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Ga. Regents to vote on tuition

ATLANTA — The Georgia Board of Regents is expected to vote on how much to raise tuition in the face of the state's worst fiscal crisis in decades, including a measure to suspend guaranteed tuition rates for students. The board will meet today to vote on whether to do away with the "fixed ...

04/14/09 - 5:12am

UGA faculty pay above SEC average

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia professors make above-average salaries compared to their counterparts at other Southeastern Conference universities, according to the American Association of University Professors' annual salary survey. The average full professor at UGA earns $107,000 - a to...

04/14/09 - 4:57am

Storms cost states $66 million

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine said this afternoon that violent weather that struck Georgia Friday caused an estimated $60 million in insured losses. “That’s a preliminary figure from the insurance companies we’ve surveyed so far,” Mr. Oxendine sai...

04/13/09 - 6:50pm

Wreck kills woman near Appling

A Lincolnton, Ga., woman died this afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck in Appling.

04/13/09 - 4:59pm

Wind advisory until 8 p.m

There is a wind advisory until 8 p.m. for Lincoln, McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond, Burke, McCormick, Edgefield and other area counties, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts of between 40 mph and 50 mph are expected....

04/13/09 - 4:10pm

Aiken bandit still sought

Aiken County authorities are still searching for a man who robbed the SC State Credit Union on Beaufort Street on Friday.

04/13/09 - 3:13pm

Augusta tax protest Wednesday

Augusta will join other cities across the country Wednesday, Tax Day, to protest taxes and government spending with a tea party. The Augusta Tax Day Tea Party will be held 5-10 p.m. at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Riverwalk. Sponsored by the Columbia County Young Republicans, the Tea Party is...

04/13/09 - 3:13pm

Water to return to Augusta Canal

After a final round of debris removal later this week, water will begin flowing back into the Augusta Canal on Friday, officials said today. “At this point, and we’re still watching the weather, we are scheduled to start refilling at the end of the week,” said Drew Goins, acting dire...

04/13/09 - 11:38am

Georgia gas prices up 12 cents since March, AAA says

ATLANTA — AAA Georgia said gasoline prices across the state climbed 12 cents a gallon during the past four weeks. The auto club said today's average statewide price for regular was $1.91 a gallon. A year ago regular fuel was, on average, $1.43 higher in the state. The national average fo...

04/13/09 - 10:32am

Violent storm kills 1 in Atlanta

ATLANTA — At least one person has been killed by the severe storm system moving across Georgia. Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokesman Capt. Bill May says one person was killed today when a tree fell on a car in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. He didn't know the victim's name o...

04/13/09 - 10:53am

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