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Perdue to play 'hardball' over water

ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia is preparing to step up its offensive in the long-running battle with its neighbors over federal water rights by focusing on Florida's environmental record and dredging up a 150-year-old ruling that could give Alabama less control of a key river, Gov. Sonny Perdue told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday.

08/06/09 - 9:27pm

Rex exploring SC governor run

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Education Superintendent Jim Rex is exploring a bid for governor and has filed the paperwork needed to raise money for a campaign.

08/06/09 - 9:27pm

Forrest murder suspect waives hearing

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are sending extra patrols past the house belonging to the grandmother of one of the suspects in the killing of former championship boxer Vernon Forrest.

08/06/09 - 1:18pm

Dig for bodies turns up evidence

Just a few hours into the search for buried bodies in a vacant lot near Washington Road, authorities said today that they had recovered possible evidence from the dig site.

08/06/09 - 1:59pm

Police search alleged stalker's home

Authorities executed a search warrant this afternoon at the Appling home of a man arrested on accusations he had stalked Miley Cyrus. Tybee Island police, assisted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, searched Mark McLeod’s residence at the 5200 block of Linder-McCurdy Road at about 3...

08/06/09 - 9:28pm

Would-be kidnapper sought

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a 9-year-old girl from her yard in the 2200 block of Bayville Road Wednesday afternoon.

08/06/09 - 10:16am

Sanford back on the job

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is heading back to work after a European vacation with his family.

08/06/09 - 8:56am

Washington Road ramp to reopen

The on-ramp from northbound Washington Road to Interstate 20 westbound will reopen August 15.

08/06/09 - 11:18am

Woman sentenced for providing alcohol to minors

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb County judge has sentenced a Powder Springs woman to 18 months in jail and 30 months' probation for providing alcohol to minors.

08/06/09 - 7:37am

Search for bodies continues this morning

Richmond County investigators are back at a grassy lot off Cherry Street this morning to excavate in a search for bodies.

08/06/09 - 7:16am
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