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Students reminded to get driver info before school ends

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is reminding students to obtain proper forms before the end of the school year if they plan to get a driver's permit or license over the summer. A release sent out Tuesday by the department states that students must get a "DDS Certificate of Attendance Form"...

05/18/10 - 2:57pm

Mayor hosting economic summit Wednesday

Four pillars of Augusta's economy, Fort Gordon, the medical industry, Savannah River Site and Plant Vogtle, will be the focus of a Wednesday afternoon summit at Augusta State University. Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is conducting the economic summit to tout the positives of investment and jobs in t...

05/18/10 - 2:55pm

North Augusta man, 19, found dead

NORTH AUGUSTA -- The death of a 19-year-old North Augusta man is being investigated by authorities. Larry McBurnett was found dead at his apartment at the North Augusta Gardens on W. Hugh Street at about 3:50 p.m. Monday, according to North Augusta Department of Public Safety spokesman Lt. Tim Pears...

05/18/10 - 2:20pm

Haley releases her first SC gov campaign ads

COLUMBIA - State Rep. Nikki Haley's campaign for governor of South Carolina is airing its first ads, and her opponents says she's already taking a negative tone. The ads began airing statewide today. The Lexington lawmaker's ad opens with a picture of U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett's name and "bailo...

05/18/10 - 2:08pm

Section of Walton Way closing Wednesday

A section of Walton Way near 12th Street will close for two weeks beginning Wednesday morning.

05/18/10 - 1:18pm

Man gets 30 years for shooting, riot

A man accused of both shooting his girlfriend and being involved in last February's riot in the Richmond County Jail has received a 30-year prison sentence. Jatavious Laron January, 21, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the shooting of 18-year-old Samara Jones in June 2007, according...

05/18/10 - 1:10pm

Richmond teacher, students praised

Richmond County teacher, two students to be recognized at today's Richmond County school board meeting.

05/18/10 - 2:44pm

Hilton Head center fined for lapse

COLUMBIA -- The Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head doesn't think it deserved a $2,500 fine, but paid the penalty imposed by the state health agency anyway. "In our effort to continue to provide uninterrupted service to our patients, we paid the fine without contesting," said Roger Phillips, ma...

05/18/10 - 3:57pm

MARTA to stop accepting old tokens for rides

ATLANTA - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority says any commuters who still have tokens had better use them soon. MARTA stopped issuing tokens three years ago, but has continued to accept them in vending machines toward the purchase of tickets. Now, MARTA says the deadline for using...

05/18/10 - 12:18pm

Houston County, Ga., hospitals fire CEO

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - The Houston Healthcare System's board has fired CEO Grady W. "Skip" Philips and appointed an acting CEO. The board named acting Chief Operating Officer Cary Martin as acting CEO at its meeting Monday night. The board did not give an explanation for Philips' termination and ...

05/18/10 - 10:47am
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