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Atlanta jury convicts man of aiding terror groups

ATLANTA - A 23-year-old man was convicted Wednesday of aiding terrorist groups by sending videotapes of U.S. landmarks overseas, after a federal jury rejected his arguments that his chatter about jihad was "empty talk."

08/12/09 - 12:00pm

Former Athens cop arrested in theft

Authorities on Tuesday arrested a former Athens-Clarke police officer who allegedly stole a high-tech cell phone from a University of Georgia student while investigating a report of a distraught person in the student's apartment.

08/12/09 - 7:49am

State wants $747,924 returned for Nichols defense

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council wants Fulton County to repay nearly $748,000 for defending courthouse murderer Brian Nichols in the Atlanta Courthouse shootings case.

08/12/09 - 7:27am

Ga. governor gets more influence on university president search

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue may be the ultimate winner in a policy change at the Board of Regents in which the board's chairman will now pick all the members of committees searching for new research-university presidents rather than the chancellor. Since Mr. Perdue picks the regents but not th...

08/12/09 - 6:53am

Georgia colleges to offer budget cut plans today

ATLANTA — Georgia's state colleges and universities are expected to report today on how they plan to deal with expected budget cuts. The report will come during the state Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta starting at 8:30 a.m. Each of the state's 35 campuses has been asked to submit ...

08/12/09 - 6:11am

Congressman tells north Georgia town hall, health plan 'rotten'

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, walked into a North Georgia Technical College auditorium Tuesday evening to a standing ovation, holding three thick white binders. "Folks, this is Obamacare," he said, holding the binders over his head. "Let me start this by telling you what I th...

08/12/09 - 6:00am

Hanson strikes out 9, Braves win again

The Braves have won four straight, six of seven and 16 of 25 since the All-Star break, a stretch that has made them a factor in the NL playoff race.

08/11/09 - 10:31pm

Judge denies bond for suspect in MCG Hospital attack

The man accused of attacking a woman in a bathroom at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in June will remain in jail pending possible indictment and trial, a judge ruled today. Roger A. Bettis, 28, faces charge of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, attempted rape, false imprisonment and a...

08/11/09 - 6:57pm

Quick summer storm snaps trees around downtown Augusta

A hard-driving storm featuring driving rain, lashing winds and pelting hail swept through downtown Augusta at about 6 p.m. today.

06/01/10 - 8:36pm

Bond denied in carjacking death

A 25-year-old Augusta man found shot to death in his car in May was the victim of an attempted carjacking, a prosecutor said today.

08/11/09 - 6:11pm
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