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Georgia holiday travel to drop

ATLANTA — Holiday travel is rebounding this season across the country but remains depressed in Georgia. AAA Auto Club South estimates that 87.7 million Americans will travel during the Christmas/New Year's Holiday, from Wednesday through Jan. 3. That's up over last year, and regional ...

12/20/09 - 11:14pm

Members of Nuwaubian sect seek York's release from prison

ATHENS, Ga. – Followers of convicted child molester and sect leader Dwight "Malachi" York are bombarding officials at a federal maximum security lock-up with fake documents that seek to free him from a 135-year prison term. The documents, some stamped by Athens-Clarke notaries, claim York has been falsely imprisoned since 2004 and should be released because he is an African diplomat, officials said.

12/20/09 - 11:14pm

Gonzalez's late TD leads Falcons past Jets 10-7

Tony Gonzalez caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan on a fourth-down play with 1:38 remaining, lifting the Atlanta Falcons to a 10-7 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

12/20/09 - 5:02pm

Fire destroys Georgia church

CARNESVILLE, Ga. — An arson unit is investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a northeast Georgia church. The office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine said in a statement that a fire about 4:30 a.m. today destroyed the 600-seat church at the Refuge Baptist Camp i...

12/19/09 - 5:28pm

Savannah mayor unhurt in fire

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah's mayor had a close call when his home caught fire. WTOC-TV reports that Mayor Otis Johnson's longtime girlfriend, Shevon Carr, arrived home and saw the fire. She woke the mayor, who was taking a nap when the fire started about 5:30 p.m. Friday. The two called...

12/19/09 - 3:53pm

Third-ranked Jaguars set school record with victory

Senior center Alex Smith scored a season-high 28 points to help lead No. 3 Augusta State to a 90-70 win over Emmanuel College today at Christenberry Fieldhouse. With the victory, Augusta State improved to 9-0 and set the school record for best start to a season. Senior guard Ben Madgen added 20 po...

12/19/09 - 3:47pm

Several arrests made at motel

Acting on complaints, Columbia County sheriff’s investigators conducted a two-day operation at the Super 8 motel at 456 Park West Drive near Interstate 20, which resulted in seven pandering arrests and two drug arrests.

12/19/09 - 4:25pm

Arson suspected in mill fire

HONEA PATH, S.C. — Investigators say a fire at a vacant South Carolina textile mill was intentionally set. Several fire departments responded and quickly got the Friday-morning blaze at the Chiquola Mill in Honea Path under control. Half of the warehouse burned to the ground, but the flames di...

12/19/09 - 1:46pm

90,000 power outages are reported in the Carolinas

Some residents in the Carolinas are digging out from a weekend storm that blanketed many areas with snow, ice and freezing rain, and thousands woke up today to a chilly morning with no electricity. Tens of thousands of power outages were reported in North and South Carolina. Duke Energy and Progres...

12/19/09 - 1:14pm

Ethics panel weakened by cuts

ATLANTA — A scandal that drove Georgia's powerful House speaker from office has candidates from both political parties arguing that the state Ethics Commission should be given more power to investigate lawmakers. But the panel in recent years has been a poor stepchild in state government, ...

12/19/09 - 12:09pm

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