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Fort Gordon doesn't expect to see changes from Afghan effort

With President Obama expected to announce tonight a troop increase destined for Afghanistan, officials at Fort Gordon said they foresee no drastic change in day-to-day operations. Marla Jones, a spokeswoman for the post, said this morning the facility will continue training soldiers and performing...

12/01/09 - 9:53am

November police shootings still under investigation, GBI says

Officials said today they are still conducting interviews in two investigations involving Richmond County sheriff's deputies and the fatal shooting of suspects. Agent Pat Morgan, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said he expects to present his findings in the Nov. 18 shooting of Michael N...

12/01/09 - 9:45am

SC coastal bridge to close

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — A swing bridge linking Sullivans Island to the mainland closes this weekend to allow replacement of the span dating to World War II. Transportation Department officials say the bridge between the island and Mount Pleasant will close for about 10 days beginning Sunday. Th...

12/01/09 - 9:31am

Signal Center holds conference

The Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon is holding a conference this week to discuss how to merge existing networks into one global netowrk. More than 300 military members are expected at the conference, which runs through Friday. Sessions are being held throughout the post. There will be forums for...

12/01/09 - 9:07am

Harper Street lane closed

Part of an Augusta street will be closed until 6 p.m. today, according to a news release from the Augusta Engineering Department. The southbound lane of Harper Street, from 15th Street to the north parking deck entrance, is closed all day to allow for construction and equipment delivery at the Emer...

12/01/09 - 8:30am

Polls close; vote turnout mixed

Voting in today’s District 1 runoff election for the Augusta Commission was slow, Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said.

01/20/10 - 11:11pm

Seattle cop-killer shot dead

SEATTLE — The man suspected of gunning down four police officers in a suburban coffee shop was shot and killed by Seattle police early Tuesday, a sheriff's spokesman said. Maurice Clemmons was shot to death in a working-class south Seattle neighborhood after police tracked him down using p...

12/01/09 - 7:56am

Athens mom, kids charged in beating

ATHENS, Ga. -- Officers arrested a 32-year-old woman and her two children Monday after she broke into a restaurant to beat a woman who was sleeping with her boyfriend, Athens-Clarke police said. Xochitl Bernice Valdez-Mendoza apparently learned about the infidelity at 3:30 a.m., when her boyfrien...

12/01/09 - 7:50am

Swine flu shots offered at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia is offering students and their spouses free swine flu vaccinations on campus this week. Students and spouses or partners who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines can get the shot or nasal spray between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Univ...

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

SC resumes Sanford impeachment

COLUMBIA — South Carolina legislators resume discussions on whether Gov. Mark Sanford should be impeached as they consider issues involving his travel and campaign reimbursement practices. Tuesday's hearing will be the second of at least four for the seven members of the House Judiciary Co...

12/01/09 - 7:40am
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