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Morning turnout appears light as Augustans head to polls today

Three Augusta Commission seats are contested today, as well as one Richmond County school board seat.

01/21/10 - 12:13am

NIH calls H1N1 vaccine safe

WASHINGTON –- A leading government health figure says tests on millions of people who have received the H1N1 flu vaccine show that it's safe and effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institutes of Health, said in a nationally broadcast interview Tuesday that people should not worry...

11/03/09 - 10:25am

Bus wasn't legit, PSC says

ATLANTA – Morehouse College officials say the company whose name was on a bus that rolled over with band members from the college onboard is not the company they hired to transport the band. One of three buses, carrying 42 students, overturned on Interstate 75 on Saturday en route to a footbal...

11/03/09 - 11:01am

Home invaders tie up man

Home invaders robbed an Augusta resident Monday and left him tied up in his bathtub, according to Lt. Scott Peebles, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Shortly after 5 p.m., sheriff's deputies were called to the 500 block of Fairhope Street. They found that the homeowner, 68, had been...

11/03/09 - 10:01am

DOT changing toll road plan

ATLANTA — Georgia's Department of Transportation is reported to be planning an announcement about an ambitious project to build toll lanes along Interstates 75 and 575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties, north of Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the project will be announced this ...

11/03/09 - 10:10am

Augusta, Atlanta polls differ

The polls will close at 7 tonight in Augusta, but Atlanta voters will have one more hour to cast their ballots than their counterparts outside the city. Under Georgia law, polls remain open for municipal general elections until 8 p.m. in cities with more than 300,000 population and 7 p.m. elsewhere...

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Judge declares SC pair dead

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A judge has declared a South Carolina couple, missing for more than a year and a half, dead as family members plan a public memorial in Georgia. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported Tuesday that a judge declared John and Elizabeth Calvert dead during a hearing i...

11/03/09 - 10:09am

Renaissance man Rines dies

BOSTON – Robert H. Rines, a Renaissance man whose discoveries led to sharper resolution in radar, sonar and ultrasound imaging and who claimed to have seen the Loch Ness Monster, has died. He was 87. Rines died of heart failure at his home in Boston on Sunday, surrounded by his family, his wif...

11/03/09 - 10:09am

Bug bombs killed SC baby

COLUMBIA — Bug spray that produces a fog to kill insects is likely to blame for the death of a 10-month-old South Carolina boy over the weekend, and his 2-year-old brother was critically injured by the fumes, authorities said. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said the boys' mother...

11/03/09 - 8:59am

SC jobless checks go out twice

COLUMBIA — An extra unemployment check is yet again in the mail for some South Carolina residents. A programming error caused the state Employment Security Commission to send out about 150 duplicate unemployment checks. Officials say the checks went out last week. Anyone who gets two unemploy...

11/03/09 - 8:43am

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