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Clearing land leads to fines

Three landowners who cleared underbrush from Army Corps of Engineers lands along Lake Russell must pay $24,300 in fines and restitution.

03/31/10 - 4:12pm

New Ellenton Mayor Vernon Dunbar was unseated Tuesday

New Ellenton Mayor Vernon Dunbar was unseated Tuesday in city elections. Republican Tommy Brock defeated the Democrat by 78 votes, with 350 total, according to the Aiken County Elections and Registration Office. About 48 percent of the city's voting base turned out for the election, which has always...

03/31/10 - 3:52pm

Funeral remembers ex-senator

TOCCOA, Ga. - A former Georgia senator who was killed by her husband before he took his own life was remembered as a tireless advocate and pioneer for families and children. The hundreds who gathered today to mourn Nancy and Bruce Schaefer at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa were told to remem...

03/31/10 - 3:25pm

Lovett named Savannah police chief

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 36-year veteran of Savannah's police department has been named the city's first black police chief. Mayor Otis Johnson announced today that officials have chosen 60-year-old Willie Lovett to lead the Savannah-Chatham County Metropolitan Police Department. Lovett is a Sava...

03/31/10 - 3:19pm

Isakson back in hospital

Georgia senator remains in an Atlanta hospital where he's being treated for an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.

03/31/10 - 3:13pm

School assault report investigated

Authorities are investigating a report by a 13-year-old East Augusta Middle School pupil who claimed she was sexually assaulted by another pupil during an afterschool program. The victim's mother told investigators she was contacted by one of her daughter's friends, who found a note in which th...

03/31/10 - 10:55am

DeKalb black bias suit heads to jury

A federal jury is expected to begin deliberating today in a lawsuit in which plaintiffs argue DeKalb County officials sought to replace white employees with black ones. The final witness in the lawsuit, former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones, testified on Tuesday. He denied orchestrating a scheme to ...

03/31/10 - 10:24am

Ga. may end pickup seat belt exemption

  ATLANTA - The House could decide to approve a bill that would force pickup drivers to buckle up, thus ending Georgia's distinction as the last state in the union to have such an exemption. Senators passed the bill last week with little opposition. Rural lawmakers have blocked the bill in...

04/01/10 - 11:18am

Dalai Lama to return to Emory University

ATLANTA - The Dalai Lama is returning to Emory University this fall to hold lectures and work with faculty. Emory officials say the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will be on the Atlanta campus Oct. 17-19. Tickets for the events go on sale Friday. The Dalai Lama is a presidential distinguished ...

03/31/10 - 6:15am

Ga. to use federal funds to spur hiring

ATLANTA - State human services officials will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer. The department is offering huge incentives to employers under two prog...

03/31/10 - 6:11am
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