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Police search warrants offer clues into Zinkhan shooting spree

ATHENS, Ga. -- Former University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan III -- who shot and killed his wife and two others April 25 -- apparently was preparing for a divorce, according to court records. Police have refused to discuss why Zinkhan opened fire, fatally shooting wife Marie Bruce, and fell...

05/28/09 - 10:01am

23 apply for McDuffie school post

THOMSON, Ga. -- Twenty-three people have applied to be superintendent of McDuffie County Schools. The applications were sent to the Georgia School Boards Association, according to School Board Chairwoman Georgia Hobbs. GSBA Consultant Bill Sampson said a panel of retired superintendents will revie...

05/28/09 - 6:23am

North Georgia Congress seat draws GOP contenders

North Georgia Republicans are lining up to replace U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal in Congress. Former state Senate Majority Leader Bill Stephens, of Cumming, is the latest to enter the race for the 9th congressional district. He joins former state Rep. Mike Evans, the ex-chairman of the state transportation...

05/28/09 - 6:21am

New Ellenton urged to boil water

An advisory to boil water continues today for parts of New Ellenton and Aiken. Harold Craig, of the New Ellenton Commission of Public Works, said the advisory should stay in effect today for South Boundary Avenue at South Carolina Highway 19 south to U.S. Highway 278, Sizemore Street, Pineview Stre...

05/28/09 - 6:08am

Thomson teen recovering from weekend boating injuries

THOMSON, Ga. -- A Thomson teen is recovering at McDuffie Regional Medical Center after he was injured in a Memorial Day weekend boating accident. Jay Bieltz, an 18-year-old rising senior at Thomson High School, received a deep laceration underneath his left armpit and his spleen was removed during ...

05/28/09 - 2:50pm

Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate at 8.5 percent in April

Unemployment in the Augusta metro area declined for a second month. The Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning that the unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area was a preliminary 8.5 percent in April, down from a revised 8.8 percent in March. It was 9 percent in February. ...

05/28/09 - 2:41pm

Man arrested on molestation charges

A 40-year-old Augusta man has been arrested on charges that he molested a young girl several times over the years. Robert Paul Gruka, 40, is charged with aggravated child molestation, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s jail committal. Mr. Gruka is accused of having intercourse with the ...

05/28/09 - 5:58am

Los Angeles takes 3-2 lead

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Lamar Odom had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Pau Gasol added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 103-94 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals tonight. The Lakers lead the series 3-2 and Game 6 is Friday in Denver, wh...

05/27/09 - 11:56pm

Win fourth in five in series

After a five-game series at Lake Olmstead Stadium, the Asheville Tourists left town tonight glad to see Augusta in their rearview mirror. With a 9-3 victory, the GreenJackets took four out of five. Augusta, seventh in the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division standings, distanced themselv...

05/27/09 - 10:42pm

CSRA Humane Society seeking goods for June rummage sale

The CSRA Humane Society plans to sell goods to help homeless pets next month. The animal shelter seeks the community’s help with gathering furniture, books, toys, electronics and other items for a rummage sale that will be held on June 6. The humane society, which remains the only Augusta-are...

05/27/09 - 9:32pm

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Fire Department raises sought

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county’s public safety committee Monday.
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