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Panel to meet on SC joblessness

COLUMBIA — Gov. Mark Sanford has put together a round-table meeting to discuss the state's unemployment agency and handle a shortfall of as much as $1 billion in covering jobless benefits. The panel meets Tuesday in Columbia. Meanwhile, the Legislature plans to return to Columbia for a on...

10/20/09 - 7:30am

Job fair set for BMW

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Those who want to work at the BMW plant in South Carolina have another shot at a job. The Greenville News reported that a placement company is holding a job fair in Greenville on Tuesday for the approximately 700 jobs BMW is adding. Tier One Solutions is holding the event a...

10/20/09 - 7:26am

Man aims car at deputies, is shot

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — The Douglas County sheriff says a deputy shot and killed a man who tried to hit an officer with a car. Sheriff Phil Miller says deputies responded Monday to a report of a man climbing a fence in a strip mall parking lot. Miller says two deputies found the man's car in ...

10/20/09 - 8:35am

Augusta 2010 budget has deficit; tax hike would help

Augusta's working 2010 budget has a total deficit of nearly $8.6 million, about $5.9 million of it in law enforcement. Collections from a sales tax meant to off set property taxes are down, as are ad valorem taxes and state and superior court fines. At a special-called meeting today, City Admi...

01/20/10 - 10:00pm

Judicial Center naming threatens to split commission along racial lines

Another rift is forming on the Augusta Commission, this time over a proposal to name the new courthouse after John H. “Jack” Ruffin Jr., a civil rights attorney who went on to be chief judge of the state Court of Appeals. Commissioner Corey Johnson, who put the idea forward at last week&#...

01/27/10 - 11:47pm

Tickets remain for Shinedown concert tonight at Bell Auditorium

There are still a few hundred tickets left for tonight’s concert featuring Shinedown, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way at the Bell Auditorium. According to Kayla Ott, the marketing manager at the Augusta Entertainment complex, about 75 percent of the tickets have sold, leaving 500 to 600 tickets ...

10/19/09 - 5:33pm

Armed man robs Washington Road bank

An armed man robbed a Washington Road bank this afternoon, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money. Richmond County sheriff's investigators say the man hit the Wachovia Bank at 2835 Washington Road about 3:30 p.m. The man walked into the bank, flashed a gun in the waistband of his pant...

10/19/09 - 4:49pm

Aiken reduces bus service

AIKEN – Riders of the Best Friend Express no longer have a ride on Saturdays and will soon pay more to ride during the week. The bus service eliminated all routes on Saturdays because of budget cuts ordered by Aiken County Council earlier this year, said Lynnda Bassham, director of human servi...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Georgia's top environmental regulator quits for UGA job

Georgia’s top environmental regulatory official resigned today after accepting a position with University of Georgia. Dr. Carol Couch, who has been director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division since 2003, said her regisgnation will take effect Oct. 26, after which she will begin h...

10/19/09 - 2:44pm

Aiken man charged with moped theft

AIKEN – Aiken County sHeriff’s deputies arrested a man Sunday who they say stole a moped. Michael Deangelo Spencer, 39, of the 1200 Hatchaway Bridge Road in Aiken, was arrested at the Days Inn in the 2600 block of Columbia Highway around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news r...

10/19/09 - 2:38pm

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