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Barrow man gets life for killing his mother with crossbow

WINDER, Ga. -- A Barrow County Superior Court jury convicted Rodney George Thompson on Thursday of killing his 63-year-old mother by shooting her in the back with a crossbow while she slept. Jurors deliberated for more than six hours Wednesday and Thursday before finding Thompson guilty of felony m...

08/21/09 - 1:26pm

Police say man won't face charge in fatal dog attack near Athens

LEXINGTON, Ga. — The Oglethorpe County man who fed the pack of dogs that mauled and killed Lothar and Sherry Schweder near their home outside of Athens last week, will not face criminal charges, authorities said this morning. The man who cared for the dogs at the end of the dirt lane where the...

08/21/09 - 1:21pm

Positive results from flu vaccine, health officials say

While testing continues on a vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 vaccine, the vaccine has not produced any significant adverse events in adults, federal health officials said today. “There are no red flags regarding safety,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute o...

08/21/09 - 1:11pm

Commissioner Betty Beard not planning to seek re-election

Augusta Commissioner Betty Beard said today she’s not planning to run for her District 1 seat in this fall’s election. “I just think it’s time to let it go,” she said in a telephone interview. “I need a rest. I’ve had disappointments, but that’s life. We...

01/21/10 - 12:42am

A dozen dealerships still participating in Clunkers

The money is running out for the federal Cash for Clunkers program, and the federal government will end the program on Monday at 8 p.m. The $3 billion program allows car buyers to trade in gas guzzlers that met program guidelines for a $3,500 or $4,500 rebate on a new vehicle. If youâ€&...

08/21/09 - 1:50pm

Jefferson Electric warning customers of phone scam

Jefferson Energy Cooperative is warning its customers of some new phone scams in which electric cooperative customers have been targeted throughout Georgia....

08/21/09 - 12:01pm

Bernanke says US economy on cusp of recovery

JACKSON, Wyoming -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declared Friday that the U.S. economy is on the verge of a long-awaited recovery after enduring a brutal recession and the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

08/21/09 - 11:44am

SRS adds 1,000th new employee

A Williston, S.C., truck driver who joined Savannah River Site as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator this week was the 1,000th new employee hired under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act program. “I had been out of work for two months, and at age 53, I was worried about not ...

08/21/09 - 11:43am

Goshen resident receives copy of stimulus application

Goshen resident Becky Shealy has finally obtained a complete copy of the city’s $50 million stimulus application affecting her neighborhood. She received it in the mail on Thursday, two weeks after she verbally requested it from the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department. “...

01/21/10 - 12:42am

Police ask public to help identify bank robber

Police said today they hope the public can identify a man who robbed an Augusta bank Thursday afternoon.

08/21/09 - 11:42am

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Authorities to target impaired drivers during holiday

Authorities in Georgia and South Carolina are teaming up this weekend to target impaired drivers. About 1.2 million motorists in the two states who plan to travel during what AAA projects will be ...
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