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Police arrest mom of child attacked by dogs

Richmond County sheriff's investigators arrested today the mother of a 2-year-old attacked by dogs late Friday.

07/14/09 - 4:50pm

Police find Mexico-grown marijuana in Doraville

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say a tractor-trailer filled with 2,462 pounds of marijuana from Mexico has been found in Doraville.

07/14/09 - 1:05pm

Woman in court today over dog issues

A woman who was caring for dogs that police say mauled a 2-year-old Augusta boy over the weekend will be in a Belvedere courtroom today involving some other dogs she looked after at a Belvedere residence. Magistrate Judge Roger Edmonds said Shirley Barnes will go before his court at 2 p.m. today in...

07/14/09 - 7:06pm

Grady Hospital to close outpatient dialysis unit

ATLANTA — Grady Memorial Hospital officials have approved a plan to close the outpatient dialysis unit and shift the patients to a private care provider. The Grady board instructed management to draft a contract with Fresenius, a major provider of dialysis services in the United States. It has...

07/14/09 - 12:27pm

Georgia schools showing annual yearly progress increase

ATLANTA — Georgia schools fared much better this year on federal benchmarks than last year, with nearly 80 percent passing muster. New data released by the state today shows Georgia is catching up after seeing performance on "adequate yearly progress" plummet last year because of lagging math ...

07/14/09 - 2:20pm

Local schools show AYP improvement

The number of local schools making adequate yearly progress increased this year, according to initial results released shortly before noon today. In Richmond County, 33 of 57 schools made AYP, up from 29 schools that met the federal benchmark this time a year ago, according to the Georgia Departmen...

01/08/10 - 5:31pm

Groups seek to block new law allowing rate hike for Vogtle job

ATLANTA — Opponents of a new law that would allow Georgia Power to charge ratepayers early for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro are trying to block the measure in court. An environmental group and a conservative foundation have filed separate lawsuit...

07/14/09 - 12:03pm

Baby left in parking space

An Augusta woman was arrested after leaving her infant outside an Evans fast-food restaurant, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. Harriett Hornsby Thomas, 27, of the 2400 block of Norton Drive, was charged Saturday with first-degree cruelty to children and abandonm...

07/14/09 - 3:28pm

Aiken County police looking for convenience store robbers

Police are searching for two men who robbed an Aiken County convenience store Monday night. The suspects entered the Eubanks Country Store in the 3500 block of Wagner Road around 9:15 p.m. Monday brandishing a handgun and demanding money, said Aiken County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Meyers. The men ...

07/14/09 - 11:20am

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