Con man faces UGA kidnap charge

...to a report of an injured man on West Broad Street; the man had just been barred from a nearby hotel after he asked a desk clerk for money.Police said King was intoxicated and bleeding from a head injury he sustained from a fall. King was detained...

Homeowners, hotels find lots of stuff left by guests

...mislaid possessions hotel staffers found at Baymont Inn and Suites off River Watch Parkway, said Terri Edwards, front desk clerk."We have signs posted stating that the hotel is not responsible for lost items, but if we find an item that's left...

When traveling, timing is everything

...came to the local museum. (I nodded knowingly.)I was still looking smug when I went inside the hotel and met the desk clerk."If you had only one day to see Milwaukee" I said, "what do you suggest?"Her eyes brightened and she said...

Augusta's homeless seek refuge from cold, pack shelters

...said.Augusta Rescue Mission housed eight men overnight Monday, about an average night for the shelter, said front desk clerk Lonnie Ward.The shelters planned to continue operating on an emergency weather plan through Wednesday, making sure...

Rants & Raves

...where you cut into my lane and almost hit me. RANT TO THE Columbia County Library. Kids running around screaming, desk clerks loudly talking. It's like a zoo! Doesn't anybody tell people to be quiet? It's a library. YOUR SUNDAY OPINION...

Score a good deal with savings on Super Bowl party food

...months ago for a physical. I was asked to pay a different amount from what I was told at work, so I asked the front desk clerk to call my insurance company. I was right in that instance as well.

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Georgia showing signs of recovery

SAVANNAH, Ga. --- Hotels are hiring desk clerks and housekeepers in anticipation of a spring tourist boom in Savannah, while even a rural Georgia city devastated by manufacturing...

Now's the time to become a stamp collector

...only 41 cents for them. You can thank me for the rise in sales. I'm the one who's been riding around town asking desk clerks to sell me all of their Forever stamps before May 12 -- when the price goes up. My plan is simple. I am going to...

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Hotels had vacancies during Masters Week

...60-room motel's vacancies during Masters Week to new hotels entering the market. At Knights Inn, another budget hotel, desk clerk Jessica Kiener acknowledged having "vacancies on a few days." "Last year, I don't think we had any," she said...

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'80s 'point-and-click' works well when playing whodunit games

...takes him to a flophouse called Hotel Dusk where everyone seems to be hiding something. As Hyde interviews the gruff desk clerk, the spacey errand boy and an assortment of evasive guests, he discovers a 30-year-old mystery that may have a...

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