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Live blog: No. 3 Augusta State men's basketball vs. Mount Olive

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12/30/09 - 4:06pm

Boy, 10, helps girl survive dog attack in North Augusta

A 5-year-old North Augusta girl is recovering after the family pit bull attacked her Monday afternoon, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities credited the quick thinking of a 10-year-old boy, who saw the attack and tried to get the animal off her. Sgt. Dave Myers said the ...

12/30/09 - 4:26pm

Man shot this morning on Jackson Road

An Augusta man was shot in the jaw this morning after refusing to give a man a ride. Terrell Tavaris Merriweather, 19, was driving home from work at 2:14 a.m. when he was flagged down by a man on Jackson Road, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew....

12/30/09 - 12:53pm

Hitchhiker shoots driver in jaw

An Augusta man was shot in the jaw this morning after refusing to give a man a ride.

12/30/09 - 12:13pm

Columbia County issues tax reminder

Columbia County landowners wishing to claim their property tax payments on their 2009 federal tax returns might need to pay their bills by Thursday. Though the deadline for making property tax payments for 2009 is Jan. 15, Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen said payments made after Dec. 31 ...

12/30/09 - 8:30am

Macon considers 'blight tax' on neglected properties

MACON — Bibb County officials may impose a "blight tax," which would drastically increase the property taxes on neglected properties. Bibb County Chief Administrative Officer Steve Layson said the tax would put pressure on property owners to make needed repairs....

12/30/09 - 8:28am

SC agency to drop online forum, can't monitor all its comments

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina agency says an online forum on outdoor issues it started 10 years ago has grown so popular the state agency can't afford to keep it. The State newspaper reported the Department of Natural Resources plans to end the forum Monday. The agency's technology staf...

12/30/09 - 8:26am

SC Sen. DeMint says Dems trying to rush TSA nominee

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator who has been blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration complains that Democrats are trying to rush a vote on the nominee without adequate debate. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina has placed a hold on the ...

12/30/09 - 8:21am

DeKalb man dies in home invasion

ATLANTA — Police say a DeKalb County business owner has been killed in a home invasion.

12/29/09 - 8:23pm

Rome funeral home offers free burials for drunken drivers

ROME, Ga. — Planning to drink and drive this New Year's? A north Georgia funeral home has a deal for you. Between now and noon Thursday, drivers can visit McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home in Rome to sign a contract stating they plan to drink or take drugs and then drive on New Yea...

12/29/09 - 4:39pm

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