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Atlanta mayoral recount set for Wednesday

ATLANTA – Fulton County election officials will recount the votes from the Atlanta mayoral runoff on Wednesday. Former state Sen. Kasim Reed edged out city councilwoman Mary Norwood by only 715 votes in the Dec. 1 contest. Under Georgia law, the runner-up can petition for a recount when the m...

12/08/09 - 2:25pm

Two women charged in weekend murder

Two suspects have been arrested in the murder of a man in Allendale County over the weekend, and more arrests are expected to come. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged Tyderria Mikell, 19, and Amanda Davis, 23, with murder Sunday, said SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons. Investigators be...

12/08/09 - 1:47pm

Aiken County will elect school board officers tonight

Aiken County School Board members will elect officers tonight for the next year. Dr. Christine Harkins and Rosemary English have led the board as chair and co-chair, respectively, for the past two years. Whomever is elected to the post of chairman will lead the board and district in drafting a capi...

01/08/10 - 11:37am

Gas station holdup suspect arrested

Richmond County Investigators have arrested a man wanted in the robbery of an Augusta gas station in November. Madison Antonio Lewis, 24, of Waynesboro, was arrested early Tuesday and charged with armed robbery of a business and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to...

12/08/09 - 12:22pm

Solo Cup awarded Work Ready money by Georgia

Solo Cup Co. is one of 29 manufacturing companies in Georgia that has been awarded $1.4 million today by the state to become a Certified Work Ready Facility. The manufacturer has locations in Richmond, Walton and Rockdale counties. The joint project between the governor’s Office of Workforce ...

12/08/09 - 11:38am

Storm to bring in rain

A powerful Pacific storm crossing the central and southern Rockies this morning, along with a warm front from Texas to Florida, will lead to severe thunderstorms in western Georgia. Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency Management, said the National Weather Service’s Storm Pred...

06/01/10 - 8:35pm

Wrong-way driver causes crash

ATLANTA — One is dead after a wrong-way driver collided with another driver along the Interstate 75/85 connector in downtown Atlanta. Police have not identified the victim killed early Tuesday and couldn't say whether the victim was the wrong-way driver. They say the wreck occurred near La...

12/08/09 - 10:32am

Augusta climbs in best performing cities index

The Augusta metro area climbed 39 spots in a California-based research group’s annual ranking of best performing cities. Augusta moved from 121st in 2008 to 82nd in the Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners Best Performing Cities Index. The index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by h...

12/08/09 - 9:57am

Woods' mother-in-law in hospital

OCOEE, Fla. -– Tiger Woods' mother-in-law was admitted to a hospital with stomach pains early Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.

02/20/10 - 1:12am

Manpower survey: Job outlook positive in early 2010

There are more companies planning to hire than to fire in the Augusta metro area, according to a quarterly survey from a national staffing firm.

12/08/09 - 9:31pm

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Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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