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Ga. to request loan for unemployed

ATLANTA — State officials will request $70 million in federal loans when to sustain Georgia's dwindling unemployment insurance trust fund or face being unable to pay benefits to 260,000 unemployed Georgians as soon as next week. Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced the plan today,...

12/17/09 - 11:32am

Police: Bengals' Henry dies

NFL receiver dies after fall from pickup truck.

12/17/09 - 11:42am

Cremated remains found in Atlanta-area storage

EAST POINT, Ga. — A lawyer says 96 boxes of cremated remains from a former funeral home have been found in an East Point storage unit. WSB-TV reports that Neil Gordon, a bankruptcy attorney and the trustee for the Sellers Brothers Funeral Home, told the station that his staff was looking for f...

12/17/09 - 9:54am

Parking meter public meetings today

The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta is holding two public meetings today on its proposal to install 1,000 parking meters in the Broad Street corridor. The meetings will be held at the White's Building, 936 Broad St., at noon and 6 p.m. There will be no formal presentation of the plan...

12/17/09 - 11:04am

Edward Tarver promises to do 'absolutely the best job'

Augusta's Ed Tarver will be formally invested during a Friday ceremony.

12/17/09 - 7:31pm

Ga. expects more gloomy unemployment news

ATLANTA — State labor officials will offer the latest glimpse at unemployment across Georgia later today — and it's not expected to be good. The Georgia Department of Labor last month reported state unemployment at 10.2 percent in October, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a rev...

12/17/09 - 6:31am

GOP picks Ralston for speaker

ATLANTA — Reeling from scandal, Georgia House Republicans selected Rep. David Ralston as their nominee for speaker. Ralston had tried to oust Glenn Richardson as speaker last year, questioning his temperament.

12/17/09 - 4:27pm

Booker leads Clemson in win

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Trevor Booker had 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to help Clemson beat East Carolina 80-63 tonight. Andre Young scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (9-2), who trailed for all of 25 seconds in the first half before beating the Pirates by double figures for the third s...

12/16/09 - 10:57pm

Late 24-6 spurt the difference

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Devan Downey scored 18 points and South Carolina used a late 24-6 run to beat Richmond 76-58 tonight. The Spiders (7-3) tied the game at 52 on Dan Geriot's basket with 8:16 remaining. That's when the Gamecocks (7-2) took control. Downey had two 3-pointers and Ramon Ga...

12/16/09 - 10:54pm

SRS waste on way to Utah despite plea from its governor

The U.S. Energy Department will move ahead with plans to ship 15,000 barrels of low-level radioactive waste from Savannah River Site to a landfill in Utah, despite an 11th hour request from that state’s governor that the shipments be halted. The first shipment—with 5,408 drums—left S...

12/16/09 - 5:18pm
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