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Ga. banks get new name

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. — The six branches of Merchants & Farmers Bank in Madison County opened today under a new name - First Citizens Bank - after a weekend makeover. First Citizens Bancorp. Inc. began installing new signs and switching over all Merchants & Farmers' computer and accoun...

10/19/09 - 8:14am

Indie label to open in Athens

New West Records, an independent record label that has signed and promoted some of America's top musical artists, plans to open an office in Athens.

10/19/09 - 8:07am

Georgia State to install president

ATLANTA — Did you attend Georgia State University? Your alma mater is set to officially install President Mark P. Becker today as head of the downtown Atlanta campus. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in the Sports Arena on the Georgia State campus. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Atlanta...

10/19/09 - 7:55am

Gambling raids target Atlanta businesses

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Police in Chamblee say 14 people are facing gambling charges after a series of raids at Dekalb County businesses. Capt. Michael Beller of the Chamblee Police Department told WSB-TV that an undercover investigator documented cash payouts from video machines during weekend at six...

10/19/09 - 7:46am

Man shot at hunting site

MACON, Ga. — A man is recovering from a gunshot wound after he was shot at a hunting site while someone removed a gun from a pickup. Police did not identify the man in the incident, which took place Saturday morning near Roberta. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occur...

10/19/09 - 7:43am

Frost advisory continues

A frost advisory is in effect for Richmond, Columbia, Aiken and other counties in the Augusta area. The warning was in effect from 5-9 a.m., according to Pam Tucker, the director of the Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division. A cold high pressure was building over the area overnight, ...

10/19/09 - 9:20am

SC Supreme Court to hear governor ethics challenge

Sanford wants to keep plane use records from lawmakers.

10/19/09 - 7:34am

Changes coming for Fort Gordon gates 2 and 5

Fort Gordon's Gate 2 is set to reopen Tuesday. Construction on Gate 5 to remove its center island will start Monday and should be completed by Friday, according to a Fort Gordon news release. Gate 5 is located off Tobacco Road. Gate 5 also is scheduled for a larger overhaul that should begin i...

10/19/09 - 6:21am

Girl Scouts release details on Women of Distinction awards

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is seeking nominations for the 2010 Women of Distinction awards. Each year the council recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of arts, business, community service, education, government, health and professions. Girl Scouts also recogn...

10/19/09 - 6:20am

ASU program deals with youth, technology problems

A free program dealing with technology’s effect on today’s youth will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 170 of University Hall at Augusta State University. The featured speaker, Dr. Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University, will discuss how despite having more inform...

01/19/10 - 10:46pm
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