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Latest: Morning accident slowed traffic

  An accident about 8 a.m. today involving three cars and a tractor trailer slowed traffic on Mike Padgett Highway, according to Deputy Michael Pletcher, who gave this account: All vehicles were traveling south when the driver of a Camry, distracted by reaching for a cigarette, rear-ended the L...

05/21/10 - 2:18pm

SC county official faces drug charges

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - Another public official has been arrested in the same South Carolina county whose former sheriff is facing federal drug charges. Multiple media outlets report today that 39-year-old Lee County public works director John Muldrow has been arrested. He and his brother...

05/21/10 - 8:45am

Ga. fugitive recaptured while clothes shopping

CUMMING, Ga. - Forsyth County authorities say a man who escaped from the county jail is back in custody. Forsyth County sheriff Ted Paxton says 34-year-old Timothy Eric Gibson was captured Thursday afternoon while he was shopping for clothes at a Wal-Mart in Cumming. Paxton says a tip led offic...

05/21/10 - 8:40am

Body found in Ga. Walmart parking lot

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A body found in a car in a Walmart parking lot in Douglas County has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy while police try to identify the victim. Chief Chris Womack of the Douglasville Police Department says the car sat in a corner of the lot fo...

05/21/10 - 8:29am

Man arrested after North Augusta disturbance

NORTH AUGUSTA - Police arrested a man Thursday after witnesses said he caused a disturbance at a Martintown Road gas station. According to a Department of Public Safety incident report, Steven Chris Newman, 37, of North Augusta, was at the BP gas station, 421 W. Martintown Road about 6:30 ...

05/21/10 - 8:23am

Emory gets $1.8 million science grant

  ATLANTA - Emory University has received a $1.8 million grant to help support its science education programs. The grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will support undergraduate research projects, a way to get students interested in science early in their college careers. It als...

05/21/10 - 6:42am

Who stole Stone Mountain church bell?

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - A Stone Mountain church is trying to figure out who made off with a 60-year-old, half-ton copper bell that was stolen from behind the church recently. Administrator James Simon says officials at Antioch A.M.E Church on South Hairston Road believe someone stole the bell in ...

05/21/10 - 6:40am

Who stole Stone Mountain church bell?

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - A Stone Mountain church is trying to figure out who made off with a 60-year-old, half-ton copper bell that was stolen from behind the church recently. Administrator James Simon says officials at Antioch A.M.E Church on South Hairston Road believe someone stole the bell in ...

05/21/10 - 6:40am

Stink bombs set off at south Augusta video store

Stink bombs were set off Thursday in the Celebrity Video store on the 3900 block of Old Waynesboro Road. The store owner told a deputy that two young men in their late teens came into the store shortly before noon and split up, one heading to the bathroom, the other to the back aisle. The owner hear...

05/21/10 - 5:48am

Ethics panel subpoenas Oxendine donors

ATLANTA - The state Ethics Commission has subpoenaed a pair of insurance companies under investigation for funneling money to John Oxendine's gubernatorial campaign. Stacey Kalberman, the ethics panel's executive secretary, said today the subpoenas were issued to State Mutual Insurance Company ...

05/20/10 - 6:35pm
 
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