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Atlanta man to pay $2.4 million restitution

ATLANTA  - An Atlanta man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Fifty-one-year-old Anthony Tobin was also ordered on Monday to pay $2.4 million in restitution. Prosecutors say Tobin found customers through various networking websi...

04/27/10 - 5:26am

Fleeing Ga. suspect leads police to drugs

BUFORD, Ga.  - Authorities in Gwinnett County say a fleeing DUI suspect led police to a marijuana grow house. Police say it began Saturday night when a DUI task force officer tried to stop a car. But Gwinnett County police spokesman Brian Kelly says the driver, Charles Byrd, leapt from the car ...

04/27/10 - 5:22am

Environment groups seek new water rules

ATLANTA  - Environmental groups want Georgia lawmakers to pass a bill requiring that more factors be considered before transferring water from one river system to another. The legislation is pending before the House Rules Commission, which could decide as soon as today whether it will get a flo...

04/27/10 - 5:16am

Ga. lawmakers near session's end

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are wrapping up an exhaustive legislative session this week having already taken care of most major pieces of their agenda. Legislators meet today and Thursday before shifting gears to the campaign trail, as many plan to seek re-election this fall. With just two...

04/27/10 - 5:14am

Aiken council approves water-rate increase

Aiken City Council unanimously approved tonight a water rate increase that will add $3 to $4 a month to residents' tabs this summer.The 11.3 percent increase was based on the city's inability to maintain revenue as water use dropped. The city has operated at a $1.2 million deficit the past year, Cit...

04/26/10 - 11:34pm

Columbia County candidates qualify

Four Republican candidates qualified today for Columbia County Commission seats.Commission Chairman Ron Cross qualified this morning along with his challenger, retired Appling businessman Brett McGuire.Also qualifying were incumbent Ron Thigpen for District 1 and Harlem resident David Payne for Dist...

04/26/10 - 10:17pm

Critics say SC bill saps local control

COLUMBIA -- Trash, much less the trash business, isn't always on the forefront of people's mind.But it is in the state's Capitol, where some say a bill pertaining to landfills carries deep implications for the state's 46 counties.The Senate Medical Affairs approved S. 1291, which stemmed from a disp...

04/26/10 - 5:08pm

House voting Tuesday on Golf Hall land

ATLANTA -- Legislation is expected to pass Tuesday without major opposition to trigger the sale of the site of the defunct Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in Augusta.The bill officially disbands the organization which already halted operations when it stopped getting state appropriations in 2007. It ...

04/26/10 - 5:04pm

Falcons sign Alabama's Peek

ATLANTA  - The Atlanta Falcons signed 15 undrafted college free agents today, including Alabama tight end Colin Peek. Peek, a transfer from Georgia Tech, had 19 catches, including one for a touchdown, in Alabama's 2009 national championship season. The Falcons also signed tight ends Michael Pal...

04/26/10 - 4:31pm

Grant named assistant coach at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson has hired Earl Grant as an assistant basketball coach. New Clemson coach Brad Brownell made the announcement today. Grant is a native of North Charleston and comes to Clemson after three years as an assistant at Wichita State. Brownell says Grant will help with recruitin...

04/26/10 - 3:44pm
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