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Ga. teachers could face furloughs

ATLANTA - Georgia's teachers could face six unpaid furlough days a year as the state grapples with a massive budget shortfall.

03/17/09 - 4:38pm

Augusta Vogtle talks continue

Testimony continued today in a weeklong series of presentations in which the Atomic Safety & Licensing Board is hearing evidence related to challenges to Southern Nuclear Operating Company’s request for permits to add two new reactors at Plant Vogtle....

03/17/09 - 3:54pm

FBI seeking fugitive suspected in 2008 shootout with policeman

The FBI issued a warrant today for a man charged in an altercation with an off-duty police officer in the West Lake subdivision last year. Bobby Lee Roberson, 42, of Hephzibah, is wanted for aggravated assault of a police officer, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according ...

03/17/09 - 3:20pm

Glitch in school phone test prompted late-night calls

The Richmond County school system is repairing a glitch in its new phone system that caused many parents and employees to receive a late-night phone call on Monday. The Global Connect Message system is designed as an automated way for the school system to quickly reach parents with important messag...

03/17/09 - 2:56pm

Feds will not probe Nichols shooting

ATLANTA - Federal prosecutors will not bring charges against Atlanta courthouse gunman Brian Nichols, who was convicted last year of murdering a judge, a court reporter, a sheriff's deputy and a federal agent.

03/17/09 - 4:07pm

PSC OKs Vogtle expansion

ATLANTA -- Georgia Power won approval Tuesday from the state Public Service Commission to build two new nuclear reactors near Augusta, which could be the first new nuclear project to break ground in the country in three decades. The $14 billion expansion project at Plant Vogtle is set to begin cons...

03/17/09 - 3:13pm

Hephzibah school attack probed

An investigation is continuing today into a 15-year-old Hephzibah High School student who assaulted a classmate on Monday. An argument began on the bus and at some point she attacked a 15-year-old classmate, cutting her on the arm and face, according to school system Director of Public Information ...

01/14/10 - 10:38pm

Gov. Sanford makes bid to use stimulus money for school debt

COLUMBIA — Rebuffed once, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is making a second bid to use $700 million in federal stimulus cash for debt payments — but this time for school construction. This morning's request by the governor to the White House comes a day after the Obama administratio...

03/17/09 - 9:06am

UGA's Adams won't testify in Augusta sludge case

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia President Michael Adams will not have to give a deposition in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the UGA Research Foundation over sewage sludge safety, a federal judge has ruled. Lawyers for two Augusta-area dairy farmers and fired EP...

03/17/09 - 8:54am

James Brown impersonator might be the ticket for the arena

Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority member Johnny Hensley expounded on his plan for a James Brown impersonator competition this afternoon, saying he’d like to see it held Feb. 3-5, 2011, and titled “3TG: Tribute to the Godfather.” Mr. Hensley called a meeting of the Marketing,...

01/20/10 - 9:10pm
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