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Cobb teen gets life sentence for killing man who asked directions

Ga. teen sentenced in shooting of lost motorist ATLANTA - A Marietta teenager has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of shooting to death a lost motorist who had stopped to ask him directions. Avery Bryant, 19, was found guilty by a Fulton County jury Thursday on charges of felo...

04/04/10 - 3:31pm

Big Ga. Easter egg hunt ends after many years

HOMER, Ga. - A long-running community Easter egg hunt once billed as the world's largest won't be held this year.

04/02/10 - 1:46pm

FBI warns that letters to governors could stir violence

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford are among those receiving letters from an extremist group demanding they step down.


04/04/10 - 3:21pm

Police seek victims of Appling mail thefts

Columbia County police are looking for potential victims of a newspaper delivery carrier whom they suspect in mail thefts in the Appling area. Police arrested Matthew Shaffer, 27, of the 3800 block of Suan Drive in Appling, early this morning. He is charged with misdemeanor theft by taking, although...

04/02/10 - 10:12am

Former SC cop arrested

DARLINGTON, S.C. - A former South Carolina police officer has been arrested and charged with misconduct in office and petit larceny. The Morning News of Florence reported that former Darlington officer Farrell A. Bethea of McColl was arrested by the State Law Enforcement Division ...

04/02/10 - 9:04am

Commission recommends removing Ga. judge

MACON, Ga. - Georgia's Judicial Qualifications Commission has recommended that Twiggs County Probate Judge Kenneth E. Fowler should be removed from the bench.

04/02/10 - 8:56am

Ga. official retires after probe

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the retirement of an official who was the subject of an investigation involving accounting practices. The DOT said former department treasurer Earl Mahfuz had just qualified for maximum retirement benefits when he retired effective Thu...

04/02/10 - 8:53am

Ex-coach to speak on Alzheimer's

Hall of Fame football coach Frank Broyles will speak during Masters Week about his late wife's battle against Alzheimer's disease. Broyles, a former University of Arkansas  football coach and athletic director, will give a talk -- Alzheimer's disease: A Family Affair -- from ...

04/02/10 - 6:54pm

Georgia attorney general candidates differ with Thurbert Baker

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two Republicans running to be Georgia's top lawyer said Thursday they would have asked the courts to throw out health care reform.


04/02/10 - 5:41am

Broun rips health law, Democrats

CARNESVILLE, Ga. - If Republicans take over Congress and the presidency by 2014, before many of the new health care law's provisions take effect, they will repeal it, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun says.

04/02/10 - 5:31am
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