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Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta gas station sold the winning $1 million lottery ticket, according to a statement issued today by the South Carolina Education Lottery. Ye Old Grocery Store on Jefferson Davis Highway sold the ticket to a 27-year-old man from Aiken County. He asked that his name not ...

10/20/09 - 5:31pm

Sentencing hearing delayed for former Harlem water official

A sentencing hearing for a Harlem employee who pleaded guilty to federal Clean Water Act violations was postponed today and rescheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 1. Daniel Webster Cason, the city’s public works director, pleaded guilty in March to three of 11 charges for which he was indicted in 2008. H...

10/20/09 - 4:40pm

SC pays millions to jobless who were fired

COLUMBIA -- Nearly one-quarter of unemployed South Carolinians who file for jobless benefits are out of work because of their own misconduct. Of that group, 56 percent succeeded in getting unemployment benefits, said Rebecca Gunnlaugsson, economist for the S.C. Department of Commerce. Data she pre...

10/20/09 - 5:01pm

Commissioners work out name for new Judicial Center

The new judicial center will be called the Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Courthouse. The Augusta Commission voted 6-1 this afternoon to do so, with Commissioner Joe Bowles providing black commissioners the sixth vote they needed. Jimmy Smith voted against the motion, Don Grantham was ...

01/21/10 - 12:40am

Commissioners discuss ways to handle Augusta budget shortfall

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

Apollo 16 astronaut coming to Fort Discovery

Charlie Duke, the 10th man to walk on the moon, is coming to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery. Mr. Duke, who was piloted the Apollo 16 lunar module in 1972, will appear at 7 p.m. at the Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater on Wednesday. The former fighter and test pilot's stay on the...

10/20/09 - 2:56pm

U.S. Supreme Court won't halt McClain execution

Mark McClain -- scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. for a 1994 Augusta murder -- does not plan to make any final statements, prison officials say.

10/20/09 - 6:40pm

Siler survives another cut

Former Augusta State basketball star Garret Siler survived another round of cuts by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks trimmed their roster today to 16 players by releasing guards Juan Dixon and Mike Wilks. Dixon, who has played eight years in the NBA with four teams, and Wilks, who spent last season on...

10/20/09 - 2:06pm

2 new Food Lion stores open Wednesday in Columbia County

Two new Food Lion grocery stores open Wednesday in Columbia County. Each will open at 8 a.m. and are located at 5157 Columbia Road in Grovetown and 3845 Evans to Locks Road in Evans. The stores are included as part of a “village” shopping center concept by Blanchard and Calhoun Commercia...

10/20/09 - 1:50pm

Regents sue MCG Foundation

The University System of Georgia is suing the MCG Foundation for refusing to stop using the name connected to the Medical College of Georgia, according to court papers filed today in Richmond County Superior Court.

10/20/09 - 4:39pm

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