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Georgia State to install president

ATLANTA — Did you attend Georgia State University? Your alma mater is set to officially install President Mark P. Becker today as head of the downtown Atlanta campus. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in the Sports Arena on the Georgia State campus. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Atlanta...

10/19/09 - 7:55am

Gambling raids target Atlanta businesses

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Police in Chamblee say 14 people are facing gambling charges after a series of raids at Dekalb County businesses. Capt. Michael Beller of the Chamblee Police Department told WSB-TV that an undercover investigator documented cash payouts from video machines during weekend at six...

10/19/09 - 7:46am

Man shot at hunting site

MACON, Ga. — A man is recovering from a gunshot wound after he was shot at a hunting site while someone removed a gun from a pickup. Police did not identify the man in the incident, which took place Saturday morning near Roberta. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occur...

10/19/09 - 7:43am

Frost advisory continues

A frost advisory is in effect for Richmond, Columbia, Aiken and other counties in the Augusta area. The warning was in effect from 5-9 a.m., according to Pam Tucker, the director of the Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division. A cold high pressure was building over the area overnight, ...

10/19/09 - 9:20am

SC Supreme Court to hear governor ethics challenge

Sanford wants to keep plane use records from lawmakers.

10/19/09 - 7:34am

Changes coming for Fort Gordon gates 2 and 5

Fort Gordon's Gate 2 is set to reopen Tuesday. Construction on Gate 5 to remove its center island will start Monday and should be completed by Friday, according to a Fort Gordon news release. Gate 5 is located off Tobacco Road. Gate 5 also is scheduled for a larger overhaul that should begin i...

10/19/09 - 6:21am

Girl Scouts release details on Women of Distinction awards

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is seeking nominations for the 2010 Women of Distinction awards. Each year the council recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of arts, business, community service, education, government, health and professions. Girl Scouts also recogn...

10/19/09 - 6:20am

ASU program deals with youth, technology problems

A free program dealing with technology’s effect on today’s youth will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 170 of University Hall at Augusta State University. The featured speaker, Dr. Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University, will discuss how despite having more inform...

01/19/10 - 10:46pm

Unlikely sugar company can avoid blame for fatal explosion

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Be careful what you wish for. That's a saying top execs at Imperial Sugar Co. may want to ponder. They think they know how to duck more than 40 lawsuits stemming from last year's inferno at their Port Wentworth refinery. Stung by the findings of two federal probes, Imperi...

10/19/09 - 6:17am

Laird wins playoff in Las Vegas for first PGA Tour title

LAS VEGAS — Scotland's Martin Laird won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating George McNeill with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Laird closed with 3-under 68 to match McNeill (67) and former UNLV player Chad Cam...

10/18/09 - 9:14pm

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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