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Second perfect game, no-hitter broken up in sixth by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – Chicago White Sox ace Mark Buehrle set a major league record by retiring 45 consecutive batters. Coming off a perfect game in his last start against Tampa Bay, Buehrle retired the first 17 Minnesota Twins batters tonight to surpass the record of 41 in a row set by San Francisco&#...

07/28/09 - 10:05pm

Flu expert's forecast is bleak

ATHENS, Ga. — An international gathering of influenza and immunology experts shared promising research Tuesday on new insights into how the immune system reacts to flu and potential new approaches to combating it.

07/28/09 - 9:47pm

Massaquoi, Cleveland reach deal

Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi has signed with the Cleveland Browns. Massaquoi, the 50th overall selection in the NFL Draft, agreed to terms today, the Browns announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Massaquoi ranked fourth on the school list at Georgia, where he recorded 158 catches for 2,28...

07/28/09 - 7:12pm

QB says he'll remain retired

Favre called Vikings coach Brad Childress today to tell the coach he won't be coming out of retirement to play for Minnesota.

07/28/09 - 8:41pm

A look ahead as Ga. tax-free shopping starts Thursday

Georgia’s annual sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ends at midnight Sunday. It provides exemption from both state and local sales taxes for certain items, including clothing, personal computers and general school supplies, up to certain amounts, according to the Georgia Depart...

07/28/09 - 6:15pm

Georgia'A quick loon insider's

------------------ Tax-Free Shopping Georgia’s sales tax holiday starts Thursday and ends Sunday. The following items are eligible for state and local tax exemption: Articles of clothing: Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item. Accessories such as handbags, umbrell...

07/28/09 - 6:07pm

Aiken to get nearly $600,000 in stimulus funds for police officers

The Aiken Department of Public Safety will receive more than a half million dollars in stimulus funds for four new officers.

07/28/09 - 3:41pm

Homeless man reports someone shot him

A 27-year-old homeless man was shot four times Monday night while sitting inside his vehicle in the 2000 block of Third Avenue. Christopher Ciechan told deputies that someone approached him from behind and began shooting, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said. The victim said he fled to the...

07/28/09 - 7:16pm

Forrest memorial planned for Saturday

A memorial service for Vernon Forrest will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at James Brown Arena, his family said Tuesday. Flowers should be sent to W.H. Mays Funeral Home, 1221 James Brown Blvd., and donations should be made in his name to The Augusta Boxing Club, 1929 Walton Way. The funeral is schedu...

07/28/09 - 7:27pm

Partial parking garage collapse in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Authorities in Alpharetta say at least part of a parking deck at a medical facility has collapsed.

07/28/09 - 3:15pm

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