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Kotchman leads Braves past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Casey Kotchman lofted a short fly to center field in the third inning and angrily slammed his bat to the ground. He took out his aggression on the Phillies the rest of the game. Kotchman had three hits and three RBIs, Kenshin Kawakami pitched six effective innings and the Atlanta Br...

05/10/09 - 4:59pm

Savannah man swerves to avoid alligator, hits bus head-on

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Authorities say 47-year-old Stephen Newell of Savannah died after he swerved his vehicle to avoid an alligator and slammed head on into a Greyhound bus.

05/10/09 - 4:57pm

Athens police say they'll soon have answers in Zinkhan case

ATHENS, Ga. – Athens authorities say they will have some answers this week in the case of former University of Georgia marketing professor George Zinkhan III.

05/10/09 - 5:27pm

Postal rates go up Monday

Postal rates go up again Monday -- this time increasing from 42 to 44 cents for first-class mail. Other mail services, including periodicals (newspapers and magazines) package services and special services will be adjusted Monday, as well, a postal bulletin said. Mail on a postcard will rise from 2...

05/10/09 - 6:12am

4 cop cars totaled; I-95 traffic backed up; biker gets away

HINESVILLE, Ga. - A high-speed chase that began at Fort Stewart ended Saturday afternoon when four McIntosh County sheriff's deputies pursuing a motorcycle rider totaled their patrol cars on Interstate 95 near Darien. The chase began at an undetermined location on the Fort Stewart reservation s...

05/10/09 - 6:14am

Congressman tells UGA grads job market, future will get improve

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia's 2009 graduating class faces tough economic times as they leave college behind. But the future will be brighter, according to U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, this year's UGA graduation speaker. "You will be better off for (the hard times the graduates fac...

05/10/09 - 5:54am

ASU shocks No. 2 USC Aiken in Peach Belt Tournament

AIKEN - Augusta State freshman pitcher Wilson Taylor held Peach Belt Conference regular season champion USC Aiken in check in a 7-4 win in the tournament quarterfinals. The Jaguars (26-30), the eighth seed, advance to play North Georgia in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. With one more win, ASU ...

01/19/10 - 1:00am

James scores 47 in win

ATLANTA – The Cleveland Cavaliers were actually being challenged. Finally, LeBron James had seen enough. James scored 47 points in his best game yet of these playoffs, leading the Cavaliers to the brink of their second straight postseason sweep with a 97-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on S...

05/09/09 - 10:12pm

Two men wounded in pair of Aiken County shootings

Authorities are investigating a pair of shootings in Aiken County today that sent two men to an area hospital.

05/09/09 - 10:08pm

Drive gets more than 74,000 pounds of food

Residents left more goodies by their mailbox than last year Saturday for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive . Golden Harvest Food Bank officials were still counting Satur­day night, but at least 74,325 pounds of food were collected, up from 72,012 last year, said Carrie Jones, the food drive ’ s...

05/09/09 - 8:47pm
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