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Weekend offers fairs and scares

It’s a weekend for Halloween chills in Augusta. There are two thrill houses open, and there’s also an abundance of other seasonal entertainment options, ranging from the Georgia-Carolina State Fair to a cornfield maze. Check out Saturday's Metro section for a comparison of the two haun...

10/23/09 - 4:24pm

SC reaches $45 million deal with Lilly

COLUMBIA— South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says the state has reached a $45 million settlement with drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. over the company's marketing of an anti-psychotic drug. McMaster's office said this afternoon that the agreement is the second largest settle...

10/23/09 - 4:25pm

Crash cleared on Ascauga Lake Road

NORTH AUGUSTA – The road has been cleared where a two-vehicle accident stopped traffic this afternoon. North Augusta Department of Public Safety and other local law enforcement agencies were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 25 and Ascauga Lake Road around 1:37 p.m. where a car and pos...

10/23/09 - 4:26pm

Scary stuff

We asked for your best scary stories, and you delivered. Among the 28 entries in our scary story contest were stories and poems that could give chills to H.P. Lovecraft or Stephen King. Just in time for Halloween, we've selected the winning entries. Check out Sunday's Your Life section to read the w...

10/23/09 - 1:19pm

Ironman 70.3 was a $4.7 million generator for Augusta

The inaugural ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta generated $4.7 million for the local economy, according to the Greater Augusta Sports Council. The Sept. 27 triathlon had 3,000 competitors. Prior to the running, the sports council was estimating the event would have about a $2 million impact. “The posi...

09/20/10 - 9:53pm

Swine flu pediatric deaths in US rise to 95

Forty-six states now have widespread flu activity

01/08/10 - 2:21pm

Thomson softball season ends with loss to West Laurens

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Thomson High Lady Bulldogs experienced their most successful softball season ever, but their quest to win a state championship came to an end with a 5-2 loss to West Laurens this morning.

10/23/09 - 11:54am

Deputies seek pregnant burglar

Deputies are looking for a woman who appeared pregnant and a man who were seen burglarizing a home on Sheffield Court in Hephzibah Thursday. The man kicked in the back door of the home then opened the front for the female, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. They stole $4, 781 of jewelry,...

10/23/09 - 3:09pm

Volunteers sought for river cleanup

Savannah Riverkeeper Inc. is seeking volunteers for its annual Rivers Alive Community Waterway Cleanup, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Waterways selected for litter removal include Betty’s Branch, Butler Creek, Euchee Creek, Horse Creek, Jones Creek, Lake Olmstead, the Augusta Canal, ...

10/23/09 - 9:36am

Aiken classes closed today, Monday

Aiken County schools will be closed today and Monday for students and staff. The days were initially scheduled as teacher workdays for parent conferences and report card distribution, but are being used as furlough days for staff. Report cards will now go home Nov. 2. The school board made the de...

10/23/09 - 9:30am

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