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Hyundai Announces New Georgia Plant’s $1B Parts Supplier
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Hyundai Announces New Georgia Plant’s $1B Parts Supplier

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced a second large supplier for its new electric car plant on the Georgia coast.Hyundai Mobis plans to invest nearly $1 billion in a new facility in Bryan County that could employ around 1,500 workers, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news release.The plant in Richmond Hill will make powertrains for Hyundai's electric vehicles manufactured at its new plant scheduled to open in 2025 about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Savannah as well as components for a Kia plant in West Point and another Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama, officials said.Earlier this month, the governor announced that Joon Georgia would invest $317 million and hire 630 workers for a Hyundai parts plant in Statesboro.“When we celebrated the groundb...
What we’re watching: Power 25 national high school football games of the week: (Nov. 10-12)
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What we’re watching: Power 25 national high school football games of the week: (Nov. 10-12)

We released our final regular season SBLive Power 25 of 2022 on Monday — our weekly look at the top 25 high school football teams in the country. Once the football playoffs have wrapped up in every state, we will release our final end-of-season Power 25 rankings on Monday, Dec. 19.This week, three of the Division 1 Southern Section quarterfinal matchups in California make our national games of the week list led by Long Beach Poly vs. Los Alamitos. In Arizona, Hamilton hosts No. 22 Chandler in another monumental clash on Thursday night. Here’s a closer look at a few of the country's elite and who they'll take on with an emphasis on how the result could influence next week's Power 25 rankings.ThursdayNo. 22 Chandler-Ariz. (8-1) at Hamilton-Chandler, Ariz. (7-2)How good is Chandler? Coming...
Jeff Cook, co-founder of country group Alabama, dies at 73
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Jeff Cook, co-founder of country group Alabama, dies at 73

Guitarist Jeff Cook, who co-founded the successful country group Alabama and steered them up the charts with such hits as "Song of the South" and "Dixieland Delight," has died. He was 73. Cook had Parkinson's disease and disclosed his diagnosis in 2017. He died Tuesday at his home in Destin, Florida, said Don Murry Grubbs, a representative for the band. Tributes poured in from country stars, including Travis Tritt who called Cook "a great guy and one heckuva bass fisherman. Jeff Cook of Alabama performs on stage at The Fox Theatre on April 13, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images As a guitarist, fiddle player and vocalist, Cook — alongside cousins Randy Ow...
WVa Group Begins Monkeypox Education Efforts in Appalachia
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WVa Group Begins Monkeypox Education Efforts in Appalachia

By JOHN RABY, Associated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group said Monday it has been awarded $100,000 in grants for monkeypox vaccination and education efforts among LGTBQ individuals in 13 Appalachian states.The Community Education Group received $50,000 grants each from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare to develop and distribute materials, offer grants and hold meetings aimed at reducing cultural stigmas and barriers related to the virus, the group said in a statement.CEG will create and distribute monkeypox digital resource guides to more than 300 Appalachian health departments, along with rural healthcare associations and LGBTQ groups.CEG also will accept applications for mini-grants from organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi,...
Here Comes the Sun: Comedian Billy Eichner and the boll weevil
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Here Comes the Sun: Comedian Billy Eichner and the boll weevil

Here Comes the Sun: Comedian Billy Eichner and the boll weevil - CBS News Watch CBS News Comedian and actor Billy Eichner sits down with Jonathan Vigliotti to discuss his new film, “Bros.” Then Conor Knighton travels to Enterprise, Alabama, to learn about the boll weevil. “Here Comes the Sun” is a closer look at some of the people, places and things we bring you every week on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link ...
Alabama Execution Called off for Time and Medical Concerns
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Alabama Execution Called off for Time and Medical Concerns

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated PressATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials called off the Thursday lethal injection of a man convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting because of time concerns and trouble accessing the inmate’s veins.Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said prison officials called off the execution after they determined inmate Arthur Miller’s “veins could not be accessed in accordance with our protocol” before a midnight deadline to get the execution underway. Miller has been returned to his cell at the south Alabama prison, Hamm said.The halt to the execution came three hours after a divided U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution to begin. The 5-4 decision lifted an injunction granted after Miller’s attorneys said the state lost his paperwork requesting hi...
New Trial for N. Carolina Insurance Magnate Set for March
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New Trial for N. Carolina Insurance Magnate Set for March

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A new trial for a North Carolina-based insurance magnate whose previous convictions on corruption-related charges were overturned is set for early March, a federal judge decided on Monday.Attorneys for Greg E. Lindberg and the U.S. government met with U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn, who set a schedule for proceedings leading to a tentative trial date, according to a description of the hearing posted on the federal courts’ web site.Cogburn released Lindberg from a minimum-security prison in Alabama last month, weeks after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Lindberg's convictions from March 2020 and ordered a new trial.Lindberg had been sentenced to more than seven years after being convicted of attempting to bribe North Carolina’s insurance commissioner...
Alabama Execution Set Despite Opposition From Victim’s Kin
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Alabama Execution Set Despite Opposition From Victim’s Kin

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is set to execute a man Thursday evening who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend nearly three decades ago, despite a request from the victim’s family to spare his life.Joe Nathan James Jr. is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT at a south Alabama prison. James was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1994 shooting death of Faith Hall, 26, in Birmingham. Hall's daughters have said they would rather James serve life in prison. But Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday she planned to let the execution proceed.Prosecutors said James briefly dated Hall and that he became obsessed after she rejected him, stalking and harassing her for months before killing her. On Aug. 15, 1994, after Hall had been out...
102-Year-Old WWII Veteran From Segregated Mail Unit Honored
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102-Year-Old WWII Veteran From Segregated Mail Unit Honored

By JAY REEVES, Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Millions of letters and packages sent to U.S. troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World War II. This wasn’t junk mail — it was the main link between home and the front in a time long before video chats, texting or even routine long-distance phone calls.The job of clearing out the massive backlog in a military that was still segregated by race fell upon the largest all-Black, all-female group to serve in the war, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. On Tuesday, the oldest living member of the unit is being honored.Romay Davis, 102, will be recognized for her service at an event at Montgomery City Hall. It follows President...