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Man charged in fire death

Police charged 49-year-old Phillip Scruggs with murder Monday, two days after an Athens woman died from severe burns she suffered when he allegedly doused her with kerosene and set her on fire. Elisa Denise "Lisa" Davenport, 42, died Saturday afternoon - 12 days after Scruggs attacked her as she tr...

09/01/09 - 7:22am

Arrested man slips handcuffs, steals police car

DULUTH, Ga. — Officials are searching for a man who slipped out of his handcuffs and stole a Duluth police car after being arrested for DUI.

08/31/09 - 11:37pm

Sitel to hire 300 in Augusta

Sitel said today it plans to hire about 300 people at its Augusta facility.

08/31/09 - 9:11pm

Atlanta Gas wants rate to cover future construction costs

ATLANTA - More than 1.4 million natural-gas customers across the state would be on the hook for $400 million if Atlanta Gas Light Co. persuades the Georgia Public Service Commission to accept its financing plan for expansion.

08/31/09 - 6:41pm

SRS chief Munns steps down

Chuck Munns, after a two-year stint as president and chief executive officer of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, is leaving his post with Savannah River Site’s primary management contractor, according to site officials. His retirement is effective today and Mr. Munns will be replaced by Garry...

08/31/09 - 5:54pm

GBI alerted after lab records found at ex-worker's home

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in today to look into possibly hundreds of lab records of patients and employees of East Central Regional Hospital after they were found in the home of a former lab technician, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmenta...

08/31/09 - 6:13pm

NFL star Deon Grant giving laptops to Josey students

When Seattle Seahawks safety Deon Grant spoke last spring at Josey High School’s National Honor Society awards banquet, he promised each of the group’s 14 seniors a new laptop. The professional football player and Josey graduate will deliver this week on that pledge. Parents and students ...

01/15/10 - 1:02am

Two face meth charges

Authorities arrested two men today they believe were in the early stages of building a methamphetamine lab. Chad Allen Cooper, 21, of 3551 Mike Padgett Highway, and Jesse James Jernigan, 34, of 1710 Powell Road, are each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, according to Richmond County Sheri...

08/31/09 - 5:47pm

Aiken Mall plans charity bazaar

The Aiken Mall will be holding a charity bazaar on Sept. 18. The event will allow non-profit organizations the chance to set up in the mall at no fee and sell items. The Aiken Mall, located on Whiskey Road, can be reached at (803) 649-0869....

08/31/09 - 2:40pm

Ga. firm gets biofuels funds

A Georgia firm will receive up to $5 million under a U.S. Energy Department program to develop supply systems for cellulosic biofuels production. Agco Corporation of Duluth, Ga., plans to use the supply system it is developing to fulfill the feedstock needs of bio-refineries in Iowa, Kansas and Te...

08/31/09 - 4:53pm
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