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US, other nations stop counting pandemic flu cases

ATLANTA — U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose. Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in thi...

01/08/10 - 2:21pm

Man hospitalized after being stabbed in store altercation

An Augusta man was stabbed near his stomach after he tried to break up a fight between a knife-wielding shopkeeper and a 15-year-old at a Hephzibah store Thursday night. Richmond County Investigator Kendall Brown said the teen tried to steal a pack of donuts from the store about 10:55 p.m. and was ...

10/09/09 - 8:27am

Soldier dies in training at SC post

COLUMBIA — South Carolina authorities say a soldier at Fort Jackson has died during training. Multiple media outlets reported that Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said the 20-year-old soldier died about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Watts said Thursday an autopsy ...

01/08/10 - 2:21pm

Mall employee struck after trying to stop shoplifters

An Augusta Mall employee was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening after he tried to stop two shoplifters from fleeing. A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that two women entered the store and concealed more than $600 worth of clothing around 5 p.m. at J.C. Penney. When an employee attem...

10/09/09 - 6:00am

President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize this morning

Committee cites outreach to Muslim world, efforts to curb nuclear proliferation.

10/09/09 - 1:41pm

Victim sent to MCG after fight at convenience store

Richmond County authorities are on the scene of a stabbing at a mobile home park in Hephzibah. One person was stabbed around 10:55 p.m. behind the Need More Kuntry Store in the 4200 block of Windsor Spring Road after a fight broke out inside the store, according to a Richmond County 911 dispatcher....

10/08/09 - 11:38pm

Mall employee struck after trying to stop shoplifters

An Augusta Mall employee was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening after he tried to stop two shoplifters from fleeing. A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that two women entered the store and concealed more than $600 worth of clothing around 5 p.m. at J.C. Penny. When an employee attemp...

10/08/09 - 10:17pm

Americans ahead by one point

SAN FRANCISCO – One putt changed everything except the lead today in the Presidents Cup. The Americans were poised to seize control in the opening session of foursomes at Harding Park, already assured of the lead and on the verge of winning the final match for a two-point advantage. Justin L...

10/08/09 - 10:00pm

Win gives L.A. 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES – Matt Holliday dropped a sinking line drive for an error with two outs in the ninth inning, leading to a two-run rally by the Los Angeles Dodgers that gave them a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. Ronnie Belliard and pinch-hitter Mark Loretta hit RBI singles off cl...

10/08/09 - 9:44pm

Candidates for District 1 speak at Thursday forum

Everything you ever wanted to know about what candidates for the District 1 seat on the Augusta Commission thought about crime, blight, race relations and the TEE Center you could have heard at a political forum Thursday. Candidates Matt Aitken, JoRae Jenkins, Butch Palmer and William Fennoy answer...

01/27/10 - 11:43pm

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ATLANTA -- Tuesday's Georgia superintendent primary runoff elections are likely to see small turnout and predictable results, said University of Georgia professor and author Charles Bullock.
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