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Gwinnett police arrest suspect, 65, in 1976 Missouri killing

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A man wanted as a suspect in a 1976 killing in Missouri was arrested in an Atlanta suburb when he asked for a background check as part of a job application, police said today. Johnny Wright, 65, went to the Lawrenceville Police Department last week and filled out the paper...

09/29/09 - 11:39am

Barrow prods bureaucracy on combustible sugar dust hazard

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- U.S. Rep. John Barrow wants faster action on combustible dust, which fueled last year's deadly disaster at Imperial Sugar Co.'s local refinery. The Savannah Democrat whose 12th District stretches to parts of the Augusta area, is reviving legislation to require the federal g...

09/29/09 - 11:33am

Richmond schools continue flu shots

The Richmond County school system continues this week's schedule for seasonal influenza shots at schools. These are not the H1N1 shots. Sites include: Today,the schedule is as follows: 10:30 a.m.-noon at Langford Middle, 1-2 p.m. at Sue Reynolds, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Bayvale Elementary, 9-10 a.m....

01/13/10 - 10:26pm

Police search for SC toddler

Police are searching for a father accused of assaulting the mother of their son and taking the 2-year-old from his home.

09/29/09 - 9:15am

Police investigate baby's death

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is still investigating the death of a 5-week-old whose mother found him lifeless Monday. The boy was pronounced dead Monday morning. Officers were called about 6:45 a.m. to the 800 block of Yardley Drive, where the woman said she found her son not brea...

09/29/09 - 9:10am

Lake planned for SC nuclear plant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina utility plans to create a 620-acre lake to provide water for a proposed nuclear reactor in northern South Carolina. Duke Energy wants to build a backup water supply for the proposed reactor along the Broad River in Cherokee County. The industrial lake would ...

09/29/09 - 8:26am

I-20 traffic moving again

Traffic on I-20 in Columbia County is moving again after a morning accident slowed early commuters. A portion of Interstate 20 in Columbia County was closed because of a series of accidents near the Grovetown exit. A Columbia County dispatcher said the eastbound lane of I-20 near Exit 190 was clos...

09/29/09 - 9:46am

Charleston to study its future

CHARLESTON, S.C. -– South Carolina's oldest city and one that has survived hurricane, earthquake and war, wants to know what its people think about the future. The city of Charleston opens a series of public hearings Tuesday on an update to the city plan called the Century 5 City Plan. Th...

09/29/09 - 8:10am

New SC scoring system aids schools

More schools in South Carolina would meet federal education goals under a scoring system given initial approval Monday by a state oversight panel.

09/29/09 - 7:31am

UGA won't appeal harassment ruling

University of Georgia officials won't fight a judge's order to remove references to a sexual harassment investigation from a former journalism school dean's personnel file.

09/29/09 - 8:44pm

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ATLANTA — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the ...
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