1960        Ray Charles made a hit with "Georgia on My Mind."
    (SSFC, 7/28/02, Par p.20)

1960        In Georgia the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit began as a small church in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. Membership peaked at about 10,000 in the 1990s. By 2007 membership had fallen to about 1,500 in the wake of sex scandals associated with founding Archbishop Earl Paulk (80).
    (SFC, 11/20/07, p.A7)

1961        Jan 11, There was a race riot at the University of Georgia.
    (MC, 1/11/02)

1961        May 26, Civil rights activist group Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee was established in Atlanta.
    (HN, 5/26/98)

1961        Dec 12, Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators were arrested in Albany, Ga.
    (MC, 12/12/01)

1962        Feb 12, A bus boycott started in Macon, Georgia.
    (MC, 2/12/02)

1962        Jul 10, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during a demonstration in Georgia.
    (MC, 7/10/02)

1962        Jul 21, 160 civil right activists were jailed after demonstration in Albany, Ga.
    (MC, 7/21/02)

1962        Jul 27, Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed in Albany, Georgia.
    (MC, 7/27/02)

1962        Aug 15, Shady Grove Baptist Church was burned in Leesburg, Georgia.
    (MC, 8/15/02)

1962        Aug 22, Savannah, world's 1st nuclear powered ship, completed here maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va., to Savannah, Ga.
    (MC, 8/22/02)

1962        Sep 25, A Black church was destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia.
    (MC, 9/25/01)

1962-1970    Ivan Allen Jr. (d.2003 at 92) served as mayor of Atlanta following the retirement of William Hartsfield. Allen desegregated city government the day he took office.
    (SFC, 7/3/03, p.A25)

1963        Georgia Gov. S. Ernest Vandiver Jr. (d.2005) left office. His decision not to defy federal courts cleared the way for a peaceful integration of state schools.
    (SFC, 2/24/05, p.B7)

1964        Jan 26, Eighty-four people were arrested in a segregation protest in Atlanta.
    (HN, 1/26/99)

1964        Aug 3, Flannery O'Connor (b.1925), novelist and short story writer, died in Georgia of lupus, an incurable, autoimmune disease. In 2009 Brad Gooch authored u0093Flannery: A Life of Flannery Ou0092Connor.u0094
    (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-498)(Econ, 2/28/09, p.89)

1965        Dec 20, In the largest U.S. drug bust to date, 209 lb. of heroin was seized in Georgia.
    (HN, 12/20/98)

1966        Jan 10, Julian Bond was denied a seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1966        Sep 6, A race riot took place in the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta, Ga., from Sep 6-11. Blacks rioted after a suspected car thief is shot escaping a white cop and 138 people were arrested with 35 injured. Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee's (SNCC's) Stokely Carmichael is indicted for inciting a riot, and Julian Bond resigns from SNCC.
    (www.theprimeone.com/archives/000113.html)

1966        Lester Maddox (d.2003) ran for governor of Georgia against incumbent Howard H. Callaway. The legislature voted 182-66 to give Maddux the governor's job after neither received a majority.
    (BS, 6/26/03, 5A)

1967        Jan 10, Segregationist Lester Maddox was inaugurated as governor of Georgia.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1969        Apr 7,    The US Supreme Court in Stanley v. Georgia unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.
    (AP, 4/7/07)

1969        Jul 4, Some 140,000 attended the Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zeppelin & Janis Joplin.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_International_Pop_Festival_(1969))

1970        May 12, In Augusta, Georgia, an overnight riot left 6 black men dead. Autopsies confirmed that the six men killed were all shot in the back with police-issued shotguns.
    (www.socyberty.com/History/Augusta-Georgia-Riot-of-1970.237549)

1970        Ted Turner (b.1938) bought an Atlanta UHF station and built it into the Turner Broadcasting System. He had inherited his fatheru0092s billboard business in 1962.
    (WSJ, 10/21/04, p.D8)(www.wordiq.com/definition/Ted_Turner)

1971        Jan 12, Jimmy Carter (b.1924) was sworn in as the 76th governor of Georgia.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter)

1972        Mar 3, Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson were completed at Stone Mountain, GA.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Mountain)

1972        Jun 29, The US Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws. Four years later, the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty for murder cases.
    {USA, Supreme Court, GeorgiaUS}
    (AP, 6/29/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furman_v._Georgia)

1972        Oct 23, Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia was established as a National Seashore.
    (SFC, 4/28/96, p.T-8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_Island_National_Seashore)

1973        Oct 16, Maynard Jackson (1938-2003) was the elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta.
    (www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/jackson-jr-maynard-1938-2003)

1973        Oct 18, Walt Kelly (b.1913), US comic strip artist, died. He was notable for his comic strip Pogo featuring characters that inhabited a portion of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Kelly)

1973        The Atlanta school system agreed to desegregate and Alonzo A. Crim (d.2000 at 71) became its first African-American superintendent.
    (SFC, 5/5/00, p.D5)
1973        The 6 members of the Alday family were killed on their farm during a robbery in southwest Georgia. In 2003 Carl Isaacs (49) was executed for his role in the killings.
    (SFC, 5/7/03, p.A7)
1973        In Georgia Ray Anderson (1934-2011) left Milliken Carpet in LaGrange and founded his own carpet firm, Interface, to produce the first free-lay carpet tiles in America. In 1994, inspired by Paul Hawkenu0092s book u0093The Ecology of Commerce,u0094 he shifted the company toward sustainability and soon became known in environmental circles for his advanced and progressive stance on industrial ecology and sustainability.
    (Econ, 9/10/11, p.99)

1974        Apr 3, A series of 148 deadly tornadoes struck wide parts of the South and Midwest before jumping across the border into Canada; some 330 people were killed in 13 states: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Total property damage was estimated at $600 million. In 2007 Mark Levine authored u0093F5: Devastation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the 20th Century.u0094
    (AP, 4/3/99)(WSJ, 9/13/01, p.B11)(SSFC, 9/4/05, p.A7)(WSJ, 6/16/07, p.P10)

1974        Apr 4, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves tied Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th round-tripper in Cincinnati.
    (HN, 4/4/98)(AP, 4/4/99)

1974        Apr 8, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruth's record. The round-tripper was off pitcher Al Downing.
    (HN, 4/8/98)(AP, 4/8/07)

1974        Jun 30, Alberta King (b.1903), mother of Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated in Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia by Marcus Chenault, a twenty-one year old from Ohio who claimed that "all Christians are my enemies."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Williams_King)

1976        Jan 6, Ted Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million.
    (www.referenceforbusiness.com/biography/S-Z/Turner-Ted-1938.html)

1976        Jun 25, John Herndon Mercer [Johnny Mercer] (b.1909), songwriter, died. He was buried in Boneventure Cemetery in Savannah, Ga. In 2004 Gene Lees authored the biography u0093Portrait of Johnny.u0094
    (SFEC,11/30/97, p.T5)(HN, 11/18/00)(WSJ, 11/26/04, p.W4)

1976        Nov 2, Former Georgia Gov. (James Earl) Jimmy Carter defeated Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, becoming the 39th president and the first from the Deep South since the Civil War.
    (AP, 11/2/97)(HN, 11/2/98)

1976        The B-52 band formed in Athens, Georgia. Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Ricky Wilson formed the band following a rum-buzzed jam session.
    (SSFC, 8/10/03, p.C10)

1976        Ronald Spivey killed an off-duty Columbus police officer during a robbery. Spivey was executed by injection in 2002.
    (SFC, 1/25/02, p.A3)

1976        Benniganu0092s, an Irish-themed restaurant was founded in Atlanta. During the 1990s it expanded across the country and became part of the Metromedia Restaurant Group. In 2008 Metromedia filed for bankruptcy.
    (WSJ, 7/30/08, p.B1)

1977        Nov 6, In Georgia, USA, 39 people were killed when an earthen dam burst, sending a wall of water through Toccoa Falls Bible College.
    (AP, 11/6/97)

1978        Mar 6, Larry Flynt, founder of u0093Hustler Magazine,u0094 was shot and wounded outside a Georgia courtroom. His story was told in a 1996 film u0093The People vs. Larry Flynt.u0094
    (SFEC, 12/15/96, DB p.41)(MC, 3/6/02)

1979        Jan 10, Billy Carter, the brother of US Pres. Jimmy Carter, made allegedly anti-Semitic remarks. Billy eventually registered as a foreign agent of the Libyan government and received a $220,000 loan. This led to a Senate hearing over alleged influence peddling which some in the press dubbed "Billygate."
    (http://tinyurl.com/2krnv2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Carter)

1979        Apr 24, The hit song "Georgia on My Mind," written in 1930 with lyrics by Stuart Gorrell and music by Hoagy Carmichael, was declared the state song of Georgia. Georgia-born singer Ray Charles (1930-2004) made the song famous.
    (www.promotega.org/vsu00011/georgia_book.htm)

1979        Jul 6, The B-52s, a New Wave band based in Athens, Georgia, released "Planet Claire."
    (SFEC, 1/3/99, DB p.29)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_B-52's_(album))

1980        Jul 23, The US Senator Judiciary Committee was reported to be officially joining those investigating allegations of misconduct in Billy Carter's relationship with Libya.
    (http://openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/1980-7/1980-07-23-ABC-2.html)

1980        Oct 10, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site, a 23 acre area in Atlanta, Ga., listed as a National Historic Landmark on May 5, 1977, was made a National Historic Site by the US Department of the Interior. The area where Dr. King was entombed is located on Freedom Plaza and surrounded by the Freedom Hall Complex of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.
    (www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/mlk/srs218.html)

1980        Nov 19, T.J. Palmer and her husband Bill opened the first Applebeeu0092s restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. T.J. Applebeeu0092s Rx for Edibles & Elixirs became popular and they soon opened a second one. In 1983 they sold them to W.R. Grace which passed the brand in 1988 to franchisees in Kansas City, who took the chain public.
    (WSJ, 6/28/07, p.A13)(http://applebees-founder.com/history2.htm)

1980        Sen. Herman E. Talmadge lost his bid for 5th term as US Senator. He lost to Republican Matt Mattingly.
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)

1980        Sue Savage-Rumbaugh in 1998 wrote u0093Apes, Language, and the Human Mind.u0094 It was based on her work with Kanzi, a bonobo ape, that began in 1980 at the Georgia State Univ. Language Research Center.
    (SFEC, 7/19/98, BR p.8)

1981        May 2, In Savannah, Ga., Jim Williams shot and killed his younger, redneck boyfriend. Clint Eastwood based his 1997 film u0093Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evilu0094 on this event.
    (SFC, 6/5/98, p.C14)

1981        Mar 13, Pres. Reagan granted Atlanta $1.5 million to search for the murderer of some 20 black children.
    (http://tinyurl.com/3ytusv)

1981        Dec, Evelyn Joy Ludlum (19) of Perry, Ga., was raped and murdered. Her body was found after 2 weeks. In 1996 Ellis Wayne Felker was executed for the murder. Felker maintained his innocence and DNA evidence was available but not used. In 2000 a judge authorized DNA testing.
    (SFC, 7/27/00, p.A2)

1981        An official memorial to Rev. Martin Luther King opened in Atlanta, Ga.
    (WSJ, 1/14/06, p.A1)

1981-1997    Mike Bowers was the state Attorney-General.
    (SFC, 6/6/97, p.A14)

1982        Feb 27, Wayne B. Williams was found guilty of murdering two of the 28 young blacks whose bodies were found in the Atlanta area over a 22-month period.
    (AP, 2/27/99)

1982        In 1982 Jimmy Carter became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, and founded The Carter Center. With a permanent staff of approximately 160, The Carter Center works to resolve conflict, advance democracy and human rights, and prevent disease and hunger. The Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program was founded and helped Jimmy Carter win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
    (Econ, 7/2/11, p.50)(www.whitehousediarybook.com/legacy-post-presidency.html)

1983        Apr, The first Black College Spring Break festival was held in Atlanta.
    (SFEC, 4/19/98, p.A17)

1983        May, A 40 million year-old whale fossil of this age was found along the Savannah River in Georgia during the building of the Plant Vogtle nuclear power facility.
    (SFC, 10/2/98, p.A10)

1983        Sep 25, Leslie Michelle English (2) was raped and murdered in Griffin, Georgia. Her uncle, Eddie Albert Crawford was convicted of the murder and sentenced to death. After 20 years on death row Crawford was executed July 19, 2004.
    (SFC, 7/19/04, p.A4)

1983        Nov, Calvin Johnson Jr. (25) was convicted of rape by an all-white jury in Clayton Ct. In 1999 DNA evidence proved he was innocent.
    (SFC, 6/16/99, p.A3)

1983        The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. was formed with the purchase of the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. In 2001 the Atlanta-based company owned 26 city hotels and 12 resorts. Host-Marriott held a 49% ownership.
    (SSFC, 3/25/01, p.B6)

1983-1998    Georgia tape recorded 23 prison executions over this period.
    (SFC, 5/3/01, p.A3)

1984        Nov 11, The Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. (84), father of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., died in Atlanta.
    (AP, 11/11/04)

1984        The US Army School of the Americas, a training center for Latin American military officers, was moved from Panama to Fort Benning, Ga.
    (WSJ, 6/14/96, p.B10)(SFC, 9/21/96, p.A3)(SFC,11/17/97, p.A3)

1986        Mar 4, Aleta Carol Bunch (16) was kidnapped, raped and murdered in Augusta, Georgia, by Alexander E. Williams IV (17). Williams was convicted and sentenced to death. In 2000 the state Supreme Court stayed the execution to see if electrocution violated the state constitution. Williams, a chronic paranoid schizophrenic, was kept synthetically sane with forced medication. His execution, set for Feb 20, was stayed on Feb 19. Williams was granted clemency Feb 25 and his sentence was commuted to life in prison.
    (SFC, 8/23/00, p.A7)(SFC, 2/19/02, p.A3)(SFC, 2/20/02, p.A7)(SFC, 2/26/02, p.A5)

1986        Mar 11, The state of Georgia pardoned Leo Frank, a Jewish businessman who had been lynched in 1915 for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan.
    (AP, 3/11/06)

1986        Jun 30, In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults. The Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court.
    (AP, 6/30/97)(MC, 6/30/02)   

1986        Oct 1, Former President Jimmy Carter's presidential library and museum were dedicated in Atlanta with help from President Reagan.
    (AP, 10/1/97)

1986        Mike Bowers successfully defended the stateu0092s anti-sodomy law before the US Supreme Court.
    (SFC, 6/6/97, p.A14)

1987        Jan 24, About 20,000 civil rights demonstrators marched through predominantly white Forsyth County, Ga., a week after a smaller march was disrupted by Ku Klux Klan members and supporters.
    (AP, 1/24/98)

1987         Jan 16, Lita McClinton Sullivan was shot to death at her home in Atlanta by a man with roses posing as a delivery person. Florida millionaire James Vincent Sullivan paid a man $25,000 to kill Lita McClinton Sullivan to avoid losing property in a divorce. In 2003 a Thai court ruled to extradite Sullivan (61). In 2004 James Vincent Sullivan arrived in Atlanta, Ga., for prosecution. In 2006 he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 2/15/03)(WSJ, 4/13/04, p.A1)(SFC, 3/15/06, p.A3)

1987        Apr 11, Erskine Caldwell (83), Georgia-born novelist (Tobacco Road), died.
    (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-497)

1987        Nov 23, Two days after a riot by Cuban inmates erupted at a detention center in Oakdale, La., Cuban detainees at a federal prison in Atlanta also rioted, seizing hostages in a drama that was not resolved until Dec. 4.
    (AP, 11/23/97)

1987        Nov 26, Cuban detainees concerned about the possibility of being sent back to Cuba continued to hold hostages at a prison in Atlanta and a detention center in Oakdale, La.
    (AP, 11/26/97)

1987        Dec 4, Cuban inmates at a federal prison in Atlanta freed their 89 hostages, peacefully ending an 11-day uprising. The agreement provided for a nationwide moratorium on deportations of Mariel detainees.
    (AP, 12/4/97)

1987        Dec 5, FBI agents searched a federal prison where Cuban inmates had peacefully ended an 11-day hostage siege the day before. The agents reported finding bottle bombs and homemade machetes, but no booby-traps or bodies.
    (AP, 12/5/97)

1987        Herman Eugene Talmadge (1913-2002), former state governor and US Senator, authored his biography u0093Talmadge.u0094
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)

1987        Billy Payne founded the Georgia Amateur Athletic Foundation to bid for the 1996 Olympic Games. He later sold to the foundation his collection of Olympics memorabilia for $975,000.
    (SFC, 4/28/00, p.A11)

1987        Some 13,000 people fell ill in Carrollton, Ga., from the cryptosporidium parasite in contaminated tap water.
    (SFC, 6/24/98, Z1 p.5)

1988        Jul 16, The Rev. Jesse Jackson arrived in Atlanta for the Democratic national convention, telling cheering supporters he was seeking "shared responsibility" with nominee-apparent Michael Dukakis.
    (AP, 7/16/98)

1988        Jul 17, Michael Dukakis arrived in Atlanta to claim the Democratic nomination for president, saying, "We're working hard to make sure we have a good convention, a strong and united party."
    (AP, 7/17/98)

1988        Jul 18, Texas Treasurer Ann Richards delivered the keynote address at the Democratic national convention in Atlanta, needling Republican nominee-apparent George Bush as having been "born with a silver foot in his mouth."
    (HN, 7/18/98)

1988        Jul 21, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Atlanta, declaring, "this election isn't about ideology; it's about competence."
    (AP, 7/21/98)

1988        Sep 25, Former first brother Billy Carter died in Plains, Ga., at 51.
    (AP, 9/25/98)

1989        Aug 19, Mark MacPhail, an off duty police officer was killed in Savannah, Georgia. Troy Davis was convicted and sentenced to death in 1991 for killing MacPhail. In 2008 his execution was reprieved for a 3rd time after 7 of 9 witnesses had recanted their testimony. In 2011 his execution was rescheduled for a 4th time.
    (SFC, 10/25/08, p.A3)(www.fop9.net/markmacphail/)(Econ, 11/29/08, p.35)(SFC, 9/7/11, p.A6)

1989        Dec 18, Robert E. Robinson, an attorney and alderman in Savannah, Ga., was killed by a mail bomb similar to a device that had claimed the life of a federal judge in Alabama two days earlier. Walter Leroy Moody Junior was later convicted of both bombings, and is on Alabama's death row.
    (AP, 12/18/99)

1990        Sep 18, The city of Atlanta was named the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
    (AP, 9/18/97)

1990        Jun, Rev. Eugene Marino (d.2000 at 66) resigned as archbishop of Atlanta following a scandal in which he admitted to a sexual relationship with parishioner Vicki Long. He had led the diocese for 26 months and was the 1st black Roman Catholic archbishop in the US.
    (SFC, 11/17/00, p.D7)

1990        The Atlanta-based International Time Capsule Society was established at Oglethorpe Univ. to promote the study of time capsules. It held a time capsule from 1940 that was scheduled to be opened in 8113.
    (SFEC, 1/2/00, p.D4)

1991        Swamp Gravy, the Official Folk Life Play of Georgia, began when Joy Jinks was at a meeting in NYC. She was talking about how she wanted to preserve Colquitt's heritage and record stories about the community. Richard Geer, a student who was working on his doctorate degree, overheard this conversation, and he approached Joy Jinks and said that he wanted to be involved in the project. The group produced plays with universal appeal steeped in Southern tradition.
    (www.swampgravy.com/index.cfm/id:21)

1991        Mike Bowers withdrew a job offer from a lesbian who planned to marry another woman. He held that the marriage would violate Georgiau0092s anti-sodomy laws.
    (SFC, 6/6/97, p.A14)

1991        Coca-Cola established a corporate museum in Atlanta.
    (WSJ, 4/30/98, p.A1)

1992        Sep 6, The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., officially opened and became Americau0092s largest indoor sports arena as well as the home of the Atlanta Falcons.
    (Econ, 5/19/12, p.36)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Dome)

1992        Oct 18, The visiting Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves in game two of the World Series, 5-to-4, evening the series at one game apiece. The pre-game ceremony was marred by a U.S. Marine Corps color guard that mistakenly presented the Canadian flag upside-down.
    (AP, 10/18/97)

1992        Oct 24, The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series as they defeated the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in game six.
    (AP, 10/24/97)

1993        Feb 4, A jury in Atlanta found General Motors negligent in the fuel-tank design of a pickup truck and awarded $105.2 million to the parents of a teen-ager killed in a fiery 1989 crash. The negligence verdict was later overturned, and the parents of Shannon Moseley reached an out-of-court settlement with GM.
    (AP, 2/4/03)

1994        Jul 13, President Clinton visited flood-stricken Georgia, where he announced more than $60 million in aid for Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
    (AP, 7/13/99)

1994        John Berendt published u0093Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,u0094 his personal impressions on the city of Savannah, Ga.
    (SFEC, 3/23/97,  p.T8)
1994        The Christian Sportsmen's Fellowship was founded in Atlanta with the motto "On target to catch men for Christ."
    (SFEC, 3/26/00, p.A10)
1994        Georgia state legislators adopted a law banning people from publicly advertising suicide.
    (SFC, 2/7/12, p.A9)

1995        Jan, In Georgia Andrew Cook (21) shot and killed Michele Cartagena (19) and Grant Hendrickson (22) in a loveru0092s lane. Cook, the son of a former FBI agent, was convicted and sentenced to death in 1998.
    (SFC, 3/20/98, p.A3)

1995        Mar 3, In Georgia Glenn Turner (31) was discovered dead in bed by his wife. A Cobb medical examiner ruled that he died from an irregular heartbeat. Lynn Turner murdered her police officer husband, Glenn Turner, to get his life insurance money. In 2001 she killed her boyfriend, Randy Thompson, by poisoning him with antifreeze. In 2007 Turner (38), convicted in 2004 for her husbandu0092s death, was convicted again for the Thompsonu0092s murder. Turner (42) died in prison on Aug 30, 2010.
    (www.ajc.com/news/lynn-turners-death-still-603086.html)(SSFC, 3/25/07, p.A3)(SFC, 8/31/10, p.A7)

1995        Aug 21, A commuter plane crashed near Carrollton, Georgia. Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 enroute to Gulfport, Miss., crashed with 29 people aboard. 10 died. In 2001 Gary M. Pomerantz authored "Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy & Triumph of ASA Flight 529."
    (AP, 8/21/00)(SSFC, 10/21/01, p.R4)

1995        Sep 27-Oct 6, Hurricane Opal caused at least 50 deaths in Guatemala and Mexico and 20 deaths in the United States. The storm hit Central America before striking Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.
    (AP, 9/11/04)(www.wunderground.com)

1995        Oct 14, The Atlanta Braves won the National League pennant by beating the Cincinnati Reds, 6-to-0, to complete a four-game sweep.
    (AP, 10/14/00)

1995        Oct 22, The Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians, 4-3, to win the first two games of the World Series.
    (AP, 10/22/05)

1995        Oct 28, The Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians, 1-0, to win the World Series in Game 6.
    (AP, 10/28/00)

1996        Jul 19, The  26th summer Olympics opening ceremonies began in Atlanta, Georgia. The photo finish was computerized and in color for track and field events. Beach volleyball was inaugurated as an Olympic sport.
    (WSJ, 7/19/96, p.A1)(AP, 7/19/97)(SFC, 8/23/04, p.C3)(NG, 8/04, Geographica)

1996        Jul 27, A pipe bomb was set off at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. One person, Alice Stubbs Hawthorne (44), was killed and 111 injured. Eric Rudolph was later charged with the bombing. He was arrested May 31, 2003. Rudolph later pleaded guilty to the bombing.
    (WSJ, 7/29/96, p.A1,3)(WSJ, 8/9/96, p.A10)(SSFC, 6/1/03, p.A1)(AP, 7/27/08)

1996        Jul 28, Federal investigators reported "very good leads" in the hunt for the Olympic bomber, a day after the explosion in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
    (AP, 7/28/97)

1996        Jul 30, A federal law enforcement source said security guard Richard Jewell had become a focus of the investigation into the bombing at Centennial Olympic Park. Jewell was later cleared as a suspect, and Eric Rudolph eventually pleaded guilty.
    (AP, 7/30/06)

1996        Dec 9-1996 Dec 10, David Coffin Jr., heir to a Connecticut family that founded the Dexter Corp., was killed. In 2005 Scott Winfield Davis (40), was arrested in Palo Alto, Ca., for the Atlanta shooting death of David Coffin Jr. Initial charges against Davis were dropped in 1998 due to insufficient evidence.
    (SFC, 11/19/05, p.B3)

1996        The funeral of the Bailey family, killed in a tragic auto accident, was held at the all-white Southern Baptist church, the first black funeral there since slave members departed to form their own congregation in 1862.
    (WSJ, 6/23/97, p.A1)

1997        Feb 21, There was a bombing at an Atlanta lesbian nightclub that injured five people. It was similar to the previous recent bombings at an abortion clinic and at the Olympics. Eric Rudolph was later charged with the bombing. He was arrested May 31, 2003.
    (WSJ, 2/21/97, p.A12)(SSFC, 6/1/03, p.A1)

1997        Apr 20, In Atlanta Timmie Sinclair (27) was beaten by police officers in a scene that was captured on videotape and showed excessive use of force and baton beating.
    (SFC, 5/13/97, p.A6)

1997        Nov 16, Some 600 protestors at Fort Benning, Ga., called for the closing of the Armyu0092s School of the Americas, which trains Latin American soldiers.
    (SFC,11/17/97, p.A3)

1997        Dec 4, In Santa Claus Jerry Scott Heidler (20) was arrested for the murder of a couple and their two children and the kidnapping of three foster children.
    (SFC,12/5/97, p.A3)

1997        Mike Bowers admitted to having had an affair with a woman he once employed for more than ten years. He planed to run for state governor.
    (SFC, 6/6/97, p.A14)

1997        The town of Stone Mountain elected its first black mayor, Chuck Burris.
    (SFC,11/28/97, p.B6)

1998        Feb 9, It was reported that Steuart and Jane Dewar were attempting to set up a Gorilla Haven for retired gorillas in the area of Morgantown on part of 275 acres they owned in Fannin County. There was substantial neighbor opposition.
    (SFC, 2/9/98, p.A11)

1998        Mar 20, A twister killed 11 people in northeast Georgia and 2 people in North Carolina.
    (SFC, 3/21/98, p.A1)

1998        Apr 4, Two small planes collided over Marietta and at least 5 people were killed.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, p.A10)

1998        Apr 8, A line of storms struck the southeast and killed at least 41 people. 32 were left dead in Alabama, 8 in Georgia and 1 in Mississippi.
    (SFC, 4/9/98, p.A3)(SFC, 4/10/98, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/10/98, p.A1)

1998        Apr 12, Mark Ou0092Meara won the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. with a 9-under-par score of 279.
    (WSJ, 4/13/98, p.A1)

1998        Sep 7, In Atlanta the 4-day Million Youth Movement ended with a march of less than 10,000 black youths.
    (SFC, 9/8/98, p.A3)

1998        Oct 12, In Tucker 3 men were found shot inside a parked van. A drug deal was suspected.
    (SFC, 10/19/98, p.A6)

1998        Oct 14, The San Diego Padres won the National League championship over the Atlanta Braves in 4 games to 2.
    (WSJ, 10/15/98, p.A1)

1998        Oct 18, In Atlanta 3 men were found shot to death, execution-style, on the 24th floor of the Atlanta Hilton & Towers.
    (SFC, 10/19/98, p.A6)

1998        Oct 20, State Senator Ralph David Abernathy III (39) was indicted by a grand jury for stealing some $13,000 from Georgia taxpayers by billing for false expenses.
    (SFC, 10/21/98, p.A3)

1998        Nov 23, The state Supreme Court invalidated Georgiau0092s anti-sodomy law.
    (SFC, 11/24/98, p.A4)

1998        The new Cousins Properties tower in Atlanta was scheduled to be completed. It was designed by Jon Pickard and featured a sweeping glass bonnet on the roof over a rooftop garden.
    (WSJ, 1/6/98, p.B10)

1999        Jan 25, Robert Shaw, the dean of American choral conducting, died in Atlanta at age 82. He was the musical director and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony from 1967-1988.
    (SFC, 1/26/99, p.A24)

1999        Feb 5, The Dupont Co., based in Wilmington, Del., agreed to a $90 million settlement with environmentalists to abandon plans to mine titanium along the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia.
    (SFC, 2/6/99, p.A9)

1999        May 20, In Conyers, Ga., a 15-year-old boy shot and wounded 6 fellow students at Heritage High School. In 2000 the boy was sentenced to 40 years in prison and 65 years of probation.
    (SFC, 5/21/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/10/00, p.A4)

1999        Jul 12, In Atlanta 7 people, 5 adults and 2 children, were found shot to death with one 11-year-old boy as the only survivor.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A2)

1999        Jul 24, In Austell, Greg Smith, shot and killed 2 SWAT officers when they stormed his house following a fight with neighbors. Smith was in turn killed by a police sniper.

1999        Jul 29, In Atlanta Mark O. Barton (44) shot and killed 9 people in 2 day-trading offices in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. Police also found the dead bodies of his wife Leigh Ann Barton (27) and 2 children, Matthew (11) and Elizabeth Mychelle (7) in suburban Stockbridge. Barton had been a suspect in the 1993 murders of his first wife and mother-in-law.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.A1)
   
1999        Aug, The new $325 million Mall of Georgia at Mills Creek was due to open. It was to feature a 1.4 million-sq.-foot mall curving around a 300,000 sq.-foot open-air u0093village.u0094
    (WSJ, 11/25/98, p.B12)

1999        Oct 28, Two Navy Blue Angel aviators, Kieron O'Connor (35) and Kevin Colling (32), were killed when their F/A-18 Hornet crashed during a training flight near Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.
    (SFC, 10/29/99, p.A3)

1999        Nov 5, Two Chinese pandas, Lun-Lun and Yang-Yang, arrived in Atlanta for a 10 year visit. They were part of a project to study mating problems related to captivity.
    (SFC, 11/6/99, p.A6)

1999        Nov 21, Some 3,000 of 8,000 demonstrators crossed onto the Fort Benning army base in Georgia to protest against the School of the Americas and the 10 year anniversary of Jesuit priests killed in El Salvador by soldiers trained at the school.
    (SFC, 11/22/99, p.A2)

1999        Dec 22, In Atlanta, Georgia, federal drug police seized $72 million worth of cocaine in "Operation Juno," a 3 year sting operation that also netted $10-26 million laundered through a fake brokerage firm. 5 people were arrested in Tucker and another 47 nationwide.
    (SFC, 12/23/99, p.A2)(WSJ, 12/23/99, p.A1)

2000        Feb, In Georgia tornadoes struck the southwest part of the state and 22 people were killed.
    (SFC, 2/15/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 16, In Georgia a gunman shot and wounded 2 sheriff's deputies while being served a warrant in Atlanta at the home of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown. The gunman was later identified as Brown. Deputy Ricky Kinchen (35) died the next day. Al-Amin (56) was arrested in Alabama on Mar 20. he was convicted of murder on Mar 9, 2002.
    (SFC, 3/17/00, p.A5)(SFC, 3/18/00, p.A3)(SFC, 3/21/00, p.A3)(SSFC, 3/10/02, p.A6)

2000        Mar 28, Jordan with US intelligence help indicted 28 followers of Osama bin Laden for plotting attacks against American tourists in Dec.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A14)

2000        Mar, The IntercontinentalExchange was founded in Atlanta, Ga., as an Internet-based trading platform for OTC precious metals and oil.
    (www.duke-energy.com/news/releases/2000/Jul/2000072601.htm)

2000        Apr 26, Sparkle Rai (22), a black woman, was found dead in her Georgia apartment. She had recently married Ricky Rai (20), the manager of a grocery store in which she worked. In 2008 Chiman Rai (68) was convicted of felony murder. Prosecutors charged that Rai teamed up with Willie Fred Evans and Herbert Green to serve as middlemen. The two men passed along $10,000 to brothers Cleveland and Carl Clark. Carl Clark allegedly drove the car and Cleveland Clark, a 300-pound ex-con who also faces the death penalty, carried out the killing.
    (http://newsfeedresearcher.com/data/articles_n26/idn2008.06.25.13.17.14.html)

2000        Jul 14, Attorney Warren Bailey (88) died and left $60 million to St. Maryu0092s United Methodist Church. The fortune came from the Camden Telephone Co. The 715-member congregation used $40 million to set up a foundation to award grants to nonprofit groups.
    (SSFC, 12/10/00, p.C8)

2000        Jul 18, Sen. Paul Coverdell (Republican, Georgia) died in Atlanta at age 61 from a cerebral hemorrhage.
    (SFC, 7/19/00, p.A3)(AP, 7/18/01)

2000        Jul 24, Georgiau0092s Democratic Governor Zell Miller was appointed to the late Republican Paul Coverdellu0092s Senate seat. In 2003 Miler authored "A National Party No More."
    (AP, 7/24/01)(WSJ, 11/4/03, p.D8)

2000        Nov 16, Hosea Williams, civil rights leader and Lt. to Martin Luther King Jr., died in Atlanta at age 74.
    (SFC, 11/17/00, p.A18)

2000        Dec 14, Police shot Devin Grant at least 16 times following a car chase from Atlanta to Douglasville. Grant survived the shooting that began at a roadblock over a minor traffic warrant.
    (SFC, 12/31/00, p.A16)

2000        Dec 15, The US Army planned to hold closing ceremonies for the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. The school planned to reopen in January as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
    (SFC, 12/13/00, p.B8)

2000        Dec 15, Derwin Brown (46), the sheriff-elect of DeKalb County, Georgia,  was gunned down in what police called an assassination. Brown had promised to clean up the sheriffu0092s dept. and fire 38 employees. Former Sheriff Sidney Dorsey and 2 other men were charged for the murder on Nov 30, 2001. 2 other men involved in the slaying were given immunity for testifying. A 19-count indictment against Dorsey was handed down Feb 22, 2002. Melvin Walker and David Ramsey were acquitted Mar 25, 2002. Dorsey was convicted Jul 10. Dorsey was sentenced to life in prison on Aug 15, 2002. In 2005 a federal jury found Melvin Walker and David Ramsey guilty of conspiracy.
    (SSFC, 12/17/00, p.A2)(SFC, 3/19/01, p.A3)(SFC, 2/23/02, p.A5)(SFC, 3/26/02, p.A5)(SFC, 7/11/02, p.A3)(SFC, 8/16/02, p.A7)(SFC, 8/4/05, p.A3)

2000        Bruce Wilkinson, Georgia preacher, authored u0093The Prayer of Jabez,u0094 a 93-page, $10 tract based on a passage from the Bible. Sales made him a rich man and in 2002 he embarked on a mission to save children in Swaziland orphaned by AIDS.
    (WSJ, 12/19/05, p.A1)

2001        Jan 30, Georgia lawmakers agreed to downsize the Confederate emblem on the state flag to a small symbol.
    (SFC, 1/31/01, p.A3)

2001        Feb 17, Khalid Abdul Muhammad (born as Harold Moore), national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and former Nation of Islam official, died at age 53 in Marietta, Ga. He was known for his harsh rhetoric about Jews and whites 
    (SSFC, 2/18/01, p.A2)(AP, 2/17/02)

2001        Mar 3, A US National Guard C-23 Sherpa plane crashed in Georgia and 21 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 3/4/01, p.A5)

2001        Mar 13, A BP Amoco chemical plant explosion near Augusta killed 3 workers.
    (WSJ, 3/14/00, p.A1)

2001        May 14, In Atlanta the federal government began its racketeering case against The Gold Club owned by Steve Kaplan and 6 associates. The club grossed some $20 million annually off of business travelers.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A2)

2001        Jul 5, The US spy plane from China arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia aboard a Russian Antonov-124 transport plane.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A9)

2001        Aug 11, A woman (71) who lived near downtown Atlanta died of the West Nile virus, the first reported death from the disease outside the Northeast since the virus emerged on the East Coast in 1999. Tests done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the cause of death. The virus, which can cause deadly swelling of the brain, has killed nine people in New York and New Jersey since 1999.
    (AP, 8/17/01)(SFC, 8/18/01, p.A6)

2001        Oct 5, Georgiau0092s Supreme Court ruled that electrocution is an unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment. 441 Georgia inmates had died in the electric chair since 1924.
    (SFC, 10/6/01, p.E1)

2001        Oct 25, Terry Mincey (41), convicted of killing a convenience store clerk in 1982, became the 1st Georgia inmate to die by lethal injection.
    (SFC, 10/26/01, p.D6)

2001        Nov 18, Thousands demonstrated outside Fort Benning during the annual march to the post to protest the School of the Americas training for Latin America soldiers.
    (SFC, 11/19/01, p.A15)

2001        Shirley Franklin was elected mayor of Atlanta, Ga.
    (Econ, 8/27/05, p.27)

2002        Feb 16, In Noble, Ga., officials found 334 decomposing bodies at the Tri-State Crematory, where the furnace had not worked for years. Ray Brent Marsh (28), manager of the family operation, was arrested and charged with 5 counts of theft by deception. In 2004 families of the dead settled a class-action suit for $80 million. Marsh pleaded guilty and was sentenced to twelve years in prison, with credit for the time he had served before making bond, plus seventy-five years of probation.
    (SSFC, 2/17/02, p.A6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-State_Crematory#Criminal_prosecution)

2002        Mar 8, The parents and sister of Ray Brent Marsh were arrested for signing death certificates even though they were not licensed. The number of corpses found at the Tri-State Crematory rose to 339.
    (SFC, 3/9/02, p.A3)

2002        Mar 9, Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, aka H. Rap Brown (58), was convicted by an Atlanta jury for the murder of a sheriffu0092s deputy on Mar 16, 2000. Brown was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Mar 13.
    (SSFC, 3/10/02, p.A6)(SFC, 3/13/02, p.A4)(AP, 3/9/07)

2002        Mar 14, A 125-vehicle pileup left 4 people dead on foggy I-75 near Ringgold.
    (SFC, 3/15/02, p.A3)

2002        Mar 20, In Valdosta Bobby Blake (44), assistant dean at Valdosta State Univ., was found dead in the trunk of his car. Charles Anthony Pascal (18) and Shimon Sanders (23) were soon arrested and charged with murder.
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A5)

2002        Mar 21, Herman Eugene Talmadge (b.1913), later state governor and US Senator, died in Hampton.
    (SFC, 3/22/02, p.A27)

2002        Apr 17, Erika Greene (20) collected $58.9 million in the Big Game lottery.
    (USAT, 4/18/02, p.3A)

2002        Jun 9, A Georgia woman (63) shot to death 2 sons dying of Huntingtonu0092s disease at a nursing home. She was charged with murder.
    (WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)

2002        Aug 1, In Atlanta, Georgia, a 35,000 pound billboard collapsed at a suburban shopping center and 3 construction workers were killed.
    (SFC, 8/2/02, p.A6)

2002        Nov 5, In Georgia Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes (b.1948) was voted out of office. He had been the main sponsor for legislation to make it easier to sack incompetent teachers.
    (Econ, 3/3/07, SR p.11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Barnes)

2003        Mar 20, Tornadoes hit rural Georgia and 6 people were killed.
    (SFC, 3/21/03, p.A7)

2003        Mar 23, Adrian Ou0092Neill Robinson (25) allegedly shot and killed his father (56) in Hamilton, Georgia. He then kidnapped 2 nuns, one of whom was found 3 days later, mutilated in a Norfolk, Va., parking lot. The other nun was found ok. Robinson was arrested Mar 27.
    (SFC, 3/27/03, p.A7)(SFC, 3/28/03, p.A20)

2003        May 8, Georgia's governor signed legislation redesigning the state flag without a Confederate emblem.
    (WSJ, 5/9/03, p.A1)

2003        Jun 23, Maynard Jackson Jr. (65), former black mayor of Atlanta (1973-1993), died.
    (SFC, 6/24/03, p.A21)

2003        Jun 25, Lester Maddox (87), segregationist and former Georgia governor (1967-1970), died in Atlanta.
    (BS, 6/26/03, 5A)(AP, 6/25/08)

2003        Sep 19, Five of six children riding on an all-terrain vehicle in Coffee County, Ga., were killed when they were hit by a motorist.
    (AP, 9/21/04)

2003        Oct 5, In Atlanta, Georgia, Shelia Chaney Wilson (43), shot and killed her mother, minister and herself in the sanctuary of the Turner Monumental AME Church.
    (SFC, 10/6/03, p.A3)

2003        Former Pres. Jimmy Carter authored his novel "The Hornet's Nest," set in Georgia and the Carolinas during the US war for independence.
    (WSJ, 11/7/03, p.W9)

2004        Jan 7, In Georgia Jerry William Jones (31) killed 3 former in-laws and his infant daughter and fled with 3 girl hostages. The girls were found safe and Jones shot himself following a police chase.
    (SFC, 1/9/04, p.A3)

2004        Apr 22, Malachi York (58), master teacher of the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, was sentenced to 135 years in prison for molesting boys and girls at the group's 476-acre compound. The sect, founded as a Muslim commune in NY, moved to Eatonton in 1993.
    (SFC, 4/23/04, p.A2)

2004        Jun 9, G-8 Summit leaders at Sea Island Resort near Savannah, Georgia, called for Middle East reform and a broader role for NATO in Iraq.
    (WSJ, 6/11/04, p.A7)

2004        Jun 10, A G-8 summit at Sea Island Resort near Savannah, Georgia, ended without an agreement on Iraq. The group agreed to extend through 2006 the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
    (WSJ, 6/11/04, p.A7)

2004        Jun, In Georgia Chris Griffin reportedly killed a 1,000-pound hog with 9-inch tusks at the River Oak Plantation. Only a photo portrayed the u0093Hogzillau0094 kill. In 2005 experts from National Geographic confirmed the kill but reduced the size to about 800 pounds.
    (AP, 7/29/04)(SFC, 3/22/05, p.A2)

2004        Jul 16, George Busbee 76, former Georgia Gov.,  died in Savannah.
    (AP, 7/16/05)

2004        Sep 17, The violent remains of Hurricane Ivan pounded a large swath of the eastern United States, drenching an area from Georgia to Ohio. Ivan left 70 dead in the Caribbean and 40 dead in the US including 4 in Alabama, 16 in Florida, 4 in Georgia, 4 in Louisiana, 3 in Mississippi, and 8 in North Carolina.
    (AP, 9/17/04)(SFC, 9/18/04, p.A16)

2004        Oct 25, The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously threw out the state's hate crimes law, calling it overbroad and "unconstitutionally vague."
    (AP, 10/25/04)

2005        Jan 3, Victor Hill, the newly elected Clayton County Sheriff, fired 27 mostly white officers from his staff as the Georgia county opened the year with its 1st black-majority government.
    (SFC, 1/10/05, p.A6)

2005        Jan 30, In Georgia more than 300,000 customers had no electricity as crews worked to repair power lines snapped by an ice storm.
    (AP, 1/30/05) 

2005        Feb 21, S. Ernest Vandiver Jr., former Georgia governor (1959-1963), died.
    (SFC, 2/24/05, p.B7)

2005        Mar 11, In Georgia Brian Nichols (33), on trial for rape, shot and killed Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes, court reporter Julie Ann Brandau and Deputy Hoyt Teasley at the Fulton County Courthouse. He then killed deferral agent David Wilhelm in Atlantau0092s posh Buckhead neighborhood. Nichols was captured the next day. In 2008 Nichols pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. On Nov 7, 2008, Nichols was convicted of murder. On Dec 13 he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (AP, 3/12/05)(SFC, 3/12/05, p.A1)(SFC, 9/23/08, p.A4)(SFC, 11/7/08, p.A5)(SSFC, 12/14/08, p.A6)

2005        Apr 28, More than 100 volunteers joined police in Duluth, Ga., in searching for Jennifer Wilbanks, a bride-to-be who had vanished two days earlier. Wilbanks turned up in Albuquerque, N.M., having run away on her own.
    (AP, 4/28/06)

2005        Apr 30, Jennifer Wilbanks (32) of Duluth, Georgia, turned up in Albuquerque, NM, after being missing for 4 days. She was scheduled to be married Apr 30, and got u0093cold feet.u0094
    (SSFC, 5/1/05, p.A2)

2005        Jul 4, The General Synod of the United Church of Christ, meeting in Georgia, endorsed same-sex marriage with a resolution that called for equal marriage rights for all.
    (SFC, 7/5/05, p.A3)

2005        Jul 5, At its Synod in Georgia(US) the United Church of Christ voted to use "economic leverage" to promote peace between Israel and Palestinians and to call for the dismantling of the Jewish state's security fence.
    (AP, 7/6/05)

2005        Jul 23, Kristina Miller (27) of Peachtree City, Ga., was the only American killed in the  blasts at the Egyptian resort at Sharm el-Sheik.
    (AP, 7/27/05)

2005        Aug 24, In Dublin, Ga., a girl shot, killed and robbed Fredrick Williams (25) and Reante Stanley (26) after they had given her and a 14-year-old friend a ride to a motel. The girls stole about $200 from the men. Lakeisha Davis (15) of Dublin was charged with murder and armed robbery. The 14-year-old, who was not immediately identified, was tried in juvenile court on a charge of theft. In 2008 Davis was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 8/26/05, p.A3)(www.prisontalk.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-143798.html)

2005        Sep 30, In Georgia 6 men were killed in a string of robberies targeting Hispanic immigrants at trailer parks in and around Tifton. Four suspects were arrested and charged with murder and other offenses.
    (AP, 9/30/06)

2005        Oct 15, Jason Collier (28), Atlanta Hawks center, died, possibly of cardiac arrest.
    (AP, 10/15/05)

2005        Nov 18, Scott Winfield Davis (40), was arrested in Palo Alto, Ca., for the 1996 Atlanta shooting death of David Coffin Jr., heir to a Connecticut family that founded the Dexter Corp. Initial charges against Davis were dropped in 1998 due to insufficient evidence. David Coffin Jr. On December 4, 2006, a jury in Fulton County, Georgia, found Davis guilty on all counts of malice murder and felony murder.
    (SFC, 11/19/05, p.B3)(www.atlantada.org/featuredarticle/ScottDavis.htm)

2006        Jan 30, Coretta Scott King (78), the widow of Martin Luther King Jr, died in Mexico. She had turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality.
    (AP, 1/31/06)

2006        Feb 24, In Georgia Judge T. Jackson Bedford Jr. of Fulton County Superior Court issued a bench warrant for Kirk S. Wright (35), a hedge fund manager, for fraud. Wrightu0092s Intu0092l. Management Associates LLC was suspected of up to $185 million in losses.
    (WSJ, 3/9/06, p.A1)

2006        Mar 10, Bill Campbell (52), former mayor if Atlanta, Georgia (1994-2002), was convicted of tax evasion, but acquitted for corruption charges. In June he was sentenced to 2 years in prison and fined $6,300.
    (WSJ, 6/14/06, p.A1)(http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=nation_world&id=4267799)

2006        Mar 13, South Koreau0092s Kia Motors Corp. said it will build a $1.2 billion factory in West Point, Ga., its first in the US. Toyota said it will build a plant in Lafayette, Ind.
    (SFC, 3/14/06, p.D3)

2006        Apr 10, Tens of thousands of immigrants spilled into the streets of Atlanta and other US cities in a national day of action billed as a "campaign for immigrants' dignity."
    (AP, 4/10/06)

2006        Apr 17, Georgia's Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a sweeping immigration bill that supporters and critics say gives the state some of the toughest measures against illegal immigrants in the nation.
    (AP, 4/17/06)

2006        Apr 20, Georgiau0092s Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill into law that offered government-sanctioned elective classes on the Bible in public high schools. He also signed a bill permitting the display of the Ten Commandments at courthouses.
    (SFC, 4/21/06, p.A3)
2006        Apr 20, Scott Crossfield, the hotshot test pilot who in 1953 became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound, was killed in the crash of his small plane in Georgia.
    (AP, 4/20/07)

2006        Apr 21, The US Justice Dept. gave assent to a Georgia law requiring photo IDs to vote.
    (WSJ, 4/22/06, p.A1)

2006        Jul 8, Georgia police found the decomposed body of Carlnell Walker (23), a Morehouse student from Richmond, Ca., in the trunk of his car in Riverdale. On July 21, 2006, 3 men were arrested for his murder. In 2007 4 men were indicted for the murder.
    (SFC, 7/12/06, p.B1)(SFC, 7/22/06, p.A1)(SFC, 3/23/07, p.A2)

2006        Aug 28, Columbus, Ga., beat Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1 to win the Little League World Series championship game.
    (AP, 8/28/07)

2006        Sep 1, US federal agents began rounding up illegal immigrants in Stillmore, Georgia. More than 120 illegal immigrants were loaded onto buses bound for immigration courts in Atlanta. Hundreds more fled Emanuel County. The Crider poultry plant was left scrambling for workers.
    (AP, 9/15/06)

2006        Sep 19, A Georgia judge struck down the stateu0092s photo ID requirement to vote.
    (WSJ, 9/20/06, p.A1)

2006        Oct 6, The US Centers for Disease Control said 3 people from Washington County, Ga., had experienced respiratory failure and remained hospitalized on ventilators following a meal they shared on Sept. 7 that included carrot juice made by Bolthouse Farms. A woman in Florida was hospitalized mid-September and botulism toxin from bottled carrot juice was suspected.
    (AP, 10/7/06)

2006        Oct 17, Pres. Bush signed into law a bill to provide grant money for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. In September Congress had declared a swathe of coastline from North Carolina to Florida the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, in an effort to preserve the regionu0092s distinctive black culture and creole language.
    (Econ, 2/2/08, p.42)(www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6283153)

2006        Nov 1, In Lawrenceville, Ga., Khalid Adem (30), an Ethiopian immigrant, was convicted of genital mutilation of his 2-year-old daughter. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (SFC, 11/2/06, p.A3)

2006        Nov 21, In Atlanta, Ga., Kathryn Johnston (92) was shot to death by police after she fired at narcotics investigators as they stormed her house in a no-knock raid. In 2007 2 officers pleaded guilty to killing Johnston. One of the officers had planted marijuana there as part of a cover story. In 2009 a judge sentenced 3 former Atlanta police officers to prison for their role in the botched raid.
    (AP, 11/22/06)(SFC, 4/27/07, p.A4)(SFC, 2/25/09, p.A4)

2007        Feb 13, Charles Norwood (b.1941), tobacco-chewing conservative Georgia congressman, died of cancer and lung disease.
    (SFC, 2/14/07, p.B9)

2007        Feb 14, ConAgra recalled all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter made at a Georgia plant because of a salmonella outbreak.
    (AP, 2/14/08)

2007        Feb 15, Scientists gathered in Atlanta, Ga., to find a way to stop a fungus killing the worldu0092s frogs. Up to 170 species have gone extinct in the past decade.
    (WSJ, 2/16/07, p.A1)

2007        Mar 2, A charter bus carrying a college baseball team from Ohiou0092s Mennonite-affiliated Bluffton University plunged off a highway ramp in Georgia and slammed into the pavement below, killing six people, injuring 29 and scattering sports equipment across the road. A 7th player died from his injuries on Mar 9.
    (AP, 3/2/07)(AP, 3/9/07)

2007        Mar 7, At least two people woke on their way to becoming millionaires. Someone bought a winning ticket for the record $370 million Mega Millions jackpot in Dalton, Ga., and another winning ticket was purchased in Woodbine, N.J. Ed Nabors (52), a Georgia truck driver, stepped forward to claim half of a $390 million jackpot, the richest lottery prize in US history. He elected to take his winnings in a lump sum instead of annual installments, and will get over $80 million after taxes.
    (AP, 3/7/07)(AP, 3/8/07)

2007        Apr 3, An ex-con shot and killed his ex-girlfriend at the CNN headquarters complex in Atlanta before being wounded by a security guard. Arthur Mann was later convicted of murdering Clara Riddles and sentenced to life without parole.
    (AP, 4/3/08)

2007        May 25, Atlanta attorney Andrew Speaker, infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis, was quarantined by the federal government after returning from his European wedding and honeymoon.
    (AP, 5/25/08)

2007        Jun 25, Chris Benoit (40), a professional wrestling superstar, was found dead alongside the bodies of his wife and retarded son (7) in Fayetteville, Georgia. Police treated the case as a possible murder-suicide. Anabolic steroids thought to be a contributing factor. The Canadian-born wrestler won the world heavyweight championship in 2004. Doctors later reported that Chris Benoit had injected steroids not long before he died.
    (Reuters, 6/26/07)(SFC, 6/28/07, p.A4)(Reuters, 7/17/07)

2007        Jun 27, Under the banner, "If another world is possible, another US is necessary," 10,000 civil society activists gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the beginning of the first US Social Forum (USSF).
    (IPS, 6/30/07)

2007        Jul 20, On the Caribbean island of St. Maarten Georgia state athletes Randy Newton and Bryan Kilgore were killed. Michael Registe was later accused of the murders and faced extradition.
    (SSFC, 7/19/09, p.A6)

2007        Jul 23, The US FDA said people should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a Castleberry plant in Augusta, Ga., linked to a botulism outbreak.
    (AP, 7/23/07)

2007        Aug 20, The lawyer for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick said Vick will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges. Vick could spend the next few American football seasons behind bars.
    (AFP, 8/20/07)(WSJ, 8/21/07, p.A1)

2007        Aug 24, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick admitted he participated in an illegal dogfighting operation and was suspended indefinitely by the National Football League.
    (Reuters, 8/24/07)

2007        Aug 29,  Richard Jewell, the former security guard who was wrongly linked to the 1996 Olympic bombing, was found dead in his west Georgia home; he was 44.
    (AP, 8/29/08)

2007        Sep 19, Julian Walker (34) of Atlanta, Georgia, suspected in the slayings of his ex-wife and his girlfriendu0092s father, shot and killed himself after he was surrounded by police in Fairview Heights, Ill.
    (SFC, 9/20/07, p.A8)

2007        Oct 20,     With water supplies rapidly shrinking during a drought of historic proportions, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency for the northern third of Georgia and asked President Bush to declare it a major disaster area. The 38,000-acre Lake Lanier reservoir, which supplies more than 3 million residents with water, was down to 3 months from depletion.
    (AP, 10/20/07)(SSFC, 10/21/07, p.A3)

2007        Oct 26, Georgia's Supreme Court ordered the release of a young man who has been imprisoned for more than two years for having consensual oral sex with another teenager. The court ruled 4-3 that Genarlow Wilson's 10-year sentence was cruel and unusual punishment.
    (AP, 10/26/07)

2007        Nov 16, US federal biologists signed off on a plan to reduce the flow of water from Lake Lanier, Atlantau0092s main water source, as the southeast contends with a historic drought.
    (WSJ, 11/17/07, p.A1)

2007        Nov 29, In Richmond County, Georgia, Jeanette Michelle Hawes (22) fatally stabbed her two young children in a Food Mart convenience store bathroom.
    (AP, 11/30/07)

2007-2008    Georgia issued bonds to fund a plan by Gov. Sonny Perdue for a $19 million project to make the state the most popular fishing destination in the country.
    (WSJ, 1/5/09, p.A1)

2008        Jan 5, Georgia authorities served a warrant charging Gary Michael Hilton (61) with the kidnapping with bodily injury of Meredith Emerson (24). Emerson was last seen on New Year's Day hiking with her black Labrador retriever, Ella, in Vogel State Park. On Jan 7 he led investigators to a spot in a wooded area in north Georgia where they found her body. In March Hilton was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    (AP, 1/6/08)(AP, 1/8/08)(SFC, 3/24/08, p.A8)

2008        Jan 16, In Georgia 2 off-duty DeKalb County police officers were killed in what appeared to be an ambush at an apartment complex in what residents described as a high-crime neighborhood.
    (AP, 1/16/08)

2008        Feb 1, In Loganville, Ga., Darryl Spearman (55) and Cherri Spearman (52) were found dead in their home by relatives. Investigators said they were beaten to death. The next day police arrested their son, Joshua Spearman (18), on two counts of murder.
    (AP, 2/3/08)

2008        Feb 5, A US Court of Appeals rejected a decision giving Georgia a quarter of Lake Lanieru0092s capacity over the coming decades. It said such changes require congressional approval. Alabama and Florida had challenged the initial 2003 agreement.
    (WSJ, 2/6/08, p.A10)

2008        Feb 7, In Port Wentworth, Georgia, an explosion and fire at a sugar refinery owned by Imperial Sugar, based in Sugar Land, Texas, left 11 people dead. Imperial had acquired Savannah Foods & Industries, the producer of Dixie Crystals, in 1997. The acquisition doubled the size of the company, making it the largest processor and refiner of sugar in the US.
    (AP, 2/8/08)(SFC, 2/11/08, p.A10)(AP, 2/24/08)

2008        Mar 14, A tornado his downtown Atlanta, Georgia, and left 27 people injured. Workers cleaning debris  found one dead body on March 22.
    (SSFC, 3/23/08, p.A3)

2008        Mar 27, In Columbus, Georgia, Charles Johnston (63) stormed a hospital and killed 3 people including a nurse he blamed for his motheru0092s death in 2004. Johnston was wounded and taken into custody.
    (SFC, 3/29/08, p.A2)

2008        May 6, In Georgia William Earl Lynd (53) was executed for the murder of his live-in girlfriend. He was the first inmate executed since the Supreme Court upheld lethal injections on April 16.
    (SFC, 5/7/08, p.A2)

2008        May 10, A tornado rumbled through Picher, Okla., killing at least 7 people. The same storm system then moved into southwest Missouri, where tornadoes killed at least 15 others. The storms moved eastward and killed at least one person the next day in Georgia.
    (AP, 5/11/08)(SFC, 5/12/08, p.A2)

2008        May 14, In Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a new law allowing permitted gun owners to carry concealed weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol, aboard public transportation and in parks.
    (SFC, 5/15/08, p.A3)

2008        May 20, Hamilton Jordan (b.1944), former strategist and chief of staff for Pres. Jimmy Carter, died in Atlanta, Georgia.
    (SFC, 5/21/08, p.A5)

2008        May 24, In Georgia Kirk Wright (37), convicted of leading an investment scheme, hanged himself in the Union City jail. He faced up to 710 years in prison and a fine up to $16 million. An SEC suit had already hit him with a $20 million judgment for fraud and money laundering related to the 2006 collapse of his Intu0092l. Management Associates hedge fund.
    (WSJ, 5/27/08, p.C12)

2008        Jun 9, In Georgia Linda Yancey (44) and Marcial Cax Puluc (20), a Guatemalan day laborer, were shot and killed in Atlantau0092s Stone Mountain suburban community. In 2009 Lindau0092s husband Derrick Yancey (49), a former sheriffu0092s deputy, fled Georgia in April and was captured in September in Belize.
    (http://tinyurl.com/mqavw6)(SFC, 9/22/09, p.A5)

2008        Aug 29, US banking regulators shut down Integrity Bancshares Inc. of Alpharetta, Ga., and sold all deposits to Regions Financial Corp. of Birmingham, Ala. This marked the 10th US bank to fail this year.
    (WSJ, 8/30/08, p.B3)

2008        Nov 18, A judge in Georgia sentenced 25-year-old Rico Todriquez Wright to spend the next 20 years in prison after his victim mentioned a hip hop confession to police. Wright shot a man twice and felt so good about it, the rapper wrote a song describing the shooting and calling out the victim by name.
    (AP, 11/20/08)

2008        Dec 2, Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss trounced Democrat Jim Martin, winning his second term by a margin of more than 10 percentage points. The victory in the runoff denied Democrats a filibuster-proof majority and cemented the state's reputation as a GOP bastion.
    (AP, 12/3/08)

2008        Dec 19, In Atlanta, Georgia, one worker died and at least 18 others were injured when a walkway being built collapsed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
    (SFC, 12/20/08, p.A2)

2009        Jan 14, In Atlanta, Georgia, a federal appeals court upheld the stateu0092s voter ID law.
    (WSJ, 1/30/09, p.A13)

2009        Jan 16, Kellogg Co. of Battle Creek, Mich., recalled 16 products containing peanut butter due to possible salmonella contamination as federal officials confirmed contamination at a Georgia facility that ships peanut products to 85 food companies. On Jan 21 federal health authorities confirmed that peanut butter and paste made by a Virginia company were the sole sources of the outbreak. The Blakely, Ga., facility was owned by Peanut Corp. of America, based in Lynchburg, Va. In 2013 four former executives of Peanut Corp. were indicted for the outbreak that left 9 people dead and hundreds sickened.
    (SFC, 1/17/09, p.A2)(WSJ, 1/22/09, p.A4)(SFC, 2/22/13, p.A11)

2009        Jan 28, Peanut Corp. expanded its recall to all peanut products produced at its Blakely, Ga., plant since Jan 1, 2007, due to a salmonella outbreak.
    (SFC, 1/29/09, p.A3)

2009        Feb 17, In Atlanta, Georgia, Eugenia Calle (57), a prominent researcher who studied links between cancer and obesity, was found beaten to death in her condominium. Jamal Thompson (22) was soon arrested and charged with her murder.
    (SFC, 2/20/09, p.A10)(www.inquisitr.com/18407/dr-eugenia-calle-murder/)

2009        Apr 9, The SEC charged Atlanta attorney Robert P. Copeland (48) for running a Ponzi scheme from about 2004-2009. He was alleged to have raised over $35 million from at least 140 investors and owed over $28 million to the victims.
    (WSJ, 4/10/09, p.C3)(www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2009/lr20994.htm)

2009        Apr 25, In Athens, Georgia, Prof. George Zinkhan (57) shot and killed his wife and 2 other people outside the Athens Community Theater. Zinkhan fled the scene. Cadaver dogs found Zinkhanu0092s body "beneath the earth" in the north Georgia woods on May 9, two weeks after police say he shot his wife and two other people to death outside a community theater.
    (SSFC, 4/26/09, p.A7)(SFC, 4/27/09, p.A4)(AP, 5/10/09)(AP, 5/10/09)

2009        Apr 27, Five members of the US Congress were arrested while protesting the expulsion of aid groups from Darfur in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC. The included Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, John Lewis of Georgia, Donna Edwards of Maryland and Lynn Woolsey of California.
    (AP, 4/27/09)

2009        May 9, Federal drug enforcement agents began seizing about 351 pounds of meth from two houses in Duluth, in suburban Atlanta. The 2-day operation included the arrest of four Mexican nationals, three of whom were in the US illegally. It was the biggest seizure of Mexican crystal methamphetamine ever recorded east of the Mississippi River.
    (AP, 5/13/09)

2009        Jun 15, Georgiau0092s Supreme Court ordered Expedia Inc. and its Hotwire.com subsidiary to collect and pay hotel occupancy taxes to the west Georgia city of Columbus in a possible precedent for cities across the country.
    (SFC, 6/17/09, p.C1)

2009        Jun 26, In Georgia regulators shut down the Community Bank of West Georgia, marking the 41st failure this year of a federally insured bank.
    (SFC, 6/27/09, p.B1)

2009        Jul 17, In Douglas, Georgia, federal authorities arrested Cecil Stephen Haire (51), the so-called u0093limping bandit.u0094 He was said to have robbed 23 banks across the Southwest over the last 3 years.
    (SFC, 7/22/09, p.A4)

2009        Aug 12, In Atlanta, Georgia, Ehsanul Islam (23) was convicted of aiding terrorist groups by sending videotapes of US landmarks overseas and plotting to support u0093violent jihad.u0094 He faced a maximum of 60 years in prison.
    (SFC, 8/13/09, p.A4)

2009        Aug 15, In Georgia former college professor Lothar Karl Schweder (77) and his wife Sherry (65) were found mauled to death by dogs near their home in Lexington.
    (SFC, 8/18/09, p.A7)

2009        Aug 21, Guaranty Bank became the 2nd-largest US bank to fail this year after the Texas lender was shut down by regulators and most of its operations sold at a loss of billions of dollars for the US government to a major Spanish bank. Guaranty's failure, along with those of three small banks in Georgia and Alabama, brought to 81 the number of US bank failures this year.
    (AP, 8/22/09)

2009        Aug 29, In southeast Georgia 7 people were found dead inside a dingy mobile home at a trailer park built on the grounds of a historic US plantation near Brunswick. One of two critically injured survivors died soon after. Police arrested Guy Heinze Jr. (22), a family member who called 911 to report finding the people slain, but the charges were drug-related and police wouldn't say if the man was a suspect in the killings. On Sep 4 police Heinze on 8 counts of first-degree murder. On Oct 25, 2013, Heinze was convicted on 8 counts of murder. Prosecutors agreed  not to seek the death penalty.
    (AP, 8/30/09)(SFC, 8/31/09, p.A5)(SFC, 9/5/09, p.A6)(SFC, 10/26/13, p.A7)

2009        Aug, In Georgia Kristi Cornwell (38), a former probation officer, disappeared in Blairsville. Her bones were found on Jan 1, 2011. Scott Carringer, the primary suspect in her disappearance, killed himself in the spring of 2010 during a standoff with Atlanta police.
    (SFC, 1/4/11, p.A5)

2009        Sep 22, In Georgia washed-out roads and flooded interstate highways around Atlanta added to the misery after days of torrential rain in the Southeast claimed at least eight lives.
    (AP, 9/22/09)

2009        Sep 25, US regulators shut down Atlanta-based Georgian Bank, the 95th US bank to fail this year as loan defaults rise in the worst financial climate in decades.
    (AP, 9/25/09)

2009        Oct 23, US regulators shut down 3 small banks in Florida and one each in Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin bringing the total for the year of failed US banks to 106.
    (SFC, 10/24/09, p.A6)

2009        Dec 1, Voters in Atlanta, Georgia, selected former state Sen. Kasim Reed as mayor by a margin of 715 votes over City Councilwoman Mary Norwood. With 84,383 votes cast, the margin was less than 1% and a recount was expected. A Dec 9 recount confirmed Reed as the winner by a margin of 714 votes.
    (SSFC, 12/6/09, p.A14)(SFC, 12/10/09, p.A13)

2009        Dec 11, Spc. Marc A. Hall  was jailed, two days before his brigade with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division out of Ft. Stewart, Georgia, was scheduled to leave for Iraq. He was charged with the military offense of communicating a threat after telling his battalion commander that he might shoot or otherwise attack a fellow US soldier. Hall was dismissed in April, 2010, and lost all military benefits earned over at least four years of service, including an earlier tour in Iraq.
    (AP, 4/17/10)

2009        Dec 25, Vic Chestnutt (b.1964), singer and songwriter, died in Athens, Georgia, following an intentional overdose. He had been paralyzed in a 1983 car accident, but retained limited use of his arms and hands.
    (SSFC, 12/27/09, p.C8)

2010        Jan 1,  Damon Martin (35) of Detroit was shot and killed in Hampton, Ga. Rap music producer Demetrius Lee Stewart (28), aka Shawnty Redd, was arrested for the murder.
    (SSFC, 1/3/10, p.A11)(www.rashaentertainment.com/blog/?p=5350)

2010        Jan 12, In Georgia a disgruntled ex-employee stormed a Penske Truck Rental facility in Kennesaw killing 2 people and critically wounding 3 others.
    (SFC, 1/13/10, p.A11)

2010        Apr 12, Georgiau0092s insurance commissioner, John Oxendine, said Georgia will not participate in the first phase of the new federal health care law that would offer subsidized premiums to people with health problems. Oxendine, a Republican, was a candidate for the office of state governor.
    (SFC, 4/13/10, p.A4)

2010        May 3, Nick Rogers (30), former NFL player and Georgia Tech star, died in a one-car accident. He was killed about 1:30 a.m. when his car hit a utility pole in College Park, near Atlanta, Georgia.
    (AP, 5/4/10)

2010        Jun 2, Georgiau0092s Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a comprehensive transport bill. It divided the state into 12 regions and gave each one the power to decide on its own transport projects.
    (Econ, 6/19/10, p.33)

2010        Aug 12, Officials in Atlanta, Georgia, arrested Elias Abuelazam (33), a suspect in a string of 18 stabbings that left 5 people dead, at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intu0092l. airport as he was about to board an airplane to Tel Aviv. 14 of the stabbings had taken place in Flint, Michigan. Abuelazam was extradited to Michigan where he faced homicide charges. On June 25, 2012, Abuelazam was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 8/13/10, p.A7)(SFC, 8/27/10, p.A6)(SFC, 6/26/12, p.A5)

2010        Sep 21, In Georgia lawyers for 2 men filed suit in DeKalb County against Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of Lithonia alleging coercion into a sexual relationship. A 2nd suit was filed the next day by a 3rd man. A 4th suit was filed on Sep 24.
    (SFC, 9/23/10, p.A13)(SFC, 9/24/10, p.A4)

2010        Sep 27, In Georgia Brandon Joseph Rhode (31) was executed by lethal injection for the 1998 murders of a trucking company owner and his 2 children. He was convicted in 2000 of the killings of Steven Moss (37), his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin during a burglary of their Jones County home in central Georgia.
    (SFC, 9/28/10, p.A6)

2010        Oct 11, The San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 at Turner Field to clinch the National League Championship Series.
    (SFC, 10/12/10, p.A1)

2010        Oct 22, Ephren Taylor resigned from City Capital and has since been replaced by Jeff M. Smuda. Taylor allegedly took one million dollars from members at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta. Smuda was elected chairman of the failing company shortly after Tayloru0092s resignation. According to their SEC, filing Jeff M. Smuda is an expert in restructuring companies to profitability. Taylor was soon dubbed u0093the black Bernie Madoff.u0094
    (Econ, 1/28/12, p.63)(http://tinyurl.com/8a6vrqw)

2010        Nov 7, In Douglasville, Georgia, Bobby Tillman (19) was shot and killed following a random attack at a house party in an Atlanta suburb. 4 men were soon charged with his murder.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A14)

2010        Nov 19, Jack Camp (67), a federal judge in Atlanta, pleaded guilty to two drug related charges. He had been arrested on charges that he bought and used drugs with a stripper.
    (SFC, 11/20/10, p.A5)

2010        Nov 23, In Atlanta, Georgia, Amador Cortes-Meza (36) of Mexico was convicted on federal charges of orchestrating a sex trafficking scheme in which prosecutors say he lured impoverished young Mexican women to the Atlanta area with false promises of better lives, high-paying jobs and even hints of romance. He was accused of bringing at least 10 women to the area between spring 2006 and June 2008.
    (AP, 11/24/10)

2010        Dec 16, Prosecutors in Atlanta, Georgia, said they have seized 700,000 tabs of Ecstasy and charged Devon Samuels, a US Customs and Border Protection agent, along with 13 others in a large scale drug trafficking scheme.
    (SFC, 12/17/10, p.A10)

2011        Mar 22, In Georgia officer Elmer Christian was shot and killed as he tried to apprehend Jamie Hood (33) in connection with a carjacking and kidnapping in West Athens. Hood released 5 hostages and was arrested on March 25 in an operation that was broadcast live.
    (SSFC, 3/27/11, p.A14)

2011        Apr 5, Storms pummeled the US South with tornadoes. At least 8 people were reported killed in the Carolinas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
    (SFC, 4/6/11, p.A11)

2011        Apr 15, Storms marched into Tennessee, Louisiana and later into Georgia. At least three twisters touched down in Mississippi, where a state of emergency was declared in 14 counties, causing widespread damage.
    (AP, 4/16/11)

2011        Apr 27, Dozens of tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system wiped out neighborhoods across a wide swath of the South, killing at least 350 people in the deadliest outbreak in nearly 40 years. Alabama had 254 deaths, 34 in Mississippi, 34 in Tennessee, 15 in Georgia, 8 in Arkansas, 5 in Virginia and one in Kentucky.
    (AP, 4/28/11)(AP, 4/29/11)(AFP, 4/30/11)

2011        Apr 28, Pres. Obama declared a major disaster in Alabama. Declarations for Mississippi followed on Apr 29,  Georgia on Apr 30, and soon followed for Tennessee and Arkansas.
    (Econ, 5/7/11, p.28)

2011        May 13, Georgiau0092s Gov. Nathan Deal signed HB 87, a new immigration bill, into law. On June 14 He proposed that unemployed probationers be given the jobs that migrants would have typically filled.
    (Econ, 6/18/11, p.37)(http://tinyurl.com/3wyckfu)

2011        Jun 27, A US federal judge temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification and to detain illegal immigrants.
    (AP, 6/27/11)

2011        Jul 2, Thousands of marchers stormed the Atlanta, Georgia, to protest the state's new immigration law, which they say creates an unwelcome environment for people of color and those in search of a better life.
    (AP, 7/2/11)

2011        Jul 5, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said award-winning gains by Atlanta students were based on widespread cheating by 178 named teachers and principals. His office released a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that named 178 teachers and principals u0096 82 of whom confessed u0096 in what's likely the biggest cheating scandal in US history.
    (http://tinyurl.com/3q26c6q)

2011        Jul 15, In Atlanta, Georgia, security guard Nkosi Thandiwe (22) opened fire on 3 women in a parking garage killing one and wounding two. He was arrested and charged with murder.
    (SFC, 7/16/11, p.A5)

2011        Jul 17, In Georgia US Army Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui (24) died suddenly in the middle of her pregnancy at Fort Stewart. In 2013 the Army charged her husband with murder and casuing the deth of his unborn son. He was accused of of using insurance money from her death to buy weapons for an anti-government militia group.
    (SSFC, 6/30/13, p.A10)(http://tinyurl.com/lks26dm)

2011        Jul 21, In Georgia Andrew DeYoung (37) was executed by lethal injection for the 1993 murder of his parents and sister. The videotaped execution was likely the first in the nation in almost 2 decades.
    (www.ajc.com/news/deyoung-executed-with-videographer-1033787.html)

2011        Aug 10, In Colorado 3 fugitive siblings wanted in connection with crimes in Florida and Georgia last week were taken into custody after shots were fired and a high-speed chase ended in a crash. Authorities had been searching since August 2 for Ryan Edward Dougherty (21), Dylan Dougherty Stanley (26), and Lee Grace E. Dougherty (29), who were accused of shooting at a Florida police officer and robbing a bank in Georgia on the same day. On April 30, 2012, Ryan was sentenced to 18 years in prison, Lee Grace to 24 years, and Dylan to 32 years. On Dec 17 a federal judge sentenced the 3 siblings to over 35 years in prison.
    (Reuters, 8/10/11)(SFC, 5/1/12, p.A6)(SFC, 12/18/12, p.A7)

2011        Aug 19, In Atlanta, Georgia, Jullian Jones (22), a mother of four, was gunned down. Police sought Javaris Crittenton, a former NBA player, for the murder. Authorities said Jones likely not the intended target when Crittenton fired shots from an SUV, retaliating for an April robbery in which he was a victim.
    (AP, 8/28/11)

2011        Sep 21, The US state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his advocates that he may have been innocent.
    (Reuters, 9/21/11)

2011        Sep 27, In Georgia 2 men were arrested for stealing over $2.8 million worth of jewels at Milanou0092s Fine Jewelry in Cuming over the last weekend.
    (SFC, 9/29/11, p.A8)

2011        Oct 3, Kathy Scruggs (44) of Atlanta, Georgia, claimed the cash option and will receive $15,124,017 before taxes in the $25 million prize. She matched all of the winning numbers in the Sep 14 multistate Powerball drawing. She said she had requested a Mega Millions ticket but wound up with that and the Powerball ticket and accepted both of them.
    (AP, 10/4/11)

2011        Oct 23, In Georgia Christopher Michael Hodges (26), a Tennessee National Guardsman training at the Fort Gordon military post, shot and killed sheriff's deputy James D. Paugh (47), then committed suicide on the side of the Bobby Jones Expressway. Hodges appeared to be drunk and was said to be firing at passing cars.
    (AP, 10/23/11)(SFC, 10/24/11, p.A6)

2011        Oct 26, In Atlanta, Georgia, helicopters hovered overhead as officers in riot gear arrested more than 50 Occupy Atlanta protesters at a downtown park.
    (AP, 10/29/11)

2011        Nov 1, US federal authorities arrested four Georgia men, Frederick Thomas (73), Dan Roberts (67), Ray H. Adams (65) and Samuel J. Crump (68), accused of plotting to buy explosives and produce a deadly biological toxin to attack fellow citizens and government officials.
    (Reuters, 11/1/11)

2011        Nov 8, Georgia voters in 105 of 127 voted to end a century-old ban on the sale of alcohol on Sundays. 
    (SFC, 11/12/11, p.A8)

2011        Nov 28, Ginger White (46) of Georgia said that she and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair that lasted nearly until the former businessman announced his candidacy for the White House several months ago.
    (AP, 11/28/11)

2011        Dec 2, In Canton, Georgia, Puerto Rico-born Jorelys Rivera (7) disappeared from a playground after her babysitter went home to fetch sodas for friends. The girlu0092s body was found on Dec 5 in a trash container and she appeared to have been severely beaten and sexually assaulted. On Dec 7 Ryan Brunn (20), a maintenance worker, was arrested for her murder. Brunn was found dead of an apparent suicide in his prison cell on Jan 19.
    (SFC, 12/6/11, p.A12)(SFC, 12/8/11, p.A14)(AP, 12/13/11)(AP, 1/19/12)

2011        Dec 4, In southeast Georgia 4 Army soldiers based at Fort Stewart killed Michael Roark (19), a former comrade, and his girlfriend, Tiffany York (17), to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks. On Aug 27, 2012, Pfc. Michael Burnett (26) gave testimony and pleaded guilty to manslaughter, illegal gang activity and other charges. He made a deal to cooperate with prosecutors against the three other soldiers.
    (AP, 8/27/12)

2011        Dec 16, In Atlanta, Georgia, rapper Slim Dunkin was gunned down in a music studio as he was preparing to record a video.
    (AP, 12/16/11)

2012        Jan 29, Georgiau0092s House of Representatives unanimously passed a criminal-justice reform bill that revised sentencing laws to keep non-violent drug and property offenders out of prison. The state Senate did the same and Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed it into law.
    (Econ, 2/2/13, p.24)

2012        Feb 6, Georgiau0092s top court struck down a state law that restricted assisted suicides.
    (SFC, 2/7/12, p.A9)

2012        Feb 9, The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 to grant a license to build two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia.
    (SFC, 2/10/12, p.A9)(Econ, 2/18/12, p.34)

2012        Mar 2, A string of violent storms scratched away small towns in the South and Midwest as an early season tornado outbreak left 39 people in 5 states, including 14 in Indiana, 19 in Kentucky, 3 in Ohio and one each in Alabama and Georgia.
    (AP, 3/3/12)(http://tinyurl.com/6u9f2bp)(SFC, 3/5/12, p.A9)

2012        Mar 6, Georgia voters lifted a ban on Sunday sales of alcohol in 24 of 27 cities that put the issue on the ballot.
    (Econ, 3/17/12, p.33)
2012        Mar 6, Ten US states voted in the Super Tuesday Republican primaries. Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney edged out conservative rival Rick Santorum in the vital battleground of Ohio and won five of the night's other contests. Romney also notched victories in Alaska, Idaho, Vermont, Virginia and his home-state of Massachusetts, while Santorum won North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee, and Newt Gingrich carried his home state of Georgia.
    (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A6)(Econ, 3/10/12, p.18)

2012        Mar 16, In Georgia hot-air balloon pilot Edward Ristaino (63) ordered 5 skydivers to jump from his balloon at 4,000 feet as a sudden storm approached. The storm sucked up Ristainou0092s balloon to some 17,000 feet. His body was found 3 days later about 8 miles from where the skydivers landed.
    (SFC, 3/20/12, p.A5)

2012        May 16, The new $1.4 billion intu0092l. air terminal opened at Hartsfeld-Jackson Atlanta Intu0092l. Airport.
    (SFC, 5/16/12, p.A8)

2012        Sep 13, A Ku Klux Klan chapter sued the state of Georgia for rejecting the white supremacist group's application to "adopt" a stretch of highway.
    (Reuters, 9/13/12)

2012        Sep 19, In Georgia a senior officials in charge of prisons resigned after a TV station broadcast graphic footage of prison inmates being brutally beaten and sodomized by guards.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A2)

2012        Sep 27, Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior. Broun also said that he believes the Earth is about 9,000 years old and that it was made in six days.
    (AP, 10/6/12)

2012        Oct 15, In Georgia former US Army medic Christopher Jenderseck pleaded guilty to destroying clothing, shotgun shells and a cell phone following the Dec 4 killings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend Tiffany York. Jenderseck was one of 10 people accused of belonging to a group that plotted to bomb a Savannah park, poison apples in Washington state and assassinate the president. The group called itself FEAR (Forever Enduring, Always Ready).
    (SFC, 10/16/12, p.A4)(Econ, 4/20/13, p.30)

2012        Nov 3, Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, said a 2-year-old girl was killed and her infant brother wounded after someone fired gunshots through the door of a home as they slept alongside their grandmother.
    (AP, 11/3/12)

2012        Nov 3, In Atlanta, Georgia, a police helicopter searching for a runaway boy (9) hit a power line pole and crashed killing ttwo offices. The boy was found wnadering on a street a couple of hours after the crash.
    (SFC, 11/5/12, p.A4)

2012        Nov 12, Over 100 rifles, including AK-style assault rifles, were stolen about this time from a boxcar parked at the CSX Tilford train yard near Atlanta, Georgia.
    (AP, 11/30/12)

2012        Nov 14, Voestalpine Metal Forming, a division of an Austrian steel company, broke ground on a $62 million facility in Bartown County, Georgia. Tax credits and incentives helped close the deal.
    (Econ, 4/27/13, p.27)

2012        Dec 11, In Georgia Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson were charged with conspiring to kill persons or damage property outside the US. FBI agents arrested Wilson at the Atlanta airport as he boarded a flight to Mauritania. Abukhdair was arrested at a bus station in Augusta. On April 19 Wilson pleaded guilty in Mobile, Ala., to one charge of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
    (SFC, 12/12/12, p.A5)(SFC, 4/20/13, p.A4)

2012        Dec 21, A judge in Atlanta, Georgia, suspended a state law banning abortions for women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant.
    (SFC, 12/25/12, p.A8)

2013        Jan 30, A massive storm in the southeast US left at least 2 people dead in Georgia.
    (SFC, 1/31/13, p.A5)

2013        Mar 21, In Brunswick, Georgia, a teenager shot and killed the 13-month old son of Sherry West. Police the next day arrested De-Marquise Elkins (17) and a 14-year-old accomplice.
    (SSFC, 3/24/13, p.A13)

2013        Mar 29, Fulton County, Georgia, prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted the Atlanta Public Schools' ex-superintendent and nearly three dozen other former administrators, teachers, principals and other educators of charges arising from a standardized test cheating scandal on one of the nationu0092s largest test cheating scandals.
    (AP, 3/30/13)(SFC, 3/30/13, p.A4)

2013        Apr 10, In Atlanta, Georgia, Lauren Brown (55) lured firefighters to his home and held 4 hostage before being killed by a police SWAT team. The financially strapped man had demanded that his utilities be restored.
    (SFC, 4/12/13, p.A5)

2013        Apr 22, A US federal judge ruled that the government must release the names of Latin American military leaders it has trained at the installation formerly known as the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. The facility is now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Names were released from 1994, but disclosure ended in 2004 under Pres. George W. Bush.
    (SFC, 4/24/13, p.E1)

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