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Augusta-Aiken Audubon holds Friday fundraiser

Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold its 10th annual Auction for Education from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the North Augusta Community Center. Proceeds benefit environmental programs in local schools. Auction items include golf packages, artwork, canoe trips, home and garden accessories, bird feeders, a...

11/03/09 - 1:32pm

Man held in motel trashing

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man Monday night after they said he smashed windows and ransacked his room at a motel. Michael Wayne Bader, 58, was charged with second degree criminal damage to property and obstruction of an officer, according to Richmond County jail reco...

11/03/09 - 7:31pm

Hereford Farm Road reopened

Hereford Farm Road was reopened tonight after a natural gas leak kept at least one lane closed between Farmington subdivision and Blanchard Road for most of the day. The line break was under the road, according to Columbia County officials....

11/03/09 - 11:12pm

Broad Street condo building headed for national FDIC sale

The highest bidder wasn’t high enough, so a historic downtown department store building filled with unfinished condominiums is headed to Uncle Sam’s balance sheet. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. attempted to sell the White’s Building, 936 Broad St., at a foreclosure auction this...

11/03/09 - 5:30pm

Augustans turning out today for flu shots

With four kids in tow bedecked in St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School gear, and another child on the way, Melissa Johnson sat in the crowded lobby of the Richmond County Health Department waiting to get the shot against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus. “We figured it was healthier to get it ...

11/03/09 - 3:04pm

Morning turnout appears light as Augustans head to polls today

Three Augusta Commission seats are contested today, as well as one Richmond County school board seat.

01/21/10 - 12:13am

NIH calls H1N1 vaccine safe

WASHINGTON –- A leading government health figure says tests on millions of people who have received the H1N1 flu vaccine show that it's safe and effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institutes of Health, said in a nationally broadcast interview Tuesday that people should not worry...

11/03/09 - 10:25am

Bus wasn't legit, PSC says

ATLANTA – Morehouse College officials say the company whose name was on a bus that rolled over with band members from the college onboard is not the company they hired to transport the band. One of three buses, carrying 42 students, overturned on Interstate 75 on Saturday en route to a footbal...

11/03/09 - 11:01am

Home invaders tie up man

Home invaders robbed an Augusta resident Monday and left him tied up in his bathtub, according to Lt. Scott Peebles, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Shortly after 5 p.m., sheriff's deputies were called to the 500 block of Fairhope Street. They found that the homeowner, 68, had been...

11/03/09 - 10:01am

DOT changing toll road plan

ATLANTA — Georgia's Department of Transportation is reported to be planning an announcement about an ambitious project to build toll lanes along Interstates 75 and 575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties, north of Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the project will be announced this ...

11/03/09 - 10:10am

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URA votes to issue bonds for Municipal Building renovation

Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency agreed Thursday to issue nearly $27 million in revenue bonds to raise up to $28.5 million in cash for ongoing renovations and a new information technology ...
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