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Athens stalwart Vic Chesnutt dies

Well-known Athens recording artist Vic Chesnutt died late Friday, according to a release from his record label.

12/25/09 - 11:17pm

UGA to pay fine for burning waste

ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia will pay a $24,000 fine for burning medical and infectious waste in three on-campus incinerators, according to a proposed agreement from the state Environmental Protection Division. UGA also would have to obtain new permits from the state before burning...

12/25/09 - 11:05am

Holiday reprieve reunites confined soldier, infant son

FORT STEWART, Ga. -- An Army soldier arrested for skirting overseas deployment to care for her infant son has been reunited with the boy for the holiday season, according to her attorney. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, had been confined to Hunter Army Airfield ...

12/25/09 - 10:53am

Jan. 7 open house to discuss Wrightsboro Road widening

An open house will be held by the Georgia Department of Transportation on Jan. 7 to discuss the proposed widening of a portion of Wrightsboro Road. Officials plan to widen and reconstruct the road from Jimmy Dyess Parkway to the Bobby Jones Expressway ramps near the Augusta Mall, according to a Dep...

12/25/09 - 10:45am

690th Medical Company returning to Ga. post

FORT BENNING, Ga. — A medical company from Fort Benning which has been serving in Iraq is supposed to arrive home on Christmas Day. The Fort Benning public affairs office says about 70 soldiers assigned to the 690th Medical Co. are scheduled to arrive on Friday at the military post in west Geo...

12/25/09 - 10:41am

In online plea of cyberbegging, man makes pitch for holiday help

Deep in the wilderness of the World Wide Web, tucked between a spammy ad for a health-care savings card and a rambling post about “authentic Christianity,” you’ll find a man’s Hail Mary for help.

12/25/09 - 11:34am

Man dies; 10 pounds of marijuana thrown from SUV

A Jacksonville man who fled a road check died Wednesday night when he was thrown from a vehicle on U.S. 1 north of Folkston, Georgia State Patrol Capt. Robert Phillips said. Desmond Winkfield, 37, of the 2600 block of Martha Street, died at the scene when the 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe skidded out of con...

12/25/09 - 10:18am

Athens singer-songwriter Chesnutt in coma

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt lapsed into a coma today, according to several reports, though family and friends would not say what caused it. Chesnutt, 45, uses a wheelchair and is partially paralyzed from a car crash that he was involved in when he was 18. Reports about Ch...

12/24/09 - 10:36pm

Parents arrested after Ga. baby's bones broken

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Marietta woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after their 2-month-old daughter was found to have 20 broken bones and a skull fracture. Cobb County police officials tell the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 32-year-old Kevin Straight is charged with second-degree cruel...

12/24/09 - 10:36pm

Senate approves U.S. marshal for Southern District

The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Stephen James Smith to be U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia. President Barack Obama nominated Smith in September. Smith is a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department. During his tenure with the Savannah department, he rose to...

12/24/09 - 8:32pm
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