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Burglar goes through roof to rob store

A person broke into the Discount Stop store at 545 Sand Bar Ferry Road by entering through a hole in the roof. A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, an officer responded to an activated security alarm at the store. The officer discovered that someone had p...

10/25/09 - 9:55pm

Angry restaurant customer throws back his mashed potatoes

A man got upset with his order and threw a carton of mashed potatoes at a restaurant employee late Friday night at the Popeye’s at 3209 Deans Bridge Road, a Richmond County sheriff’s report states. The crime is considered a simple battery because the mashed potatoes hit the employee in th...

10/25/09 - 7:52pm

Romo, Austin lead Cowboys past Falcons

Tony Romo returned to his swashbuckling style, keeping drives alive by improvising and turning one near-disaster into a touchdown, leading Dallas to a 37-21 victory over Atlanta Sunday.

10/25/09 - 7:59pm

Matteson beats Lovemark, Fowler in Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Recovering from a late collapse, Troy Matteson birdied the second playoff hole to beat Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler in the Open at Grayhawk Golf Club. Matteson bogeyed the final two holes regulation Sunday to fall into a playoff with Lovemark and Fowler, who ar...

10/25/09 - 7:56pm

Coming Monday: Candidates answer campaign questions

Coming Monday in The Augusta Chronicle: Three City Commission seats, nine candidates, 27 responses to the issues affecting their districts. An opportunity for voters to weigh their answers. Look for it in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle....

10/25/09 - 8:00pm

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 recogni...

10/25/09 - 5:49pm

Hamlin dominates at end to win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin turned a dominant car into a winner at Martinsville Speedway, passing Jimmie Johnson with 138 laps to go Sunday and holding off the Chase leader on a series of late restarts. Helped by a long green-flag run, Hamlin pulled away after a restart with 52 laps to go...

10/25/09 - 5:42pm

Analysis: Democrats miss mark going after GOP's Eric Johnson

Maybe Eric Johnson should be flattered that the Georgia Democratic Party has targeted him on its new Web site. The former state senator from Savannah is one of five Republicans it has accused of "corruption, graft, and backroom dealing." And he's one of three - out of seven - GOP gubernatorial...

10/25/09 - 5:35pm

Stimulus money keeping old jobs, not adding new ones

ATLANTA — Stimulus funds have preserved more government jobs than they have created, according to the state’s first progress report. The state has spent $702 million of the $6.5 billion it is expecting from the federal government’s special stimulus appropriation, and it has created 1...

10/25/09 - 5:15pm

Analysis: Atlanta mayor's race has statewide implications

ATLANTA - - Next month's election could spell the end to a generation of black mayors in the state's capital city and usher improved relations between the city and the state, with the result that Georgia taxpayers provide more benefits to Atlanta. While no votes will be counted from Augusta...

10/25/09 - 4:53pm
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