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Spill hampering I-20 traffic near Atlanta

Both the east and westbound lanes of Interstate 20 are closed in Newton County after a tractor-trailer wreck in which chlorine tablets and coffee were spilled in the roadway. Ted Jackson, of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Emergency Response Team, said it is still too early to tell the e...

04/29/10 - 9:37am

SC tribe trying to open bingo hall

COLUMBIA  - The Catawba Indian Nation wants to take over an existing bingo hall in the Columbia area after being thwarted in four other cities. The State newspaper of Columbia reported Thursday that tribal leaders hope to bring high-stakes bingo to a struggling retail corridor in Dents...

04/29/10 - 8:31am

Layoffs planned for Atlanta city workers

ATLANTA  - The Atlanta mayor's office says layoffs will be required this year, including dozens on workers at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. New Mayor Kasim Reed had hoped to avoid layoffs. But Reed's staff told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that 67 a...

04/29/10 - 8:25am

Herschel Walker to speak on mental disorders

Former University of Georgia football great Herschel Walker will speak to soldiers at Fort Gordon May 13 about overcoming the stigma of mental disorders. Walker, who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, will talk about getting help for mental issues and how he sought help to overcome hi...

04/29/10 - 8:03am

Break-in reported at ex-Golf Hall property

Someone broke into two buildings at the now-defunct Georgia Golf Hall of Fame sometime between April 21 and Tuesday. A representative from the Georgia State Property Commission told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that someone forced open a door to a storage building and threw its contents into t...

04/29/10 - 7:58am

UGA coed eludes abductor; Suspect captured, released by mistake

ATHENS, Ga. -- A convict on probation tried to kidnap a University of Georgia student early Wednesday as she was getting into a car downtown, Athens-Clarke police said.

04/29/10 - 6:19am

5 arrested after bombs found in north Ga. traffic stop

Gwinnett County officials arrested a Bethlehem, Ga.,  man and four others this week after police performed a routine traffic stop in Buford and discovered deadly homemade bombs.The bombs held metal shrapnel to give them the ability to injure or kill, according to Gwinnett fire and police offici...

04/29/10 - 6:14am

SC legislators try to beat bill deadline

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators are trying to wrap up work on bills to meet a procedural deadline. House and Senate members are working to approve bills today to give them a better chance of passing this year. Proposals up for debate in the House include yanking the driving privileges of ...

04/29/10 - 6:07am

Last chance for Ga. lawmakers

  ATLANTA - The 40-day legislative session that has lasted four months is finally ending today, but not before Georgia lawmakers wrestle with controversy and their constitutional responsibility - balancing the budget. While state legislators have addressed several major priorities this year, in...

04/29/10 - 5:52am

Body is missing Savannah student

SAVANNAH -- The family of Bryce Tarter says the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has told them the body found in a truck pulled from Hoover Creek on Tuesday is that of their son.

04/29/10 - 6:03am
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