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Artists march on Georgia Capitol

ATLANTA - Hundreds of artists converged on the Georgia Capitol calling on state officials to restore funding for the arts. Protesters said today that arts funding is vital to the state's economy. The House last week approved a state budget plan that eliminated the Georgia Council for the Arts. ...

04/20/10 - 10:46am

Ga. death penalty changes loom

ATLANTA - A Senate panel has approved changes to Georgia's death penalty laws that could open the door to a legal challenge. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted last week to remove a rule that requires the Georgia Supreme Court to review whether a death penalty sentence is proportionate to the...

04/19/10 - 8:06am

Aiken crash kills motorcyclist

An early morning motorcycle crash has left a 20 year old Aiken man dead. According to a news release from the Aiken County Coroner's Office, Douglas Drew Allen, of Vanderbilt Drive, was pronounced dead at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital at 4:55 a.m.  Allen was involv...

04/20/10 - 10:41am

Two injured in Columbia County accident

Two people were injured today in an accident on Washington Road near Clarks Hill Road. Columbia County sheriff's Deputy David Herrity said the driver of a 1999 GMC Jimmy had fallen asleep and overcorrected when the vehicle went off the road and onto the shoulder. The vehicle then flipped several tim...

04/17/10 - 7:33pm

Former Fort Stewart soldier dismissed over threats

BAGHDAD - The Army has dismissed a soldier who threatened fellow troops and sent the Pentagon a violent rap song he wrote to protest his Iraq redeployment orders, officials said today. The dismissal for misconduct means Spc. Marc A. Hall will avoid criminal charges but lose all military benefits ear...

04/17/10 - 4:58pm

Georgia couple aiding Afghan farmers

An Oglethorpe County couple will spend the next year far from their farm outside Lexington, across the globe in Afghanistan.

04/19/10 - 11:08am

Weekend brings a wealth of fun

There is a full slate of festivals, performances and events to fill the weekend. Here's a sampling.

04/16/10 - 4:06pm

Ga. Tech wants music doctorates

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech may soon offer a PhD in music technology, if Regents agree next week.

04/16/10 - 3:54pm

TB case prompts screenings

The East Central Health District in Augusta is conducting checks for tuberculosis among some residents of Richmond Summit after a 74-year-old former resident was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.About 20 residents are getting skin tests or in some cases precautionary lung x-rays to check...

04/16/10 - 3:20pm

Teen pleads guilty in '08 slaying case

An Augusta teen has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and other charges in connection to a 2008 home invasion and murder in Grovetown....

04/17/10 - 8:20am
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