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Former teacher sentenced for exposing wife to HIV

AIKEN – A former Aiken County art teacher was sentenced Wednesday for knowingly exposing his wife to HIV. An Aiken County jury found Joel Lynn Bedenbaugh, 47, now of Camden, S.C., guilty of exposing others to HIV, said Assistant Aiken County Solicitor Brenda Brisbin. He was sentenced to six ye...

11/13/09 - 10:29am

Police still seeking suspect in North Augusta carjacking

They say Anthony Tashawn Perry, 24, fled scene on Thursday.

11/13/09 - 10:27am

Rapper Gucci Mane back in Fulton County jail

ATLANTA — Rapper Gucci Mane is back behind bars for a probation violation. Fulton County Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says the rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was sent back to jail Thursday and will have to stay there for six months. She was unsure how he violated his pro...

11/13/09 - 8:29am

Chamber to pick small business of the year on Monday

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce will present the Small Business of the Year Award on Monday. The speaker for this event will be U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R–Ga., who will provide a Washington, D.C., update to be followed by the announcement of the Small Business of the Year Award. The Sm...

11/13/09 - 8:29am

SC candidates at agribusiness forum today

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Agribusiness and political business combine as South Carolina's governor candidates field questions about one of the state's largest industries. The candidates appear today at a forum during the annual South Carolina Agribusiness Summit in Charleston. They are appear...

11/13/09 - 6:15am

Emory gets $8 million Gates grant for nursing school

ATLANTA — Emory University's School of Nursing is getting more than $8 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help improve birth mother and newborn survival rates in Ethiopia. The 2 1/2-year project will pair Emory faculty and students with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health...

11/13/09 - 6:09am

Meetings set for Vogtle vendors

Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear and The Shaw Group will host a series of supplier information meetings in Augusta, Waynesboro, Savannah and Atlanta to familiarize local vendors with the procurement process for the new construction at Plant Vogtle, where two new reactors are planned over the next sev...

11/13/09 - 6:07am

Southeast Georgia municipalities scramble to find new insurance

ST. MARYS, Ga. - Southeast Georgia cities, counties and school districts are scrambling with others in the state to find new workers' compensation insurance after Southeastern U.S. Insurance Co. was declared insolvent and will be liquidated. State officials estimate 53 municipalities in Georgia...

11/13/09 - 6:04am

Portion of Hardy-McManus Road closing

A portion of Hardy McManus Road in Columbia County will be closed starting this morning. The road will be impassable where it is intersected by railroad tracks while CSX Railroad perform track maintenance, according to a press release from the Columbia County Traffic Engineering Dept. The closure ...

11/13/09 - 5:55am

Atlanta police investigate possible serial killing

ATLANTA — Police are investigating and say there is a strong likelihood that a serial killer murdered three men over the past 11 years in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. Atlanta police homicide Detective Vincent Velazquez spoke about the investigation Thursday. Authorities also see a potenti...

11/13/09 - 5:51am
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