SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah has kicked off the week leading to its massive St. Patrick's Day celebration with a much more quiet ceremony honoring the city's Irish heritage. The coastal city held its 30th Celtic Cross Ceremony yesterday.
MEIGS, Ga. (AP) - The uncle of a 9-year-old boy killed in a south Georgia house fire says he tried desperately to save his nephew but "I just couldn't do it." The blaze early yesterday killed young Jobris Copeland at his family's home in Meigs, about 45 miles south of Blbany.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The attorneys for a Florida man convicted of attempted murder for shooting at three teens after an argument over loud music will ask a judge today to delay his sentencing on those convictions until he can be retried on a murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Ga. Michael Dunn's lawyers say he cannot speak on his own behalf until the Davis charge is resolved.
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - The City of Smyrna plans to host a tornado drill that could become a national model for federal agencies. The city is working with a local hospital to create a joint emergency operations center and the drill at noon Friday is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's program.
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