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Georgia state school board to meet to discuss teacher furloughs

ATLANTA — The state Board of Education has called a meeting for next week to adopt measures that would pave the way for school districts to furlough teachers and other employees. The board will meet Tuesday at 8 a.m. to consider waivers to the number of days the state requires each school dis...

07/24/09 - 7:20am

Expect detours at Wheeler Road exit soon

Certain drivers will no longer be able use two exit ramps at Wheeler Road and Bobby Jones Expressway in the coming weeks.

07/24/09 - 7:09am

Shooting reported at River Glen Apartments

Richmond County sheriff's deputies were called to a late-night shooting report at River Glen Apartments on 201 E. Telfair St. According to a Richmond County dispatcher, the shooting happened at about 10:20 p.m. An ambulance has been called to the apartment complex, but the coroner was not....

07/24/09 - 12:11am

Minimum wage goes up Friday to $7.25 an hour

Some worry the move will cost consumers in higher prices.

07/24/09 - 12:11am

Vick may return after 4-game suspension, ESPN reports

RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Vick might soon discover just who's interested in giving him a second chance. ESPN reported on its Web site tonight that an anonymous source said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had decided on a conditional reinstatement that would allow Vick to attend training camp...

07/23/09 - 10:05pm

Clinic coming to Harrisburg

With help from the city government and some of the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood’s unspent campaign funds, Harrisburg will soon have a neighborhood walk-in clinic for under- and uninsured residents, allowing them to keep up with their health and hopefully keeping them out of emergency rooms fo...

01/21/10 - 12:43am

Move would allow QB to attend camp if he signs with a team

RICHMOND, Va. – Michael Vick might soon discover just who's interested in giving him a second chance. Two people familiar with the meeting confirmed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Vick, agent Joel Segal and two other members of the suspended quarterback's team met Wednesday at a secur...

07/23/09 - 8:57pm

3 on Aiken 'deadbeat dad' list located

AIKEN -- Three men on a "Deadbeat Dads" list that the Aiken County Sheriff's Office released Wednesday have now been located. In one case, Aiken County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Myers said police acted on a tip and were able to arrest John Allen Odom Sr. on a family court bench warrant. Mr. Odom&...

07/23/09 - 9:00pm

SC has received $442 million in stimulus money

South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom announced today that agencies and programs in his state have now received $442 million in federal stimulus money....

07/23/09 - 7:26pm

First round to start in evening

NEW YORK – The NFL is making its already popular draft even more television-friendly, moving the first round to Thursday night. Next year's draft will switch from a two-day, weekend format to a three-day event with the opening round in prime time for the first time. The NFL said Thursday ...

07/23/09 - 6:35pm

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Faces of Survival: Breast Cancer Awareness Month series

Breast cancer has touched thousands of families across the Augusta area. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring ...
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