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Family friend injured; Obama leaves golf game abruptly

KAILUA, Hawaii — An administration official said a child of an Obama family friend was injured today, prompting the president to abruptly end a golf game and speed home. An ambulance was seen speeding toward their compound. White House aides said the speedy departure and return to the presid...

12/28/09 - 6:42pm

Georgia drops Texas A&M 44-20 in Indy Bowl

Joe Cox threw two touchdown passes, Caleb King added two rushing scores and Georgia beat Texas A&M 44-20 on Monday in the Independence Bowl.

12/28/09 - 10:36pm

Perdue, Perry wager over Georgia-Texas bowl game

Gov. Sonny Perdue is so confident that his Bulldogs will defeat Texas A&M in the Independence Bowl that he's placed a bet with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

12/28/09 - 6:05pm

Texas Tech suspends coach indefinitely

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Tech suspended Mike Leach from all duties as head football coach today and named defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill as interim head coach for Saturday’s Alamo Bowl against Michigan State. A statement Tech issued this afternoon said the university recently received a ...

12/28/09 - 6:35pm

Augusta sells $30.55 million in bonds

The city of Augusta has sold $30.55 million in bonds for projects in the sixth special-purpose sales tax package, with a 1.97 percent effective interest rate through Robert W. Baird & Co., according to Assistant Finance Director Tim Schroer. Because of the city’s stable economy, financial ...

12/28/09 - 5:36pm

River locks closed for repairs

The locks at New Savannah Bluff were closed today to all boat traffic. “It broke again,” said Augusta Port Authority Chairman Frank Carl. “It’s the hydraulics.” Repairs are already being evaluated, he said, and will be managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the...

12/28/09 - 5:11pm

Options abound in recycling your old Christmas tree

Your Christmas tree can have a second life as a fish habitat. Through Jan. 5, you can drop off your real Christmas tree (no artificial trees) at Riverside Middle School, 1095 Furys Ferry Road in Evans. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sink the trees around fishing piers in Thurmond Lake to im...

12/28/09 - 6:26pm

Advance voting at three sites continues through Thursday

Advance voting for the District 22 state Senate election in Richmond County began today and will continue through Thursday.

12/28/09 - 8:22pm

Well-known SRS ecologist Whit Gibbons wins honor

Senior research ecologist emeritus Whit Gibbons of the Savannah River Ecology Lab was honored recently as recipient of the Clarence E. Watson award. The honor, presented at the Georgia Aquarium during the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2009 Conference, was given for Dr. Gibb...

12/28/09 - 3:14pm

Hephzibah man slain in Tampa; Suspect in jail, another sought

Police in Tampa, Fla., said today they are continuing to search for a suspect in last week’s fatal shooting of a Richmond County man. Andrew Alan Jones, 21, of Hephzibah, was shot Dec. 20, and pronounced dead the following day at Tampa General Hospital, authorities said. His funeral was schedu...

12/28/09 - 2:13pm
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