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Texas postpones sports events because of swine flu

Officials at high school associations in Georgia and South Carolina say there are no plans to alter sports schedule because of the swine flu outbreak. “There has been no discussion of that in this office,” said a spokeswoman for the South Carolina High School League. The next spring-spor...

01/08/10 - 2:25pm

After midnight

[YOUTUBE vwgcC_WofvY] The summer blockbuster film season gets under way just after midnight Thursday with the opening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is back as the angry mutant with the metal claws. The film gives his back story, starting with his childhood a looooong time ago (think 19...

04/29/09 - 6:10pm

Bad air this summer would bring Richmond County consequences

Augusta’s air quality this summer could have far-reaching consequences in terms of the federal government’s pending decisions on which communities will face “non-attainment” designations under the U.S. Clean Air Act. On March 12, Georgia’s governor asked the U.S. Environmen...

04/29/09 - 2:25pm

Pistons bringing back Michael Curry

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Michael Curry is coming back as the Detroit Pistons’ coach. Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars held a news conference Wednesday to wrap up a miserable season and he ended any doubt about his plans on the bench by confirming Curry would return. ...

04/29/09 - 1:46pm

Paine College to hold Hall of Fame ceremony Friday

Paine College will be holding a sports Hall of Fame ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Candler Memorial Library and Conference Center on campus. Tickets are $15 for the event. Former coach Ernest Tolbert will be inducted posthumously. Other inductees include Meria Alexander-Strange, Ann Magruder Dixon...

01/19/10 - 1:20am

Churches weigh mission trips after latest swine flu warnings

Calls have been frequent on Shane Padgett's phone since Monday, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory warning against travel to Mexico. "I'm getting calls one after the other today. It's been nuts," said Mr. Padgett, a youth pastor who is organizing a m...

01/08/10 - 2:25pm

Dutch trip: Suspected murderer's plans appeared sinister at first

A University of Georgia professor's plan to leave the country two days before spring semester finals seemed ominous in the days after he shot and killed three people at a reunion picnic for a local theater group. But George Zinkhan III didn't set the schedule for his trip to Amsterdam or ev...

04/29/09 - 4:26pm

Dad jailed after van hits toddler

An Augusta father is in jail today after his toddler was hit by a van while playing in a parking lot. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office charged Jairo Rosa, 19, of the 300 block of Fox Trace Drive, with contributing to the deprivation of a minor Tuesday evening, according to a sheriff’s...

04/29/09 - 12:49pm

Aiken inmate killed in fight; SLED investigating

AIKEN — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating an Aiken jail fight that left one inmate dead and another charged with murder. According to a statement released by SLED, Dale Sengelman, 55, of Orangeburg, an inmate accused of lewd acts on a minor, suffered a fatal injury...

04/29/09 - 10:12pm

Gov. signs victims' rights measures

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a pair of measures aimed at protecting victims' rights at a ceremony on the steps of the Douglas County courthouse.

04/29/09 - 2:12pm

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