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Two people drown in separate incidents, one of them a child

Two people have drowned this afternoon in separate incidents, one of them a child, according to local authorities. A child drowned near the Boathouse on Riverfront Drive, according to a sargeant with the Georgia State Patrol. The Richmond County Coroner has been called to the scene. No other inform...

05/30/09 - 7:11pm

Bachelorette No. 2: Tell us about yourself

"I work hard, have my own things and I’m just looking for that special person who can complete the equation. I’m one of the most giving, patient, communicating females that a guy will meet.” - Nadine Johnson, a contestant in our bachelor/bachelorette contest. We have a field of 14 w...

05/30/09 - 5:26pm

Driver holds on to win at Dover

DOVER, Del. – Brad Keselowski raced to his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season, taking the lead off a restart in the final laps at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch led most of the second half of today's race and appeared on the way to his third win of the season. B...

05/30/09 - 5:17pm

Columbia County cooling centers to open Monday

Columbia County’s cooling centers will open Monday and remain open until Sept. 30, according to a news release from Pam Tucker, the county’s Emergency Services director. All have air-conditioned sitting areas, and most have television and ice water available and are handicapped accessible...

05/30/09 - 5:03pm

Aggies beat Arkansas 3-2 in final

TOLEDO, Ohio – Texas A&M's Bronson Burgoon hit a gap wedge from the rough to within 3 inches of the 18th hole today to win his match and clinch the first NCAA Division I men's golf title for the Aggies. Burgoon, a senior and the team's No. 1 player, had lost the previous four h...

05/30/09 - 3:45pm

Schlopy's two homers lift Dogs

OKLAHOMA CITY – Taylor Schlopy homered twice to help Georgia rally from an early three-run deficit for a 7-5 win against Michigan tonight at the Women's College World Series. Schlopy became only the fourth player in World Series history to homer twice in one game, and the sixth-seeded Bull...

05/30/09 - 10:41pm

Roddick, Serena Williams alive

PARIS – Novak Djokovic became the first big-name player to be eliminated from the men's tournament at the French Open, while Andy Roddick and Serena Williams managed to stick around. Djokovic lost to No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the third round today. Roddick...

05/30/09 - 2:25pm

One winner for $35 million Mega Millions jackpot

ATLANTA — A single winner from New York State has taken the $35 million grand prize from the multistate Mega Millions lottery. The ticket sold in Onondaga County, N.Y., was the only one to match all winning numbers from Friday night's drawing. The next Mega Millions drawing, Tuesday nigh...

05/30/09 - 11:12am

Annual Mayfest celebration is today at Augusta's May Park

The 33rd annual Mayfest takes place until 6 p.m. today at May Park, 622 Fourth St. The event features, food, vendors, a community awards ceremony and an array of entertainment that has long been a Mayfest staple. Entertainment will feature gospel, urban adult contemporary and hip-hop segments. Gos...

05/30/09 - 11:04am

Customs seizes 91,000 flat irons

SAVANNAH -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Savannah has seized five shipments with more than 91,000 hair styling flat irons bearing fraudulent Underwriters Laboratory (UL) markings, CBP officials announced Friday. The shipments have a total domestic value of $503,275. The shipmen...

05/30/09 - 7:19am

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Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders. 
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