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Salahuddin layup beats buzzer, lifts Paine women over Clark Atlanta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:51pm


The play went sort of like Paine coach Willie Adams drew up at the end of the game.

The result? Perfect.

Lasharon Salahuddin cut down the lane, took a pass from Janisha Wilkerson and banked it home for the game-winning layup at the buzzer to lift the Lady Lions to a 76-74 win over Clark Atlanta on Thursday night at the HEAL Complex.

“It was supposed to look like that,” Salahuddin said, “but I wasn’t supposed to cut in like that.”

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Georgia Power tallying costs of Plant Vogtle construction delays

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 7:36pm

ATLANTA — Georgia Power Co. said Thursday it is tallying up the costs of newly announced delays in the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle and will submit the estimate to regulators at the end of the month.

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Georgia Senate passes bills aimed at curbing child sex trafficking

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 7:22pm


ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate passed two measures Thursday aimed at cracking down on what legislators say is a growing problem involving sexual exploitation of children that extends far from inner cities into upscale suburbs.

Republican Sen. Renee Unter­man, a Buford Repub­lican who is sponsoring both measures, said Georgia must take action because it has one of the worst records in the nation in terms of sexual trafficking.

“The average age for starting prostitution is 12 to 14,” she said.

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High winds add to fire danger

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 6:08pm


A couple of blazes kept firefighters busy Thursday and high winds added to safety concerns.

Augusta crews extinguished a fire Thursday afternoon on North Leg Road at Wylds Road.

Around 12:50 p.m., firefighters responded to the 2100 block on North Leg Road, where flames were spotted near a dumpster beside a business, according to fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin.

Two employees complained of smoke inhalation, “but were checked by Gold Cross and were both OK,” Griffin said.

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