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Autopsy scheduled for teen

An autopsy will be performed today on a teenage boy who drowned Saturday while swimming in Thurmond Lake at Wildwood Park near Appling, Columbia County Chief Deputy Coroner Bonnie Holloway said.

07/20/09 - 6:29am

For a number of reasons, Georgia unlikely to end machine voting

ATLANTA - Attorney Walker Chandler has a history of tilting at windmills, and many observers thought that's what he was doing Monday when he made oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court for scrapping the state's electronic voting machines. Chandler told the justices that using the h...

07/20/09 - 6:23am

UGA expecting more deep cuts

ATHENS, Ga. -- Barely two weeks into the state's new fiscal year, administrators at the University of Georgia and other public colleges are bracing for another round of state budget cuts. Gov. Sonny Perdue has not yet sent out any official directive, but he told state agencies late last month t...

07/20/09 - 6:18am

Overlook at SC lake closed today for road work

ANDERSON, S.C. — Some viewing areas at one of South Carolina's top recreation sites are going to be closed for a few days. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the South Carolina Overlook and Hartwell Dam Viewing Area in Anderson is closing on Monday for repaving. Officials say visitors...

07/20/09 - 6:09am

Neighboring businesses struck

Three adjacent businesses on Wrightsboro Road were the targets of burglaries Sunday.

07/20/09 - 6:26am

Escobar drives in four as Braves top Mets

ATLANTA - Yunel Escobar had two of his four RBIs in a five-run fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat New York 7-1 on Sunday night as the Mets lost yet another player to an injury. Mets starting pitcher Fernando Nieve left the game in the second inning with a strained right quadriceps. Escobar h...

07/19/09 - 9:47pm

Gun discharges, wounding man

One man was arrested and another was taken to a hospital after a gun accidentally went off at a McDonald’s drive-through this morning.

07/19/09 - 8:43pm

Van Pelt wins U.S. Bank Championship in playoff

MILWAUKEE -- Bo Van Pelt beat John Mallinger on the second hole of a playoff to win the U.S. Bank Championship on Sunday. The win is Van Pelt's first in eight seasons on the PGA Tour. Van Pelt and Mallinger were at 13-under-par 267 after 72 holes at Brown Deer Park Golf Course. Van Pelt shot 6...

07/19/09 - 7:36pm

Contador wins, Armstrong drifts back at Tour

VERBIER, Switzerland - The Tour de France star pedaled up out of his saddle in a mountain stage, dusted his rivals, and seized the yellow jersey that he knows all too well and covets so much. This time, it wasn't Lance Armstrong, but his teammate and one-time rival Alberto Contador, who won Sun...

07/19/09 - 7:23pm

Arson blamed in two local fires

Augusta firefighters put out two house fires that were the result of arson this weekend.

07/19/09 - 5:43pm
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