Keel lone finalist to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel, an Augusta native, is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.

Cop not liable for police dog action

ATLANTA -- A DeKalb County police officer will not be held liable for her police dog's attack of an 11-year-old neighbor, according to a Georgia Supreme Court decision issued Monday.

Macon Wal-Mart teen rampage

MACON, Ga. - Authorities say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Macon Wal-Mart, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage.

Outdoor water use rules OK'd

ATLANTA - How brown your lawn and how dirty your car may be in the next drought will now be up to a set of comprehensive water-use rules approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Last day for Atlanta Cyclorama

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Cyclorama, the colossal Civil War painting created about 130 years ago, is leaving the building it has occupied since 1921 to move across town.

Monday, June 29, 2015

No 'criminal intent' in Warrenville church fire, say officials

The cause of Friday's fire at Glover Grove Baptist Church has been classified as undetermined, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

One dead in Augusta trailer fire

The Augusta Fire Department responded to a trailer fire where a badly burned body was found in the trailer, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

Harbin to quit Legislature, become lobbyist

Ben Harbin, who has represented Co­lum­bia County in the Georgia Legislature for 20 years, said Monday he would resign next month to take a position with Southern Strategy Group, a ...

Rabid bats caught in south Augusta

The Richmond County Health Department issued a warning Monday about rabid bats being caught in south Augusta.

Palace Malice pointing for Saratoga

Palace Malice is headed for Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and hopefully some better racing luck.

2 wanted on child molestation charges

Police are asking the public's help in the search for two men wanted on child molestation charges.

Vigil for Thomson student tonight

A vigil is set for 8 p.m. Monday for a Thomson High School student killed Friday in a two-vehicle wreck in McDuffie County.

SC teen hiker falls, dies

PICKENS, S.C. - A Simpsonville teen has died after he fell from a trail in Table Rock State Park in Pickens County.

Smoking not extinguished in bars, restaurants

ATLANTA -- Ten years ago, the Georgia Legislature passed a law prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants. It was promoted as a way to improve "the health, comfort and environment'' of Georgians.

Lightning strikes Columbia air passenger

COLUMBIA - Officials say lightning struck a female passenger who was getting off a plane at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer crowds flock to Thurmond Lake

Busy days are expected through the July Fourth holiday and beyond, even though the lake pool will likely drop a few feet. For now, everyone’s enjoying the conditions.

Shoplifiting suspect swapped tags, report says

A Wrens woman arrested Sat­urday is accused of changing the prices of items before buying them at an Augusta business.

6-year-old injured in attempted home invasion

Deputies are searching for two men accused of an attempted home invasion in Hephzibah early Saturday.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

3 people injured in Atlanta shootings

ATLANTA — Three people, including a 14-year-old girl, were injured in two shootings in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward.

Canine from Florida named World's Ugliest Dog

PETALUMA, Calif. — A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.
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Keel lone finalist to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel, an Augusta native, is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
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