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Authorities identify third man wanted in May murder

Authorities have identified a third man wanted for the May 16 murder of Tremayne Marcus at a local motel. Joseph Ty’re “Tyrek” Downs is wanted for murder, aggravated assault and other gun charges, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office press release. The announcement com...

12/09/09 - 3:07pm

Legendary football coach to return to Thomson

THOMSON - Luther Welsh, athletic director and head football coach at Thomson High School, has decided to stay on “at least another year.” The 77-year-old coach Welsh said he feels relieved and looks forward to returning to lead the Bulldogs in their quest to once again become competitive ...

12/09/09 - 2:09pm

Augusta native loses Atlanta mayoral recount

ATLANTA – Former Georgia state Sen. Kasim Reed will be sworn in as Atlanta's next mayor after a Wednesday recount confirmed his slim margin of victory over opponent Mary Norwood. His election to succeed current Mayor Shirley Franklin extends a decades-long line of black mayors in the mostl...

12/09/09 - 3:36pm

Woman killed in Barnwell County, husband detained

A Barnwell woman was murdered Tuesday, Dec. 8 and her husband is being held as a suspect, according to the Barnwell County Sheriff.

12/09/09 - 2:07pm

House panel passes college football playoff bill

WASHINGTON – A House subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion, over the objections of some lawmakers who said Congress had more pressing matters on its plate....

12/09/09 - 1:04pm

House panel passes college football playoff bill

WASHINGTON – A House subcommittee has approved legislation aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion. The bill would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I football game as a national championship unless that title contest is th...

12/09/09 - 12:29pm

Flu clinic changes

Richmond County Health Department will hold another special clinic later this month to help vaccinate against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus. The health department will administer vaccine from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 22 in its Administration section at 1916 North Leg Road, Building D. The East Cent...

12/09/09 - 1:22pm

Equipment malfunction shuts down a Vogtle reactor

Plant officials says the shutdown did not cause a loss of power to homes and businesses.

12/09/09 - 2:32pm

Columbia County bus fire report false

Bel Air Elementary School students on Columbia County school bus No. 2216 were delayed arriving to school this morning when the engine of their bus died.

12/09/09 - 10:34am

Former Oglethorpe County sheriff cleared in assault

LEXINGTON - An Oglethorpe County grand jury declined to indict the county's former longtime sheriff on charges he and his son-in-law beat a man with a baseball bat at his daughter's home in Comer.

12/09/09 - 9:10am

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