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More spending cuts loom for Ga. agencies

ATLANTA — A new fiscal year is about to begin in Georgia, and Gov. Sonny Perdue's budget director is telling state agencies that spending will have to be tightened some more. Budget director Trey Childress has asked agencies to cut their spending by 3 percent in July. He says that given ...

06/24/09 - 10:54pm

New York snaps three-game skid

ATLANTA – The New York Yankees took their time scoring against the Braves. Then they got an unlikely home run – and a long-awaited offensive boost from Alex Rodriguez. Francisco Cervelli hit his first career homer to break a 14-inning drought in Atlanta, then Rodriguez came through with ...

06/24/09 - 11:16pm

Part of Bolton Street to close Thursday

A portion of Bolton Street will be closed Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a Richmond County Engineering Department press release. The closure will be between Hilda and Avalon Avenues, the release said. Crews will be installing a storm drain....

06/24/09 - 9:39pm

Player arrested in Tampa area

TAMPA – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Tarence Kinsey Jr., a former South Carolina standout, has been charged with drunken driving. Hillsborough County Jail's online records show that Kinsey, a high school standout at Tampa's Jefferson High, was arrested for DUI early this morning and later...

06/24/09 - 8:57pm

Augusta golfer 11 shots off pace

MACON, Ga. - Augusta’s Laura Coble slipped out of contention in the Georgia Women’s Amateur Championship at Idle Hour Country Club. Coble, seeking a sixth title, shot a second-round 76 and is 11 shots off the lead held by Dori Carter. Coble had opened with 72 and entered the second round ...

06/24/09 - 8:28pm

Shafer is top local finisher

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Scott Wolfes closed with 5-under-par 67 today to win the Georgia Junior Championship by four shots. Wolfes, who is from St. Simons Island, finished at 15-under 201 at Sea Island Golf Club’s Retreat Course. Ollie Schniederjans, of Powder Springs, finished second. He clo...

06/24/09 - 8:24pm

First start for Sox is on Thursday

WASHINGTON – After reflecting on the three weeks of sleepless nights that followed his shoulder surgery, John Smoltz sounded as if he might be tossing and turning one more time – this time out of sheer anxiousness over his first major league start for a team other than the Atlanta Braves. ...

06/24/09 - 8:08pm

Driver in 13th place in standings

Nobody knows the pressure of making the Chase for the Championship more than Kasey Kahne. He’s spent much of the past six years living on the edge, one week safely inside the cut line for the playoffs, the next week on the outside. A victory last Sunday on the road course at Sonoma, Calif., m...

06/24/09 - 8:02pm

Women's team reaches sectionals

Before the Level 3.5 semifinals at the USTA Georgia Seniors League Tournament on June 7, the women playing out of Petersburg Racquet Club checked out of their hotel. They didn’t expect to last beyond that point. Lynn Heron said she didn’t even pack enough clothes for the additional day in...

06/24/09 - 7:43pm

Munnerlyn reaches deal

The Carolina Panthers have signed the first of their seven draft picks, reaching a deal with seventh-round choice Captain Munnerlyn. The Panthers today also waived undrafted rookie running back Markus Manson and cornerback Reggie Sullivan. The 5-foot-8 Munnerlyn is expected to compete for Carolina...

06/24/09 - 5:46pm
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