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Perdue furloughs teachers, state workers

ATLANTA — Georgia carved more money from its thinning state budget today as Gov. Sonny Perdue for the first time called on Georgia's 128,000 teachers to take three unpaid furlough days and ordered 3 percent funding cuts for Medicaid and public schools....

07/21/09 - 10:21pm

McCormick deputy arrested

A McCormick County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with harassment, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

07/21/09 - 5:55pm

Wreck slows I-20 traffic in McDuffie

A serious accident involving injuries is slowing Interstate 20 traffic on the McDuffie-Warren county line this afternoon. The accident occured in the eastbound lane near mile marker 168, authorities said. The accident reconstruction team from the Georgia State Patrol is involved and traffic delays...

07/21/09 - 7:29pm

Doctors Hospital says new patient tower enhances service

C. Shayne George is not the interior decorator in his family - his wife is - but he sounds a little like one as he shows off the new entrance and patient tower at Doctors Hospital....

01/07/10 - 12:25pm

Richmond school budget deficit up to $7.6 million, Bedden says

Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden announced today the school system's projected shortfall has grown to $7.6 million. He made the statement after hearing state financial news in a conference call with Gov. Sonny Perdue this afternoon. The governor told superintendents he will announce ...

07/21/09 - 7:32pm

Get ready: The Applause Singer-Songwriter voting starts on Thursday

The entries are in for this year’s Applause Singer-Songwriter Contest, and it's almost time for the voting to begin. There are 67 entries, running the gamut from sweet spirituals to hard rock. That's the most contestants since 2004, when there were 94 entries seeking the title as Augus...

07/21/09 - 4:28pm

Edgefield schools ordered by state to clean up dump site

School system was told to clean up and close an unlicensed landfill on county-owned property near Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School.

07/21/09 - 2:57pm

Atlanta MARTA station evacuated after package found

ATLANTA — MARTA officials say train service is resuming today at Atlanta's Buckhead station after an hourlong evacuation because of a suspicious package. MARTA spokeswoman Andrea Coleman says the package found about 11 a.m. was determined to be safe. She said trains were not allowed into ...

07/21/09 - 12:26pm

New study shows recession in Ga. hurting male workers most

The recession in Georgia has been particularly tough on working men, a state Labor Department study says. Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the study released today indicates a large loss of jobs in male-dominated professions, such as construction and manufacturing....

07/21/09 - 11:57am

Augusta's Ironman event already full

The ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta, scheduled for Sept. 27, is no longer accepting entries.

07/21/09 - 2:36pm

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