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Athens singer-songwriter Chesnutt in coma

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt lapsed into a coma today, according to several reports, though family and friends would not say what caused it. Chesnutt, 45, uses a wheelchair and is partially paralyzed from a car crash that he was involved in when he was 18. Reports about Ch...

12/24/09 - 9:36pm

Parents arrested after Ga. baby's bones broken

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Marietta woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after their 2-month-old daughter was found to have 20 broken bones and a skull fracture. Cobb County police officials tell the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 32-year-old Kevin Straight is charged with second-degree cruel...

12/24/09 - 9:36pm

Senate approves U.S. marshal for Southern District

The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Stephen James Smith to be U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia. President Barack Obama nominated Smith in September. Smith is a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department. During his tenure with the Savannah department, he rose to...

12/24/09 - 7:32pm

Last minute Christmas shoppers pack area stores

Christmas shopping procrastination is part of the holiday tradition for many.

12/24/09 - 4:52pm

DOT schedules open house to discuss Wrightsboro Road widening

An open house will be held by the Georgia Department of Transportation on January 7 to discuss the proposed widening of a portion of Wrightsboro Road. Officials plan to widen and reconstruct the road from Jimmy Dyess Parkway to the Bobby Jones Expressway ramps near the Augusta Mall, according to a ...

12/24/09 - 12:43pm

Kathryn McCormick to perform in North Augusta Christmas Eve

Kathryn McCormick, of Martinez, who appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, will perform at TrueNorth Church’s Christmas Eve services.

12/24/09 - 12:33pm

Sanford seeks Medicaid help from Clyburn

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is reaching across party lines to ask U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn to find ways to shield the state from higher state Medicaid costs possible with new health care legislation. Sanford told Clyburn in a letter Thursday that he still opp...

12/24/09 - 12:19pm

Autopsy determines man's death caused by crash

The Edgefield County Coroner has determined that a pedestrian run over by a car Tuesday died from the impact of the crash. Lewis McKinney, 51, of Saluda County, was lying in the middle of Ridge Road about 12:20 p.m. , when he was hit by a vehicle driving west on the road, said Edgefield County Cor...

12/24/09 - 10:38am

Milledgeville hospital unit evacuated after spill

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Officials in Baldwin County say patients and employees were evacuated from Central State Hospital's Craig Nursing Center after a chemical spill. The Telegraph newspaper says patients and employees were treated for possible injuries from inhaling chemicals following the...

12/24/09 - 9:15am

SC population up by nearly 58,000 in past year

COLUMBIA — The US Census Bureau estimates that South Carolina added nearly 58,000 people in the past year. The Census Bureau 2009 population estimate shows South Carolina with about 4,561,000 people. That's up from about 4,503,000 in last year's estimate. The estimate is the last befo...

12/24/09 - 7:31am
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