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Explosion at abandoned gas station in DeKalb kills one

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — One person was killed in an underground explosion at an abandoned gas station in Stone Mountain. Officer Mekka Parish, spokeswoman for the DeKalb County police, said the explosion happened just before 5 p.m. today. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and another was...

01/15/10 - 9:59pm

Tennessee hires Derek Dooley

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s frantic search to find a new coach is over, and the Volunteers are turning to Louisiana Tech’s Derek Dooley.

01/15/10 - 7:30pm

Wreck stalls Edgefield traffic

A three-car accident on the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 25 at Fox Terrace in Edgefield County has traffic stalled. The Edgefield County dispatch said the accident happened about 3:40 p.m., but the cause was unknown. Dispatchers said they knew of no injuries at this time....

01/15/10 - 5:37pm

Augusta situated for better economic recovery than state

This year’s message was more positive. Last January, the Augusta economic outlook luncheon was about the deepening of the recession. Economists this year talked about a recovery....

01/15/10 - 5:36pm

Gordon Highway hotel closed following inspection this week

City officials have forced an Augusta hotel to close its doors after a surprise inspection earlier this week. Robert Sherman, of the Licensing and Inspection department, said a letter was given to the owner’s of the Augusta Lodge on Gordon Highway today ordering them to vacate all of their ten...

01/15/10 - 5:10pm

Local firm to build Kroc Center

An Augusta-based construction company, R.W. Allen General Contractors, was chosen Friday to build the Salvation Army’s Augusta Kroc Center.

01/15/10 - 5:37pm

Liquor store holdup a failure

Ernest Byrnes Fail lived up to his name Friday. Mr. Fail was charged with robbing a store then crashing a stolen truck into a police cruiser. The 40-year-old Hephzibah man was jailed on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possessi...

02/25/10 - 10:02am

Civil rights leader calls for more work to be done

At an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, a man who knew him well, the Rev. James Lawson, told an Augusta crowd today that more work is needed in the struggle for equality. “To remember the ‘60s in Augusta, you have come a long way. And you have a long way to go,...

01/15/10 - 4:29pm

Ga. Dept. of Labor reports unemployment claim rise

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor says more than 100,000 laid-off workers filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of nearly 40 percent. But Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today the figure represents a decline of nearly 28,000, or mor...

01/15/10 - 3:01pm

Truck hits Beech Island history center

AIKEN – A tractor trailer truck crashed into the Beech Island Historical Society on Thursday, leaving more than $3,000 in damage. South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Judd Jones said an unidentified tractor trailer ran into the overhang and porch of the building located in the 100 block of Ol...

01/15/10 - 5:39pm
 
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