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Authorities say man, 50, drowned in Augusta Canal

An autopsy has determined that the 50-year-old homeless man found dead in the Augusta Canal on Wednesday morning drowned. Several employees of Enterprise Mill discovered the body of Herman Johnson at about 7:40 a.m., according to Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen. His body was held by...

07/22/09 - 3:59pm

Cuts force teachers to scrounge for materials

Teachers may have to dig a little deeper into their own pockets this year if they want to outfit their classrooms with extras - or even necessities like the paper and pens that kids need every day.

07/22/09 - 8:21am

Man killed in interstate wreck Tuesday

One man was killed in an accident on Interstate 20 Tuesday afternoon near the McDuffie-Warren County line.

07/22/09 - 8:05am

Final report issued on synogogue plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board's final report on a 2007 plane crash has confirmed its earlier investigation that engine failure caused the accident.

07/22/09 - 7:56am

UGA summer enrollment drops

ATHENS, Ga. — Enrollment for the University of Georgia's summer semester fell 0.3 percent compared with last year's figures with 15,554 students in Athens and four satellite campuses. The university said 14,619 students are attending classes in Athens this summer - 10,021 undergraduate...

07/22/09 - 7:35am

New garrison commander at fort

After three years as the garrison commander of Fort Gordon, Col. John S. Holwick will turn the post over to Col. Glenn Kennedy at 9 a.m. Monday, it was announced this morning. Col. Holwick assumed command on August 17, 2006, and he has seen a transformation at Fort Gordon, including major construc...

01/08/10 - 2:23pm

UGA fixes broken sewer pipe

ATHENS, Ga. -- A broken sewer line at the University of Georgia that spilled raw sewage into Tanyard Creek on Monday is fixed. The Athens-Clarke Public Utilities Department finished replacing the 18-inch line Tuesday afternoon, Assistant Director Glenn Coleman said. About 8,600 gallons of sewage f...

07/22/09 - 7:05am

UGA cited for burning infected animal carcasses without permit

ATHENS, Ga. -- The state Environmental Protection Division has cited the University of Georgia for incinerating animal carcasses and tissues from animals infected with disease without the proper air-quality permit. The university has an EPD permit that authorizes workers to destroy animal tissues a...

07/22/09 - 7:03am

MCG to test sirens today

The Medical College of Georgia will perform the first test of the siren component of its emergency notification system between 10-11 a.m. today, according to a news release. Staff, students, faculty and visitors will hear several loud, steady siren tones - about the same decibel as a fire alarm - d...

06/01/10 - 8:37pm

Atlanta courthouse killer's defense tab put at $2.9 million

ATLANTA — A tally of public money spent in the Atlanta courthouse shootings shows it cost at least $2.9 million to defend Brian Nichols in the case. Nichols escaped on March 11, 2005, from the Fulton County Courthouse where he was on trial for rape. He murdered Judge Rowland Barnes, court sten...

07/22/09 - 6:41am

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