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QB says he'll remain retired

Favre called Vikings coach Brad Childress today to tell the coach he won't be coming out of retirement to play for Minnesota.

07/28/09 - 8:41pm

A look ahead as Ga. tax-free shopping starts Thursday

Georgia’s annual sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ends at midnight Sunday. It provides exemption from both state and local sales taxes for certain items, including clothing, personal computers and general school supplies, up to certain amounts, according to the Georgia Depart...

07/28/09 - 6:15pm

Georgia'A quick loon insider's

------------------ Tax-Free Shopping Georgia’s sales tax holiday starts Thursday and ends Sunday. The following items are eligible for state and local tax exemption: Articles of clothing: Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item. Accessories such as handbags, umbrell...

07/28/09 - 6:07pm

Aiken to get nearly $600,000 in stimulus funds for police officers

The Aiken Department of Public Safety will receive more than a half million dollars in stimulus funds for four new officers.

07/28/09 - 3:41pm

Homeless man reports someone shot him

A 27-year-old homeless man was shot four times Monday night while sitting inside his vehicle in the 2000 block of Third Avenue. Christopher Ciechan told deputies that someone approached him from behind and began shooting, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said. The victim said he fled to the...

07/28/09 - 7:16pm

Forrest memorial planned for Saturday

A memorial service for Vernon Forrest will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at James Brown Arena, his family said Tuesday. Flowers should be sent to W.H. Mays Funeral Home, 1221 James Brown Blvd., and donations should be made in his name to The Augusta Boxing Club, 1929 Walton Way. The funeral is schedu...

07/28/09 - 7:27pm

Partial parking garage collapse in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Authorities in Alpharetta say at least part of a parking deck at a medical facility has collapsed.

07/28/09 - 3:15pm

Atlanta police continue search for killer of Vernon Forrest

Atlanta police said today they continue to review information and run down leads in the weekend shooting death of boxing champion Vernon Forrest, an Augusta native. Atlanta Police Detective Lt. Keith Meadows told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his agency is sorting through multiple leads tha...

07/28/09 - 3:13pm

Columbia County to review rules on roadside memorials

Columbia County officials are planning to review an ordinance requiring roadside memorials to be removed after a year. At today's Public Works Services Committee meeting, officials discussed a request from a resident to remove a Mullikin Road memorial for Christian Giles, 24. Mrs. Giles died Ju...

07/28/09 - 3:02pm

Father of college star Tim Tebow will speak in Aiken

AIKEN -- Bob Tebow, father of University of Florida football standout Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker at an Aiken Baptist Association men’s ministry event next month. The gathering will take place at Millbrook Baptist Church, in Aiken, on Aug. 11, starting with a 5:45 p.m. fish fry and fo...

07/28/09 - 2:54pm

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