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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Gurley falsely accused of bar punch

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Augusta Animal Services policy changes deferred

The Augusta Commission's public safety committee on Monday deferred four policy changes for Augusta Animal Services to be decided by the full commission Oct. 7.

Sunday voting approved

The Richmond County Board of Elections voted to allow Sunday voting on Oct. 26.

TGI Fridays closes doors

The TGI Fridays restaurant on Washington Road served its last meal Sunday.

Bids for Columbia County hospital criticized

The "opposition meeting" was a chance for competitors to voice concerns that are also reflected in lengthy, written documents on file at the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Bob Richards seeks answer to cycling mystery

Local car dealership owner Bob Richards Jr. is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can fill in the blanks about a biking accident that left him with multiple broken bones.

Man gets 5 years for sex with teen

Bobby M. Laws Jr., 27, was originally indicted on a charge of child molestation, but a plea negotiation was worked out considering the circumstances of the crime and the unwillingness of the ...

8 horses loose on I-20

Eight horses that got loose from a nearby pasture and briefly wandered along Interstate 20 were safely rounded up Monday afternoon.

Police seek fraud suspect

Police are seeking an Augusta woman suspected of fraudulently cashing a check belonging to a former employer.

Friday fight involved 15-20 girls, women

Police said about 15 to 20 teenage girls and women were involved in a brawl on Second Avenue Friday that reportedly involved baseball bats and a Taser.

Burke County at Thomson is the Game of the Week

Thomson and Burke County play in the first of two season meetings on Friday. This one is the Game of the Week.

SRS begins new cleanup project

Savannah River Site has started a new cleanup project to remove 1.3 million cubic yards of ash created by a former 1950s-era, coal-fired power plant.

Police looking for shooting suspect

Police are seeking Adrian Curry after a Laurel Oaks Drive shooting on Saturday.

'Hap' Harris named interim Augusta commissioner

With no public discussion, Super District 10 Commissioner Grady Smith garnered seven votes Monday for his pick, Louis "Hap" Harris, as interim replacement for resigned District 7 commissioner ...

Slaying suspect has hearing

The Florida man accused in the fatal Aug. 14 shooting outside a Martinez church appeared Monday for the first time before a Columbia County judge.

Man tried to swallow drugs, dies

An Augusta man who tried to swallow a bag of marijuana during his arrest this month has died.

Martinez man killed in I-20 accident

A Martinez man died after being hit after exiting his disabled vehicle on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County on Sunday evening.

Retired Aiken solicitor doesn't slow down

AIKEN - Barbara Morgan served as the solicitor for South Carolina's Second Judicial District for nearly 20 years. In early 2009, she left, but her plan wasn't to slow down.

1 dead, 5 hurt in SC shootings

WALTERBORO, S.C. - One man has died and five others were hurt in a shooting in Colleton County.

Masked gunmen rob Atlanta McDonald's

ATLANTA - A robbery left customers at an Atlanta McDonald's restaurant shaken after two men wearing masks and armed with rifles burst in and demanded money.
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SRS shipments halted until 2016

Savannah River Site can't resume shipments of Cold War nuclear waste materials to an underground repository in New Mexico until at least 2016 when the federal government reopens the facility to ...
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