Latest News

  • Syndicate content

Athens men thwart burglary with trick

Two men thwarted a burglary in East Athens early Wednesday when one pretended to be a cop and yelled "freeze" at thieves who were leaving a home with flat-screen TVs and other belongings.

07/09/09 - 7:44am

Dean of MCG Athens campus hires former colleague for post

A nationally recognized expert in evidence-based medicine will become associate dean for curriculum at the medical campus the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia are starting in Athens.

07/09/09 - 7:39am

Sugar plant said to lack exit training before 2008 fire

SAVANNAH -- Imperial Sugar Co. failed to show many workers at its local plant how to escape during a fire prior to a 2008 tragedy that killed 14 people and injured many more, federal interview reports indicate. At least 20 of the dead and injured in the Feb. 8 incident suffered severe burns and wer...

07/09/09 - 7:27am

UGA Foundation dips into reserves for academics

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia Foundation will dip into its reserves to provide $533,000 for academic programs deemed worthy by the school's top administrators, including need-based student scholarships.

07/09/09 - 7:25am

Oxendine returns insurance contributions

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has returned $120,000 that was funneled into his gubernatorial campaign by two insurance firms.

07/09/09 - 7:20am

Zoo Atlanta has raised $40K so far to keep pandas

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta has raised more than $40,000 in the month since it announced a fundraising campaign to help keep its giant pandas.

07/09/09 - 7:18am

8-year-old SC girl shot twice in head, killed

CHESNEE, S.C. - A man put an 8-year-old girl in a headlock Wednesday and shot her to death, then shot himself in the stomach, authorities said.

07/09/09 - 7:14am

California man arrested on grounds of Augusta National

Deputies arrested a California man Wednesday after he was caught walking around the Augusta National Golf Course and taking pictures. Evan Craig Faulkner, of Cardiff By The Sea near San Diego, is charged with criminal trespass, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. Mr. Faulk...

07/09/09 - 7:02am

Shoulder injury sidelines Strickland

Georgia guard Tanner Strickland will miss the 2009 season with a shoulder injury. Tanner, a sophomore, will need surgery following an injury to his right shoulder in offseason workouts. Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson said today a full recovery is expected for Tanner. Tanner was li...

07/08/09 - 9:51pm

Ruiz on top by one shot

Jerry Ruiz began playing golf tournaments in the U.S. for the first time two summers ago. The Puebla, Mexico, native hopes the exposure lands him a college scholarship offer in the states. Ruiz graduated high school in his home country in June, and hopes to have an offer by the end of the summer. ...

07/08/09 - 9:18pm

Search Augusta jobs