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January 1, 2000 Georgia Tech (8-3) loses to Miami at the Gator Bowl, 28-13
January 1, 2000 Georgia (7-4) defeats Purdue in overtime at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, 28-25
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 22, 2000 An ice storm wrecks havoc from Douglasville to Rome, east to Atlanta and further east into the Georgia mountains north of Athens.
January 30, 2000 The Ice Bowl, as the Super Bowl was called by local residents, is played in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome after an ice storm knocks out power and results in a 47 car pile-up on Interstate 20 west of the city. In the game the St. Louis Rams beat the Tennessee Titans, 23-16
  The Georgia Dome
January 31, 2000 At a post-Super Bowl party Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar are stabbed to death outside the Cobalt Lounge in Buckhead. Ray Lewis, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting are charged with the crime
February 2, 2000 Willie B., the silverback gorilla at ZooAtlanta dies.
  ZooAtlanta
February 14, 2000 Tornadoes strike Camilla, Georgia, south of Albany
  Worth County, Georgia
  Tornadoes kill 19 in Southwest Georgia
  Mitchell County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Turner County, Georgia
  Tift County, Georgia
  Colquitt County, Georgia
  Grady County, Georgia
  Decatur County, Georgia
February 17, 2000 Doug Daft elected Chairman and CEO of Coca-cola
  Coca-Cola
February 21, 2000 The Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center opens at Callaway Gardens
  Callaway Gardens
February 23, 2000 Whitney Houston receives a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal (It's Not Right But Its Okay)
  Whitney Houston
March 10, 2000 Bill Elliott becomes the lead driver for the Dodge return to racing team
  Bill Elliott
March 11, 2000 Two dead in a shooting incident at Savannah High School, Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 16, 2000 H. Rap Brown shoots Fulton County Sheriff Ricky Kinchen.
  Fulton County, Georgia
March 28, 2000 Bus-Train accident kills 3 in Tennga
  Bus-Train accident kills 3 in Tennga
May 7, 2000 Mary Ann Stephens of Toccoa is shot to death outside a Ramada Inn in Jacksonville while on vacation with her husband. The incident received national attention and resulted in an award-winning documentary on the arrest and acquittal of the original suspect.
June 5, 2000 Fulton County unexpectedly drops murder charges against Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
June 23, 2000 Hearndon House, Atlanta, dedicated a National Historic Landmark
July 18, 2000 Paul Coverdell dies at Emory Hospital, from a cerebral hemorrage
  Paul Coverdell
July 24, 2000 Zell Miller is appointed by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes to fill the U. S. Senate seat left vacant by Paul Coverdell until an election can be held.
  Zell Miller
  Paul Coverdell
August 4, 2000 Thomas Allgood Sr., a former Georgia state senator dies when his Piper Malibu Mirage collided with a utility pole during take-off.
August 8, 2000 Veteran Dekalb County policeman Derwin Brown defeats incumbent Sidney Dorsey in a run-off election
  Derwin Brown murdered
October 1, 2000 General release of Remember the Titans
  Movies filmed in Georgia
  Kevin Ian 'Kip' Pardue
  Remember the Titans
October 16, 2000 Groundbreaking for the Booth Western Museum, Cartersville
October 29, 2000 Premiere of The Legend of Bagger Vance, starring Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron and Bruce McGill. Some filming took place in Savannah and Jekyll Island.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
October 31, 2000 OutKast releases Stankonia, their last album for LaFace Records
  OutKast
December 15, 2000 DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown murdered in his driveway
  Derwin Brown murdered
  DeKalb County, Georgia
December 20, 2000 The Gift, starring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank and Michael Jeter, opens in limited release. It was filmed in Effingham County, Georgia and featured scenes shot in the Georgia cities of Springfield, Savannah, Thunderbolt, and Guyton.
  Chatham County, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Effingham County, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
December 24, 2000 Georgia (7-4) defeats Virginia at the Oahu Bowl, 37-14
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 29, 2000 Georgia Tech (8-2) loses to LSU at the Peach Bowl, 28-14
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