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Third-place finisher endorses Hardie Davis in Senate runoff

Third-place special election finisher Taylor Bryant has thrown his support behind Hardie Davis in the Feb. 2 runoff, which will decide who replaces Ed Tarver as the District 22 state senator. Mr. Bryant, a Libertarian who ran against three Democrats for the seat, said his party normally doesn't...

01/12/10 - 10:33am

Fort Gordon, other bases look at trimming basic services

Military officials have cut the portion of the Army budget dedicated to running bases by 20 percent this year.

01/12/10 - 11:03am

GOP senator to unveil gun bill

ATLANTA — Changes could be under way for Georgia's firearms laws. State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, a strong backer of gun rights, will unveil legislation today which he says will clarify the state's confusing laws governing where residents can carry weapons. Seabaugh said that when he talks...

01/12/10 - 7:34am

Ga. sex offender challenges registry

ATLANTA — A man convicted of aggravated child molestation is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to rule that requiring him to register as a sex offender after he serves his sentence violates his constitutional rights. The court is scheduled today to hear arguments from Jim Phillip Hollie. The 33...

01/12/10 - 7:31am

Atlanta ex-jailers facing trial

ATLANTA — Two former Fulton County Jail officers are facing a trial in connection with charges they filed false reports and made false statements in the death of an inmate. The trial of Curtis Jerome Brown Jr. and Mitnee Markette Jones is set to begin today. Prosecutors say the two falsified ...

01/12/10 - 7:28am

Rail work closing Sixth Street

Part of Sixth Street in downtown Augusta will be closed until Jan. 29 from the Walton Way overpass to Telfair Street. Crews will be replacing a Norfolk Southern railroad track in that area, according to a Richmond County Engineering Department press release....

01/12/10 - 7:26am

SC lawmakers OK more than $270 million in Boeing bonds

COLUMBIA — Legislators sweating a wrecked budget that threatens schools, colleges and law enforcement cheered plans to borrow $270 million to build a new Boeing airliner assembly line in North Charleston. The approval came on the first day of a 2010 session overshadowed by a $563 million budge...

01/12/10 - 5:12pm

Accident fatal to 75-year-old man

Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said Richard E. Donnell, 75, of the 2800 block of Glenn Hills Circle, was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m. at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital as a result of injuries from the accident.

01/11/10 - 11:36pm

Kirby Smart staying at Alabama

Coach Nick Saban announced Monday that Smart chose to remain at Alabama after being offered the same position at Georgia.

01/11/10 - 6:24pm

Three charged in firearms thefts

Three men were arrested today for allegedly breaking into KAL Industrial Services and stealing more than $15,000 worth of firearms on Dec. 30. Now the victim is offering a cash reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the weapons, according to Richmond County Sheri...

01/11/10 - 8:13pm
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