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Still questions in Zinkhan case

ATHENS, Ga. -- Officials won't say why it took a week to hear George Zinkhan's cell phone "ping" - the clue that led them to his car - and aren't interested in finding out more precisely when he died, a fact that could show whether the dangerous armed man roamed Athens for several days w...

05/16/09 - 9:19am

Police ask public for help in finding bandit car

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a bank robber who has struck four local banks in the last year. Police say the man, who typically wears black clothing and a mask, last robbed the First Citizens Bank at 3602 Walton Way Extension Monday, according to a Richmond County Sh...

05/16/09 - 8:57am

School chief coming to Augusta

Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox will visit Augusta next month to observe Project ExPreSS, a new initiative by the Georgia Department of Education. Project ExPreSS (Exam Preparation in Science and Social Studies) is an intensive two week summer intervention for students who failed ...

05/16/09 - 8:54am

National Science Olympiad continues here today

The National Science Olympiad will continue today at Augusta State University, the host of the event, and neighboring schools and churches. The science olympiad has about 3,000 competitors, but attracts some 5,000 people in all when coaches and family members are counted. A complete schedule of e...

01/19/10 - 10:44pm

2 split $38 million Mega Millions jackpot

ATLANTA — Two players — one in California, and one in Virginia — will split the latest $38 million grand prize from the multistate Mega Millions lottery. The two were the only players to match all the winning numbers from Friday night's drawing. The next Mega Million drawing, Tu...

05/16/09 - 8:26am

Escobar drives in winning run

ATLANTA – Yunel Escobar hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of ninth, giving the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight after blowing a lead in the top of the inning. With one out in the ninth, Jordan Schafer hit a single to right off Tony Pena (3-1)...

05/15/09 - 10:57pm

Driver has won event twice

CONCORD, N.C. - Chad Knaus, the mastermind behind a lot of Jimmie Johnson's success, didn't put any extra into the preparation for tonight's Sprint All-Star race because the team only knows one speed - all-out. Johnson completed three laps around the Lowe's Motor Speedway and his te...

05/15/09 - 10:29pm

Colquitt County educator named state's top teacher

ATLANTA – A Colquitt County educator has been named Georgia’s Teacher of the Year. Gwen Desselle, who has been teaching for 32 years, was honored Friday night by state officials at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. One of the 10 finalists was Michele Rigsby, a BelAir Elementary School t...

05/15/09 - 10:15pm

Pitcher strikes out 10 in win

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Eric Surkamp pitched seven shutout innings and struck out 10 and Juan Perez hit his fourth homer of the season as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Asheville Tourists 5-1 tonight in a South Atlantic League game. Surkamp allowed just two hits and walked three. Christopher Wilson pi...

05/15/09 - 9:50pm

UPDATE: Five people injured at Augusta Mall by motorist

Five people were injured at Augusta Mall when they were hit by a car in the parking lot, according to an official at a local ambulance company. The injured were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to Gold Cross EMS Maj. Gene Peebles. He said the injuries were non-life threatenin...

05/16/09 - 12:11am

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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