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11 students already lined up for medical campus in Athens

The Medical College of Georgia campus in Athens already has 11 students for the class enrolling next fall, administrators announced Wednesday. Early-admission students were given their preference between the main campus in Augusta and a branch opening in Athens in partnership with the University of...

10/15/09 - 6:53am

Arrest in August home invasion

A man has been arrested in connection with a home invasion and attempted armed robbery of a 63-year-old Hephzibah woman on Aug. 3. According to Richmond County jail records, 24-year-old Quincy Dean was arrested on Wednesday and charged with criminal attempt armed robbery, burglary, possession of a ...

10/15/09 - 6:43am

Police identify suspect, ask for help in North Augusta bank holdup

A suspect has been identified in last week's holdup of Wachovia on Georgia Avenue.

10/15/09 - 10:31am

Ga. jobless rate unchanged

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10.1 percent from August to September. According to a press release, the August rate had been reported at 10.2 percent, but was revised downward slightly. The ...

10/15/09 - 6:35am

Parents protest when child brings Bible home from school

CRAWFORD, Ga. -- An Oglethorpe County Elementary School parent has complained after his daughter came home from school with a Bible, but school officials say they don't discriminate and let students decide whether to accept free reading material. Fifth-grade students at the end of the school da...

10/15/09 - 6:30am

Siler sees action in Hawks’ road victory

After failing to play in the previous two preseason games, Atlanta Hawks rookie Garret Siler played six minutes in Atlanta’s 111-96 road victory over Memphis on Wednesday night. Siler, the former Augusta State center who is trying to make the team as a free agent, had two rebounds, one block, ...

10/14/09 - 10:56pm

Three arrested in motel holdup

Three men were arrested today in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking at the Ramada Limited at 2154 Gordon Highway on Tuesday night.

10/14/09 - 10:42pm

Former Atlanta NAACP head accused of theft

ATLANTA — The Atlanta NAACP has accused its former executive director and her assistant of stealing more than $275,000 over six years. In a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the organization accuses Judith Withers-Hanson and Saundra Douglass of applying for company cr...

10/14/09 - 8:43pm

Group to move forward

ST. LOUIS - Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a bid led by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts, but Checketts said in a statement today that Limbaugh's participation had co...

10/14/09 - 7:43pm

Petty, Earnhardt among honorees

The first induction class for NASCAR’s Hall of Fame included the man who founded the organization, the son who carried the sport to unparalleled highs, a pair of seven-time champions and arguably the greatest car owner-driver of all time. Bill France Sr., whose vision to organize a group of ra...

10/14/09 - 6:43pm
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