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Wilkins drives in five in win

OMAHA, Neb. – Andy Wilkins homered and drove in five runs to help Arkansas start off the College World Series with a 10-6 victory over Cal State Fullerton today. The Razorbacks ripped freshman pitcher Noe Ramirez while stunning the No. 2 seeded Titans and giving Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn hi...

06/13/09 - 6:09pm

Home and auto insurance rates rising in Georgia, report says

ATLANTA — As Georgians struggle to cope with an ongoing recession, their car and home insurance rates are on the rise. Hit hard by storms and losses on Wall Street, insurance companies have been hiking their rates this year in Georgia and in other sates....

06/13/09 - 9:54pm

West Georgia mother, daughter stabbed to death

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Authorities say a mother and her adult daughter were found stabbed to death at their home in Fort Valley. Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said Lillian Graves and her daughter Agnes Stewart were found Friday morning. Graves was a retired hospital worker and Stewart a retired...

06/13/09 - 1:12pm

Mega Millions jackpot now $46 million

ATLANTA — There has been another rollover in the grand prize for the multistate Mega Millions lottery — to $46 million. The rollover occurred because no player matched all the winning numbers from Friday night's $36 million drawing. The next Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday nig...

06/13/09 - 1:04pm

AGL seeks additional 95-cent gas surcharge

ATLANTA — Atlanta Gas Light Co. has filed a request to add 95 cents a month to residential gas bills. The company told the state Public Service Commission it wants to expand the capacity of its pipelines in metro Atlanta as well as its liquefied natural gas storage facilities. It says it ne...

06/13/09 - 5:17pm

Breaking down Tuesday decision

Coming Sunday in The Chronicle print edition: * A breakdown of the special projects and their essential costs. * What the ballot will say. * Answers to 10 common SPLOST questions....

06/13/09 - 12:55pm

More than 1,600 cast advance ballots

More than 1,600 people cast ballots this week in advance voting for Tuesday's sales tax referendum, according to Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections. On Friday, 438 people voted, bringing the week's total to 1,664. That's in addition to 566 vote...

06/13/09 - 7:35am

SRS job fairs planned in Barnwell, Allendale

The U.S. Department of Energy will hold two town hall meetings and job fairs involving the upcoming boost of stimulus money to Savannah River Site. The first town hall meeting will take place at noon Wednesday at Barnwell Primary School, 734 Hagood Avenue, Barnwell, according to a DOE release. That...

06/13/09 - 7:15am

Ga. Latino community leaders mobilizing for census

NORCROSS, Ga. – Census workers and Latino community leaders from around Georgia met Friday to discuss ways to encourage Latinos, including illegal immigrants, to participate in next year's census. The effort, dubbed Georgia Census 2010 Latino Complete Count, aims to organize volunteer team...

06/13/09 - 7:29am

Police group: Execute Troy Davis

It's time for Troy Anthony Davis to be executed for the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail, the director of Georgia Fraternal Order of Police said Friday. "The family's had to relive this for almost 20 years," said Carlton Stallings of the victim's family. "It&#...

06/13/09 - 1:57pm

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UGA seeks Gurley reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia will file paperwork today with the NCAA to seek reinstatement for suspended star running back Todd Gurley, the school said in an announcement Wednesday morning.
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