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Health Care bill clears key Senate test

WASHINGTON - Landmark health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas.

12/21/09 - 9:46am

8-year-old hurt in auto crash

An 8-year-old girl is in serious condition today at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a car crash in North Augusta on Saturday night. According to North Augusta Department of Public Safety Lt. Tim Pearson, a car ran into a power pole on Five Notch Road near its intersection with Caretta...

12/21/09 - 12:50am

9-month-old left alone in car

An Augusta woman was arrested and charged with deprivation of a minor after police said she left her 9-month-old son unattended in a car while shopping. A Richmond County sheriff’s report says that about 10 p.m. Saturday someone in the parking lot of Michael’s on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Park...

12/20/09 - 7:00pm

Gonzalez's late TD leads Falcons past Jets 10-7

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Tony Gonzalez caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan on a fourth-down play with 1:38 remaining, lifting the Atlanta Falcons to a 10-7 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. A day after the Falcons (7-7) were eliminated from playoff contention, they likely also...

12/20/09 - 5:30pm

Aiken man, 50, dies in crash

AIKEN - A 50-year-old man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash on Rushton Road in Aiken County, Coroner Tim Carlton said.

12/21/09 - 12:14am

Rapper gives flood victims party

AUSTELL, Ga. — Some of the youngest victims of September's flooding got a treat Saturday care of a popular rapper. The Ludacris Foundation played host to a Christmas party at Austell Intermediate School. More than 500 children who were victimized in September floods gathered to get a perso...

12/21/09 - 12:14am

Counselor faces battery charge

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Cobb County high school counselor faces charges of sexual battery. Cobb County police spokesman Joseph Hernandez says police arrested 45-year-old Frank Robinson, who works at Lassiter High School as a counselor. Police say a student accused Robinson of inappropriately touchi...

12/21/09 - 12:15am

Georgia holiday travel to drop

ATLANTA — Holiday travel is rebounding this season across the country but remains depressed in Georgia. AAA Auto Club South estimates that 87.7 million Americans will travel during the Christmas/New Year's Holiday, from Wednesday through Jan. 3. That's up over last year, and regional ...

12/21/09 - 12:14am

Members of Nuwaubian sect seek York's release from prison

ATHENS, Ga. – Followers of convicted child molester and sect leader Dwight "Malachi" York are bombarding officials at a federal maximum security lock-up with fake documents that seek to free him from a 135-year prison term. The documents, some stamped by Athens-Clarke notaries, claim York has been falsely imprisoned since 2004 and should be released because he is an African diplomat, officials said.

12/21/09 - 12:14am

Gonzalez's late TD leads Falcons past Jets 10-7

Tony Gonzalez caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan on a fourth-down play with 1:38 remaining, lifting the Atlanta Falcons to a 10-7 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

12/20/09 - 6:02pm

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