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4 sentenced in Atlanta sex trafficking

ATLANTA - Four people were sentenced today in federal court in Atlanta for participating in sex trafficking in an organization targeting young Mexican women. Juan Cortes-Meza was sentenced to 16 years, 8 months in prison; Raul Cortes-Meza was sentenced to 10 years in prison; Edison Wagner ...

04/28/10 - 3:37pm

Hit the trail

Mountain biking enthusiasts have a wealth of trails to explore in the Augusta area. They'll have plenty of company next week when the International Mountain Bike Association is set to stage its biannual summit in Augusta. We have an introduction to the support in Thursday's Applause.


04/28/10 - 4:24pm

Court rules against ex-deputy in beating

A woman who said she was beaten and pepper-sprayed unjustly by a former Richmond County sheriff's deputy in 2005 was awarded more than $100,000 in damages last month. After Charles McDowell, a former deputy, failed to appear in court to challenge the allegations in the lawsuit several times, th...

04/28/10 - 2:51pm

NRC panel delays Yucca deadline

LAS VEGAS  - A Nuclear Regulatory Commission panel has pushed back to June 30 the deadline to decide if a plan to build a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada should be shut down. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on Tuesday called a June 1 date set by the NRC "infeasible." The safety and ...

04/28/10 - 2:25pm

Mickelson explains doughnut drive-thru

 "My kids wanted doughnuts ... It was a little chilly, so I threw on a jacket and went through the drive-thru," Masters champ said Wednesday.

04/28/10 - 4:51pm

Augusta main library closes Friday

The main branch of Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will close at the end of business Friday in preparation for the June 25 grand opening of its new facility.Books checked out from the main branch won't be due until the new 823 Telfair St. facility opens June 25, but patrons may return books a...

04/28/10 - 1:42pm

First Bank of Georgia parent posts income growth

Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Inc. records $838,000 profit in the first quarter.

07/16/10 - 8:50pm

More Ga. gubernatorial candidates qualify

ATLANTA -- Roy Barnes, Karen Handel, Ray McBerry and David Poythress all formally qualified this morning to be on the July primary ballot for governor. Handel chose to alert the press and hold a brief rally on the Capitol steps. Fellow GOP candidate McBerry held a smaller rally without TV camer...

04/28/10 - 12:22pm

Student suspended for cell phone images

A Westside High School special needs student has been suspended for the rest of this school year and next after authorities say they found pictures on his cell phone of marijuana, money and the student showing gang signs, according to tribunal results released today. The incident was reported on Mar...

04/28/10 - 10:38am

Artist Jim Harrison at weekend benefit

A South Carolina artist and author will make an appearance in Augusta this weekend for a special cause. Jim Harrison, whose artwork encompasses scenes of rural America, will sign and donate a print of his work as a fundraising item for Julie's House, a Columbia County shelter for homeless women and ...

04/28/10 - 10:21am
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