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January 1, 1998 Georgia defeats Wisconsin 33-6 in the Outback Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 12, 1998 In a taped phone conversation Monica Lewinsky admits that Vernon Jordan, as well as President William Clinton, encouraged her to lie about her affair with President Clinton while under oath (perjury).
  Vernon Jordan
January 14, 1998 State senate votes to censure Ralph David Abernathy III
  Ralph David Abernathy III
January 22, 1998 Jordan denies that he told Monica Lewinsky to lie about her affair with President Clinton. Jordan claims that Lewinsky told him she had not had an affair with Clinton
  Vernon Jordan
February 8, 1998 A bomb in Birmingham, AL kills an off-duty policeman.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
February 21, 1998 Julian Bond chosen NAACP chairman
  Julian Bond
February 27, 1998 Following a piece on America's Most Wanted, Tony Ray Amati is arrested in Marietta, Georgia. He had been one of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
  Marietta, GA
March 11, 1998 Monitoring stations along the Flint River report highest levels during flood that affected southwest Georgia
March 20, 1998 Tornadoes destroy homes in North Georgia, claiming 14 lives in Hall and White Counties
  Hall County, Georgia
  White County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 23, 1998 Kim Basinger wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in L. A. Confidential
  Kim Basinger
April 8, 1998 Deadly tornadoes strike Marietta, Dunwoody, and Duluth
  Marietta, GA
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 9, 1998 The National P.O.W. Museum opens at Andersonville, GA
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
  Sumter County, Georgia
April 15, 1998 Tornado strikes Dooly County
  Dooly County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 23, 1998 The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame opens a new facility in Macon, Georgia, making it the largest state Hall of Fame in the nation.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Macon, Georgia
April 28, 1998 James Sullivan charged with arranging the murder of his wife Lita.
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
May 1, 1998 Black Dog, an action film starring Patrick Swayze and Randy Travis is released. It was partially filmed in Atlanta and Cleveland, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
May 5, 1998 Eric Rudolph, a suspect in bombings in the Atlanta area and Birmingham, AL, is placed on the FBI's ten most-wanted list.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
September 3, 1998 Tornadoes spin-off of Hurricane Earl, damaging coastal homes and property. 4 people injured in Screven County as the result of one tornado
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Screven County, Georgia
September 18, 1998 Rush Hour, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker opens in theaters.
  Chris Tucker
September 29, 1998 OutKast releases Aquemini
  OutKast
October 8, 1998 Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin accepts design of "Georgia Quarter."
October 20, 1998 Ralph David Abernathy III, son of famed Civil Rights leader, indicted on 35 charges including making a false statement, violation of oath of office, theft by taking, forgery and witness tampering
  Abernathy convicted on 18 felony counts
  Ralph David Abernathy III
November 3, 1998 Georgia elects Democrat Roy Barnes Governor and Paul Coverdale as Senator
December 31, 1998 Georgia (8-3) defeats Virginia in the Peach Bowl (Atlanta)
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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