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Ga. piano company admits smuggling ivory

ATLANTA - A Georgia piano importer has pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally smuggling internationally protected elephant ivory into the U.S.

11/18/10 - 4:21pm

Iraq vet convicted in slaying of college student from Georgia

  OPELIKA, Ala.   - A former Army soldier who claimed to be mentally disturbed from his deployment in Iraq was convicted of capital murder today in the abduction and shooting death of an Auburn University student from Georgia.

11/18/10 - 3:46pm

Suspected beer thief apprehended

Authorities have identified the man responsible for a beer theft at a south Augusta gas station on Monday, according to a news release.

11/18/10 - 3:01pm

Aiken city manager search narrowed to three finalist

 AIKEN --- City council members will interview three finalists for city manager on Friday. Candidates include one current city employee and two South Carolinians who currently serve as city managers in smaller cities in the state. City Manager Roger LeDuc said the city council members opted&nbs...

11/18/10 - 2:12pm

Aiken County OKs purchase of Coca-Cola plant

 Aiken County's soon to be the proud new owners of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on York Street. County council members approved an $810,000 contract on Tuesday to purchase the site as the new home of emergency services. The county was looking to move emergency services away from the new ...

11/18/10 - 12:57pm

Logistics company could create 15 jobs

A McDonough, Ga.,-based logistics company could create about 15 jobs in Augusta after purchasing a warehouse on Doug Barnard Parkway, officials said at a Thursday meeting of the Development Authority of Richmond County.

11/18/10 - 11:46am

Renovated Richmond Academy gym almost ready

The Academy of Richmond County's gymnasium has had a makeover, and it will be ready to host its first basketball games after Thanksgiving, officials said this morning during a walk-through by Richmond County school board members.

11/18/10 - 3:58pm

Robber tried to flee on riding mower, cops say

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they say robbed the Kent's Corner convenience store at 1925 Edgefield Highway this morning.

11/18/10 - 6:09pm

IRS says 4,714 Georgians due refund checks

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 4,714 Georgia taxpayers who are due refund checks worth a total of more than $7 million.

11/18/10 - 6:08am

Augusta employment up slightly in October

The Georgia Department of Labor  reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.9 percent from September to October.

11/18/10 - 10:02am
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