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Parade to close Blue Ridge Drive Wednesday

The northern end of Blue Ridge Drive in Evans will be closed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The closure will happen between Evans To Locks Road and Fairfield Way for the Lakeside High School Homecoming Parade, according to a Columbia County Traffic Engineering press release. Detours will be in pl...

10/23/09 - 7:24am

Fulton schools trim classroom days to save money

ATLANTA — The Fulton County school board has trimmed the number of classroom days from 180 to 177. The board voted for the change Thursday night for the 88,000-student district to save an estimated $1.1 million in the next school year. The change is for one year only while board members gauge ...

10/23/09 - 7:16am

SRS group awards school grants

Savannah River Remediation, the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, will award 15 area schools grants totaling $15,000 to provide funding for innovative approaches to teaching science and mathematics....

10/23/09 - 7:13am

Murder suspect gets life in prison

An Augusta murder suspect was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. Antonio Jones, who was on trial for the murder of 23-year-old Eladio Gonzalez, waived his right to a jury trial this week in exchange for the state not seeking the death penalty, Richmond County District Attorney Ash...

10/23/09 - 7:09am

Athens plane crash victims identified

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two people were killed when a single-engine antique airplane crashed Thursday in a residential neighborhood shortly after taking off from Athens-Ben Epps Airport. The 1957 Fuji LM-1 crashed in the backyard of a home at 265 Johnson Drive, a residential street not far from the Athens P...

10/23/09 - 10:50am

SC police chiefs gather for annual conference

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Police chiefs from across South Carolina are gathering to get updates from state authorities and participate in a four-day annual leadership conference. The South Carolina Police Chiefs Association is meeting in North Myrtle Beach today. They'll hear from the St...

10/23/09 - 4:55am

Plans move ahead to rebuild Georgia Theatre in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Theatre cleared its first hurdle to reopening this week when an Athens-Clarke County board approved plans to rebuild the burned nightclub. The county Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved owner Wilmot Greene's proposal to rebuild the famed music venue....

10/23/09 - 4:48am

High Museum gets 300 new works of art

ATLANTA — The High Museum of Art has acquired 300 new works recently, including the museum's first paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir. The Atlanta museum's collection will now include "Woman Arranging Her Hat" and "Still-Life with Apples," both painted by the impressionist around 1890...

10/23/09 - 4:35am

High Museum gets 300 new works of art

ATLANTA — The High Museum of Art has acquired 300 new works recently, including the museum's first paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir. The Atlanta museum's collection will now include "Woman Arranging Her Hat" and "Still-Life with Apples," both painted by the impressionist around 1890...

10/23/09 - 4:35am

SC Episcopal bishop calls for prayer, fasting today

CHARLESTON, S.C — The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is calling for prayer as the diocese considers its position with the national church. Bishop Mark Lawrence called on clergy and laity in the diocese to spend today in fasting and prayer asking for God's guidance. The ...

10/23/09 - 4:33am
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