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Slumping Atlanta takes aim at rival

The New Orleans Saints are chasing perfection. The Atlanta Falcons are just trying to survive.

12/13/09 - 2:29am

Alabama running back Mark Ingram wins Heisman Trophy

Alabama running back Mark Ingram has won the 75th Heisman Trophy.

12/12/09 - 10:21pm

Rescue agency probing incident

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department has begun an internal investigation after a video showed rescuers looking at a shooting victim and walking away without checking whether he was alive.

12/12/09 - 6:44pm

No. 4 Augusta State defeats Tusculum, ties school record

The fourth-ranked Jaguars improved to 7-0. Augusta State will try to set a new mark Tuesday in its home game against Peach Belt Conference foe Clayton State.

12/12/09 - 8:50pm

Traffic diverted by accident

A serious accident on Old Waynesboro Road in south Augusta this afternoon has led officials to divert traffic, Richmond County dispatch said. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m., and a section of the road was still closed two hours later. A medical helicopter was flown in, though information abou...

12/12/09 - 5:41pm

Reactor process 80% complete

A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle that was shut down twice this week should be back online within 48 hours, a spokeswoman for the company that operates the plant said today. “We’re in the process of bringing it back up,” Alyson Fuqua of Southern Nuclear said late this afternoon. ...

12/12/09 - 5:22pm

Board leaves tax exemption for 65 and older unchanged

Meeting on retreat today, school board members said the idea – first presented by Superintendent Dana Bedden in a recent meeting with the area legislative delegation as a way to recoup funding amid state budget cuts – comes at a bad time as the economy continues to struggle.

12/12/09 - 5:02pm

Gary refuses special last meal

ATLANTA — Carlton Gary, known as the "Columbus Stocking Strangler," has declined a special last meal before his execution. The Georgia Department Corrections says in a statement that Gary will be served the same meal as other inmates before his execution: a grilled cheeseburger, oven-browned p...

12/12/09 - 1:12pm

UGA grants early admissions

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia has offered slots in next fall's freshman class to about 6,000 high school seniors who applied for early admission. The students will begin getting letters notifying them of their acceptance next week, but students also could find out their status at UGA&...

12/12/09 - 11:53am

Coming Sunday: Deaths from hunting accidents up this season

Seven people have died in hunting accidents in Georgia so far this season, a marked increase from the four fatalities in 2008-09. And not all involve firearms. Two people died in falls from tree stands, and another died of a rattlesnake bite. The ratio of fatalities to accidents is also up. In th...

12/12/09 - 1:56pm

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