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Ga. couple dies in Florida tide

LANTANA, Fla. - Authorities say a husband and wife visiting from Georgia have died after getting caught in rough waters off South Florida's Atlantic coast.

05/15/10 - 7:18pm

NAACP to observe Brown ruling

The Augusta Branch NAACP will hold its Annual Brown v. Board of Education Program a Bethel AME Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Mark Pearson will deliver the sermon in conjunction with the celebration, and Dr. Tonia Mason, principal of the Richmond County Alternative School, will deliver the Brown m...

05/15/10 - 2:33pm

Former NFL player died of heart disease

WALTERBORO, S.C. - An autopsy has found that former NFL defensive tackle Norman Hand died of heart disease when he collapsed at his South Carolina home. Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said today that the 37-year-old Hand's death was from natural causes. Hand collapsed at his home in Wal...

05/15/10 - 2:29pm

Dog saves family from house fire

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - A family dog is being credited with helping a Clayton County couple and their four children escape a house fire. The dog died in the blaze. Atlanta television station WGCL reports that a faulty dryer was the apparent cause of the fire in Ellenwood early Friday morning. The station r...

05/15/10 - 11:08am

UGA Arch damaged during grads' revelry

A small piece of the Arch at the University of Georgia was broken off, apparently by celebrating graduates last weekend.

05/15/10 - 10:57am

Event closes Fifth Street Bridge

The Fifth Street Bridge over the Savannah River was shut down today as crews prepared for the Thunder Over Augusta fireworks display. It's expected to reopen shortly early Sunday morning, said Lt. Tim Pearson, spokesman for North Augusta Public Safety.    ...

05/14/10 - 6:52pm

Ex-prison contractor admits stealing funds

ATLANTA - A former contractor with the Bureau of Prisons has pleaded guilty to using government funds to buy uniforms for her son's baseball team and purchase gasoline for her personal use. Michelle Dunmeyer pleaded guilty today to two counts of stealing federal funds. Prosecutors say she stole the ...

05/14/10 - 4:11pm

Ga. bar official lashes out at court fees

ATLANTA - The president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia is urging that lawmakers reverse a range of court fee increases that went into effect this week. Ken Shigley called the increases a "travesty" and urged legislators to fix the problem during the next legislative session. Lawmakers approv...

05/14/10 - 3:55pm

Candidate demands student citizen verification

ATLANTA - - Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Johnson fired another volley today at the University System of Georgia.

05/14/10 - 3:47pm

Georgia joins others in health care suit

ATLANTA - Georgia has joined a lawsuit challenging a new federal health law. Gov. Sonny Perdue said today that an amended complaint was filed Friday that added Georgia to the 19 other states suing to find the law unconstitutional. Perdue said the recently enacted health care law "will exac...

05/14/10 - 4:09pm
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