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Dog saves family from house fire

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - A family dog is being credited with helping a Clayton County couple and their four children escape a house fire. The dog died in the blaze. Atlanta television station WGCL reports that a faulty dryer was the apparent cause of the fire in Ellenwood early Friday morning. The station r...

05/15/10 - 12:08pm

UGA Arch damaged during grads' revelry

A small piece of the Arch at the University of Georgia was broken off, apparently by celebrating graduates last weekend.

05/15/10 - 11:57am

Event closes Fifth Street Bridge

The Fifth Street Bridge over the Savannah River was shut down today as crews prepared for the Thunder Over Augusta fireworks display. It's expected to reopen shortly early Sunday morning, said Lt. Tim Pearson, spokesman for North Augusta Public Safety.    ...

05/14/10 - 7:52pm

Ex-prison contractor admits stealing funds

ATLANTA - A former contractor with the Bureau of Prisons has pleaded guilty to using government funds to buy uniforms for her son's baseball team and purchase gasoline for her personal use. Michelle Dunmeyer pleaded guilty today to two counts of stealing federal funds. Prosecutors say she stole the ...

05/14/10 - 5:11pm

Ga. bar official lashes out at court fees

ATLANTA - The president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia is urging that lawmakers reverse a range of court fee increases that went into effect this week. Ken Shigley called the increases a "travesty" and urged legislators to fix the problem during the next legislative session. Lawmakers approv...

05/14/10 - 4:55pm

Candidate demands student citizen verification

ATLANTA - - Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Johnson fired another volley today at the University System of Georgia.

05/14/10 - 4:47pm

Georgia joins others in health care suit

ATLANTA - Georgia has joined a lawsuit challenging a new federal health law. Gov. Sonny Perdue said today that an amended complaint was filed Friday that added Georgia to the 19 other states suing to find the law unconstitutional. Perdue said the recently enacted health care law "will exac...

05/14/10 - 5:09pm

Florida pays $1,206 guarding Sanford rendezvous

Florida spent about $1,200 to provide security for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford when he visited to be with his Argentine lover, records show.

05/14/10 - 5:11pm

Top Ga. court suspends Ga. judge

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court has temporarily suspended a Twiggs County probate judge facing misconduct allegations. The Georgia Supreme Court today temporarily suspended Kenneth E. Fowler until it issues a final order. The Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended that Fowler be remo...

05/14/10 - 12:23pm

North Augusta thieves sought

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Officers continue to investigate two burglaries that occurred within about an hour of each other this morning.

05/14/10 - 3:11pm
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