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State cutting back on roadside mowing

MACON, Ga. — Budget cuts will reduce the amount of mowing that the state Department of Transportation does along Georgia highways.

06/17/09 - 8:31am

Missouri deputy faces sex charge

A sheriff’s deputy from Missouri was arrested at his hotel early Tuesday morning after he attempted to force a woman to have sex with him in the bathroom of a local bar, police said. Lucian James Nevatt, 24, of Nixa, Mo., is charged with one count of sexual battery, a misdemeanor, according t...

06/17/09 - 6:10pm

South Augusta store robbed

Two men robbed a store on Lumpkin Road at gunpoint Tuesday morning, police said. A witness told police that the men entered Sunni’s Neighborhood Store at 2849 Lumpkin Road with white T-shirts wrapped around their faces, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said. One of the men jumped onto ...

06/17/09 - 8:35am

Sac fly gives Augusta 3-2 victory

A line of autograph seekers much longer than the usual one produced by a weeknight crowd weaved up the aisle from field level behind the Augusta GreenJackets dugout. Center fielder Dom Duggan was the center of the attention. “You always want to treat the fans with the utmost respect,” he ...

06/16/09 - 10:45pm

SPLOST approved overwhelmingly

The city’s sixth special-purpose sales tax package, a $184.7 million list of projects, has been overwhelmingly approved. With all but provisional ballots in, yes votes accounted for 70 percent (6,772), while no's got only 30 percent (2,891). Turnout was 8.71 percent, well below the 10 to ...

01/21/10 - 12:43am

Drug not identified

NEW YORK – Former slugger Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, The New York Times reported today on its Web site. The Times, citing lawyers familiar with the case, reported Sosa is one of 104 players who tested positive in a 2003 baseball survey. The paper did n...

06/16/09 - 7:37pm

Horse was broken in Aiken

NEW YORK – Quality Road has a new trainer in Todd Pletcher, who says the Florida Derby winner could make his next start in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 1. Previously trained by Jimmy Jerkens, the 3-year-old colt was transferred to Pletcher’s barn Monday by owner Edward P. Evan...

06/16/09 - 7:04pm

Harlem man faces drug charges

Authorities arrested a Harlem man this morning as part of a 10-month drug investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Federal and local authorities served a search warrant at the home of 25-year-old Derrick Boyd, of the 200 block of Shady Grove Drive, and seized several bottles of presc...

06/16/09 - 7:02pm

Defensive end Wynn inks deal

The Green Bay Packers have signed defensive end Jarius Wynn, a former Lincoln County standout. Wynn, a sixth-round pick, played two seasons at Georgia after beginning his career at Georgia Military College. The Packers also signed cornerback Brandon Underwood and linebacker Brad Jones. Fellow six...

06/16/09 - 6:21pm

Smoltz to pitch June 25

BOSTON – A strong rotation and even better bullpen have led the Red Sox to the top of the AL East. Now John Smoltz, the only pitcher in major league history with at least 200 wins and 150 saves, is set to join them. His return next week may give a boost to the pitching staff and a dilemma to ...

06/16/09 - 7:33pm

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