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Pedestrian killed this morning on Atlanta's I-285

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Police in Sandy Springs say a woman trying to cross Interstate 285 on foot early this morning just north of Atlanta has died after being struck by a tractor-trailer. Police Lt. Steve Rose told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the woman was trying to cross the eastbound la...

11/25/09 - 7:01am

Fire marshal says beware holiday kitchen fires

Thanksgiving isn't just the biggest day of the year for turkey and stuffing. It's also the busiest day of the year for firefighters battling kitchen blazes. Irmo Fire Marshal Jeff Allen says firefighters across the country respond to three times as many cooking fires on Thanksgiving than th...

11/25/09 - 6:56am

Motorists warned: Troopers will be out this holiday weekend

The Georgia State Patrol’s 953 troopers will provide a more visible presence than usual during the long holiday weekend, during which 16 traffic fatalities are predicted statewide. “We will have checkpoints set up around the state for seatbelts, and for sobriety,” said Lt. Paul Cospe...

11/25/09 - 8:57pm

PETA asks UGA to quit using live bulldog mascot

Animal rights organization suggests school use a robot dog or costumed mascot.

11/25/09 - 6:48am

NRC plans MOX Aiken meeting

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 in Aiken to discuss the agency’s most recent round of reviews of the Energy Department’s $4.86 billion mixed oxide fuel facility under construction at Savannah River Site. The meeting, to be held at the Ai...

11/25/09 - 6:37am

Aiken school board reviews bond plan

AIKEN -- The Aiken County School Board got its formal introduction Tuesday into bond referendum formalities as financial representatives laid out scenarios the board could follow if it used a referendum to fund the capital campaign they are currently drafting. Representatives with Ross, Sinclaire ...

01/08/10 - 10:37am

Adopt-A-Stream workshops set

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream will host two free workshops in December at Columbia County’s Reed Creek Wetlands Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez, to promote awareness of water quality and to offer citizens with tools and training to monitor water quality. The workshops will consist of an Amphibian Mon...

11/25/09 - 6:35am

Walton Way section reopens today

Work crews will reopen Walton Way today after about four months of construction. The roadway closed between 13th and New Bailie Streets in July as part of the St. Sebastian Way expansion project. Mike Keene, area engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation, said barring any bad weather or...

11/25/09 - 6:45am

Cogon grass confiscated at Savannah port

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the port of Savannah have made more than 60 interceptions of cogon grass on commercial cargo containers since mid-October. Cogon grass is considered one of the 10 worst invasive plant species in the world. The ...

11/25/09 - 6:34am

PETA asks UGA to quit using live bulldog mascot

ATHENS, Ga. -- An animal rights organization has asked the University of Georgia to quit using a live bulldog as the school’s athletic mascot. Instead, PETA suggests, the Bulldogs could use a robot dog or costumed mascot, like Hairy Dawg or inflatable Spike, to represent the university’s ...

11/24/09 - 10:54pm
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