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Parents caught smoking crack in hotel room sentenced

The parents caught smoking crack in a smoke-filled hotel room with their infant son nearby have pleaded guilty to child abuse charges. Amanda Johnson pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court on Monday and Michael S. Jenkins, 39, pleaded guilty today to the same charge, cruelty to childre...

09/15/09 - 1:01pm

Employee charged in thefts from Martinez building supply firm

An employee of a Martinez building supply business wanted in connection to a theft scam turned himself into to police this morning. Antonia Pereze Jackson, 35, of the 3600 block of Madrid Drive, was wanted by police after an owner of Maner Building Supply told police that Mr. Jackson, an employee, ...

09/15/09 - 12:49pm

Ex-teacher charged with cheating

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Police have charged a retired teacher accused of using hand signals to help her students as they took a South Carolina standardized achievement test last year, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Lou Ann Williamson, 52, of Summervil...

09/15/09 - 9:36am

Ex-con Eaves seeks Atlanta seat

ATLANTA — A name from the past is trying to get back into city politics. Two decades after being convicted on federal corruption charges, former Fulton County Commissioner Reginald Eaves hopes Atlanta voters will choose him as a city councilman. Mr. Eaves was convicted in 1988 of trading his ...

09/15/09 - 9:31am

Emory launches bioethics program

ATLANTA — Emory University has opened a graduate program in bioethics in which students can explore the social and ethical challenges facing medicine and public health. Students in the new master's program will take classes on a range of topics, including nursing, law, theology, business, ...

09/15/09 - 9:20am

Ga. man gets life for killing grandson

JEFFERSON, Ga. -- A Commerce man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to charges that he shot and killed his 6-year-old grandson June 7 as the family was preparing to go on a Sunday afternoon picnic. Robert L. "Bobby" Clark Jr., then 55, shot and killed his stepgra...

09/15/09 - 8:03am

Crash kills 2 in Augusta

Two men were killed early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Gordon Highway near Wylds and North Leg roads.

09/15/09 - 12:44pm

Olympic boxer Sutherland dies

LONDON -– Darren Sutherland, who won an Olympic bronze medal in boxing at last year's Beijing Games, has been found dead at his home, manager Frank Maloney said. He was 27. Sutherland was found hanged at his home Monday by Maloney, who was taken to the hospital suffering from shock. Tests ...

09/15/09 - 7:33am

Ga. court considers malpractice limits

ATLANTA — Georgia's top court is set to decide the fate of a 2005 law that limits pain and suffering damages awarded in medical malpractice cases. The Georgia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case Tuesday weighing the merits of a $350,000 limit on jury awards for malpractice victims...

09/15/09 - 7:27am

SC college cop charged

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A police officer at a South Carolina college has been arrested and accused of stealing property from the school. WYFF-TV reported Tuesday that Greenville Technical College police officer David Graham has been accused of taking 10 computers, two laptop computers and four proj...

09/15/09 - 7:22am

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Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.