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18 schools' scores suspicious

Eighteen schools in Georgia – none in the Augusta area – made such drastic gains on state testing last year that their improvements were suspicious and warranted investigation, according to information released to The Augusta Chronicle today.

01/19/10 - 10:44pm

Atlanta Hawks announce deals with Bibby, Pachulia

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have made official new deals to re-sign unrestricted free agents Mike Bibby and Zaza Pachulia. Hawks coach Mike Woodson said the two are returning to "finish what we started" after leading the team to two straight playoff appearances. Terms of the deals, first reported ...

07/13/09 - 4:30pm

Toddler mauled by dogs improving, family says

The great-grandfather of a 2-year-old mauled by dogs over the weekend said this afternoon that the boy is showing signs of improvement. Bill Swint said Damien Chavous can now move his arms, legs and eyes, but he was still listed in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and C...

07/13/09 - 4:00pm

National Merit Scholars named

Three Aiken County students were announced as winners of the National Merit Scholarship today.

01/12/10 - 9:47pm

MCG cancer officials pleading for continued funding

ATLANTA -- Top administrators from the Medical College of Georgia and a pair of local legislators met this afternoon with senior Senate budget officials at the Capitol to plea for continued funding for the school’s cancer center....

07/13/09 - 4:12pm

Weather forecast for fall, winter: Probably cool, wetter than usual

ATHENS, Ga. -- El Niño is back, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed today, increasing the chances for a cool, wet fall and winter. The El Niño weather phenomenon, driven by warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific, can lead to a cloudy, damp winter i...

07/13/09 - 3:34pm

Atlanta area 3-year-old shoots self in stomach

FOREST PARK, Ga. — A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he shot himself in the stomach. Lt. Rebecca Brown with the Clayton County police department says the boy found the gun while his mother was asleep Sunday night at their Forest Park apartment. Brown said investigators...

07/13/09 - 2:22pm

Convenience store scores perfect 100 in restaurant inspection

When some people think of restaurants at gas stations, many of the elements of finding dining might not come to mind. But that didn't stop the Blimpie Subs & Salads at 2702 Wrightsboro Road inside a Circle K convenience store from recording a perfect 100 on its last restaurant inspection, as rep...

01/11/10 - 3:58pm

CNNMoney Web site ranks Martinez one of best small towns

Martinez is listed on the CNNMoney Web site today as one of the top 100 best small towns in America. The Columbia County community is ranked 63rd on the list for its low crime rate, gated communities, high-end homes, and its proximity to such large employers as Fort Gordon, the Savannah River Site ...

07/13/09 - 1:46pm

Martinez wreck ends with car in dining room

A wreck this morning ended with a Mercedes-Benz partly poking through the dining room wall of a Martinez home. Perren Stapp, of the 3600 block of Bay Pointe, Martinez, was traveling on Stagecoach Way when he hit two mailboxes, crossed the street and hit a Dodge pickup parked in front of a mailbox, ...

07/13/09 - 2:10pm

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