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Madison County rabies cases rise, but down elsewhere

Madison County public health officials have confirmed that eight skunks and raccoons and one fox have tested positive for rabies since the beginning of the year. Madison County saw only 11 confirmed cases a year in both 2007 and 2008. Health department officials in Athens-Clarke County and the sur...

06/14/09 - 6:02am

Augusta woman facing charges after convenience store incident

Police say an Augusta woman is facing charges after she shoplifted from a convenience store and attacked a store clerk. The woman, Bridgette Fredrick, of the 100 block of Holley Court, entered the Short Stop 2 on the 1700 block of 15th Street around 2 p.m. Friday and began putting bottles in her pu...

06/14/09 - 9:28pm

Fired in sex scandal, ex-Glynn school chief takes post in Kuwait

ATLANTA – A former Glynn County school superintendent fired in February for using his school system BlackBerry and e-mail address to respond to Internet ads seeking sex, is set to regain his education license next month. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which licenses teachers an...

06/14/09 - 6:37am

No charges yet on SC turtle poaching law

COLUMBIA — It's been more than a month since the new turtle-poaching limits went into effect in South Carolina. But so far, Department of Natural Resources law enforcement have yet to catch anyone trying to take more than the legal limit of 10 reptiles across state lines. The new freshwate...

06/14/09 - 6:34am

Police looking for peeping Tom

Police are looking for a man accused of peeping into a woman’s home Saturday night. The victim awoke from a nap at her home about 7 p.m. and noticed the shadow of a man on her back porch, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. She also saw that her bedroom blinds were par...

06/14/09 - 6:56pm

Machemer records 1,300th career victory

With more than two decades of experience as a minor league baseball manager, Dave Machemer knows how to win a ball game. Tonight in Savannah, the Augusta GreenJackets manager won his 1,300th. The career coaching mark came thanks to a 6-2 GreenJackets victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats. Augusta r...

06/13/09 - 9:44pm

Funds secured for new facility

If you factor in pledges, a $1.8 million fund raising goal has been met for a Fisher House to be built at the Uptown Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Lee Smith Jr., the president and CEO of The Community Foun­dation, which has been receiving donations for the cause, says $1...

06/13/09 - 9:35pm

Six-run seventh lifts Baltimore

BALTIMORE – Brian Roberts had four hits, including a double that highlighted a six-run rally in a messy seventh inning that led the Baltimore Orioles over the Atlanta Braves 8-4 tonight. The Orioles, who had lost 10 of their previous 12, scored their most runs in the past 16 games. A wild pit...

06/13/09 - 9:28pm

Mill fire inquiry nearing wrap-up

Eight months after fire gutted the vacant Southern Milling Co. along the Augusta Canal, authorities say they are nearing the end of an investigation into the cause . “Right now, it’s still an open case,” said Lt. Neal Brown of the Augusta- Richmond County Fire De­part­ment&...

06/13/09 - 8:51pm

Nordqvist up by one when play is suspended

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Anna Nordqvist weathered a lengthy rain delay and fading daylight to take one-shot lead over Lindsey Wright in the LPGA Championship when play was halted in the third round today. Nordqvist made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole after the horn stopped play because of...

06/13/09 - 8:05pm
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