Originally created 12/29/04

Across Georgia



Woman gives birth in airport restroom

ATLANTA - A woman scheduled to fly to London gave birth to a baby girl Sunday in a restroom at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Airport spokeswoman Felicia Browder said the woman - whose name was not released - did not feel well and went to a restroom in the airport's north terminal at about 3:15 p.m., before going through a security check. Five minutes later, she went into labor.

A Continental Airlines ticket agent, who walked into the restroom, assisted with the labor while another agent called 911.

Both the mother and daughter were well and plan to fly to London with the child's grandparents next week.

Historic district pub will reopen at new site

SAVANNAH - A historic district pub destroyed last year by fire was set to reopen Tuesday at a new location.

A June 2003 fire gutted a large portion of Churchill's Pub, a popular watering hole that appeared briefly in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Owner Andy Holmes said that after a $2 million renovation, the pub will reopen around the corner from the spot where the original three-story, 19th century building was destroyed. Despite heavy interior damage, the pub's antique bar - made in 1850 and imported from England - was undamaged.

Companies help pay chancellor's salary

ATLANTA - Some companies doing business with the University System of Georgia have donated as much as $50,000 to a fund that helps pay Chancellor Thomas Meredith's salary, according to records released after the intervention of the attorney general's office.

Because the gifts went to the University System of Georgia Foundation, they were not required to be disclosed under a state ethics law that requires disclosure of gifts of more than $250 to a state employee.

Officials say shooting victim injured boy

NAHUNTA - Investigators said the fatal shooting of a Nahunta man last week occurred during a confrontation with another man who suspected his grandson was being mistreated.

Jerry David Chambers, 38, died of a gunshot wound to the chest. His death has been ruled as homicide by a medical examiner with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime laboratory.

The shooting occurred during a fight between Mr. Cham-bers and Marvin Lee Smith, 59, of Nahunta, said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mike Murphy, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Mr. Chambers had been dating Mr. Smith's daughter, who has a 12-year-old son, Agent Murphy said.

He said the boy was injured by Mr. Chambers.