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Fake Athens cabbies rob riders

ATHENS, Ga. — One robber was behind bars, but another apparently used the same ruse - pretending to be a taxi driver - to lure another victim into a fake cab over the weekend, Athens-Clarke police said. Tracy Faust, 41, mounted a taxi sign on the roof of a white Cadillac on Oct. 16 to pick up ...

11/17/09 - 9:29am

Perdue reports jobs from Dubai

ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue sent some good economic news home to Georgia from the Dubai Airshow. Mr. Perdue said Monday that Wamar International is expanding its Georgia operations. The company will create 100 jobs over the next three years and 300 jobs over the next 10 years. Wamar will move...

11/17/09 - 9:07am

UGA stadium alley revamp planned

ATHENS, Ga. -- By next football season, dingy Reed Alley beside Sanford Stadium could look more like the plaza at Atlanta's Turner Field, with dozens of new restrooms and concession areas and giant TV screens so fans can buy a snack and still see what's happening on the football field. On t...

11/17/09 - 8:49am

Pioneer Day events planned Saturday in Lincolnton

The annual Pioneer Day program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satuday at Lincoln County Historical Park, 147 Lumber Street, Lincolnton. This event, sponsored annually by the Lincoln County Historical Society, will feature living-history demonstrations, food, entertainment, and much more. Last...

11/17/09 - 8:36am

SC rivers clear up after Ida

COLUMBIA — South Carolina health officials say bacteria levels have returned to normal after a sewage spill sparked by the rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida. The State reported that signs warning of pollution on the Saluda, Congaree and Broad rivers around Columbia were removed Mon...

11/17/09 - 8:33am

Atlanta's last call might be later

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council, which shortened serving hours for the city's bars six years ago after a series of shootings and complaints about late-night rowdiness, might consider reversing its decision.

11/17/09 - 8:21am

School board swears in Scott today to fill seat of late husband

Patsy Scott, widow of District 5 school board trustee Joe Scott who died in July, won her husband’s seat in a three-way race.

01/08/10 - 12:19pm

Scott to be sworn in today

A new member of the Richmond County Board of Education will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. today at the board’s Broad Street office.

01/08/10 - 12:19pm

Ga. fire kills 2 children

Officials say a 7-year-old Macon boy is in critical condition at an Augusta hospital after a house fire that killed two other children. Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says the fire early Monday in Macon was ignited by a space heater. The children who died in the fire are identified as...

11/17/09 - 7:56am

4 killed in SC car-train wreck

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. — An Amtrak passenger train hit a car trying to cross the tracks near the South Carolina-Georgia state line, killing four people. Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls III said Tuesday morning thast three adults and a 12-year-old child from Hardeeville in the southern tip of the...

11/17/09 - 7:44am
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