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TEE meeting yields few results

With far from the usual fireworks surrounding the issue, the first meeting of the Augusta Commission’s TEE center subcommittee was a low-key affair, a rehash on why a site on Reynolds Street is considered the best place to put a new trade, exhibit and event center. Afterward, one committee mem...

01/27/10 - 11:44pm

"Patch" golfers don't want to see course closed

Longtime golfers at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course say budget cuts shouldn't include closing the facility.

01/21/10 - 12:28am

Free Fab Four on Friday

Augusta Beatles tribute act Ed Turner & Number 9 will play a free, one-hour set of Fab Four tunes at noon on Friday on Broad Street outside the Imperial Theatre. The set will promote the band’s Saturday evening show at the theater. Proceed from the Saturday show go to the Imperial. Tickets ...

10/22/09 - 1:52pm

Congress pushing Olin plant to change

Legislation that would require an Augusta chemical plant to undertake a $90 million conversion to eliminate its use of mercury — or shut down — was approved by the House Energy & Commerce Committee this week with an amendment offering such companies two additional years to complete the...

10/22/09 - 2:35pm

Drug agents conduct massive drug raids in Ga.

ATLANTA — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta says a Drug Enforcement Administration strike force has arrested 11 defendants within the past two days on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The raids were part of the nationwide "Project Coronado" targeting a Mexican-based drug...

10/22/09 - 1:26pm

2 killed in Athens plane crash

ATHENS, Ga. — Two people were killed when a single-engine antique airplane crashed in a residential neighborhood shortly after taking off from Athens-Ben Epps Airport a few minutes before 11:30 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that two people were killed when a 1957 Fuji LM-1...

10/22/09 - 6:40pm

SC to offer old appliance trade-in

COLUMBIA -- South Carolinians who want to replace old household appliances with new energy-efficient ones will receive discounts of $50-$500 in March under a state rebate program created by federal stimulus dollars. John Clark, director of the S.C. Budget and Control Board's State Energy Office...

10/22/09 - 12:51pm

Mother of dog attack victim indicted

The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was found mauled by dogs on a neighbor's property last July has been indicted by a Richmond County grand jury. Jessica Lynn Chavous, 24, of the 3600 block of Belair Road, was indicted Tuesday on one count of second-degree cruelty to children. She was charged f...

10/22/09 - 12:39pm

North Augusta man sentenced on drug charges

AIKEN – A North Augusta man has been sentenced in federal court to more than 12 years in prison. David Hinkler, 27, was sentenced Wednesday to 151 months for charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, p...

10/22/09 - 12:24pm

Emanuel deputy struck by truck

An Emanuel County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured Wednesday night when a truck driver ran over the deputy’s leg. Deputy Daniel Moxley is undergoing surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for a compound fracture to his leg, according to an Emanuel County Sheriff’s press relea...

10/22/09 - 12:21pm

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Teacher group backs Carter for governor

ATLANTA - One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall.
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