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Ga. Supreme Court rejects public-defender complaint

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously rejected today claims of two homeless Glynn County men who argued that inadequate funding of the state's public-defender system was keeping them from getting a fair trial. Bernard Henry Robinson and Ralph Woods Sr. are awaiting trial for the 2008...

05/03/10 - 9:27am

Area escapes severe weather after alerts

Weather experts had predicted that thunderstorms that downed trees, damaged homes and led to hail and heavy rain in Glascock and Baldwin counties would move northeast toward Richmond and Columbia counties; however, the storm cells weakened as they passed through those areas.

05/03/10 - 10:23pm

Atlanta's rail service interrupted

  ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's MARTA rail system was disrupted by mechanical problems, shutting down a portion of the service. A problem on the west portion of the East-West line shut down traffic between the H.E. Holmes station and the Five Points hub Monday morning. MARTA officials say crews ar...

05/03/10 - 8:41am

Savannah beekeepers want a break

SAVANNAH -- You can keep up to five chickens in your Savannah backyard and raise rows of vegetables, but when your urge for self-sufficiency extends to honey, watch out. Savannah is a real buzz kill for backyard beekeepers. A city ordinance enacted more than 30 years ago restricts hobby beekeepers f...

05/03/10 - 5:40am

Lawyer sworn in today as SC prosecutor

COLUMBIA  - Criminal defense attorney William Nettles is to be sworn in as South Carolina's top federal prosecutor. Nettles says he's being sworn in as U.S. attorney today. The U.S. Senate approved Nettles' nomination last month. President Barack Obama in December nominated the 48-year-old...

05/03/10 - 5:45am

Athens grandmother forgets sleeping baby

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke police rescued an infant locked inside of a car parked at the Alps Road Shopping Center about 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a report. The car's windows were rolled up, the doors were locked, and the child was crying in his car seat when police arrived. As officers tried ...

05/03/10 - 5:13am

Fall kills UGA student

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student died Friday while rock climbing at Tallulah Gorge State Park in north Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.UGA freshman Joshua Robertson of Peachtree City was killed when he fell while making a 325-foot climb in the park, th...

05/03/10 - 5:10am

Fire severely damages south Augusta home

A home at 2343 Sprucewood Court was heavily damaged when fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. Firefighters were still on the scene but had the blaze under control by about 9:15 p.m., according to Augusta Fire Department Lt. Reginald Roberts. The cause of the blaze and extent of the damage to the house of...

05/02/10 - 9:30pm

Vacant house destroyed by fire

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed one vacant house at 1578 Holley St. this afternoon and caused significant damage to another in the Turpin Hill neighborhood. Witnesses reported seeing nothing around 1:30 p.m. when a call went out to Augusta Fire Department, according to Lt. Car...

05/02/10 - 6:41pm

Bank customer wanted change, got surprise

ATHENS, Ga. - A man leaving a bank was ordered to the ground when police mistook him for a robber during a false alarm, according to an Athens-Clarke police report. Officers arrived at Athens First Bank, 310 Alps Road, about 4 p.m. Friday, after the manager reported the branch was being robbed, poli...

05/02/10 - 2:39pm
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