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5th-grader's gun falls from backpack

ATLANTA - A fifth-grader has been suspended from a Douglasville elementary school after an unloaded gun fell out of his backpack. The incident occurred as students were being dismissed for the day, says Arbor Station Elementary Principal Melissa Joe. In a mesage on the school's Web site, Joe says se...

05/07/10 - 6:04pm

Police seek woman missing since Thursday

Richmond County investigators need help finding a woman last seen in the 700 block of Done Roven Road on Thursday. Deidre McCray, 40, is described as a black woman, 5 feet tall and weighing 125 pounds. She was wearing a green top, light-colored blue jeans and black sandals when she disappeared about...

05/28/10 - 9:44pm

Ga. tax collections fall again

ATLANTA -- Georgia's tax collections for April fell 4.2 percent lower than the prior April, according to figures of Gov. Sonny Perdue.


05/07/10 - 4:13pm

Here's to you, Mom

For Mother's Day, we're offering a salute to "surrogate moms", the women  who might not share our DNA, but who've always been there to offer advice, support, and maybe a shoulder to cry on. Here's one profile. See Sunday's Your Life section for more.

05/07/10 - 2:07pm

Bank bag robbed before deposit made

A mall business employee trying to make a deposit was robbed at a bank branch Thursday.   The employee of Augusta Mall Proactiv was attempting to deposit the store's money into the night deposit at the 3440 Wrightsboro Road Wachovia Bank branch about  10:15 p.m., according to a Sherif...

05/07/10 - 11:25am

Update: Public pitches in to trim golf gardens

The former golf gardens property on Reynolds Street got a needed trim Thursday, courtesy of the civic group that sponsors the Georgia-Carolina State Fair.

05/07/10 - 1:38pm

Carbon monoxide kills Hilton Head couple

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A couple has died at their South Carolina home after carbon monoxide from their running vehicle entered the home through a door to the garage. The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island reported the Beaufort County coroner's office has ruled the deaths an a...

05/07/10 - 9:40am

Atlanta's firefighter tests investigated

ATLANTA - Atlanta's human resources office says it's looking into allegations of cheating on fire department promotion tests. Commissioner Sherri Thompson Dickerson said Thursday there are allegations that some firefighters were given the answers to questions before they took the exam. Fire and...

05/07/10 - 9:11am

Atlanta issues bad air alert

ATLANTA - Georgia environment officials have issued a Code Orange air quality alert for metro Atlanta. The state Environmental Protection Division issued the alert for Friday. Meteorologist Rob Handel with the National Weather Service says children and people with special sensitivities to air q...

05/07/10 - 9:00am

7 hurt in Metter bus wreck

METTER, Ga.  - A Greyhound bus carrying 40 passengers from Savannah to Atlanta ran off the road and hit a ditch, injuring seven.

05/07/10 - 8:51am
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