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Stocks plunge on concerns over Greece

NEW YORK  - Stocks are plunging as investors give in to fears that Greece's debt problems will spread and halt the global economic recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average is down more than 870 points and Treasury prices are soaring. Computer program selling is intensifying the selling.  ...

05/06/10 - 2:58pm

Ga. students punished for chicken incident

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. - Officials in Hawkinsville say 16 students held responsible for a prank that included turning chickens loose inside Hawkinsville High School and putting sardines in the air vents have been charged with felonies and barred from graduation ceremonies. Principal Mary Royal says the s...

05/06/10 - 1:32pm

Athens student arrested for sword in school

ATHENS, Ga. - Authorities in Athens say a 14-year-old student at Cedar Shoals High School was arrested after he brought a sword to school. Clarke County School District spokeswoman Anisa Sullivan Jimenez says police called the boy's mother when he showed up with the sword on Tuesday and transpo...

05/06/10 - 1:29pm

Costly to store SRS shipment in Texas

A plan to temporarily store two trainloads of SRS depleted uranium in Texas after it was rejected by Utah would prove costly.

05/06/10 - 12:14pm

Walton Way section to close for repair

A section of Walton Way near 12th Street will close for two weeks starting May 17. Officials announced the closure today as they prepare to lay a drainage pipe across the roadway near 12th Street, according to Richmond County Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell. The work is part of the ongoing D'Ant...

05/06/10 - 11:55am

Rock thrown at Richmond cop car

A rock was thrown into the windshield of a parked Richmond County deputy's vehicle early this morning.  The vehicle was parked at the Southgate Substation on Gordon Highway at the time, according to the incident report. The deputy said he had altercations with several subjects prior to the even...

05/06/10 - 11:27am

Woman arrested after man stabbed

  A money dispute led to the stabbing of a North Augusta man early today, according to a police incident report.            Adrian Quesada, 22, and Denise Patricia Navarrete, 26, were at the home they shared on Bismark Circle ...

05/06/10 - 11:37am

Missing DeKalb boy's skull found

ATLANTA - Atlanta police have confirmed that a skull found last year was that of a DeKalb County teen missing since 2001. WAGA-TV reports that 15-year-old Alan Watson's family reported him missing in August 2001 after he disappeared on his way to the movies. The skull, which had a bullet hole, ...

05/06/10 - 10:58am

New bike trail opens at Thurmond Lake

A new segment of mountain bike trail at Thurmond Lake will be opened Saturday by the Army Corps of Engineers. The new portion of Bartram Trail, located between Petersburg Campground and Wildwood Park, added nine miles of intermediate and advanced trails and was funded with $79,800 in American Recove...

05/06/10 - 10:35am

Festival today, Saturday at Plum Branch

A two-day Freshwater Coast Festival and membership drive for the Carolina Beach Music Academy will be held today and Saturday at the Plum Branch Yacht Club on Thurmond Lake in Plum Branch, S.C. Admission is $15 and includes access both days, and membership in the academy, whose members have the oppo...

05/07/10 - 6:08am
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