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McDuffie official questioned after airport complaint

THOMSON, Ga. -- Federal authorities have now taken over the investigation of an elected official and his brother in McDuffie County stemming from reported threats made against an aircraft pilot at the local airport Wednesday night. McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the probe was turned ov...

07/09/09 - 7:34pm

Savannah soldier charged with murder

A soldier was charged Tuesday night as a suspect in the July 2 slaying of another soldier, according to Savannah-Chatham police and U.S. Army officials.

07/09/09 - 7:40am

Two more flu cases reported at Ft. Gordon

Fort Gordon and Eisenhower Army Medical Center received confirmation late Wednesday of two more cases of H1N1 flu. According to a statement released this morning, a 31-year-old active duty servicemember who was seen at EAMC on June 27 and a 44-year-old retiree who was examined on June 30 are the c...

07/09/09 - 8:19am

Athens men thwart burglary with trick

Two men thwarted a burglary in East Athens early Wednesday when one pretended to be a cop and yelled "freeze" at thieves who were leaving a home with flat-screen TVs and other belongings.

07/09/09 - 6:44am

Dean of MCG Athens campus hires former colleague for post

A nationally recognized expert in evidence-based medicine will become associate dean for curriculum at the medical campus the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia are starting in Athens.

07/09/09 - 6:39am

Sugar plant said to lack exit training before 2008 fire

SAVANNAH -- Imperial Sugar Co. failed to show many workers at its local plant how to escape during a fire prior to a 2008 tragedy that killed 14 people and injured many more, federal interview reports indicate. At least 20 of the dead and injured in the Feb. 8 incident suffered severe burns and wer...

07/09/09 - 6:27am

UGA Foundation dips into reserves for academics

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia Foundation will dip into its reserves to provide $533,000 for academic programs deemed worthy by the school's top administrators, including need-based student scholarships.

07/09/09 - 6:25am

Oxendine returns insurance contributions

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has returned $120,000 that was funneled into his gubernatorial campaign by two insurance firms.

07/09/09 - 6:20am

Zoo Atlanta has raised $40K so far to keep pandas

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta has raised more than $40,000 in the month since it announced a fundraising campaign to help keep its giant pandas.

07/09/09 - 6:18am

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