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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

SC man dies burning leaves

DARLINGTON, S.C. - A Darlington man has died in an Augusta hospital from injuries suffered while burning leaves.

New UGA extension service director

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia Extension is getting a new director.

Atlanta Ferguson protest planned

ATLANTA - Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard after no indictment

FERGUSON, Mo.  — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early today and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in ...

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

Allen, Cassell stay on for now

New city administrator Janice Allen Jackson asked the commission to retain interim administrators Tameka Allen and Steve Cassell until she fills two deputy administrator slots.

State emergency management chief replaced

ATLANTA - The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been demoted after the state's weak response to a snowstorm in metro Atlanta.

Stone clears way for judge's appointment

Sen. Jesse Stone's decision to withdraw his name from consideration for a vacant judgeship in Burke County paved the way for Gov. Nathan Deal to appoint Jack Cox.

1 arrested in child pornography

An Aiken County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigation into the distribution of child pornography netted one arrest, officials announced Friday.

High court to hear on Project Jackson

The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear the lawsuit that has stalled North Augusta's Project Jackson development, which includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Autopsies confirm murder-suicide

Findings revealed that 55-year-old James Tomac died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, 44-year-old Teresa Tomac, died from multiple gunshot wounds; her death has been ruled a homicide.

Property near fort to be developed

Work on more than 20,000 square feet of office and warehouse space just outside Fort Gordon could start by the end of this year.

South Carolina rises to No. 1 in women's basketball

South Carolina took over as the new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball Top 25. It's the first time in school history that the Gamecocks reached the top spot.

Hagel out as defense chief

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Obama's Cabinet, senior administration.

Brown turkey tradition continues

The annual James Brown Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway was held Monday.

Woman shot outside MARTA station

LITHONIA, Ga. - Authorities say a woman was in critical condition after being shot at a MARTA bus stop in the Lithonia area of DeKalb County.

$1,200 worth of sneakers stolen from Hephzibah home

A Hephzibah man told deputies someone stole more than $1,200 worth of sneakers from his son's bedroom Friday.

Storm brings heavy rain, property damage

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Butler High lunchroom, construction offices vandalized

Vandals ransacked a construction company's trailer at Butler High School on Saturday and caused damage in the school's lunch room, a police report says.

2 hospitalized in McDuffie County wreck

Two people were hospitalized Saturday after an accident on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County.
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