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Mental hospital smoking banned

ATLANTA — Beginning next year, patients at Georgia's mental hospitals will no longer be able to light up. The plan to ban smoking at the seven hospitals is set to take effect Jan. 5 and is designed to make the patients and facilities healthier. National statistics show that 75 percent of ...

11/09/09 - 7:42am

Hurricane Ida weakens

MIAMI — The first hurricane this year to threaten the Gulf Coast weakened early Monday but could still pack hurricane-strength winds and storm surges when it hits the shore overnight. Warnings ahead of Hurricane Ida extended more than 200 miles across several states, although residents seemed ...

11/09/09 - 8:38am

Tarver to resign at noon

Ed Tarver announced his resignation from the Georgia State Senate, effective noon Monday.

11/09/09 - 8:51am

Martinez rail crossing to close

A temporary road closure at the railroad crossing on the east end of Old Evans Road in Martinez will take place starting this morning and lasting until Nov. 14. The closure will keep motorists from using Old Evans Road between Washington Road and Old Petersburg Road, according to a news release. C...

11/09/09 - 6:15am

Downtown Confederate monument defaced with anti-white messages

The large Confederate monument on Broad Street in downtown Augusta has been defaced tonight by someone who spray painted anti-white messages. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has responded, and witnesses at the scene in the 700 block of Broad told a Chronicle reporter they noticed someone spray...

05/28/10 - 9:10pm

Man struck by car while doing yard work dies

A 72-year-old North Augusta man died today after being struck by a vehicle while doing yard work near his home. William Adams, of Seymour Drive, was pronounced dead shortly before 4 p.m. today at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to a release by Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. The r...

11/08/09 - 9:21pm

TCU moves into 4th place in BCS standings

NEW YORK - All those blowouts have carried TCU to unprecedented heights in the BCS standings, giving the Horned Frogs hope – however slim – of becoming the first BCS buster to break into the national championship game.

11/08/09 - 7:49pm

Oklahoma out of AP poll, Stanford in

NEW YORK - Over the past decade, Oklahoma has rarely been out of the AP Top 25 and Stanford has rarely been in.

11/08/09 - 7:48pm

Kurt Busch wins at Texas after Johnson's early crash

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Kurt Busch was a little late getting to Victory Lane Sunday night because his Dodge ran out of gas during his celebratory lap around the Texas Motor Speedway.

11/08/09 - 8:31pm

Man arrested after car chase causes child's death

Miller Lee Smith Jr. was arrested on vehicular homicide after authorities say he wrecked a car while fleeing police near Louisville, causing the death of a 2-year-old passenger and injuring another child.

11/08/09 - 9:29pm

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