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Recession means smaller Christmas tree for S.C.

South Carolina's Statehouse Christmas tree is shorter than usual and doesn't even reach above the roughly 38-foot Confederate soldiers' monument on the front lawn.

11/19/09 - 9:10pm

Winfrey to announce Friday show will end in 2011

Oprah Winfrey's production company says Winfrey will announce Friday that her talk show will end in 2011 after its 25th season on the air.

11/19/09 - 7:50pm

Man hospitalized after donkey attack

A man was hospitalized Thursday after he said a pet donkey owned by a neighbor bit him numerous times. The donkey, which Augusta Animal Services took away to its shelter, had reportedly bit three people over the last two days, said director Diane Downs. The last victim was taken to University Hos...

11/19/09 - 8:18pm

Georgia mascot, Uga VII, dies

The dog, named “Loran’s Best,” made his football debut in August 2008 in a ceremony before Georgia’s 45-21 win over Georgia Southern.

11/19/09 - 9:02pm

Mother and son accused of killing neighbor will be tried separately

A Columbia County woman and her son accused of fatally beating her neighbor in March will be tried by different juries in separate trials. Rebecca Bowers Sears, 41, of the 200 block of Hot Springs Drive, and Christopher Sean Bowers, of the 400 block of Briarwood Drive, Martinez, are accused of beat...

11/19/09 - 5:38pm

Kellogg’s bond financing approved by Augusta authority

The Development Authority of Richmond County today approved the issuance of $30 million in tax exempt bonds to finance the expansion at the Kellogg’s bakery in south Augusta. The bakery on Marvin Griffin Road added equipment and more than 200 jobs to produce new cookie brands. Jim Comerford, ...

11/19/09 - 5:01pm

Man arrested in Valdosta, Ga. shootings

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Police in Valdosta say a 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an outbreak of shooting at an apartment complex that left one man dead and wounded 10 other people.

11/19/09 - 4:10pm

North Augusta officer released from jail

A North Augusta Public Safety officer charged with criminal domestic violence has been released from jail. Brandon Cameron, 27, was released Wednesday from the Aiken County Detention Center, but his suspension with the department will continue until the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office’s inv...

11/19/09 - 3:04pm

Mother of hate crime victim to speak at USC-Aiken tonight

AIKEN – The South Carolina mother of a hate crime victim will speak at the University of South Carolina Aiken tonight. Elke Kennedy will speak in the university’s student activities center at 6 p.m. about the dangers of hate crimes, according to a news release. Her youngest son was murde...

11/19/09 - 11:49am

Ga. murder suspect sought after removing bracelet

RIVERDALE, Ga. - Police say a woman charged with murder in DeKalb County and who was being kept under house arrest has removed her ankle bracelet and is now being sought.

11/19/09 - 10:14am

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