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Sugar company ignored dangers before blast

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Imperial Sugar Co. and managers of its Georgia refinery ignored known dangers of explosive dust for decades before a chain of dust-fueled fireballs erupted at the plant last year and killed 14 people, federal investigators said in a report Thursday.

09/24/09 - 12:57pm

Atlanta-area man charged with 3 killings

DECATUR, Ga. - A 24-year-old DeKalb County man has been charged with killing three people and wounding another and with an armed robbery that took place hours earlier.

09/24/09 - 7:19am

Augusta unemployment rate declines to 9.5 percent in August

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area declined to 9.5 percent in August, down six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in July. According to a statement released this morning, t...

09/24/09 - 3:01pm

Home invasion thwarted by threat of baby delivery

A home invasion early Wednesday was abruptly stopped with the threat of a home delivery. According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report, at about 3 a.m. Wednesday three men forced their way into a home on East Hale Street. One of the men pointed a gun at three women inside the house an...

09/23/09 - 10:21pm

Call for supplies for flood victims

Area Pizza Joint locations are teaming up with Wesley United Methodist Church to provide supplies to the Atlanta area recently hit hard by flooding. The largest need is what Wesley officials refer to as “flood buckets,” which are five-gallon buckets filled with supplies for those in need....

09/23/09 - 10:42pm

Hall being moved from Indiana

The College Football Hall of Fame, which never managed to attract the number of visitors its organizers hoped for after moving it to South Bend in 1995, is being moved to Atlanta to bring it more exposure, organizers told the city. The National Football Foundation notified the city of South Bend in...

09/23/09 - 5:52pm

Game to stay in Jacksonville

ATHENS, Ga. – Forget Atlanta or going back to campus. The annual Georgia-Florida football game is staying in Jacksonville. The Georgia athletic board endorsed a new six-year contract today that would keep the game formerly known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" in the northe...

09/23/09 - 5:47pm

One dead in vehicle wreck in Edgefield County

Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a fatal traffic collision today in Edgefield County. Edgefield County Deputy Coroner Luther Beason said the victim was 49-year-old James Matthew Regina, of Belvedere, who was killed when his mini van crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 25, str...

09/23/09 - 5:22pm

Water department walls to be covered with art

In a partnership with the Augusta Utilities Department, the Art Factory will be covering the walls of the Highland Avenue Water Department with art, according to a release issued today. The project will occur in three phases. The first phase involves a mural on the Highland Avenue wall depicting th...

09/23/09 - 4:31pm

Cox to retire as Braves manager after next season

NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves say Bobby Cox will retire as manager after the 2010 season.

09/23/09 - 4:50pm
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