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Ga. lawmaker seeks to raise dropout age from 16 to 17

Legislation to raise the age students are legally allowed to quit high school could reduce Georgia's dropout rate if teens who are forced to spend another year in classes come to see graduation as a possibility, the bill's sponsor contends. State Sen. Lester Jackson, D-Savannah, wants to i...

01/16/10 - 10:55am

Dooley says he's ready for Tennessee football challenge

Son of UGA coaching legend will have to salvage the recruiting class that Lane Kiffin left behind when he bolted for Southern California.

01/16/10 - 9:16am

MCG chairman to offer Haiti advice

MCG doctor to use Web this afternoon to offer advice for health-care professionals headed to Haiti.

01/16/10 - 11:37am

Connecticut law firm billed governor $28,245 for his defense

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is tapping his campaign account to cover $28,245 in legal expenses tied to December's impeachment hearings, documents released Friday show. After Sanford confessed in June to an affair with a woman in Argentina, investigations of his travel and s...

01/15/10 - 10:13pm

Explosion at abandoned gas station in DeKalb kills one

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — One person was killed in an underground explosion at an abandoned gas station in Stone Mountain. Officer Mekka Parish, spokeswoman for the DeKalb County police, said the explosion happened just before 5 p.m. today. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and another was...

01/15/10 - 9:59pm

Tennessee hires Derek Dooley

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s frantic search to find a new coach is over, and the Volunteers are turning to Louisiana Tech’s Derek Dooley.

01/15/10 - 7:30pm

Wreck stalls Edgefield traffic

A three-car accident on the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 25 at Fox Terrace in Edgefield County has traffic stalled. The Edgefield County dispatch said the accident happened about 3:40 p.m., but the cause was unknown. Dispatchers said they knew of no injuries at this time....

01/15/10 - 5:37pm

Augusta situated for better economic recovery than state

This year’s message was more positive. Last January, the Augusta economic outlook luncheon was about the deepening of the recession. Economists this year talked about a recovery....

01/15/10 - 5:36pm

Gordon Highway hotel closed following inspection this week

City officials have forced an Augusta hotel to close its doors after a surprise inspection earlier this week. Robert Sherman, of the Licensing and Inspection department, said a letter was given to the owner’s of the Augusta Lodge on Gordon Highway today ordering them to vacate all of their ten...

01/15/10 - 5:10pm

Local firm to build Kroc Center

An Augusta-based construction company, R.W. Allen General Contractors, was chosen Friday to build the Salvation Army’s Augusta Kroc Center.

01/15/10 - 5:37pm
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