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Some Ga. schools to offer longer school days

ATHENS, Ga. -- School districts are taking advantage of a new state law to lengthen their school days, some in anticipation of more teacher furloughs, and some to expand the instructional day....

08/03/09 - 7:01am

Purple Heart recipient from Ga. drowns in SC lake

ANDERSON, S.C. — A National Guard soldier who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan has drowned in a lake along the Georgia-South Carolina border. Multiple media outlets report that 28-year-old Brad Daniel Seawright's body was recovered Sunday morning by divers searching Lake Russell. ...

08/03/09 - 11:47am

Kemp, Dodgers pound Braves

ATLANTA - Matt Kemp homered and matched a career high with five RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. Kemp had three hits, including a three-run homer in the fifth and a two-run single in the eighth as the Dodgers outhit the Braves 19-5. Andre Et...

08/02/09 - 11:52pm

Augustan hurt in I-20 wreck

An Augusta-area man was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital today after a car crash in Greensboro, Ga.

08/02/09 - 9:38pm

Preakness Stakes winner gets victory at Haskell Invitational

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Rachel Alexandra has done it again. The magnificent 3-year-old filly beat the boys for the second time in rolling to an easy victory in the $1.25 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Rachel Alexandra, the 1-2 favorite, overcame a sloppy track Sunday for her eighth cons...

08/02/09 - 6:36pm

Funk wins U.S. Senior Open in record fashion

CARMEL, Ind. -- Fred Funk has won the U.S. Senior Open in record fashion. Funk broke away from the pack early Sunday and shot 7-under 65 at Crooked Stick, winning by six strokes and setting a tournament record of 20 under. He entered the final round 13 under, one stroke ahead of Greg Norman and Jo...

08/02/09 - 6:12pm

Woman robbed at night deposit

An employee of the DOTS Fashions store at 3412 Washington Road was robbed at gunpoint while making a night deposit at the Wachovia Bank at 3440 Wrightsboro Road.

08/02/09 - 6:08pm

Woods wins Buick Open; Taylor ties for eighth

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Tiger Woods shot 3-under-par 69 in the final round of the Buick Open, winning the event for the third time in his career. Woods finished at 20-under 268, three shots ahead of Roland Thatcher (64), Greg Chalmers (68) and John Senden (70). Vaughn Taylor, of Evans, tied...

08/02/09 - 6:06pm

Sprint Cup race at Pocono postponed by rain

LONG POND, Pa. – The Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed because of rain and rescheduled for noon Monday. Heavy rain hit the track Sunday morning. It let up about an hour before the 2 p.m. start and the sky brightened for driver introductions. The rain returned about 3:30 and ...

08/02/09 - 4:30pm

Suspended police still being paid

ATLANTA — Twenty-six Atlanta police officers are listed as having been suspended for various reasons. The list includes 17 suspended officers who are still being paid, according to a report today in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

08/02/09 - 4:18pm

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Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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