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Man wants to sue uncle for not helping passenger in truck

ATLANTA -- The death of a Thomson man in the sleeper compartment of his brother-in-law's truck has led to a lawsuit pending before Georgia's highest court because the body was cremated without an autopsy. Because there's neither an autopsy or a body to examine, there can be no expert te...

01/12/10 - 3:20pm

Arrests follow inspection at Gordon Hwy. motel

The inspection was part of an ongoing effort to clean up Gordon Highway that began last month.

01/12/10 - 4:07pm

Warrants executed in Ga. child porn crackdown

DECATUR, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says warrants are being executed in 34 counties -- including Richmond -- in connection with the distribution of child porn over the Internet. The GBI said today the warrants stem from a three-month investigation begun in October centered on th...

01/12/10 - 2:30pm

Former Essence magazine editor to speak at Aiken Tech

AIKEN – The former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine will speak at Aiken Technical College Wednesday. Susan L. Taylor will speak in the Gregg-Graniteville Student Activity Center at 12:45 p.m. for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Aiken Tech. The event is a joint effort of the t...

01/12/10 - 4:38pm

Alleged rapist, mistakenly freed from prison, arrested in Illinois

Inmate mistakenly released from prison captured in Illinois.

01/12/10 - 2:46pm

Fort offers flu vaccinations

As public health officials urge people to get vaccinated this week against the pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus, Fort Gordon is reaching out to military dependents, former military and retirees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated this week as National Influenza Vaccination...

01/12/10 - 12:50pm

Fire damages house

A fire early today in the 2000 block of Edgar Street displaced an Augusta family and sent a Richmond County firefighter to the hospital for heat exhaustion. The fire was reported about 2:30 a.m., and caused extensive damage to the one-story residence, said Special Operations Chief Wayne Taylor. The...

01/12/10 - 12:41pm

Aiken shooting suspect surrenders

Aiken police hold a warrant for Leviel Priester of Aiken for assault and battery with the intent to kill.

01/12/10 - 7:59pm

Perdue to boost transportation, mental-health funding

Governor said the only area of state budget to see an increase would be mental- health care to provide additional treatment on an out-patient basis.

01/12/10 - 1:30pm

Icy roads keep Ga. schools closed

Roads remained icy in some Georgia counties, especially in the mountains, and some schools remain closed. Schools in Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and Pickens counties remained closed today. The Carroll County school district in west Georgia delayed the start of classes by two hours. More...

01/12/10 - 10:54am
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