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Columbus police find playground razor blades

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus police are continuing to talk to people and search the area near a park where razor blades were found taped to playground equipment. Police Lt. Bruce Whitehead told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper investigators were able to pull some fingerprints off the razo...

05/16/10 - 6:54am

Costs stretching Georgia lottery-funded programs

Costs are spiraling in Georgia's lottery-funded educational programs including the HOPE Scholarship and will top $1 billion this year.

05/16/10 - 7:39am

Two dead in Columbia County accident

Two people died tonight in a traffic accident on Washington Road near Keg Creek Drive, Columbia County sheriff's dispatch confirmed.  The accident happened about 6 p.m., and traffic was blocked for at least an hour and a half. The names of the victims were being withheld until relatives co...

05/15/10 - 9:22pm

Ga. couple dies in Florida tide

LANTANA, Fla. - Authorities say a husband and wife visiting from Georgia have died after getting caught in rough waters off South Florida's Atlantic coast.

05/15/10 - 8:18pm

NAACP to observe Brown ruling

The Augusta Branch NAACP will hold its Annual Brown v. Board of Education Program a Bethel AME Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Mark Pearson will deliver the sermon in conjunction with the celebration, and Dr. Tonia Mason, principal of the Richmond County Alternative School, will deliver the Brown m...

05/15/10 - 3:33pm

Former NFL player died of heart disease

WALTERBORO, S.C. - An autopsy has found that former NFL defensive tackle Norman Hand died of heart disease when he collapsed at his South Carolina home. Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said today that the 37-year-old Hand's death was from natural causes. Hand collapsed at his home in Wal...

05/15/10 - 3:29pm

Dog saves family from house fire

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - A family dog is being credited with helping a Clayton County couple and their four children escape a house fire. The dog died in the blaze. Atlanta television station WGCL reports that a faulty dryer was the apparent cause of the fire in Ellenwood early Friday morning. The station r...

05/15/10 - 12:08pm

UGA Arch damaged during grads' revelry

A small piece of the Arch at the University of Georgia was broken off, apparently by celebrating graduates last weekend.

05/15/10 - 11:57am

Event closes Fifth Street Bridge

The Fifth Street Bridge over the Savannah River was shut down today as crews prepared for the Thunder Over Augusta fireworks display. It's expected to reopen shortly early Sunday morning, said Lt. Tim Pearson, spokesman for North Augusta Public Safety.    ...

05/14/10 - 7:52pm

Ex-prison contractor admits stealing funds

ATLANTA - A former contractor with the Bureau of Prisons has pleaded guilty to using government funds to buy uniforms for her son's baseball team and purchase gasoline for her personal use. Michelle Dunmeyer pleaded guilty today to two counts of stealing federal funds. Prosecutors say she stole the ...

05/14/10 - 5:11pm
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