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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Toddler found dead in Ga. lake

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A search for a missing toddler in central Georgia ended when his body was found in Lake Sinclair.

Victim in fatal McDuffie crash identified

An early morning accident in McDuffie County has claimed one life.

SC kids found in chained room

INMAN, S.C. - An Inman couple has been charged with child neglect after two of their six children were found in a chained room inside their filthy home.

UGA student holdup may be linked to others

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said they are investigating a holdup as possibly related to five other armed robberies or attempted robberies in the area in recent days.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Augusta deputy administrator picks named

Two career government managers who left for a few years with the private sector are rejoining local government to serve at the side of Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson.

Two women pepper sprayed after attacking school safety officer

Two women were pepper sprayed Tuesday after officials say they attacked a school safety officer at Glenn Hills Middle School.

Georgia DOT asks motorists for caution near work zones

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants motorists to prepare for the unexpected in work zones for their safety and the safety of workers.

Voters to decide fate of school takeover amendment

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016.

House OKs medical marijuana; Deal to sign bill into law

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday that he plans to sign a sweeping medical marijuana bill into law April 2.

Repairman pleads guilty

The former owner of an electronics repair business charged with stealing from customers last year was sentenced to repay their money at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday.

Athens bandits busy, hold up professor

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police continue to investigate three possibly related hold-ups reported last week near UGA.

UGA quarterbacks fight for No. 1

ATHENS, Ga. -- There's a new offense, a new offensive coordinator and a quarterback competition playing out at Georgia.

SC man gets 36 years for stabbing girlfriend

COLUMBIA - A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for stabbing his girlfriend to death, putting her body into a plastic container and taking her to the parking lot of a ...

SC babysitter faces child abuse charges

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. - A 32-year-old Boiling Springs woman is accused of abusing a 3-month-old baby in her care.

SC man accidentally shoots, kills brother

YORK, S.C. - Authorities say the shooting death of a York County man appears to have been an accident.

Columbia County board OKs hiring

Health still poor in Augusta area

With Richmond County still ranked low among Georgia counties when it comes to health outcomes, and many surrounding counties near the very bottom, there are a lot of challenges to improving health ...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

No weapon found after Paine lockdown Monday

Paine College was placed on lockdown Monday after two students had an altercation on the basketball court, police say.

Veteran pushes for rural VA hospital

A Jefferson County man is leading an effort to build a Veterans Affairs hospital in Louisville, Ga., for patients who have limited income and lack transportation in rural areas beyond south Augusta.

5 lawnmowers stolen from business

An Augusta lawn and garden store reported Monday that five lawnmowers, valued at $7,200, were stolen from its warehouse over the weekend, deputies say.
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