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High speed rail plan skips Augusta, but that could change

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue committed Wednesday to rally neighboring governors to engage in a discussion of a national, high-speed rail network which would zip trains linking Savannah, Atlanta and Jacksonville with other states. The current plan only offers a broad outline of the routes, not speci...

06/04/09 - 7:02am

Gov. Perdue might be sued for legal aid funding

ATLANTA -- A group of lawyers and policy analysts is recommending increased funding on legal aid even as a group of judges wants to sue the governor for cutting their current budget. Friday, the Judicial Council, made up of all the state's judges, holds a called meeting to discuss whether to su...

06/04/09 - 6:52am

Crack under tongue left suspect mumbling, Athens cops say

ATHENS, GA. -- Officers questioned a man Tuesday who was walking in an area of Athens where several cars had been broken into, and they decided from the way the man was mumbling that he was hiding something under his tongue. The officers forced 23-year-old Kareem Bernard Thompson to cough up a rock...

06/04/09 - 6:46am

Richmond school board meets this morning on budget crisis

The Richmond County Board of Education will meet at its offices on Broad Street 9 a.m. to discuss the budget changes that will help offset a projected $24.5 million shortfall. Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden told The Chronicle on Wednesday that his goal would be to present a balance budg...

01/08/10 - 1:22pm

Giants starter will start Game 1 of doubleheader

WASHINGTON - Randy Johnson's bid to become the 24th pitcher to win 300 games has been postponed. Wednesday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals was called off because of an unplayable field. Thunderstorms delayed the 7:05 p.m. start time, and Nationals Park...

06/03/09 - 11:02pm

North Augusta officer wounded

A North Augusta Public Safety officer was wounded this evening in a shooting in the vicinity of the Bradleyville Road overpass on the new Interstate 520. Lt. Tim Pearson of North Augusta Public Safety said the officer and a fellow officer were attempting to make a traffic stop at Martintown and Old...

06/03/09 - 11:03pm

Police called to Tignall after bomb found in parked pickup

TIGNALL, Ga. – Local, state and federal authorities are continuing to investigate the discovery of a large explosive device found in the bed of a parked pickup truck this morning. The bomb, described as “a sizable explosive device,” was destroyed by special bomb squad agents with the...

06/03/09 - 7:40pm

Police employee charged with embezzlement in Washington

WASHINGTON, Ga. – An employee of the Washington Police Department is free on bail after being arrested for embezzlement of city funds totaling more than $40,000. Gary Nicholson, special agent in-charge of the regional office in Thomson, identified the suspect as Tammy Dale Land, of Washington....

06/03/09 - 6:29pm

Braves release Glavine; call up Hanson; acquire McLouth

ATLANTA (AP) – In a stunning move, the Atlanta Braves released 305-game winner Tom Glavine on Wednesday, just when it seemed he was ready to return to the big leagues. The 43-year-old Glavine, who was coming back from shoulder and elbow surgery, threw six scoreless innings for Class-A Rome on ...

06/03/09 - 9:01pm

Braves release Tom Glavine

ATLANTA — Braves release pitcher Tom Glavine....

06/03/09 - 6:21pm
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