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Ware County police charge nurse with stealing painkillers

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- A south Georgia nurse has been accused of stealing prescription painkillers from her patients at a Ware County nursing home, then selling the narcotics with help from her boyfriend. Mary Elizabeth Cooper, 46, and Donavan Shawn Musgrove, 42, were arrested as the result of an ongoing...

06/02/09 - 5:55am

Typo in hotel contract could cost Jekyll Island $90,000

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - A typographical error on a newly signed hotel contract will lower Jekyll Island State Park revenues by $90,000 per year unless it is fixed. The state park authority staff discovered the error as it began to plan its budget for the upcoming year. The mistake would lower the rent...

06/02/09 - 5:51am

Charter school students exceed state goals, Georgia records show

ATLANTA - Now that school administrators have finished another school year, many of them will be preparing applications for new charter schools, and state figures show the number is growing. State records also indicate that in most regards, charter schools perform better than traditional schools. ...

06/02/09 - 5:45am

Earphones linked to teen killed while walking on train track

A 17-year-old Statham, Ga., boy who might have been listening to music on earphones, was killed Saturday when hit from behind by a freight train as he walked on the tracks, police said Monday. Joshua Gene Whitten was walking about 10 a.m. toward Winder on the CSX tracks that run parallel to Georgia...

06/02/09 - 5:36am

Porter says he'll improve schools

Given eight years as Georgia’s governor, state House minority leader DuBose Porter promised Columbia County Democrats, he could elevate Georgia from the bottom 40s in national education rankings to the top 20. The gubernatorial candidate and Dublin-based newspaper publisher said in a speech to...

06/01/09 - 10:02pm

Man accused in robbery

A man who allegedly robbed an elderly couple at gunpoint was charged with two counts of armed robbery today. John Brandon Kitchens, 27, of 3097 Parrish Road, held the victims at gunpoint and stole a pocketbook, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. One of the victims said that he a...

06/01/09 - 9:56pm

Man charged with molestation

A 76-year-old man was arrested today on child molestation charges stemming from incidents in 2003 and 2004. Walter Lewis Johnson, of the 4000 block of Old Waynesboro Road, is accused of molesting a young girl at his home, according to Richmond County sheriff’s reports. The girl’s age was ...

06/01/09 - 9:53pm

N. Augusta council tentatively approves sewer rate increase

NORTH AUGUSTA – The city council voted unanimously tonight on second reading in favor of an increase in sewer rates. Residents can expect an increase of about 57 cents a month. The rate increase, which still must have the council's final approval, is needed because Aiken County is charging...

06/01/09 - 8:14pm

Augusta National gets approval to expand grass parking lot

The Augusta National Golf Club's "pastoral" parking lot off Berckmans Road is expanding. The club parked 7,000 cars on about 70 acres during April's Masters Tournament, according to senior tournament director Buzzy Johnson. Today the Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission granted speci...

01/21/10 - 12:17am

I-20 lane closure starts Tuesday near Exit 5 in Aiken County

There will be a lane closure on I-20 in Aiken County near Exit 5 Tuesday until Thursday this week. The closure will be in the eastbound lanes of I-20 and is part of the ongoing Palmetto Parkway road project, according to press release. Crews will be working throughout the area of the interstate an...

06/01/09 - 4:45pm

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Vehicle overturns in Belk lot

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A vehicle has overturned after an accident in the parking lot near Belk’s.
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