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Traffic diverted by accident

A serious accident on Old Waynesboro Road in south Augusta this afternoon has led officials to divert traffic, Richmond County dispatch said. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m., and a section of the road was still closed two hours later. A medical helicopter was flown in, though information abou...

12/12/09 - 6:41pm

Reactor process 80% complete

A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle that was shut down twice this week should be back online within 48 hours, a spokeswoman for the company that operates the plant said today. “We’re in the process of bringing it back up,” Alyson Fuqua of Southern Nuclear said late this afternoon. ...

12/12/09 - 6:22pm

Board leaves tax exemption for 65 and older unchanged

Meeting on retreat today, school board members said the idea – first presented by Superintendent Dana Bedden in a recent meeting with the area legislative delegation as a way to recoup funding amid state budget cuts – comes at a bad time as the economy continues to struggle.

12/12/09 - 6:02pm

Gary refuses special last meal

ATLANTA — Carlton Gary, known as the "Columbus Stocking Strangler," has declined a special last meal before his execution. The Georgia Department Corrections says in a statement that Gary will be served the same meal as other inmates before his execution: a grilled cheeseburger, oven-browned p...

12/12/09 - 2:12pm

UGA grants early admissions

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia has offered slots in next fall's freshman class to about 6,000 high school seniors who applied for early admission. The students will begin getting letters notifying them of their acceptance next week, but students also could find out their status at UGA&...

12/12/09 - 12:53pm

Coming Sunday: Deaths from hunting accidents up this season

Seven people have died in hunting accidents in Georgia so far this season, a marked increase from the four fatalities in 2008-09. And not all involve firearms. Two people died in falls from tree stands, and another died of a rattlesnake bite. The ratio of fatalities to accidents is also up. In th...

12/12/09 - 2:56pm

Veterans' graves get wreaths

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Evergreen wreaths with red bows are being placed on veterans' graves at several sites in South Carolina to honor the nation's service members. The ceremonies are being held today at noon at cemeteries at Fort Jackson outside Columbia and in Florence, Beaufort and S...

12/12/09 - 12:07pm

S.C. city buying back guns

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina city is buying guns back with no questions asked in an effort to get the weapons off its streets. The North Charleston Police Department holds its second annual gun buy back today. North Charleston residents can turn in weapons to authorities and get ...

12/12/09 - 12:03pm

Drug raid leads to two arrests

The Aiken Department of Public Safety arrested two people on drug charges after a search today. Deon Lee Simpkins, 30, and Vanessa Jones, 27, were charged with trafficking in marijuana (more than 10 pounds), possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and two counts of possession with intent to...

12/11/09 - 8:37pm

Tiger Woods to take 'indefinite' leave from golf

Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to work on saving his family, using the word "infidelity" for the first time in a statement posted on his Web site.

02/20/10 - 1:11am
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