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January 5, 2010 No. 9 Georgia Tech loses to No. Iowa 24-14 at the Orange Bowl in Miami
January 29, 2010 Community Bank and Trust, Cornelia, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by SCBT National Association
  Bank Failures in Georgia
January 29, 2010 First National Bank of Georgia, Carrollton, fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
February 11, 2010 The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that an investigation begun because of a statistical improbability had far reaching results, reporting that 191 schools statewide including 58 in Atlanta had potential tampering errors
  Atlanta School Cheating Scandal
February 16, 2010 President Obama announced an $8.33 billion loan guarantee for the new Vogtle reactors (Wayneboro, Georgia), the first step in the Administration's push to jump-start the nuclear construction industry.
  Burke County, Georgia
February 17, 2010 Superintendent Beverly Hall appoints a commission to investigate charges of cheating at 58 Atlanta schools.
  Atlanta School Cheating Scandal
February 19, 2010 Lima, a 12-year-old zebra from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus escapes the pen at Phillips Arena and is spotted near Centennial Park, CNN and on the Downtown Connector before being captured near the Grady Curve
February 20, 2010 Zeta Tau Alpha sorority chapter wins top prize at the Sprite Step Off competition in Atlanta. Among those judging the competition were recording artists TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Monica
  2010 Sprite Step Off
February 24, 2010 Elana Meyers from Douglasville, Georgia, and teammate Erin Pac won a bronze medal in the women's two-man bobsled competition during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
  Douglas County, Georgia
February 24, 2010 Apple's Itunes online music store, crossed the 10 billion song threshold when 71-year-old Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Ga., bought "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash. Steven Jobs called Sulcer to congratulate him for winning 10,000 free songs.
  Cherokee County, Georgia
February 25, 2010 According to DeKalb County Police, a 2009 Toyota Corolla slammed into the front of a neighbor's home across the street near Stone Mountain when her accelerator got stuck. The VIN indicated that her car was one of those recalled by Toyota for such problems.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
February 25, 2010 Coca-Cola and McDonalds, facing criticism for the judges selection at the percussive dance "Sprite Step Off" in Atlanta, announced they would award a co-prize to the second place team from a chapter from Alpha Kappa Alpha along with the original winner, a chapter from Zeta Tau Alpha.
  2010 Sprite Step Off
February 26, 2010 The Kia Sorrento plant in West Point, Georgia, officially opens
March 5, 2010 A 20-year old Georgia College student tells friends at Capitol City, a bar in Milledgeville, that she was sexually assaulted by Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. She reports the crime to a police officer on the scene before being treated at a local hospital for injuries, including bruising on her head.
  Milledgeville assault
March 7, 2010 Brad Keselowski taps Carl Edwards in lap 41 of the Atlanta Motor Speedway's Kobalt Tools 500 in Hampton, Georgia. With Keselowski looking to finish in the top 5, Edwards later retaliates, banging Keselowski and sending him airborne. NASCAR officials order Edwards to leave the track.
March 8, 2010 Battling his second sex crimes charge in 9 months, Pittsburgh Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger hires noted Atlanta attorney Ed Garland. The victim's family also hires attorneys.
  Milledgeville assault
March 9, 2010 Neal Horsley, from Carrollton is arrested for making terroristic threats against Elton John. He stood in front of John's Atlanta apartment building with a sign saying "Elton John Must Die." He then posted a video of it on YouTube. Horsley was upset because John said Jesus was a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems" in Parade Magazine.
  Elton John Death Threats
March 10, 2010 In statements to police, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger admits he had "sexual contact" with a young Georgia College student and that she had "bumped her head" during the incident
  Milledgeville assault
March 10, 2010 Lima, a zebra that led police on a chase onto the Downtown Connector, is euthanized as a result of injuries to his hooves.
March 17, 2010 Attorneys for Ben Roethlisberger's victim deliver a letter to DA Fred Bright asking that the criminal case not continue. The letter states, "...this decision does not reflect any recanting of our client's complaint."
  Milledgeville assault
March 19, 2010 Century Security Bank, Duluth, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by the Bank of Upson
  Bank Failures in Georgia
March 19, 2010 Appalachian Community Bank, Ellijay, GA, fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
March 19, 2010 Bank of Hiawassee fails. Its assets are purchased by Citizens South Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
March 26, 2010 McIntosh Commercial Bank, Carrollton, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Charterbank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
March 26, 2010 Unity National Bank, Cartersville, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Bank of the Ozarks
  Bank Failures in Georgia
April 12, 2010 Baldwin County District Attorney Fred Bright said assault charges against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would not be filed.
  Milledgeville assault
April 15, 2010 According to USA Today, friends of the young college student assaulted by Ben Roethlisberger tried to reach her in the women's restroom during the assault but were prevented by his bodyguards. One friend told a bodyguard the victim was "...too drunk to be alone back there with Ben. We need to get her."
  Milledgeville assault
April 19, 2010 Demario Atwater pleads guilty in federal court to charges of carjacking, kidnapping and firearms charges in the torture/murder of Eve Carson. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
May 14, 2010 Satilla Community Bank in St. Marys, GA fails. Ameris Bank purchases its assets
  Bank Failures in Georgia
June 14, 2010 Fulton County judge Kimberly Adams dismissed the case against Neal Horsley because his actions against Elton John did not warrant criminal charges
  Elton John Death Threats
June 22, 2010 UGA Alumni John Isner goes down in the record books as the winner of the longest match in tennis history following a 183-game, 3 day marathon that spanned two days against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut on Court 18 at Wimbledon.
June 24, 2010
June 25, 2010 First National Bank, Savannah, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by The Savannah Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
July 5, 2010 Damon Evans resigns as UGA athletic director following his DUI arrest. He had been the director since 2004.
July 10, 2010 Country singer and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood marries hockey player Mike Fisher at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro
July 19, 2010 Andrew Breitbart posts an edited version of a speech given by U. S. D. A. employee Shirley Sherrod to the NAACP. In editing the video Brietbart makes Sherrod's statements seem racist.
July 20, 2010
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July 23, 2010 Crescent Bank and Trust Company, Jasper, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Renasant Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
August 2, 2010 Noting its inability to compel testimony, a commission appointed by the Atlanta School Board reports that widespread cheating in Atlanta schools is limited to 12 of 58 flagged by the state.
August 19, 2010 Gov. Sonny Perdue appoints former state attorney general Mike Bowers and former DeKalb County district attorney Bob Wilson to investigate widespread cheating in Atlanta Public Schools.
August 31, 2010 Decatur's Paste Magazine, a national music magazine, calls it quits amid falling revenue.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
September 17, 2010 Bank of Ellijay fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank
  Bank Failures in Georgia
September 17, 2010 First Commerce Community Bank, Douglasville, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
September 17, 2010 The Peoples Bank, Winder, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank
  Bank Failures in Georgia
September 20, 2010 Matt Conway makes an emergency landing in a small plane on I-85 near Shallowford Road in Atlanta during afternoon rush hour, backing traffic up in both northbound and southbound lanes for 3 hours.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
September 21, 2010 Maurice Robinson and Anthony Flagg claim that minister Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church had an ongoing sexual relationship with them when they were in their teens
  DeKalb County, Georgia
  Bishop Eddie Long Scandal
September 22, 2010 A third suit alleging sexual misconduct on the part of preacher Eddie Long is filed in Dekalb County
  DeKalb County, Georgia
  Bishop Eddie Long Scandal
September 24, 2010 A fourth man, from Charlotte, North Carolina, files suit against Bishop Eddie Long for sexual misconduct.
  Bishop Eddie Long Scandal
October 8, 2010 Stacey Bernard Sims is convicted of the mass murder of 6 Hispanic males. His partner, Jamie Underwood had been convicted earlier.
  Mass murder in Colquitt County
October 11, 2010 The Atlanta Braves lose the League Division Series to the San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1.
October 13, 2010 Grammy-winning Rapper TI (Clifford Harris Jr.) talks a man into surrendering after the man threaten to jump from a 22-story Midtown building at 400 Colony Square.
  Fulton County, Georgia
October 13, 2010 General Johnson, member of Chairman of the Board and lead singer on "Give Me Just A Little More Time" dies in Atlanta.
October 22, 2010 The Gordon Bank, Gordon, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Morris Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
October 22, 2010 The First National Bank of Barnesville fails. Its assets are purchased by the United Bank, Zebulon
  Bank Failures in Georgia
November 12, 2010 Tifton Banking Company, Tifton, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Ameris Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
November 12, 2010 Darby Bank and Trust Co., Vidalia, GA fails. Assets are purchased by Ameris Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
December 13, 2010 DNA tests on three of Carlton Gary's victims (Jean Dimenstein, Kathleen Woodruff and Martha Thurmond) revealed that Gary's DNA was present on Jean Dimenstein. A conclusive match could not be made against Woodruff and his DNA was not present on Thurmond.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
December 17, 2010 Chestatee State Bank, Dawsonville, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Bank of the Ozarks.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
December 17, 2010 Appalachian Community Bank, FSB, McCaysville, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Peoples Bank of East Tennessee.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
December 17, 2010 United Americas Banks N.A., Atlanta, fails. Assets are purchased by State Bank and Trust Company
  Bank Failures in Georgia
December 21, 2010 Georgia gains a seat in the U. S. House based on the census. It is our 14th seat.
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