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Equality stressed to Spelman grads

ATLANTA - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, challenged the graduating class at Spelman College in Atlanta to be serious about realizing equality. Rice said today that people can't be truly equal if they live in fear or famine or if they lack cover from the elements or access to ...

05/16/10 - 7:02pm

Public service an honor, Gates tells grads

ATLANTA - Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the graduating class of Morehouse College in Atlanta that a lot is said about the rights of citizens, but not enough about the responsibilities. Gates said Americans also hear a lot about the problems of public service, but not enough about the rewards. ...

05/16/10 - 6:54pm

Dog blamed in accident that killed two

Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins says a dog likely caused a head-on collision that killed two women Saturday night. Rebecca Doughty, 53, of Augusta, died at the scene at 7:08 p.m., Collins said. Antoinette Williams, 44, of Lincolnton, Ga., was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospit...

05/16/10 - 3:43pm

Georgia teen dies after collision at first base

'The only sense I can make of it, is because God needed him more than I did,' coach says of death of 15-year-old Andrew Cohn.

05/16/10 - 7:46am

Colbert, Ga., won't invite Stephen Colbert

COLBERT, Ga. -- After some consideration, the city of Colbert will not invite Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, to its Fourth of July parade.

05/16/10 - 7:35am

South Georgia teacher named state's best

ATLANTA -- An Appling County High School teacher is Georgia Teacher of the Year. Pam Williams, who teaches economics and American government at the high school in Baxley, was named the winner Friday night during the annual Georgia teacher of the year banquet at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. She w...

05/16/10 - 7:28am

Molester dumped in neighboring county

SAVANNAH -- No one knew much about Franklin Copeland when Bulloch County sheriff's deputies dropped him off at the front door of a Savannah shelter.


05/16/10 - 7:11am

Columbus police find playground razor blades

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus police are continuing to talk to people and search the area near a park where razor blades were found taped to playground equipment. Police Lt. Bruce Whitehead told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper investigators were able to pull some fingerprints off the razo...

05/16/10 - 6:54am

Costs stretching Georgia lottery-funded programs

Costs are spiraling in Georgia's lottery-funded educational programs including the HOPE Scholarship and will top $1 billion this year.

05/16/10 - 7:39am

Two dead in Columbia County accident

Two people died tonight in a traffic accident on Washington Road near Keg Creek Drive, Columbia County sheriff's dispatch confirmed.  The accident happened about 6 p.m., and traffic was blocked for at least an hour and a half. The names of the victims were being withheld until relatives co...

05/15/10 - 9:22pm
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