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Counselor faces battery charge

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Cobb County high school counselor faces charges of sexual battery. Cobb County police spokesman Joseph Hernandez says police arrested 45-year-old Frank Robinson, who works at Lassiter High School as a counselor. Police say a student accused Robinson of inappropriately touchi...

12/21/09 - 12:15am

Georgia holiday travel to drop

ATLANTA — Holiday travel is rebounding this season across the country but remains depressed in Georgia. AAA Auto Club South estimates that 87.7 million Americans will travel during the Christmas/New Year's Holiday, from Wednesday through Jan. 3. That's up over last year, and regional ...

12/21/09 - 12:14am

Members of Nuwaubian sect seek York's release from prison

ATHENS, Ga. – Followers of convicted child molester and sect leader Dwight "Malachi" York are bombarding officials at a federal maximum security lock-up with fake documents that seek to free him from a 135-year prison term. The documents, some stamped by Athens-Clarke notaries, claim York has been falsely imprisoned since 2004 and should be released because he is an African diplomat, officials said.

12/21/09 - 12:14am

Gonzalez's late TD leads Falcons past Jets 10-7

Tony Gonzalez caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan on a fourth-down play with 1:38 remaining, lifting the Atlanta Falcons to a 10-7 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

12/20/09 - 6:02pm

Fire destroys Georgia church

CARNESVILLE, Ga. — An arson unit is investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a northeast Georgia church. The office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine said in a statement that a fire about 4:30 a.m. today destroyed the 600-seat church at the Refuge Baptist Camp i...

12/19/09 - 6:28pm

Savannah mayor unhurt in fire

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah's mayor had a close call when his home caught fire. WTOC-TV reports that Mayor Otis Johnson's longtime girlfriend, Shevon Carr, arrived home and saw the fire. She woke the mayor, who was taking a nap when the fire started about 5:30 p.m. Friday. The two called...

12/19/09 - 4:53pm

Third-ranked Jaguars set school record with victory

Senior center Alex Smith scored a season-high 28 points to help lead No. 3 Augusta State to a 90-70 win over Emmanuel College today at Christenberry Fieldhouse. With the victory, Augusta State improved to 9-0 and set the school record for best start to a season. Senior guard Ben Madgen added 20 po...

12/19/09 - 4:47pm

Several arrests made at motel

Acting on complaints, Columbia County sheriff’s investigators conducted a two-day operation at the Super 8 motel at 456 Park West Drive near Interstate 20, which resulted in seven pandering arrests and two drug arrests.

12/19/09 - 5:25pm

Arson suspected in mill fire

HONEA PATH, S.C. — Investigators say a fire at a vacant South Carolina textile mill was intentionally set. Several fire departments responded and quickly got the Friday-morning blaze at the Chiquola Mill in Honea Path under control. Half of the warehouse burned to the ground, but the flames di...

12/19/09 - 2:46pm

90,000 power outages are reported in the Carolinas

Some residents in the Carolinas are digging out from a weekend storm that blanketed many areas with snow, ice and freezing rain, and thousands woke up today to a chilly morning with no electricity. Tens of thousands of power outages were reported in North and South Carolina. Duke Energy and Progres...

12/19/09 - 2:14pm
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