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Ga. official retires after probe

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the retirement of an official who was the subject of an investigation involving accounting practices. The DOT said former department treasurer Earl Mahfuz had just qualified for maximum retirement benefits when he retired effective Thu...

04/02/10 - 8:53am

Ex-coach to speak on Alzheimer's

Hall of Fame football coach Frank Broyles will speak during Masters Week about his late wife's battle against Alzheimer's disease. Broyles, a former University of Arkansas  football coach and athletic director, will give a talk -- Alzheimer's disease: A Family Affair -- from ...

04/02/10 - 6:54pm

Georgia attorney general candidates differ with Thurbert Baker

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two Republicans running to be Georgia's top lawyer said Thursday they would have asked the courts to throw out health care reform.


04/02/10 - 5:41am

Broun rips health law, Democrats

CARNESVILLE, Ga. - If Republicans take over Congress and the presidency by 2014, before many of the new health care law's provisions take effect, they will repeal it, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun says.

04/02/10 - 5:31am

1 dead, 1 wounded in DeKalb shooting

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - One man is dead and another wounded after being shot in the parking lot of an AutoZone in DeKalb County. Authorities say they weren't sure of the motive in Thursday night's shooting but DeKalb County police spokesman Officer Jason Gagnon says that according to witness statement...

04/02/10 - 5:24am

Gwinnett County umpire linked to teen

DULUTH, Ga.  - A Gwinnett County baseball umpire accused of luring an Ohio teen to Georgia is in custody. Prosecutors say 44-year-old Kevin Lilly met the 17-year-old online and drove to Ohio to meet her. Authorities arrested Lilly after they found the girl living with him on March 16. Authoriti...

04/02/10 - 5:21am

Gov. Sanford pays ethics fine

COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has paid the largest ethics fine in state history in the wake of an investigation launched after he confessed an affair with an Argentine woman, the State Ethics Commission's director said today. Director Herb Hayden said Sanford's lawyers dropped off...

04/01/10 - 6:16pm

Bias suit jury rules against DeKalb

ATLANTA - A federal jury has awarded damages of more than $170,000 to two former parks department workers who filed a lawsuit claiming that DeKalb County officials sought to replace white employees with black ones.

04/01/10 - 5:52pm

Noted computer developer dies

ATLANTA - Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, the developer of an early personal computer that inspired Bill Gates to found Microsoft, died today in Georgia. He was 68. His son, David Roberts, tells The Associated Press his father died after several months battling pneumonia. The man better known as Ed Robert...

04/01/10 - 5:41pm

School board decides on qualifications

The Richmond County school board has agreed today to a list of qualifications for its next superintendent.

04/01/10 - 5:06pm
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