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St. Simons to turn off lighthouse beacon

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- The Coastal Georgia Historical Society will turn off the St. Simons Island historic lighthouse's light Sunday to accommodate an extensive restoration of the 150-year-old structure. It will be the first time the light has been extinguished since World War II. A tempora...

09/25/09 - 6:33am

Repubican Congressman Broun plans Athens town hall meeting

ATHENS, Ga. -- U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, will hold a town hall meeting on health care reform in his hometown after all. Broun, whose 10th congressional district includes parts of Augusta, announced Thursday he has scheduled two town hall meetings Monday: one at 10 a.m. at the Commerce Civic C...

09/25/09 - 6:27am

Officials say Lake Lanier retains 37 billion gallons of flood water

President issues disaster declaration for Georgia, ordering federal aid to assist recovery.

09/25/09 - 6:43am

Win second over Top-5 team

COLUMBIA – Mississippi wasn't ready for the Top 5 – or South Carolina's defense. Star passer Jevan Snead was hounded all game and the fourth-ranked Rebels never got in gear, losing to South Carolina 16-10 tonight. South Carolina (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) had been 1-31 al...

09/24/09 - 11:19pm

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg hospitalized

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized today after becoming ill in her office at the court following treatment for an iron deficiency. The 76-year-old justice, who underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in February, was taken to Washington Hospital Center at 7...

09/24/09 - 10:07pm

Warrenville woman sentenced to year in prison in fatal hit and run

AIKEN – A Warrenville woman will spend at least 10 months in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to her role in a fatal hit-and-run. Ginger Taylor Carpenter was sentenced to one year for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, said Second Judicial District Solicitor Strom Thur...

09/24/09 - 6:37pm

Furlough days approved for Georgia driver services offices

Georgia’s Department of Driver Services announced today that it has scheduled four furlough days for its customer service centers and administrative offices throughout the state. Those centers and offices will be closed Oct. 22, Nov, 19, Dec. 18 and January 28, according to a news release, whi...

09/24/09 - 6:26pm

Gamecocks upset No. 4 Ole Miss

The Gamecocks used a dominant defense and three field goals from Spencer Lanning to upset No. 4 Mississippi, 16-10, on Thursday night at Williams-Brice Stadium.

09/24/09 - 11:28pm

Update: No pupils injured in school bus accident

A Morgan Road Middle School bus was involved in a wreck at about 4:30 p.m. today on Tobacco Road. No pupils were injured, but the driver of a vehicle in the wreck was taken to a hospital for a minor injury. Richmond County schools spokesman Louis Svehla said the accident occurred when the driver of...

09/24/09 - 8:18pm

Police arrest man wanted on charges of rape and kidnapping

A man sought by police on charges of rape and kidnapping was arrested today. According to Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Blaise Dresser, Melvin Germany was arrested about 11:45 a.m. at Room 201 of the Scottish Inn at 1636 Gordon Highway. Mr. Germany has been booked into the Richmond C...

09/24/09 - 6:38pm

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