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Aiken school board meets tonight

AIKEN -- The Aiken County School Board will meet tonight to discuss Superintendent Beth Everitt’s evaluation process during executive session. School district attorney Bill Burkhalter did not immediately return phone calls about the contractual issue. Dr. Everitt has completed half of her thr...

01/08/10 - 11:37am

UGA prof helped to free journalists from North Korea

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia professor played an important role in the release of two American journalists convicted of spying in North Korea. But Han Park says he would rather talk about foreign policy than what he did to help free Laura Ling and Euna Lee, arrested in March when they cro...

08/11/09 - 5:49am

Gov. Perdue takes furlough days

ATLANTA - Even Georgia's governor is feeling the pain of furloughs. Gov. Sonny Perdue's office said Monday that the governor already has taken his three furlough days - and he worked all three. Spokesman Bert Brantley said Perdue's staff is rotating furlough days to make sure there are ...

08/11/09 - 1:43pm

Crowds pack Broun town halls

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun wants to ignite a “grass fire” of opposition to health care reform legislation pending in Congress, and two overflow crowds in Columbia County helped him fan those flames tonight.

01/08/10 - 1:09pm

Federal funding lapse to cost region river flood gauge

A lapse in federal funding will eliminate a key U.S. Geologic Survey monitoring gauge on the Savannah River that is used to warn of pending floods. “It is certainly not one we want to lose after so many years of important record,” said Eric W. Strom, director of the USGS Water Science Cen...

08/10/09 - 6:35pm

Pedestrian charged after being hit by truck on rural highway

An Evans woman who was struck by a truck while walking alongside a rural road Sunday has been charged in the wreck. Dorothy Michelle Walton, 39, of Summit Ridge Road, was charged with walking on the roadway. She was in fair condition today at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to a ...

08/10/09 - 3:58pm

Shooting death closes North Augusta street

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A portion of Buena Vista Avenue was closed this morning as North Augusta Public Safety and the State Law Enforcement Division investigated a shooting death at Maude Edenfield Park. Public Safety officials refused to tell the public what was involved, saying the incident is still un...

08/10/09 - 3:22pm

Suspect named, sought in Sunday-night motel shooting

Authorities have identified a man wanted in connection to a Sunday night shooting at an Augusta motel. Frederick Lee Singletary, 29, is wanted on two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and one county of possession of a firearm by a ...

08/10/09 - 2:42pm

Candidates file for Aiken City Council seats

AIKEN -- Several candidates have filed to run for open Aiken City Council seats, declaring their intent prior to today’s filing deadline. Up for grabs in the November general election will be two at-large seats and those of Districts 2 and 4. Among the field of candidates are two incumbents &...

01/20/10 - 10:22pm

Euchee Creek Elementary enjoys 11-to-1 pupil-teacher ratio

With about 365 students as of this morning, Euchee Creek Elementary enjoys an 11-to-1 pupil-teacher ratio.

08/10/09 - 4:51pm