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Water main break causes outage in Dearing

DEARING -- For the second time since last Friday a water main has broken leaving dozens of residents and businesses without water in the Town of Dearing.

01/11/10 - 8:43pm

Advance tickets on sale for USC Aiken vs. Augusta State

Advanced ticket sales are underway for Augusta State's match up with USC Aiken in two weeks in Aiken, according to a statement released by the USC Aiken athletic department this afternoon. Tickets to the Jan. 25 contests, which will see the USC Aiken men's and women's basketball teams p...

01/11/10 - 3:28pm

Aiken schools to get dating violence training

COLUMBIA - The Aiken County Public School District is among five districts in the state to participate in a program to reduce violence in dating relationships and family members. State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex today announced a teacher education initiative to address the effects of domes...

01/11/10 - 1:35pm

Vistors bureau: Hotels set revenue record in 2009

Despite the recession, Augusta area hotels set a revenue record last year. Total hotel revenue in Augusta is estimated at $60 million for 2009, which is higher than 2008, according to the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Bureau President Barry White attributed the increase in visitor spendi...

01/11/10 - 1:25pm

Aiken First Tee registration begins

AIKEN – Registration began today for winter golf clinics at The First Tee of Aiken. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday for the golf clinics that will start Jan. 19. for the eight-week season. The First Tee of Aiken teaches youths the significance of golf ski...

01/11/10 - 1:23pm

Ga. court considers bottle rocket case

ATLANTA — Georgia's top court is considering whether a teacher should be held liable for a disastrous science experiment that took place in her classroom. The student's eye was injured during a water bottle rocket launch in Patricia Grammens' science class at South Forsyth Middle S...

01/11/10 - 12:10pm

Ga. residents challenge natural gas pricing

ATLANTA — Georgia's top court is considering whether a natural gas company overcharged its customers. The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments today involving a 2008 complaint from two residents who claimed Georgia Natural Gas violated the state's natural gas deregulation laws. The a...

01/11/10 - 12:39pm

House elects Ralston speaker, nominates 1st black in century

Most actions this week ceremonial, but Gov. Perdue's budget announcement on Wednesday could set the tone for months ahead.

01/11/10 - 1:05pm

Aiken begins yearlong 175th birthday celebration

AIKEN -- More than 1,000 took part this weekend as Aiken's 175th birthday celebration kicked off Saturday. More events will be held throughout the year to mark the anniversary, capped by a birthday bash in December. Future events include a dedication of the historic Banksia watering trough on ...

01/11/10 - 8:44pm

Flu threat remains; vaccine available locally

After weeks of steady decline, Georgia and the nation saw an increase in pandemic influenza A H1N1 activity in recent reports, officials say. After declining to three hospitalizations for the week ending Dec. 22, the number of hospitalizations from the new virus jumped to 14 and then 26 for the wee...

01/11/10 - 5:54am

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