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Army Corps of Engineers will recycle Christmas trees

The Army Corps of Engineers will accept real Christmas trees, not artificial trees, for recycling now through Jan. 5. Trees can be dropped off at Riverside Middle School in Evans. All decorations – tinsel, lights, garland, bulbs, etc. – must be removed from the trees before dropping them ...

12/26/09 - 8:41am

Al-Qaida link in failed plane attack

Passengers subdued the man and may have prevented him from detonating the explosives, the officials said.

12/26/09 - 1:26am

Hospital visit makes Santa's day

Joseph Justo couldn’t let Santa leave without one last hug. The 6-year-old Barnwell, S.C., boy walked from his room at the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center – his broken arm in a cast – and tugged at the bottom of St. Nick’s long, red coat.

12/25/09 - 7:18pm

Two sought in shooting death of man who intervened in argument

GREENVILLE, S.C. — South Carolina authorities are looking for two people who have been charged with killing a peacemaker who was trying to calm an argument between a man and a woman in Greenville early Christmas Day.

12/25/09 - 4:25pm

Holiday food, electrical cords are among holiday dangers for pets

People with pets should avoid using glass ornaments, or, at least hang them securely out of reach of cats and dogs. And avoid feeding them table scraps.

12/25/09 - 2:59pm

Woman stuffed 9 shirts in purse, police say

Two people were arrested after trying to shoplift from stores in the Augusta Mall on Christmas Eve, police said. Authorities arrested Natasha Rene Hill, of Warrenton Ga, is charged with theft by shoplifting for allegedly trying to hide nine shirts in her purse at JC Penny, according to a Richmond C...

12/25/09 - 8:05pm

Vandals smash 158 windows at Augusta's Copeland Elementary

Local officials spent Christmas Eve repairing windows at Copeland Elementary School on Jackson Road after vandals smashed 158 of them.

12/25/09 - 7:18pm

Athens stalwart Vic Chesnutt dies

Well-known Athens recording artist Vic Chesnutt died late Friday, according to a release from his record label.

12/25/09 - 11:17pm

UGA to pay fine for burning waste

ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia will pay a $24,000 fine for burning medical and infectious waste in three on-campus incinerators, according to a proposed agreement from the state Environmental Protection Division. UGA also would have to obtain new permits from the state before burning...

12/25/09 - 11:05am

Holiday reprieve reunites confined soldier, infant son

FORT STEWART, Ga. -- An Army soldier arrested for skirting overseas deployment to care for her infant son has been reunited with the boy for the holiday season, according to her attorney. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, had been confined to Hunter Army Airfield ...

12/25/09 - 10:53am
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