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Atlanta TV station truck explodes, 2 hospitalized

Two WSB-TV employees are being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital after the news truck they were operating caught fire and exploded. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. at the entrance of the Fulton County Jail on Rice Street. WSB reporter Tom Jones and photographer Leonard...

11/18/09 - 10:00pm

Forecast: Augusta's workforce will shrink this year and in 2010

ATLANTA — Georgia remains mired in a severe employment recession, even as the rest of the economy enjoys a modest recovery, according to an economic forecast released Wednesday that predicted Augusta's work force will shrink by 2.5 percent this year and 1.8 percent the next. Job losses acr...

11/18/09 - 8:56pm

H1N1 clinics begin Monday in Aiken County schools

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will begin H1N1 flu clinics in Aiken County schools Monday. Permission slips will be sent home with students one week before the clinic, according to Cecelia Davidson, Aiken County’s associate superintendent of administration. ...

11/18/09 - 5:14pm

Edgefield County administrator job offered to man with past DUI charge

EDGEFIELD - A former White County, Ga. manager who had his contract terminated following a DUI charge has been offered the job of county administrator in Edgefield County. Edgefield County Council members unanimously agreed to offer the job to Alton Brown, of Cleveland, Ga. Tuesday afternoon. As o...

11/18/09 - 8:17pm

North Augusta officer charged in domestic violence incident

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office arrested North Augusta Public Safety Officer Brandon Cameron today on charges of criminal domestic violence. Officer Cameron, 27, who has been with the public safety department for three years, has been suspended while the sheriff’s office investigates th...

11/18/09 - 8:08pm

Two teens arrested in attempted break-in at North Augusta apartment

North Augusta Public Safety officers arrested 17-year-old Jevon Rahein Mitchell and a 15-year-old juvenile they say attempted to break into an apartment in The Groves, off of Edgefield Road, this morning. At about 9:30 a.m., officers were called to an apartment in The Groves apartment complex. They...

11/18/09 - 8:06pm

Admission applications to MCG outpace national average

ATLANTA — Applications to the Medical College of Georgia are 4 percent higher than last year, outpacing the 0.1-percent national increase, school officials told a committee of the Board of Regents Wednesday. At the same time, the expanding school is working with the University of Georgia in ra...

11/18/09 - 3:43pm

Deputies involved in last week's fatal shooting returned to active duty

Sheriff Ronnie Strength has allowed two deputies under investigation for the shooting of a man last week to return to work....

11/18/09 - 1:24pm

McCormick County deputy still recovering at MCG

A McCormick County Sheriff’s deputy shot in a Sunday shooting is still recovering at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics. Deputy Robert Rushton is in stable condition at the hospital, and lost one of his fingers and will need surgery to repair nerve damage, said Chief C.E. Gabl...

11/18/09 - 1:14pm

Starting Monday canal repairs will close towpath during week

About a mile of the Augusta Canal’s popular towpath will close on weekdays starting Monday, when the Augusta Utilities Department begins a long-awaited stabilization project. “The area that will be closed is about 5,500 feet, just over one mile,” said Jody Crabtree, a civil engineer ...

11/18/09 - 11:59am

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Commission plays 'Let's Make A Deal'

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