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Partial parking garage collapse in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Authorities in Alpharetta say at least part of a parking deck at a medical facility has collapsed.

07/28/09 - 2:15pm

Atlanta police continue search for killer of Vernon Forrest

Atlanta police said today they continue to review information and run down leads in the weekend shooting death of boxing champion Vernon Forrest, an Augusta native. Atlanta Police Detective Lt. Keith Meadows told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his agency is sorting through multiple leads tha...

07/28/09 - 2:13pm

Columbia County to review rules on roadside memorials

Columbia County officials are planning to review an ordinance requiring roadside memorials to be removed after a year. At today's Public Works Services Committee meeting, officials discussed a request from a resident to remove a Mullikin Road memorial for Christian Giles, 24. Mrs. Giles died Ju...

07/28/09 - 2:02pm

Father of college star Tim Tebow will speak in Aiken

AIKEN -- Bob Tebow, father of University of Florida football standout Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker at an Aiken Baptist Association men’s ministry event next month. The gathering will take place at Millbrook Baptist Church, in Aiken, on Aug. 11, starting with a 5:45 p.m. fish fry and fo...

07/28/09 - 1:54pm

Richmond schoolteachers facing more furloughs to trim budget

All Richmond County school employees, including teachers, will be furloughed one day, Superintendent Dana Bedden announced this afternoon during a news conference on how he plans to offset a $7.2 million shortfall.

07/28/09 - 6:15pm

Columbia County schools expected to review furlough plan

Columbia County school officials likely will review today a new school calendar to allow for teacher furloughs. In the latest round of state budget cuts, Gov. Sonny Perdue reduced school budgets by 3 percent and cut the equivalent of three working days of teacher salaries. The budget reduction and...

07/28/09 - 12:47pm

Lewiston Road traffic slows

Lewiston Road at I-20 was temporarily closed due to a power line down that has fallen across the roadway, Columbia County authorities say. Traffic now appears to be running normally....

07/28/09 - 12:41pm

Civic center to invest in future after busy summer

After a summer of acts and events that attracted more than 12,500 people to the James Brown Arena, Richmond County Coliseum Authority members voted Tuesday to invest more money into improving the venue for future acts. The coliseum board voted unanimously to spend about $193,240 on improvements to...

01/20/10 - 9:08pm

Phelps loses in 200M freestyle

ROME – Germany’s Paul Biedermann has handed Michael Phelps his first major individual loss in four years, setting a world record in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships. Biedermann touched in 1 minute, 42.00 seconds, beating Phelps’ record of 1:42.96 set at last year...

07/28/09 - 11:33am

Augusta won't raise taxes

Augusta city commissioners have voted not to raise property taxes. During a special called meeting today at noon, the commission gave final approval to the millage rate, leaving the rate unchanged....

07/28/09 - 11:20am
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