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Facing Russia threat, Ukraine and Georgia join in push West

Tbili - The presidents of Ukraine and Georgia on Tuesday agreed to work together to further their ambitions to join NATO and the European Union, in defiance of threats from former master Russia.

Republican wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

Washington - Republican Karen Handel won a closely watched special congressional election Tuesday, salvaging a seat in the traditionally conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency.

Four dead and dozens of overdoses as new drug hits middle Georgia

At least four people have died so far in a wave of dozens of drug overdoses that swept through communities in Middle Georgia, health officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Washington - A Democrat came close to outright victory in Tuesday's closely watched US congressional primary in Georgia, heading to a run-off in a race which Democrats tout as an early test of resistance to President Donald Trump.

With Georgia race, litmus test looms for Trump

Washington - A 30-year-old Democrat hopes to capitalize Tuesday on Donald Trump's lackluster popularity by seizing a Georgia congressional seat held by Republicans for decades, in an election seen as a litmus test of the president's first 100 days.

Georgia wins visa-free EU travel for citizens

Brussels - European Union member states on Monday approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite.

Alleged murder plot shakes Georgian Orthodox Church

Tbili - Georgia's Orthodox Church was rocked Monday after police announced the arrest of a priest over a suspected poisoning plot targeting a high-ranking Church figure.

Review: Compelling drama ‘Liv Stein’ relentless in English-language debut Special

Toronto - “Liv Stein” is like an edgier “All About Eve”, set in the classical music world, with a climax that takes cues from “Saw”. If that description is hard to believe, it suits a play about how the desperate believe anything they want to be true.

Dionne Warwick set to perform at charity awards show in Georgia Special

Atlanta-based charity the Not Alone Foundation recently announced its fifth annual Diamond Awards, featuring a special live performance by the legendary Dionne Warwick. Digital Journal spoke to her.

Spain arrests 45 over suspected Georgian burglary ring

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested 45 suspected members of a Georgian burglary ring that broke into more than 100 homes, a force spokeswoman said Wednesday after a coordinated nationwide sweep.

Georgia PM vows security boost after reelection win

Tbili - Georgia's acting prime minister on Tuesday pledged to meet security and economic challenges in the fervently pro-Western nation as he named a new cabinet following his party's landslide re-election victory.

Georgia's ex-president vows to force early Ukraine elections

Kiev - Georgia's pro-Western former president Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday announced plans to create a new opposition movement in Ukraine that aims to topple the current leadership and force early elections.

Georgia's Saakashvili resigns as governor in Ukraine

Kiev - Georgia's pro-Western former president Mikheil Saakashvili announced his resignation Monday from his post as governor of Ukraine's Odessa region out of frustration at allegedly being reined in from fighting corruption.

Georgia ruling party scores win in disputed polls

Tbili - Georgia's ruling party has scored a landslide win in disputed parliamentary polls, official results showed on Monday, as the main opposition cried fraud.

Georgia ruling party cruising to landslide election win

Tbili - Georgia voted in the second round of contested parliamentary polls Sunday, with the ruling Georgian Dream poised for a landslide victory, prompting opposition parties to cry foul.

Man 'blows himself up' at TV centre in Georgian breakaway region

Moscow - An unidentified man on Monday blew himself up at the state-owned TV centre in Abkhazia, a tiny Russian-backed breakaway region of Georgia, local officials said."A man blew himself up on the territory of the TV centre.

Fraud claims as ruling party wins Georgia vote

Tbili - The ruling Georgian Dream party won Georgia's parliamentary polls, results showed Sunday, though accusations of vote fraud from the opposition sparked fears of political instability in the Caucasus nation.

Exit polls project ruling party win in Georgia vote

Tbili - The ruling Georgian Dream party was projected to win Georgia's parliamentary elections, two rival exit polls commissioned by pro-government and pro-opposition TV stations showed Saturday.

Pro-Western Georgia holds knife-edge parliamentary vote

Tbili - Georgians voted Saturday in bitterly contested parliamentary polls that have sparked fears of political instability in the Caucasus nation, with two pro-Western parties tied after a fraught campaign.

Georgia MP survives car bomb attack days before vote

Tbili - Georgia was investigating Wednesday the attempted murder of an opposition lawmaker whose car exploded in central Tbilisi just days before a key parliamentary poll.

Pope calls for Christian unity on Caucasus peace tour

Tbili - Pope Francis on Saturday called for Christian unity as he visited the seat of Georgia's ancient Orthodox Church on the second day of his peace mission to the volatile Caucasus region.

Pope calls for 'coexistence' at start of Caucasus tour

Tbili - Pope Francis called Friday for respect of national sovereignty and "coexistence" as he arrived in Georgia but seemed to dodge potential Russian ire at the start of a visit to the volatile Caucasus region.

Five key facts about Georgia's Christian tradition

Tbili - Pope Francis arrives in Georgia on Friday for a three-day visit as part of a broader tour of the Caucasus region.Here are some key points about Georgia's ancient Christian tradition.

Op-Ed: A horrific chapter of a post-Civil War incident examined in full Special

Madison - This year Drew University professor Patrick Phillips published a very detailed and horrific account of one the most brutal racial attacks of the early 20th Century.

France helps NATO-aspirant Georgia boost air defence: minister

Tbili - French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was in Georgia on Saturday for talks on boosting the defences of the ex-Soviet nation aspiring to join NATO despite Moscow's objections. "Georgia has a mission to join the Alliance," Le Drian told reporters.

Review: Florida Georgia Line revisit their roots on album number three

One of bro-country's hottest double acts, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are about to enter the fray once again with 'Dig Your Roots,' released worldwide on August 26. How does this record compare to its predecessors? Digital Journal found out.

Singer/songwriter Josh Kelley keeps on keeping it country Special

The southern boy "went country" in 2009 when he signed with MCA Nashville, after having begun his career playing rock and blues. His latest album is the follow-up to his country debut, 2011's 'Georgia Clay.'

With an eye on Russia, US and Georgia ink defence pact

Tbili - The United States and Georgia signed a security deal Wednesday designed to shore up the former Soviet republic's defences against Russia as it waits to join NATO.

Georgia's rebel region to vote on joining Russia in 2017: Official

Moscow - Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia will hold a referendum on joining Russia next year, its president and parliament speaker said in a statement Thursday.

NATO aims to 'destabilise' Caucasus with Georgia drills: Moscow

Moscow - Russian foreign ministry on Friday accused NATO of seeking to destabilise the Caucasus region with upcoming joint exercises in Georgia, where US soldiers will train together with Georgian forces this month.
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Birthday party guests of all ages enjoyed Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA August 18, 2012
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Paula Deen with young fans who are twins at the side of the Deen Brothers Signing Tent at 2014 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
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Azaleas in Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA
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Beach-goers stayed close to shore due to strong, high waves at Tybee Island, Georgia (North Beach). 8/25/13
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Azaleas in Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA
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Kitesurfers, kites, and onlookers on Tybee Creek at Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
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Chocolate Torte at Alligator Soul. Savannah, Ga.
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Sunset as seen from Uncle Bubba's Restaurant. Savannah, Ga.
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Isabel Wilkerson at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga.
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Bobby Deen and Jaime Deen in the Deen Brothers Signing Tent at the Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
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High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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Bobby Deen and Jaime Deen greeting fans and signing books at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
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Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
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