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McKenney claims Hooters Tour event

CALABASH, N.C. - Evans’ Adam McKenney won a three-hole sudden-death playoff today to capture the Hooters Tour’s Carolina Winter Series event at Crow Creek Golf Club. It was the first professional win for McKenney, who earned $2,500 in just his second pro start. The 23-year-old, a former t...

01/07/10 - 8:04pm

Ga. libraries plan meetings on services

Libraries across Georgia will host a series of public meetings to address changes being proposed by the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services. A meeting will be held in Augusta at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 in the auditorium of the Augusta Headquarters Library, 902 Greene St. The meeting is open ...

01/07/10 - 7:01pm

Augusta man pleads guilty in Texas bribery case

An Augusta man accused of attempting to bribe a Customs and Border Protection Officer in October pleaded guilty this week in a Brownsville, Texas, federal court. Edgar Ovilla, 32, of Augusta, admitted to offering to pay a $500 bribe to an officer in exchange for being allowed to export a vehicle in...

01/07/10 - 6:19pm

'Bama wins national title

PASADENA, Calif. – Alabama is on top of college football again, thanks to its big-play defense and punishing ground game. The No. 1 Crimson Tide held off a rally by second-ranked Texas and beat the Longhorns 37-21 on Thursday night in the BCS title game with help from a late fumble recovery by...

01/08/10 - 1:11am

Georgia sees flu cases rise again, CDC reports

After weeks of steady decline, Georgia and the country as a whole saw an increase in pandemic influenza A H1N1 activity in recent reports, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages more people, particularly adults and senior citizens, to get vaccinated and is launchin...

01/07/10 - 6:04pm

Thigpen chosen vice chairman of Columbia County Commision

Columbia County Commissioner Ron Thigpen was named today vice chairman of the commission for a second year in a row. Mr. Thigpen also was appointed chairman of the county’s Public Works Services Committee. Other committee chairmanships decided today include Commissioner Scott Dean over the Man...

01/07/10 - 5:16pm

SRS contractor seeks grant applicants

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Savannah River Site’s primary contractor, is accepting applications from educators for its 2010 Innovative Teaching Mini Grants program. Monetary incentives are provided to educators who demonstrate, through their grant proposals, the use of innovative methods...

01/07/10 - 5:02pm

2 charged in Copeland window case

Investigators have arrested two youths in the smashing of 158 windows at Copeland Elementary School on Christmas Eve.

01/07/10 - 5:22pm

Parking meter proposal won't go to commission this month

A city authority trying to bring parking meters back to downtown Augusta is slowing down its timeline to get them installed. The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta will not be presenting a plan to the Augusta Commission this month as originally planned. Instead, the authority said today tha...

01/07/10 - 3:49pm

Former mayor to speak to Augusta Tech grads

Augusta Technical College will hold a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday at the James Brown Arena. The guest speaker will be former Augusta Mayor Bob Young. Augusta Tech officials say most of the graduates already have jobs and/or are continuing their education....

08/29/11 - 9:23pm

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Thomson game adds security

THOMSON, Ga. -- McDuffie County officials will add extra security precautions tonight after fight rumors circulated related to the last Thomson High home football game of the season.
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