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Exposure to cold blamed in death of S.C. man found in tent

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Authorities say an autopsy on a South Carolina homeless man found dead in a tent confirms he died from exposure to the cold weather. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says 55-year-old Kenneth William Hammett died Sunday in the tent he pitched in woods in Gaffney near an exi...

01/08/10 - 4:25pm

Georgia Tech's Thomas to enter draft

ATLANTA – Demaryius Thomas says he is leaving Georgia Tech to enter the NFL draft. Thomas, a junior wide receiver, announced his decision on Friday. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Thomas is an unusually big receiver with good speed. He led the Yellow Jackets with 46 receptions and led the Atlant...

01/08/10 - 2:29pm

Bond granted in rape case

A 19-year-old special education high school student charged with rape was granted a $20,000 bond today. James B. Thomas Jr., who has no prior record, is accused of raping a woman on Nov. 27 at a mutual acquaintance’s home. Senior Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. set bond for Mr. Thomas, who must...

01/08/10 - 2:03pm

Arraignment delayed today in car-jacking, fatality case

The arraignment for a man accused of car-jacking and vehicular homicide was postponed Friday because the defendant did not have an attorney. Senior Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. said Nathaniel R. Thomas, 26, can sit in jail until he hires an attorney as Mr. Thomas told the judge he wants to do. Mr...

01/08/10 - 2:00pm

Bond denied in stabbing death

A young Augusta woman accused of stabbing another woman to death just before Christmas was denied bond Friday. Courtney Smith, 18, is charged with murder and a weapon violation in the Dec. 22 death of 21-year-old Melissa House. The pair had been fighting over a man for the past two years, said Assi...

01/08/10 - 1:58pm

Injured man identified in Liberty County fire that killed infant

An infant was killed this morning in a house fire in Midway and an adult has been air lifted to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

01/08/10 - 1:43pm

Water services restored to residents in Dearing

DEARING, Ga. – Water services have been restored following a broken main this morning in the Town of Dearing.

01/08/10 - 4:55pm

Valley Water meeting planned

AIKEN – The water authority that plans to purchase Avondale Mills’ water system later this month will meet in a special called meeting Monday to get an update on the project’s progress....

01/08/10 - 12:59pm

Museum for Georgia doctor to reopen after renovations

The museum — dedicated to the celebrated Georgia physician known for his use of anesthesia in 1842 — will be open Saturday.

01/08/10 - 4:41pm

Kemp sworn in as Ga. secretary of state

Brian Kemp was already a candidate for the job when Karen Handel resigned to run for governor full time.

01/08/10 - 7:44pm
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