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...executive sessions," North Augusta officials appeared legitimately confounded, based on contrite comments made to local media following the rulings. We'll take them at their word when they say they thought the sessions were conducted in...

Arrest after Georgia toddler dies

...VALDOSTA, Ga. - A south Georgia man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old boy. Local media report that 31-year-old James Michael Smith of Valdosta was arrested Thursday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation...

Child put in trash can; Ga. teacher fired

...officials have voted to fire a Georgia special education teacher accused of putting a student with autism in a trash can. Local media report the Cobb County School Board on Thursday voted to terminate 45-year-old Mary Katherine Pursley's contract...

Truck burns on I-20 in SC

...are on the scene after a truck carrying recycled cardboard and plastic began burning on Interstate 20 near Florence. Local media outlets report the fire was reported about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire is under control, but officials say it...

SC child shot, followed by adult shooting at hospital

...near Myrtle Beach, leading to an argument between family members and a second person being shot outside the hospital.Local media outlets report the child was stable but in critical condition following surgery. The second person's wound is not...

Suspects arrested in North Augusta burglary case

...North Augusta, and a 16-year-old juvenile from North Augusta turned themselves in after seeing their photos on local media outlets, according to a statement from Lt. Tim Thornton.Both have been charged with third-degree burglary.Davis...

Across Georgia

...cheatingDECATUR, GA. - A former DeKalb County principal has pleaded guilty to cheating on state standardized tests.Local media reported that former Cedar Grove Middle School principal Agnes Flanagan pleaded guilty Wednesday to forgery, making...

1 dead in SC recycling plant fire

...Authorities say one worker is dead and another has been injured in a fire at a metal recycling plant in Anderson. Local media outlets report the fire broke out about 10 a.m. on Monday at OmniSource metal recycling. The coroner confirms one...

Dog offers lesson in stormwater fee push

...world-class cartoonist, on receiving the Augusta West Rotary Club's Lou Harris award a week ago. The award honors local media figures for their outstanding contributions to journalism, and nobody deserves it more than Rick.

Smyrna officer involved in shooting got good reviews

...toward officers and Owens fired because he feared for his life. Some witnesses have disputed that account, telling local media that police had blocked the car in and that it was not moving when Owens fired.Owens, who has worked for Smyrna police...