Georgia High School Writing Test scores increase

The Georgia Department of Education released statewide results for the High School Writing Test on Tuesday, with data showing more special education and English learners meeting or exceeding testing standards.Ninety-six percent of Georgia...

Red Sox make offer to Pablo Sandoval

...to regular DH duties.It was the second big addition for the White Sox this week. They bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday with a $15 million, three-year contract for left-hander Zach Duke, who was 5-1 with a 2.45 ERA in a career-high...

Vikings' Adrian Peterson suspended for rest of season

...Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay...and his client were scheduled for a conference call Tuesday with the NFLPA to discuss options.The Vikings don't practice...

Augusta residents preparing early for winter

Wintery weather came early this year as a large cold front pushed across the area bringing record-breaking temperatures Wednesday and nearly the same Tuesday.

Three arrested in Monday night shootings

...Monday night that left two people dead and another wounded.Those arrested were Ronnie Johnson, 21, who was charged Tuesday with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; Jerald Studemire, 17, and...

Here comes the cold

...Wednesday.It is part of a larger system that brought wintry weather to parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest Monday, leaving a foot of snow in some areas.Mild temperatures were expected Tuesday, with a high in Atlanta of around 72 degrees.

World War II air cadet tribute caps Veterans Day celebrations at Augusta Riverwalk's Heroes Overlook

...Cross, the Army's second-highest military honor, in November 1944. Seventy years later, Morgan was honored on Tuesday with a bronze plaque on Heroes Overlook at Riverwalk Augusta.Organized by the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society...

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wins re-election in Ga., overcoming challenge from Jason Carter

...high unemployment rate and cuts to education.Unofficial tallies showed Deal winning more than 55 percent of the vote Tuesday with roughly 94 percent of the expected vote counted.His next term will be devoted to bettering Georgia, Deal told supporters...

SC cop charged with assault

...56-year-old Robert Lee Sapp is accused of touching a woman without her consent earlier this year.Sapp was charged Tuesday with assault and battery and misconduct in office. He could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted...

Commission delays decision on animal ordinance package

...their sport.Beverly Hixon, the founder of Kitty Konnection rescue group, said the package could have been passed Tuesday with clarification for these concerns. She said the animal overpopulation problem in Augusta is too urgent to wait any longer...