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Gulf War pilot's remains returning to Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The remains Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher are being returned to his Florida home, 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991.

08/13/09 - 8:12am

Details released on North Augusta plane crash

Federal Aviation officials said the pilot who crashed his plane into a North Augusta roadway Sunday had departed from Twin Lakes Airport.

08/13/09 - 7:53am

SC man dies after being stunned with Taser

GREENWOOD, S.C. - A 53-year-old South Carolina man has died after a Greenwood County sheriff's deputy shocked him with a Taser.

08/13/09 - 7:50am

Civil rights leaders gather to discuss Troy Davis case

ATLANTA - A group of civil rights leaders is gathering in Atlanta to discuss the case of a convicted death row inmate who says he is innocent and should be spared from execution.

08/13/09 - 7:44am

Augusta area unemployment benefit claims rise in July

The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that 3,854 laid off Augusta area workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in July, an 18 percent increase over June claims. Statewide, there were 93,988 unemployment insurance initial claims, a 5.9 percent increase from...

08/13/09 - 1:27pm

UGA to see 6,300 new students this fall

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia is expecting more than 6,300 new undergraduate students this fall.

08/13/09 - 7:34am

SC governor leads talks on possible budget cuts

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's beleaguered governor is presiding over a meeting where more than $200 million could be chopped from the state's budget.

08/13/09 - 7:06am

3rd man arrested in Vernon Forrest killing

ATLANTA - A 30-year-old man who authorities say was wearing a wig when he was arrested was charged Wednesday night in the robbery and shooting death of ex-boxing champion Vernon Forrest.

08/13/09 - 7:04am

Flash flood warning issued

The National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C., has issued a flash flood warning for much of the Augusta area. The warning is in effect for Richmond, Columbia and McDuffie counties until 3:45 a.m. Thursday. More than 2 inches of rain has fallen in an hour in some places, according to the weat...

08/13/09 - 1:03am

LaRoche hits 2 HRs, Braves top Nats 6-2

ATLANTA -- Adam LaRoche gave the Braves the lead with a seventh-inning homer, his second of the game, and Atlanta continued its second-half surge by beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday night.

08/12/09 - 10:53pm

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Charges for sex offender

A man convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, who then went to prison for child molestation in south Georgia is back behind bars.
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