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Ga.-born Pernell Roberts dies, was star of 'Bonanza' TV show

LOS ANGELES — Pernell Roberts, the ruggedly handsome Georgia-born actor who shocked Hollywood by leaving TV's "Bonanza" at the height of its popularity, then found fame again years later on "Trapper John, M.D.," has died. He was 81. Roberts, the last surviving member of the classic Western...

01/25/10 - 11:53pm

Carroll County school officials considering four-day week

Carroll County school officials were surprised when 59 percent of respondents in an online survey on the school system's Web site indicated they would fully support a four-day week.

01/25/10 - 8:42pm

Columbus church votes to remain in Lutheran body

Members of St. Matthew Lutheran Church voted 99 to 54 Sunday to remain in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, which last year agreed to allow partnered, committed and monogamous gay clergy to serve.

01/25/10 - 7:12pm

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01/25/10 - 7:02pm

Haas wins first PGA Tour title

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Bill Haas made a short birdie putt on the 18th hole to earn his first PGA Tour victory at the Bob Hope Classic, beating Matt Kuchar, Tim Clark and Bubba Watson by one stroke with an 8-under 64. Haas was the last of three co-leaders to play the 18th, and an outstanding appro...

01/25/10 - 6:01pm

Municipal Building adds security since break-in at tax office

Following last week’s tax office burglary, Augusta commissioners wanted City Administrator Fred Russell to say something today to reassure the public that the Municipal Building is being guarded, but without a public discussion that might reveal specific security measures. “I don’t w...

01/25/10 - 4:29pm

Mega Millions Lottery starts Sunday in SC

AIKEN – South Carolina Education Lottery confirmed today that the Mega Millions Lottery will begin in Aiken County and across the state Sunday. The ticket sales will begin at local gas stations Sunday, but the first drawing won’t be held until Feb. 2, said spokeswoman Julie Huffman. ...

01/25/10 - 4:18pm

Martinez house fire today under investigation

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a fire that recently damaged a Martinez home this afternoon.

01/25/10 - 3:27pm

Rape victim calls for DNA testing on anyone arrested for felony

ATLANTA -- Since 1985, Susan Cash has been hoping to see convicted the man who raped her in 1985 and left her for dead under an abandoned house on Gwinnett Street in Savannah. Today, she called for legislation that could make it quicker for her and other victims....

01/25/10 - 1:20pm

Aiken high schools honored

Three Aiken County high schools were recognized by the state Education Department today for showing continuous improvements in SAT and ACT scores. The first-year ACT/SAT Performance Improvement Awards showcase schools with high performance and improvement on the college entrance exams over a three-...

02/24/10 - 8:37am
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