Barrow eases into fall campaign

ATLANTA -- Rep. John Barrow's campaign for another term in Congress hasn't been very visible in Georgia's 12th District that's anchored by Augusta.

DOT awards contracts for 2 projects

Washington Road will get a passing lane between Leah and Pollards Corner and a new bridge over Keg Creek in Columbia County in a $9.9 million project.

Toilet contents stop up Athens road

A stretch of road in Athens-Clarke County was closed three hours Wednesday due to spilled waste from portable toilets.

Election Updates

...committees.-- Walter Jones, Morris News Service -- 10:52 p.mPerdue beats...Buck's 49.99 percent.-- Morris News Service - 10:10 p.mMcDuffie, Glascock...put him into the runoff.-- Morris News Service -- 10 p.m.Perdue takes...

Sales tax holidays to open August in Georgia, South Carolina

South Carolina's back-to-school sales-tax holiday will be Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.

UGA to sell season-long parking permits for football games

ATHENS, Ga. -- With the University of Georgia's home opener about a month away, UGA Parking Services is preparing for football traffic by selling season-long parking permits.

Hice-Collins congressional race turns ugly

...Club Debate, Hice took a parting shot at Collins' fundraising and his father's service in the U.S. House, Morris News Service reported."Serving in Congress ought to be something that is earned, not something that is inherited, not something...

Teen killed in Barnwell County wreck

A Williston, S.C., teen was killed Friday night after he was ejected from his truck.

Georgia tax collections end fiscal year up 5.2 percent

ATLANTA -- When the state's fiscal year wound up last month, tax collections were 5.2 percent above those of the previous year.

UGA dismisses basketball player

ATHENS, Ga. -- Junior forward Brandon Morris has been dismissed from the University of Georgia basketball team, head coach Mark Fox said.