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Municipal Building adds security since break-in at tax office

Following last week’s tax office burglary, Augusta commissioners wanted City Administrator Fred Russell to say something today to reassure the public that the Municipal Building is being guarded, but without a public discussion that might reveal specific security measures. “I don’t w...

01/25/10 - 4:29pm

Mega Millions Lottery starts Sunday in SC

AIKEN – South Carolina Education Lottery confirmed today that the Mega Millions Lottery will begin in Aiken County and across the state Sunday. The ticket sales will begin at local gas stations Sunday, but the first drawing won’t be held until Feb. 2, said spokeswoman Julie Huffman. ...

01/25/10 - 4:18pm

Martinez house fire today under investigation

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a fire that recently damaged a Martinez home this afternoon.

01/25/10 - 3:27pm

Rape victim calls for DNA testing on anyone arrested for felony

ATLANTA -- Since 1985, Susan Cash has been hoping to see convicted the man who raped her in 1985 and left her for dead under an abandoned house on Gwinnett Street in Savannah. Today, she called for legislation that could make it quicker for her and other victims....

01/25/10 - 1:20pm

Aiken high schools honored

Three Aiken County high schools were recognized by the state Education Department today for showing continuous improvements in SAT and ACT scores. The first-year ACT/SAT Performance Improvement Awards showcase schools with high performance and improvement on the college entrance exams over a three-...

02/24/10 - 8:37am

Another group floats idea of expanded Georgia rail system

ATHENS, Ga. -- When Doc Eldridge was elected mayor of Athens-Clarke County in 1998, he thought the next mayor would be riding a new Athens-to-Atlanta passenger rail line. His successor’s term is about to end, and Athenians are no closer to being able to hop a train for Atlanta than they were 1...

01/25/10 - 11:53am

Four suspects identified in fatal weekend shooting

Investigators have released the names of four people arrested in connection to the murder of a former Westside High School running back at McDonald’s on Deans Bridge Road Sunday morning. Those facing murder, aggravated assault and gun charges include: Sean Christopher Bryant, 19, of Alex Lane...

01/25/10 - 9:42am

Equipment stolen from North Augusta driver's license office

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A burglar stole a driver’s license printer and laminator from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles office in North Augusta early Saturday, but officials said today it would be difficult for the thieves to produce phoney licenses. Beth Parks, communications director ...

01/25/10 - 5:43pm

Atlanta foster kids suffer 'high' rate of abuse, neglect, feds say

ATLANTA — Federal monitors say foster children in Fulton and DeKalb counties experience a "high" rate of abuse and neglect while in state care. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that federal monitors found that in the first six months of last year 25 of the 2,348 children in those two sy...

01/25/10 - 7:47am

Ga. panel to weigh ethics reform

ATLANTA — Experts on ethics are set to testify before a legislative panel looking at toughening up Georgia's laws. Today's hearing will be a joint meeting of the House and Senate ethics panels. Bills that have been introduced this session would place caps on the amount that lobbyists...

01/25/10 - 9:33am
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