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UGA fixes broken sewer pipe

ATHENS, Ga. -- A broken sewer line at the University of Georgia that spilled raw sewage into Tanyard Creek on Monday is fixed. The Athens-Clarke Public Utilities Department finished replacing the 18-inch line Tuesday afternoon, Assistant Director Glenn Coleman said. About 8,600 gallons of sewage f...

07/22/09 - 6:05am

UGA cited for burning infected animal carcasses without permit

ATHENS, Ga. -- The state Environmental Protection Division has cited the University of Georgia for incinerating animal carcasses and tissues from animals infected with disease without the proper air-quality permit. The university has an EPD permit that authorizes workers to destroy animal tissues a...

07/22/09 - 6:03am

MCG to test sirens today

The Medical College of Georgia will perform the first test of the siren component of its emergency notification system between 10-11 a.m. today, according to a news release. Staff, students, faculty and visitors will hear several loud, steady siren tones - about the same decibel as a fire alarm - d...

06/01/10 - 7:37pm

Atlanta courthouse killer's defense tab put at $2.9 million

ATLANTA — A tally of public money spent in the Atlanta courthouse shootings shows it cost at least $2.9 million to defend Brian Nichols in the case. Nichols escaped on March 11, 2005, from the Fulton County Courthouse where he was on trial for rape. He murdered Judge Rowland Barnes, court sten...

07/22/09 - 5:41am

South Carolina issues 1,250 duplicate unemployment checks

COLUMBIA — An extra unemployment check is in the mail for some South Carolina residents.

07/21/09 - 8:33pm

Perdue furloughs teachers, state workers

ATLANTA — Georgia carved more money from its thinning state budget today as Gov. Sonny Perdue for the first time called on Georgia's 128,000 teachers to take three unpaid furlough days and ordered 3 percent funding cuts for Medicaid and public schools....

07/21/09 - 9:21pm

McCormick deputy arrested

A McCormick County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with harassment, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

07/21/09 - 4:55pm

Wreck slows I-20 traffic in McDuffie

A serious accident involving injuries is slowing Interstate 20 traffic on the McDuffie-Warren county line this afternoon. The accident occured in the eastbound lane near mile marker 168, authorities said. The accident reconstruction team from the Georgia State Patrol is involved and traffic delays...

07/21/09 - 6:29pm

Doctors Hospital says new patient tower enhances service

C. Shayne George is not the interior decorator in his family - his wife is - but he sounds a little like one as he shows off the new entrance and patient tower at Doctors Hospital....

01/07/10 - 11:25am

Richmond school budget deficit up to $7.6 million, Bedden says

Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden announced today the school system's projected shortfall has grown to $7.6 million. He made the statement after hearing state financial news in a conference call with Gov. Sonny Perdue this afternoon. The governor told superintendents he will announce ...

07/21/09 - 6:32pm
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