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Teen charged with molesting girl

A 17-year-old Hephzibah man was arrested and charged Monday with molesting a 6-year-old girl.

10/19/09 - 9:32am

Lexington teen dies in crash

AYNOR, S.C. — Authorities say a Lexington college student and a Sunday school teacher have been killed in a two-vehicle crash. Gregory Shull, 18, of Lexington, and Deborah Peavy, 48, of Aynor, died at the scene Saturday. The crash is under investigation. Authorities say Mr. Shull's car c...

10/19/09 - 9:27am

Ga court rules against mistress

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against the mistress of a millionaire, saying she is not entitled to receive $7,900 a month for the rest of her life as provided under amendments to his will. The court ruled 7-0 this morning that Anne Melican should not receive the mon...

10/19/09 - 9:03am

Trolley study to be presented to DDA on Thursday morning

More than a year in the making, a Charlotte engineering firm will present its trolley feasibility study Thursday to the Downtown Development Authority of Augusta. The authority spent $37,000 in special-purpose sales tax money to have a consultant study the feasibility of light rail transit in downt...

01/12/10 - 3:21pm

Tuesday execution in '94 slaying is coming quicker than most

Most Georgia death sentences take longer to carry out, records show.

10/19/09 - 9:03am

Ga. school placed on lockdown

HAPEVILLE, Ga. — Police say Hapeville Elementary School was placed on lockdown this morning after a shooting nearby. Hapeville police dispatchers say a man was shot about 7:45 a.m. at an apartment complex in the south Fulton County city. They say the victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospita...

10/19/09 - 8:59am

32 new planets discovered

WASHINGTON -– Astronomers have found 32 new planets outside the solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop. Scientists using European Southern Observatory telescopes didn't find any planets quite the size of Earth or any that seem...

10/19/09 - 8:52am

Ga. banks get new name

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. — The six branches of Merchants & Farmers Bank in Madison County opened today under a new name - First Citizens Bank - after a weekend makeover. First Citizens Bancorp. Inc. began installing new signs and switching over all Merchants & Farmers' computer and accoun...

10/19/09 - 8:14am

Indie label to open in Athens

New West Records, an independent record label that has signed and promoted some of America's top musical artists, plans to open an office in Athens.

10/19/09 - 8:07am

Georgia State to install president

ATLANTA — Did you attend Georgia State University? Your alma mater is set to officially install President Mark P. Becker today as head of the downtown Atlanta campus. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in the Sports Arena on the Georgia State campus. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Atlanta...

10/19/09 - 7:55am

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