Driving debate

...down his $30,000 request to purchase a city vehicle for his chief of staff.So what should be a legitimate discussion-starter instead...officials realized the car would be primarily a perk for Davis' chief of staff, Lynthia Owens.Mayor Davis, to his credit, has...

French train hero stabbed in California

...incident is not related to terrorism in any way," Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard said. "We know it's not related to what occurred...they got into a fight with another group of people. The deputy chief would not say what sparked the argument. He said there was...

Warren County man guilty of killing wife, gets life without parole

...of murdering his wife, 52-year-old Harriette Jacobs, in October 2014. Jacobs was sentenced by Toombs Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Roger Dunaway to life without parole plus five years. Harriette Jacobs, author of the blog South of The Gnat Line...

Fiat Chrysler avoids strike with new tentative contract

...been expensive for the company. A weeklong strike could have cost as much as $1.7 billion in revenue and $35 million in net income, according to Sean McAlinden, chief economist for the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research.

Volkswagen delays delivery of 2016 diesel models

...learned about the cheating software "over the past several weeks."He will also echo prior statements by the company's global chief executive apologizing for the cheating."On behalf of our company, and my colleagues in Germany, I would like to offer a...

Augusta mayor: No staff vehicle, no budget increase

...Augusta Commission that controls his budget, Davis last week asked the body to approve buying a 2016 Ford Explorer for his chief of staff, Lynthia Owens, to drive equipment and staff around to Davis' speaking and other engagements.The request was deleted...

Trial begins in Warren County murder case

...wife in 2014.John Alan Jacobs is charged with the Oct. 10, 2014 slaying of his wife, 52-year-old Harriette Jacobs. Chief Deputy Sammy Purvis of the Warren County Sheriff's Office said Warren County 9-11 received a call from the Jacobs' residence...

Delays in evidence gathering slow VA medical records trial

...care matters.Henderson was indicted in July. He is free on bond.Henderson was the supervisor of the revenue department and chief of fee basis from 2012 to 2014. The office helped coordinate medical care to eligible veterans. According to the indictment...

Study cites cybercrime's rising costs to corporations

...an industry we're getting better, but attacks are becoming much more invasive and sophisticated," said Andrzej Kawalec, chief technology officer for Hewlett-Packard Co.'s HP Enterprise Security, which sponsored the study and sells cybersecurity...

Tuesday morning fire destroys woman's Grovetown home

...Columbia County Fire Rescue personnel was called in to assist.The fire appears to have started in the basement, Grovetown Chief Scott Wheatley said."I'm thinking it started in the basement and went up through the walls," Wheatley said.The state...