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Thurmond challenges audience to liberate themselves in Emancipation Day speech

Noting how the Emancipation Proclamation physically liberated slaves, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond challenged his audience Friday not to let some issues keep them in a different kind of bondage. Speaking to a few hundred people at Tabernacle Baptist Church during an Emancipation Day ...

01/01/10 - 7:53pm

Celebratory bullet kills 4-year-old at church

DECATUR, Ga. – A falling bullet from celebratory gunfire has killed a 4-year-old boy attending a New Year's Eve church service in metro Atlanta. DeKalb police spokesman Jason Gagnon tells WSB-TV that it appears the bullet came through the roof of the Church of God of Prophecy in Decatur an...

01/01/10 - 6:26pm

Bowden goes out a winner

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bobby Bowden watched the clock run down to :00, then took his last walk to midfield as his Florida State players jumped up and down, thrusting their helmets into the air. The coach went out a winner, carried off by the Seminoles. Jermaine Thomas ran for two touchdowns, Fl...

01/01/10 - 5:58pm

SC reports fewest traffic deaths since 1995

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina authorities say 2009 has been the safest year on the state's roads in 14 years. Preliminary reports say 891 people died on the state's roads last year, compared to 921 deaths in 2008. The State of Columbia reports the last year to have fewer than 900 de...

01/01/10 - 2:22pm

First baby born at University

Avery James Palmer wasn't due to come until Jan. 22, but decided to make an early entrance into this world.

01/01/10 - 5:47pm

New Year's Eve stray bullet hits sleeping man

EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- 2009 ended with a shock for an Effingham County man awakened by bullet hitting his leg while asleep. William Haymans, of Sandy Hill Road in southern Effingham County, was asleep in his bed just before midnight Thursday when a bullet fell from the sky, pierced the ceiling of his ...

01/01/10 - 1:27pm

6 arrested on gambling charges

Six people have been arrested and charged in connection with running an illegal gambling operation at two Augusta convenience stores. Richmond County sheriff’s reports state that employees at both the Raceway at 3224 Deans Bridge Road and the C.K. Food Store at 2852 Deans Bridge Road were oper...

01/01/10 - 1:02pm

Atlanta plans to boot some parking violations

ATLANTA – Drivers returning to their cars parked illegally on Atlanta streets may find the vehicles have been booted. With the new year, Atlanta has begin enforcing an ordinance that targets violators with at least three outstanding parking tickets. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says drive...

01/01/10 - 12:46pm

Tennessee's Berry headed to NFL, expected to go first round

The Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back, says he wants to help his parents.

01/01/10 - 12:45pm

Augusta man reports carjacking

An Augusta man reported that he was carjacked early Thursday morning. According to a Richmond County Office Sherriff’s report, the 21-year-old stated he had stopped at a stop sign on Kissingbower Road a little after 2:45 a.m. when four men surrounded his vehicle. Two of the men in front of th...

01/01/10 - 12:41pm

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UGA seeks Gurley reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia will file paperwork today with the NCAA to seek reinstatement for suspended star running back Todd Gurley, the school said in an announcement Wednesday morning.
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