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Georgia's prison system still trying to pinch every penny

ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials are concerned they could run out of ways to save money before the state budget stops shrinking. First the Department of Corrections closed prisons and housed three inmates in cells built for two. Now the agency is turning out lights in its 2,200 buildings and find...

11/06/09 - 7:47am

Tickets on sale for Saturday's Augusta City Classic

Tickets are on sale now for the Augusta City Classic, formerly known as the CSRA Classic, which will be held Saturday at Laney Stadium. A pee wee football game begins the festivities at 8 a.m. The Battle of the Bands follows at 10. Benedict will face off against Clark Atlanta at 2 p.m. Advance tic...

11/06/09 - 7:41am

Home invaders thwarted in Hephzibah, North Augusta

Two separate home invasions were thwarted by alert women on Thursday morning, one in Hephzibah, the other in North Augusta....

11/06/09 - 7:38am

Two Ga. elections show importance of one vote

Two tied elections in Franklin County this week prove that every vote really does count. Mayoral races in the small towns of Royston and Franklin Springs – located just a mile from each other and about 30 miles northeast of Athens – ended in ties Tuesday night. After recounts Wednesday ...

11/06/09 - 12:55am

McMasters leads way with 25

AIKEN — With all five starters gone from last year’s squad, offensive question marks surrounded the USC Aiken men’s basketball team as it took the floor Thursday night in its first exhibtion game. Casey McMasters made a convincing argument to become the answer. The senior small forwa...

01/07/10 - 3:26pm

Georgia strength coach defends program

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia's strength and conditioning program is facing criticism with the Bulldogs owning a 4-4 record, the program's worst start since 1996. Former NFL lineman Randy Cross, who spent 13 years in the NFL after playing at UCLA, took aim on "SEC Gridiron LIVE" on Fox Sports ...

11/05/09 - 10:24pm

Augusta's Siler selected in NBA Developmental League Draft

Former Augusta State All-American center Garret Siler was selected with the fifth pick in the first round of tonight’s NBA Developmental League draft by the Utah Flash. The team is a minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz. “I’ve been a lot around the U.S.,” S...

11/05/09 - 8:47pm

Braves, Hudson near 3-year deal

The Atlanta Braves and Tim Hudson are nearing agreement on a three-year contract that would protect the team's strength at starting pitching. A surplus of starters could give general manager Frank Wren options as he looks to improve the team's lineup in the offseason. Atlanta holds a $12 m...

11/05/09 - 8:37pm

Thurmond Dam to reduce flows beginning Friday

Water managers with the Army Corps of Engineers will temporarily reduce outflows from Thurmond Dam on the Savannah River beginning Friday for seven days.

11/05/09 - 10:05pm

Investigator fails to show in court prompting judge to dimiss case

The criminal case against an Augusta man accused of breaking into the home of an 85-year-old woman and robbing her at gunpoint was dismissed Thursday. Michael Chad Gribanow, 26, had been held in jail without bond for more than a month. A preliminary hearing was set Thursday in Richmond County Magis...

11/05/09 - 8:20pm

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UGA jumps up in 2 polls

The University of Georgia made the second-biggest jump of all the teams in the two national ranking polls, both of which were released Tuesday.
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