Across Georgia

...County district attorney.Ex-school chief still sick, attorneys sayATLANTA - Lawyers...police.Fired officer stole evidence, chief saysVALDOSTA, GA. - A Valdosta police...Daily Times reported.Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress said Gandy collected two...

Pellet guns found at 2 Augusta schools this week

...Elementary School were informed that a fifth-grader had been found with a pellet gun in his bookbag, School Safety and Security Chief Alfonzo Williams said.The gun, which had been purchased by a member of the student's family, was discovered after a classmate...

Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. posts $16.6 million profit for 2014

...growth. We are pleased to have continued our consistent, solid performance for 2014," Ronald Thigpen, the president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.Georgia Bank & Trust, the largest locally owned bank in the metro area, has 12 full-service...

Rants & Raves

...informing this Northern lady and daughter about Southern history. Thanks for showing the colors, and thanks for your information. CHIEF DEPUTY OFFICER Pat Clayton announced that Sheriff Richard Roundtree was utilizing Chick-fil-A for training to strengthen...

Police: Family told man he could see his kids at home, then killed him over custody dispute

...fleeing, in addition to the trauma from being struck in the head multiple times with the hammer," said Keith Grounsell, police chief in Simpsonville, a suburb of about 20,000 people just south of Greenville.John Hughes, the wife's father, then took...

Economic growth slows, but signs are pointing up

...consumer goods, and is a direct consequence of a strong dollar, and the strong consumer spending environment," Doug Handler, chief U.S. economist for forecaster IHS Global Insight, said in an investment note. "Overall, imports of goods subtracted...

Gov. Haley creates task force to study domestic violence; report not due until Dec. 31

...committees, as the House committee did. The group will meet at least four times this year, Haley said.State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal will lead the group looking into potential changes in the criminal justice system."Domestic violence is...

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says league is in 'good place'

...but there are concerns, including "the risk of diluting our regular season and conflicting with college football in January."? The league is hiring a chief medical officer to oversee health-related policies.

Ditch pink jail outfits

...that humiliating inmates leads to any of the positive results Chief Jones claims to seek.Third, this bush-league policy exposes...Augusta and Columbia County to attract businesses.The fact that Chief Jones cites serial human-rights violator and Maricopa County...

Super Bowl brings big business to Augusta area restaurants

...in Augusta Exchange should start to draw in fans by mid-afternoon and fill up 90 minutes before kickoff, said Joe Hummel, chief operating officer of the Atlanta-based franchisee group, La Cima Restaurants LLC.Hummel expects the restaurant's 70 large...