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Atlanta to swear in mayor today

ATLANTA -– Kasim Reed, who overcame lack of name recognition and low numbers in early polls to be elected Atlanta's 59th mayor, prepared to be sworn in today. Mr. Reed replaces two-term mayor Shirley Franklin. Ceasar Mitchell was to be sworn in as president of the Atlanta City Council, rep...

01/04/10 - 8:44am

SC senator opposes TSA nominee

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator from South Carolina who is blocking confirmation of President Obama's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration is accusing Democrats of trying to install Erroll Southers without debate. Interviewed on NBC's "Today" show today, Sen. Jim...

01/04/10 - 8:39am

I-85 traffic rerouted in SC

CLINTON, S.C. — If you are trying to find the fastest way to Greenville from Columbia or Charleston, you might just need a map. Workers were set today to close 15 miles of the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 from Interstate 26 to around Gray Court. The lanes are scheduled to stay closed unt...

01/04/10 - 8:28am

Obama effigy found hanging in Jimmy Carter's hometown

PLAINS, GA. --- A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service says the agency is investigating an effigy of President Obama found hanging from a building in the hometown of former President Jimmy Carter. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the large black doll was found Sat...

01/29/10 - 8:34am

Annual bird census discovers bald eagles flying over Savannah

SAVANNAH -- Volunteers counting Savannah's urban birds spotted not even a pigeon on a drive through the southside toward downtown on Saturday. But their luck changed the minute they stepped out of their vehicle in Laurel Grove Cemetery: a large bird of prey swooped out of a nearby live oak, circ...

01/04/10 - 6:55am

North Georgia couple arrested for tattooing 6 children

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. - A Chattooga County couple was arrested Friday for tattooing six of their children, police said. WAGA-TV reports that PattyJo Marsh and her husband, Jacob Edwards, tattooed themselves and six children using a plastic pen body with a needle made from a guitar string connected to a...

01/04/10 - 6:44am

Athens man shoots self when gun in waistband goes off

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 30-year-old Athens man with a gunshot wound in a sensitive area tried to hide the embarrassing truth from Athens-Clarke police when they interviewed him at Athens Regional Medical Center about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a report. The bullet entered the man's pelvis on th...

01/04/10 - 6:39am

Live Christmas trees can be recycled as habitat

Options available to put old tree to new use.

01/04/10 - 1:31pm

Schools prepared this morning for January chill

According to the National Weather Service, the region has a 30 percent chance of snow Thursday night.

01/04/10 - 1:24pm

Richmond, Aiken students head back to school today

Public school students in Richmond and Aiken counties return to class today, but those in other area systems are getting an extra day or two. Students in Columbia, McDuffie, Edgefield and Burke counties return to classes Tuesday. In Jefferson County, students have today and Tuesday off....

01/04/10 - 6:13am
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