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Atlanta ex-jailers facing trial

ATLANTA — Two former Fulton County Jail officers are facing a trial in connection with charges they filed false reports and made false statements in the death of an inmate. The trial of Curtis Jerome Brown Jr. and Mitnee Markette Jones is set to begin today. Prosecutors say the two falsified ...

01/12/10 - 6:28am

Rail work closing Sixth Street

Part of Sixth Street in downtown Augusta will be closed until Jan. 29 from the Walton Way overpass to Telfair Street. Crews will be replacing a Norfolk Southern railroad track in that area, according to a Richmond County Engineering Department press release....

01/12/10 - 6:26am

SC lawmakers OK more than $270 million in Boeing bonds

COLUMBIA — Legislators sweating a wrecked budget that threatens schools, colleges and law enforcement cheered plans to borrow $270 million to build a new Boeing airliner assembly line in North Charleston. The approval came on the first day of a 2010 session overshadowed by a $563 million budge...

01/12/10 - 4:12pm

Accident fatal to 75-year-old man

Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said Richard E. Donnell, 75, of the 2800 block of Glenn Hills Circle, was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m. at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital as a result of injuries from the accident.

01/11/10 - 10:36pm

Kirby Smart staying at Alabama

Coach Nick Saban announced Monday that Smart chose to remain at Alabama after being offered the same position at Georgia.

01/11/10 - 5:24pm

Three charged in firearms thefts

Three men were arrested today for allegedly breaking into KAL Industrial Services and stealing more than $15,000 worth of firearms on Dec. 30. Now the victim is offering a cash reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the weapons, according to Richmond County Sheri...

01/11/10 - 7:13pm

Sarah Palin takes Fox News commentator job

The former Alaska governor will take her conservative message to Fox News as a regular commentator, the cable channel announced today.

01/11/10 - 8:05pm

Sarah Palin takes Fox News commentator job

The former Alaska governor will take her conservative message to Fox News as a regular commentator, the cable channel announced today.

01/11/10 - 4:17pm

Judge denies lighter sentence in caretaker neglect case

An Augusta woman serving seven years in prison for the neglect of a handicapped sister who died in her care was denied a request for a lighter sentence at a hearing today. Jeanne and Buel “Chuck” Peterson told Judge Carlisle Overstreet that during the several years 30-year-old Christina B...

01/11/10 - 4:06pm

Store employee charged in TV scam

A Sears employee was arrested last week after a business customer's information was used to purchase more than $20,000 worth of TVs. Authorities said today they charged Michael Maurice Walton, 27, of the 2800 block of Thomas Lane, with financial identity fraud and financial transaction card fra...

01/29/10 - 7:34am

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