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Signal battalion changes commands

Leadership of two Signal Battalions will change on Friday and July 30. According to a news release today, the 442nd Signal Battalion will change hands at 8 a.m. Friday on Barton Field. Lt.Col. Kristin Ellis will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Edward Buck Jr. At 8 a.m. July 30, Lt. Col. James Donn...

07/20/09 - 9:08am

Where were you July 20, 1969?

Where were you when astronauts landed on the moon 40 years ago today? Share your comments with other readers. If you were not around back then, we would still like to hear your comments on the Apollo program and renewed efforts to return to the moon -- and beyond!...

07/20/09 - 10:16am

Vick freed today

HAMPTON, Va. — Suspended NFL star Michael Vick's federal dogfighting sentence ended today, freeing him to lobby for a return to the field. Vick's attorney, Lawrence Woodward, told The Associated Press outside Vick's suburban Virginia home that the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback...

07/20/09 - 9:28am

Gwinnett to limit double dipping

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett County is set to put limits on a practice often called "double dipping.' Such a practice allows employees to retire and receive a pension plus returning to work to earn a paycheck. According to county human resources records, in 2008, those employees earned $...

07/20/09 - 7:39am

Forty years later, moon mission not such a big deal, educators say

While it still inspires, today's generation not as interested in moon mission importance

01/19/10 - 10:47pm

James Brown Arena filled with SRS job seekers

The floor of the James Brown Arena was filled today with potential job seekers at a U.S. Department of Energy job fair.

01/19/10 - 1:21am

Autopsy scheduled for teen

An autopsy will be performed today on a teenage boy who drowned Saturday while swimming in Thurmond Lake at Wildwood Park near Appling, Columbia County Chief Deputy Coroner Bonnie Holloway said.

07/20/09 - 6:29am

For a number of reasons, Georgia unlikely to end machine voting

ATLANTA - Attorney Walker Chandler has a history of tilting at windmills, and many observers thought that's what he was doing Monday when he made oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court for scrapping the state's electronic voting machines. Chandler told the justices that using the h...

07/20/09 - 6:23am

UGA expecting more deep cuts

ATHENS, Ga. -- Barely two weeks into the state's new fiscal year, administrators at the University of Georgia and other public colleges are bracing for another round of state budget cuts. Gov. Sonny Perdue has not yet sent out any official directive, but he told state agencies late last month t...

07/20/09 - 6:18am

Overlook at SC lake closed today for road work

ANDERSON, S.C. — Some viewing areas at one of South Carolina's top recreation sites are going to be closed for a few days. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the South Carolina Overlook and Hartwell Dam Viewing Area in Anderson is closing on Monday for repaving. Officials say visitors...

07/20/09 - 6:09am

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