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Georgia's poor counties improve

ATLANTA — New data show that seven of Georgia's least developed counties made fiscal improvements in 2009 and that some of the highest performers declined. 2010 job tax credit rankings issued by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs rank counties in four tiers, based on unemployment ...

01/05/10 - 10:40am

Lexington County censures Graham

COLUMBIA – Republican leaders in a county known as a GOP stronghold have voted to censure U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for working with Democrats on immigration and climate change policies. Lexington County Republican Party Chairman Rich Bolen said Tuesday that the county's executive committee...

01/05/10 - 10:19am

Report warns Georgia cities that transportation problems loom

New funding sources said needed to avoid growing state gridlock.

01/05/10 - 12:35pm

SC man tells 911 he killed girl

MAULDIN, S.C. — Authorities are looking for a man who called 911 to report he'd just "killed a girl" in a park, though she survived. WYFF-TV reports Tuesday the man called 911 using the cell phone of the teenager he thought was dead. Police found the 16-year-old unconscious in a Mauldin pa...

01/05/10 - 9:13am

Sisters battle over marijuana gift

WINDER, Ga. -- An Atlanta woman was arrested the morning after Christmas when a visit with her folks in Winder turned ugly, according to Winder police. Officers were dispatched to a house on Horton Street about 4:40 a.m. and found the woman - Michelle Martha Slaughter, 24 - bleeding from her face a...

01/05/10 - 9:02am

UGA is 6th best in value

ATHENS, Ga. -- Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine again has ranked the University of Georgia among the top 10 public colleges and universities in its "100 Best Values" listing. UGA ranked No. 6, dropping two places from last year's ranking. The magazine ranked UGA No. 7 in 2007 and No. 1...

01/05/10 - 8:54am

Road keeps killing UGA students

ATHENS, Ga. -- The New Year's Eve car crash that killed the 22-year-old uncle of the first baby born in Athens in 2010 also took the life of a 21-year-old University of Georgia student from St. Simons. That same stretch of road has a deadly history, claiming the lives of at least three UGA stud...

01/05/10 - 8:40am

Ex-NBA player Williams in wreck

NEW YORK – Former NBA player Jayson Williams was taken to a hospital with minor injuries Tuesday after his SUV hit a tree.

01/05/10 - 9:58am

Winter storm hits South hard

Icy weather continues across Georgia and South Carolina, and commuters in Atlanta had to deal with at least one major street closing after water from a broken fire hydrant created hazardous driving conditions.

01/05/10 - 9:42am

Jenkinsville nuclear plant tests 100 emergency sirens

JENKINSVILLE, S.C. — South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is testing the 106 sirens located within 10 miles of its nuclear power plant near the state capital. The power company says all sirens surrounding the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Columbia are going to be tested Tuesday at around 1...

01/05/10 - 7:32am
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