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January 1, 1993 Georgia defeats Ohio State 21-14 in the Florida Citrus Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 8, 1993 Terry Ralston and her 15-year-old son Michael are killed after being taken from their laudromat in Jesup, Georgia. Micheal was shot 6 times from behind at close range, his mother was shot once. Larry Jenkins, 17, is convicted of the crime and sentenced to death.
  Supreme Court ruling takes 2 in Georgia off death row
January 12, 1993 Flash floods rip through Southeast Georgia causing 10 million dollars in property damage
January 15, 1993 First Union completes acquisition of Decatur Federal, Decatur, Georgia
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
January 23, 1993 Thomas Andrew Dorsey dies from complications arising from Alzheimer's Disease, Chicago, IL.
  Thomas Dorsey
February 16, 1993 Jimmy Carter and Michael Jackson are appointed co-chairs of the "Heal Our Children" initiative
  Jimmy Carter
February 18, 1993 Billy Issacs released from Georgia prison
  Alday family murders
February 22, 1993 Emmanuel Hammond, convicted for the murder of Julie Love begins his first appeal of his conviction. He will appeal his conviction 4 more times at the state level
  Murder of Julie Love
March 13, 1993 The Storm of the Century.
  Storm of the Century
April 20, 1993 In a surprise announcement, Georgia does not select the low bid contractor to handle the new Georgia lottery, but GTECH, a Rhode Island company to which who had heavily lobbied for the contract.
  Georgia Lottery
April 23, 1993 Arsonists destroy Kilgore Mill Covered Bridge on the border of Barrow and Walton County.
May 13, 1993 Inquiry into lottery officials choice of GTECH as the lottery vendor for the Georgia Lottery Corp. was appropriate in spite of the fact that GTECH's bid was 33% higher than the low bidder
  Georgia Lottery
May 24, 1993 Final episode of Designing Women, a show set in Atlanta, Georgia airs on CBS.
  Movies filmed in Georgia
June 2, 1993 Billy Joel, who named his daughter after Ray Charles, presents this music icon with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  Ray Charles
June 11, 1993 Moose Moss Aquatic Center is dedicated in Moultrie, Georgia
  Colquitt County, Georgia
June 12, 1993 First Union merges with Georgia Federal, Atlanta
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
June 23, 1993 Fire destroys 4-Way Lunch in Cartersville.
June 29, 1993 Sales begin on Georgia Lottery first games: Instant Cash and Georgia Millionaire
  Georgia Lottery
August 10, 1993 Georgia Lottery introduces Cash 3
  Georgia Lottery
August 10, 1993 Tickets for Lotto Georgia go on sale for the first time
August 25, 1993 A federal grand jury indicts Fred Tokars
  Fred Tokars orders a 'hit' on his wife
September 1, 1993 First Georgia HOPE Scholarship awarded to Matthew Miller of Snellville. He will attend Gwinnett Technical College
September 2, 1993 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes charges boyfriend Andre Rison with assault, stemming from an incident that occurred at a Buckhead Kroger
  Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
October 13, 1993 Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series, 4 games to 2
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
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