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Blackville man arrested on murder charge

Police have arrested a 21-year-old Blackville man following a shooting in which one man died and another was sent to the hospital....

08/21/09 - 2:40pm

SC gov didn't disclose flights

Gov. Mark Sanford took dozens of flights on private planes that he didn't report.

08/21/09 - 3:47pm

Federal authorities say they have dismantled Atlanta gang cells

ATLANTA — Federal authorities say they have dismantled cells of two major Mexican drug trafficking organizations that have plagued metro Atlanta for years. U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said today that a grand jury indicted 18 people involved in the two separate gangs with charges ranging from c...

08/21/09 - 1:29pm

Barrow man gets life for killing his mother with crossbow

WINDER, Ga. -- A Barrow County Superior Court jury convicted Rodney George Thompson on Thursday of killing his 63-year-old mother by shooting her in the back with a crossbow while she slept. Jurors deliberated for more than six hours Wednesday and Thursday before finding Thompson guilty of felony m...

08/21/09 - 1:26pm

Police say man won't face charge in fatal dog attack near Athens

LEXINGTON, Ga. — The Oglethorpe County man who fed the pack of dogs that mauled and killed Lothar and Sherry Schweder near their home outside of Athens last week, will not face criminal charges, authorities said this morning. The man who cared for the dogs at the end of the dirt lane where the...

08/21/09 - 1:21pm

Positive results from flu vaccine, health officials say

While testing continues on a vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 vaccine, the vaccine has not produced any significant adverse events in adults, federal health officials said today. “There are no red flags regarding safety,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute o...

08/21/09 - 1:11pm

Commissioner Betty Beard not planning to seek re-election

Augusta Commissioner Betty Beard said today she’s not planning to run for her District 1 seat in this fall’s election. “I just think it’s time to let it go,” she said in a telephone interview. “I need a rest. I’ve had disappointments, but that’s life. We...

01/21/10 - 12:42am

A dozen dealerships still participating in Clunkers

The money is running out for the federal Cash for Clunkers program, and the federal government will end the program on Monday at 8 p.m. The $3 billion program allows car buyers to trade in gas guzzlers that met program guidelines for a $3,500 or $4,500 rebate on a new vehicle. If youâ€&...

08/21/09 - 1:50pm

Jefferson Electric warning customers of phone scam

Jefferson Energy Cooperative is warning its customers of some new phone scams in which electric cooperative customers have been targeted throughout Georgia....

08/21/09 - 12:01pm

Bernanke says US economy on cusp of recovery

JACKSON, Wyoming -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declared Friday that the U.S. economy is on the verge of a long-awaited recovery after enduring a brutal recession and the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

08/21/09 - 11:44am
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