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Atlanta among fastest growing US cities, new census data says

ATLANTA — Newly released data shows Atlanta was one of the nation's fastest growing cities from 2007 to 2008. Census data released today shows Atlanta among its top 25 fastest growing cities with populations over 100,000, as measured by the number of new individuals. The bureau found the p...

07/01/09 - 6:55am

Chase ends with drug arrest

Richmond County deputies were led on a high-speed chase Monday night while conducting an undercover drug operation in the 2300 block of Prague Court.

07/01/09 - 6:54am

Police say mauled Athens teen might have provoked dogs

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities will toss some of the charges in a brutal dog mauling at an Eastside apartment complex last month after the teenage victim admitted he antagonized the dogs by bouncing a basketball against the outside wall of their home. The ball struck a door that came open, allowing the...

07/01/09 - 7:09am

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $113 million

ATLANTA — The jackpot in the Mega Millions multistate lottery game has been increased to $113 million. The prize amount was rolled over today because no player matched all the winning numbers in Tuesday's $94 million drawing. The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night. Although there...

07/01/09 - 6:25am

AP Exclusive: Insomniac Jackson begged for drug

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months that he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he prepared his comeback bid.

06/30/09 - 11:13pm

Home win first over Phillies since 2007

ATLANTA – Martin Prado hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning for his career-best fourth hit and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 5-4 tonight for their first home win over the Phillies since 2007. Prado also homered and finished with a career-high four RBIs for Atlanta, which went...

06/30/09 - 10:46pm

Glenn Hills AD shocked by Curry's firing

Glenn Hills athletic director James Quarles was shocked to hear the news that his longtime friend Michael Curry was fired as the Detroit Pistons head coach today. “That thing hurt me,” Quarles said. “I’m one of the biggest Michael Curry advocates around here because of what he&#...

01/14/10 - 11:01pm

Augusta beats Lexington 7-2

Eric Stolp threw his longest outing of the season and Andy D’Alessio and Johnny Monell extended their hitting streaks to eight games each in the Augusta GreenJackets’ 7-2 win over the Lexington Legends tonight. The GreenJackets started the four-game home stand coming off a pair of losses ...

06/30/09 - 10:19pm

Board changes cell phone policy

AIKEN - The Aiken County School Board approved changing the district’s cell phone policy today as part of its adoption of next school year’s student code of conduct.

01/08/10 - 11:37am

Aiken schoold board approves budget without furloughs

AIKEN – A laundry list of proposed budget cuts, along with $6.9 million in stimulus money, will allow the Aiken County School District to stave off furloughs for the 2009-10 school year.

01/08/10 - 11:37am

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