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Augusta fire displaces 3 families

Three families are without homes today after an early morning apartment fire on Thomas Lane. The fire damaged four apartments and displaced eight people, according to an American Red Cross press release. The families received clothing, food and shelter worth more than $1,000 from the Red Cross, th...

04/08/09 - 2:37pm

Need for bathroom on flight leads to felony charge

ATLANTA — A man rushing to get to the restroom on an international Delta Air Lines flight has been charged with assault, accused of twisting a flight attendant's arm. Joao Correa of Concord, Ohio, says he had a bathroom emergency but his path was blocked by a beverage cart during the March...

04/08/09 - 11:09am

SC freeze chills some cities

A late season freeze struck several places across South Carolina, but the freezing temperatures lasted only an hour or two, lessening the threat to crops. Temperatures dipped to 32 or below in seven of South Carolina's 17 official reporting stations this morning, including 29 degrees at Rock Hi...

04/08/09 - 9:22am

Georgia's public defender system sued for lack of lawyers

ATLANTA — Georgia's struggling public defender system was slapped with a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to halt prosecutions in hundreds of northeast Georgia cases until lawyers are provided to represent the defendants. It's one of the stiffest legal challenges yet to the system, which ha...

04/08/09 - 8:57am

Georgia's public defender system sued for lack of lawyers

ATLANTA — Georgia's struggling public defender system was slapped with a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to halt prosecutions in hundreds of northeast Georgia cases until lawyers are provided to represent the defendants. It's one of the stiffest legal challenges yet to the system, which ha...

04/08/09 - 8:57am

Masters parking lots still open; traffic light

If you got a late badge to this afternoon's Masters practice rounds, you will probably find free parking still available. Although traffic officials had expected the lots near the Augusta National Golf Club to fill up before noon, they said at 1:30 p.m. that spaces were still available. The Pa...

01/15/10 - 12:46pm

Huskies crush Cardinals in women's title game

ST. LOUIS - The Connecticut Huskies are the unbeaten champions of women's college basketball. Tina Charles scored 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds Tuesday night as UConn routed Louisville 76-54 in the national title game at the Scottrade Center. The victory for the Huskies capped the most dom...

04/07/09 - 10:45pm

Sheriff's officers making arrests on street sales of Masters tickets

At least 14 out-of-towners were arrested today, charged with disorderly conduct in the sale of Masters Tournament tickets outside the gates of Augusta National Golf Club. Lt. Scott Gay of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said at least 14 were charged today and 25 Masters badges were seized...

01/15/10 - 12:46pm

Broadcaster Pat Summerall shares faith at Masters breakfast

For most of his career, Pat Summerall sat behind an anchor desk, talking sports, trading laughs and chatting with fellow broadcasters. This morning’s Masters Prayer Breakfast wasn’t much different. About 2,000 watched as the legendary broadcaster joined the Rev. David McKinley on stage a...

04/07/09 - 12:46pm

Savannah sugar plant warned before blast, experts say

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Three experts told Imperial Sugar Co. about defects in the sugar dust control system at its Port Wentworth refinery before last year's inferno. The last warning was issued two days before the plant blew up and burned on Feb. 7, killing 14 people and injuring many more. But com...

04/07/09 - 3:05pm

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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