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Balfour will stay in Ga. Senate

ATLANTA - Republican state Senator Don Balfour wants to stay in his Senate seat. The Snellville legislator announced March 1 his plans to seek the Republican nomination to replace John Linder in the U.S. House but days later decided he would not run. Balfour only announced Saturday in a stateme...

04/19/10 - 7:04am

Candidates interview for Atlanta police chief

ATLANTA  - A committee searching for Atlanta's next police chief is conducting interviews in its search for finalists. Other committees today will also interview candidates to become Atlanta's next fire rescue chief, city attorney, chief financial officer and Public Works commissioner. Atlanta ...

04/19/10 - 7:01am

Artists march on Georgia Capitol

ATLANTA - Hundreds of artists converged on the Georgia Capitol calling on state officials to restore funding for the arts. Protesters said today that arts funding is vital to the state's economy. The House last week approved a state budget plan that eliminated the Georgia Council for the Arts. ...

04/20/10 - 9:46am

Ga. death penalty changes loom

ATLANTA - A Senate panel has approved changes to Georgia's death penalty laws that could open the door to a legal challenge. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted last week to remove a rule that requires the Georgia Supreme Court to review whether a death penalty sentence is proportionate to the...

04/19/10 - 7:06am

Aiken crash kills motorcyclist

An early morning motorcycle crash has left a 20 year old Aiken man dead. According to a news release from the Aiken County Coroner's Office, Douglas Drew Allen, of Vanderbilt Drive, was pronounced dead at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital at 4:55 a.m.  Allen was involv...

04/20/10 - 9:41am

Two injured in Columbia County accident

Two people were injured today in an accident on Washington Road near Clarks Hill Road. Columbia County sheriff's Deputy David Herrity said the driver of a 1999 GMC Jimmy had fallen asleep and overcorrected when the vehicle went off the road and onto the shoulder. The vehicle then flipped several tim...

04/17/10 - 6:33pm

Former Fort Stewart soldier dismissed over threats

BAGHDAD - The Army has dismissed a soldier who threatened fellow troops and sent the Pentagon a violent rap song he wrote to protest his Iraq redeployment orders, officials said today. The dismissal for misconduct means Spc. Marc A. Hall will avoid criminal charges but lose all military benefits ear...

04/17/10 - 3:58pm

Georgia couple aiding Afghan farmers

An Oglethorpe County couple will spend the next year far from their farm outside Lexington, across the globe in Afghanistan.

04/19/10 - 10:08am

Weekend brings a wealth of fun

There is a full slate of festivals, performances and events to fill the weekend. Here's a sampling.

04/16/10 - 3:06pm

Ga. Tech wants music doctorates

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech may soon offer a PhD in music technology, if Regents agree next week.

04/16/10 - 2:54pm
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