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SC man who killed grandparents when he was 12 asks new trial

WINNSBORO, S.C. — After spending close to half his life behind bars, 20-year-old Christopher Pittman finally made it into the witness chair to testify in a South Carolina courtroom....

08/28/09 - 2:47pm

Atlanta replaces misspelled 'Marin' Luther King sign

ATLANTA — It seems the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was born forgot how to spell his name — at least, temporarily. A "Marin" Luther King Drive NW sign was removed from a southwest Atlanta neighborhood Thursday and replaced with one bearing the correct spelling of the slain civil righ...

08/28/09 - 5:05am

Congressman Barrow pushed on measure to reform health care

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A citizens group says it will continue pressing U.S. Rep. John Barrow on a measure to reform health care. On July 21, the Savannah Democrat voted against the bill - supported by President Obama - in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. But Jeanne Seaver, co-founder of National...

08/28/09 - 4:59am

Fire-damaged portion of swamp to be replanted in hardwood trees

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- The Georgia Forestry Commission and a power company are replanting 500 acres of hardwood forest near the Okefenokee Swamp that was burned in the wildfires of 2007....

08/28/09 - 4:39am

Minister arrested for actions at Brunswick, Ga. health care protest

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A minister, who got into the middle of a health care protest this week and shouted at the participants, was arrested for not having his own permit to demonstrate. Zack Lyde, minister of a small Brunswick church, refused a police officer's directive Wednesday to leave the sidewa...

08/28/09 - 4:33am

Sixth Street repairs affect traffic

Drivers will be forced to navigate around parts of Sixth Street over the next few months because of road repairs. The Augusta Engineering Department says Sixth Street from the Walton Way overpass to Telfair Street will be closed starting today so a new sewer line can be installed. Construction is s...

08/28/09 - 4:17am

Accident kills 10-year-old son of Georgia state Senate candidate

The 10-year-old son of a Georgia Legislature candidate has died in a home accident. Stephen Ginn, of Madison County, was killed Wednesday when the Kubota Mule utility vehicle he took for a spin after school overturned on his gravel driveway and pinned him underneath. Stephen was found shortly befo...

08/28/09 - 4:13am

Williston-Elko opens season with win over Barnwell

WILLISTON, S.C. - Dexter Staley scored six touchdowns and his Williston-Elko Blue Devils opened the season Thursday with a 56-14 victory over visiting Barnwell.

08/27/09 - 10:23pm

Shooting at Cedar Village Apartments

Police are looking for a man suspected to be involved in a shooting at Cedar Village Apartments on Windsor Spring Road at about 9:30 p.m. tonight. According to a Richmond County dispatcher, one person was shot and has been transported to a hospital. The extent of the injuries were not known. Invest...

08/27/09 - 9:25pm

Second man convicted in theft of military equipment

A second man involved in stealing military equipment valued at more than $200,000 from Fort Gordon was sentenced to prison Thursday. Marquette Mitchell, 38, pleaded guilty earlier this year to theft of government property. He and Omar Gavin, 34, were arrested last year after selling Army style d...

08/27/09 - 7:58pm
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