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Portion of Hardy-McManus Road closing

A portion of Hardy McManus Road in Columbia County will be closed starting this morning. The road will be impassable where it is intersected by railroad tracks while CSX Railroad perform track maintenance, according to a press release from the Columbia County Traffic Engineering Dept. The closure ...

11/13/09 - 6:55am

Atlanta police investigate possible serial killing

ATLANTA — Police are investigating and say there is a strong likelihood that a serial killer murdered three men over the past 11 years in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. Atlanta police homicide Detective Vincent Velazquez spoke about the investigation Thursday. Authorities also see a potenti...

11/13/09 - 6:51am

Davidson's Galvin is Richmond Teacher of the Year

Steve Galvin of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School has been named Richmond County Teacher of the Year in ceremonies tonight at the Augusta Marriott. Watch augustachronicle.com for updates....

01/15/10 - 2:56am

SC man sentenced to prison for lying about HIV

AIKEN — A former South Carolina teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison for not telling his ex-wife he has HIV. The Aiken Standard reported today that a jury found 47-year-old Joel Bedenbaugh of Camden guilty of exposing others to HIV infection, though the wife was not infected. Pro...

11/12/09 - 10:05pm

Court stays order to jail Fulton County prosecutor

ATLANTA — A judge's motion to jail an assistant Fulton County district attorney for failure to pay a contempt of court citation has been stayed. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington sent attorney Linda Dunikoski to jail Thursday after she failed to pay a $100 fine within 30 ...

11/12/09 - 10:27pm

Wreck tonight stalls Martinez

Traffic is backed up on Washington Road near the Davis Road intersection this evening because of a three-vehicle wreck, police said. According to a Columbia County dispatcher, the accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. No injuries have been reported. Wreckers are attempting to clear vehicles from ...

11/12/09 - 9:33pm

Major I-20 construction officially ends

The price tage for the widening project was nearly $200 million.

11/12/09 - 7:36pm

Safety officers use pepper spray to quell altercation at Josey High

Pepper spray was used at Josey High School earlier today in an incident in which two students were arrested and many bystanders had residual effects from the spray. The incident occurred at 12:54 p.m. after a school safety officer asked an under age student to comply with a directive, said school s...

01/15/10 - 1:02am

Lake heads toward highest level in years

Runoff from recent heavy rains is expected to push Thurmond Lake this weekend to its highest levels in a decade, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. The 70,000-acre lake began filling rapidly after 3 to 4 inches of rain fell across much of the basin, corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said. Some ...

11/12/09 - 6:24pm

Portion of Hardy-McManus Road closed Friday

A portion of Hardy McManus Road will be closed starting Friday morning. The road will be impassable where it is intersected by railroad tracks while CSX Railroad perform track maintenance, according to a press release from the Columbia County Traffic Engineering Dept. The closure starts at 8:30 a....

11/12/09 - 6:02pm

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Accord tops list of stolen vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual report on the 10 most stolen vehicles in the country earlier this month, and some residents say they aren't surprised with what they saw.
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