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Richmond school board meets today

The Richmond County Board of Education will hold a series of meetings this afternoon. At 1:45, the board will hold a special called meeting to consider approving a rezoning plan for Tubman Middle School and a plan to rezone Lamar and Milledge elementary schools. The second plan would eventually cre...

01/08/10 - 1:23pm

Four deputies suspended after they wreck chasing motorcycle

DARIEN, Ga. -- Four McIntosh County deputies who totaled their patrol cars Saturday while chasing a motorcycle on Interstate 95 likely violated department procedure, Sheriff Steve Jessup said Monday. "Our guys did not follow our written policy on hot pursuit," Jessup said. "It's in our standard...

05/12/09 - 2:53pm

Aiken to discuss increasing cost for school lunches

The Aiken County School Board will discuss increasing meal prices 15 cents for the next school year at today's meeting. The price of lunch was raised 10 cents this past school year. All schools currently charge $1.35 for breakfast. Elementary lunch is $1.75; middle and high school lunch is $1.90...

01/08/10 - 11:38am

Savannah mental health facility will remain open

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah will remain open under a revised plan developed by state officials for mental health services in the region. The local site will retain 20 of 35 acute psychiatric beds along with 32 new crisis stabilization beds under Dr. Frank Shelp, commissioner o...

05/12/09 - 2:34pm

March storm debris still litters Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke workers still are cleaning up the city more than two months after a major snowstorm knocked over hundreds of trees and left debris everywhere. The cleanup effort should wrap up by the end of the month. It is expected to cost taxpayers more than $100,000. Solid Waste Di...

05/12/09 - 2:31pm

Fort Gordon contract awarded for new modular barracks

An Ocilla, Ga., contractor was the recipient of a $28 million contract for the construction of modular barracks, classrooms and a new dining hall at Fort Gordon, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps’ Savannah District awarded the contract May 1 to PPSC/FBS Joint Venture for...

05/12/09 - 5:18am

Cops warned rival professor Zinkhan had map to her home

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke police, who have been reviewing an autopsy report from the GBI Crime Lab near Atlanta, will hold another news conference at 9 a.m. today to wrap up the case. A University of Georgia colleague of George Zinkhan III remains convinced the triple murderer planned to kill he...

05/12/09 - 9:32am

Prof feared Zinkhan had another target

A University of Georgia colleague of George Zinkhan III remains convinced the triple murderer planned to kill her as well in a rampage two weeks ago. Authorities told UGA associate professor Barbara Carroll on May 1 she may want to go into hiding, soon after discovering that Zinkhan, on the day bef...

05/11/09 - 11:25pm

Man charged in theft of pants, cash

A 23-year-old man was arrested today on charges he robbed another man of $1,600 and his pants at gunpoint in April.

05/11/09 - 10:29pm

Johnston man faces sex charges

A Johnston, S.C., man has been arrested and charged with a pair of crimes after the alleged molestation of a girl over the weekend.

05/11/09 - 10:24pm

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