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Army troops on the move

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga., have left for Afghanistan, where they'll help train Afghan security forces. At Fort Jackson in Columbia, thousands of soldiers are about to leave under cover of darkness -- to go on break.

12/15/09 - 8:42am

Annual Ga. economic forecast will be announced today

ATLANTA — Georgia forecasters are offering the latest snapshot of the state's slumping economy. Robert T. Sumichrast — who heads the University of Georgia's business school — will deliver the state's economic forecast at a luncheon today. He'll be joined by David Wyss...

12/15/09 - 8:36am

SC man falls off roof, dies

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Authorities say a man died after falling off a roof while pressure-washing a house. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Tuesday that 57-year-old James Farina fell about 10:15 a.m. Monday and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth sa...

12/15/09 - 8:32am

Woman on phone dies in crash

COLUMBIA — Authorities say a South Carolina woman spoke her final words on a cell phone as a van came toward her in the wrong lane. The State newspaper reported today that 60-year-old Brenda Ross, of Sumter, was driving and talking on her cell Sunday evening when she realized something was wro...

12/15/09 - 8:29am

Three governors talk water

The governors of Georgia, Florida and Alabama are meeting for the first time in two years to discuss a water-sharing dispute that has been going on for two decades. Alabama's Bob Riley, Georgia's Sonny Perdue and Florida's Charlie Crist have a midday meeting scheduled Tuesday in Montgom...

12/15/09 - 8:21am

Man shot, killed this morning

A 27-year-old Augusta man was fatally shot this morning on Gordon Highway in what is believed to be a robbery attempt. Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen identified the victim as Anthony Michael Edwards, of the 3300 block of Kenny Road. The shooting took place about 12:40 this morning...

12/15/09 - 8:15am

DOE docks SRS contractor $4.4 million

The U.S. Energy Department has docked SRS’s primary contractor – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions—$4.4 million of its fiscal 2009 award fee due to a series of incidents that represent an “unacceptable safety trend.” According to a memo released today, the company qualified ...

12/14/09 - 7:02pm

Morris Publishing begins restructuring debt

Morris Publishing Group today launched its financial restructuring plan by opening the offer to exchange old debt with new debt that will lower its obligation to $100 million from $278 million. “This just formalizes what we announced previously,” said Don Bailey, president of The Augusta ...

12/14/09 - 6:23pm

Hephzibah man injured while trying to reconnect electric power

A Hephzibah man remained in serious condition today after he was shocked while trying to reconnect power to his home after a utility company had disconnected it.

12/14/09 - 7:35pm

Georgia soldier dies in Iraq

AUSTELL, Ga. — An Army soldier from Cobb County has died in Iraq.

12/14/09 - 5:44pm

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