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Panel to meet on charter schools

ATLANTA -– The Georgia Charter Schools Commission is about to rule on applications to open new schools, including several recommended for approval by state administrators and experts. The commission is to meet today to take up the petitions. The commission considers the recommendations but ha...

12/14/09 - 8:14am

Rincon company cited in death

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Rincon electrical company has been fined in the April death of a worker at a construction site in Effingham County. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Vos Electric, an electrical subcontractor at the EFACEC plant, $4,900 in what OSHA officials called...

12/14/09 - 8:02am

Ex-UGA student's record ignored

ATHENS, Ga. -- Despite numerous brushes with the law during the past five years, a former University of Georgia student now accused of holding a Clemson University student against his will and beating him faced university discipline only once.

12/14/09 - 11:44am

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is Tuesday

The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1828 Wrightsboro Road. The service will feature Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver along with Pastor Gregory Young and recently elected Augusta Commission member Matt Aitken. Anyone wishing to attend is asked t...

01/20/10 - 11:01pm

Concert to feature old music

A Concert of Holiday Music will take place at 7:30 tonight when the Augusta Collegium Musicum performs selections from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. The concert will be at the rotunda at Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., downtown. It will benefit the programs of the museum. For more...

12/14/09 - 7:32am

Citigroup to repay $20 billion

NEW YORK -– Citigroup Inc. said Monday it is repaying $20 billion in bailout money it received from the Treasury Department, in an effort to reduce government influence over the banking giant. The New York-based bank was among the hardest hit by the credit crisis and rising loan defaults. It h...

12/14/09 - 7:27am

SC education panel meets today

COLUMBIA — A committee established more than a decade ago to monitor South Carolina's education improvement is getting a progress report. The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee meets Monday. It's expected to get an update on where the state is in meeting its goal of having s...

12/14/09 - 7:24am

Atlanta prison hit by fire

ATLANTA — Firefighters in Atlanta say they have put out a blaze at the federal prison in the city. No injuries or security breaches were reported after the three-alarm fire in the west wing of the U.S. Penitentiary. The blaze forced officials to evacuate the prison's housing unit and move ...

12/14/09 - 7:18am

Atlanta prison hit by fire

ATLANTA — Firefighters in Atlanta say they have put out a blaze at the federal prison in the city. No injuries or security breaches were reported after the three-alarm fire in the west wing of the U.S. Penitentiary. The blaze forced officials to evacuate the prison's housing unit and move ...

12/14/09 - 7:17am

Coast Guard rescues man with head injury from tugboat

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a 52-year-old North Carolina man who suffered a head injury when he slipped and fell aboard a tug in the Atlantic Ocean. A statement from Seventh Coast Guard District office in Savannah, Ga., said the rescue took place this morning 54 miles southeast ...

12/13/09 - 11:03pm
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