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Ga. Power studies new energy sources

ATLANTA - Georgia Power wants more options for getting electricity amid uncertainty over whether upcoming environmental rules could put existing power plants out of service. The Southern Co. subsidiary issued a request for proposals this week to get 1,000 megawatts of extra electricity. All bids mus...

04/22/10 - 4:57am

Oprah to film talk show at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - A live viewing of the Oprah Winfrey's popular talk show will be held at Georgia Tech as part of a five-city episode on distracted driving. Winfrey is holding rallies in Atlanta, Boston, Washington, D.C., Detroit and Los Angeles on April 30 where viewers can watch a live panel discussi...

04/22/10 - 4:39pm

SC lawmakers revisit texting-driving ban

COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers plan to discuss a bill barring drivers from sending or reading text messages. The ban, which had already passed the House, is up for discussion today by a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. Drivers convicted of the misdemeanor would be fined $25. Officers couldn'...

04/22/10 - 4:51am

Augusta jobless rate improves

The Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning that the unemployment rate in metro Augusta declined to 9.2 percent in March.

04/22/10 - 8:01am

Columbia County burglary suspect caught

Richmond County authorities have arrested a man sought last week in Columbia County as a neighborhood burglary suspect.

04/22/10 - 4:45am

2 sentenced for Aiken restaurant robbery

AIKEN --- Two Columbia men known as the Burger King bandits were sentenced to  25 years on Tuesday for November armed robbery and kidnapping in Aiken.

04/21/10 - 5:29pm

Ga. Senate bans all student-teacher sex

ATLANTA -- The Senate voted unanimously today to block all sex between students and teachers, even if the student consents.

04/21/10 - 1:53pm

Ripken part of Augusta sports banquet

Baseball Hall of Fame player Cal Ripken Jr. will take part in the May 11 Augusta Sports Council's  annual Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports awards. According to a news release, the GAMES Awards have been presented since 1992. The annual program was created to highli...

04/21/10 - 1:10pm

Roethlisberger suspended six games

NEW YORK - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been suspended for six games without pay for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

04/21/10 - 12:46pm

Thurmond will challenge Isakson

ATLANTA -- Democrat Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today he will challenge U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.

04/21/10 - 10:38pm
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