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New Cheddar's open on Walton Way Extension

Cheddar’s Casual Café opened today at 3609 Walton Way Ext. Cheddar’s is a sit-down restaurant with a full bar and outdoor patio. It seats 300 people and will employ 150. The restaurant is run by Macon-based C&P Restaurant Co., which also runs the Captain D’s restaurants i...

11/02/09 - 1:46pm

Flu shots available this week across the region

After a frustrating wait for those seeking a shot against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, some injectable vaccine is finally becoming available in the Augusta area. These clinics are only for those in the priority group: pregnant women; those ages 6 months to 24 years old; adults ages 25 to 64 wi...

11/02/09 - 2:11pm

Sanford to talk jobs, government efficiency in Aiken

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford will be making two stops in Aiken this week to speak with residents about what officials are doing to bring jobs, attract investment and make government more efficient. On Thursday, the Republican governor plans to visit the Aiken Kiwanis at 12:30 p.m. at Eejay&#...

11/02/09 - 1:02pm

Richmond schools extend absence policy

Richmond County school system officials have decided to extend their policy suspending requirement of a doctor’s note for excused absences. Since Sept. 8, the system has allowed students to use a signed note from a parent or guardian amid concerns of potential absences from the novel influenza...

11/02/09 - 2:14pm

Police arrest Paine students found in old Tubman school

Six Paine College students were arrested Sunday night after deputies found them inside Tubman Middle School. Lt. Scott Peebles, of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, said it did not appear that they were trying to steal or break anything inside the school and were just “acting stupid&#...

01/19/10 - 1:22am

Weekend burglar strikes businesses

Authorities are investigating several weekend break-ins at a Hephzibah shopping center at 2763 Tobacco Road. The burglar used a brick to smash the glass window at two stores and took a cash register and a large, flat-screen TV, according to Richmond County sheriff’s reports. Two other busines...

11/02/09 - 11:11am

U.S. cities look at trolleys

Augusta isn't the only city talking about trolleys. A streetcar revival in American cities is flying at city halls all over.

01/12/10 - 3:21pm

Security Federal Bank posts lower quarterly income

Security Federal Corp. reported lower quarterly net income. The Aiken-based holding company for Security Federal Bank reported net income of $339,000 for the three months that ended Sept. 30, or 14 cents per share, compared to $785,000, or 31 cents per share, in the quarter in 2008. Net income was...

11/02/09 - 10:07am

Ford earns $1 billion

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co., the only Detroit automaker to dodge direct government aid and bankruptcy court, surprised investors with net income of nearly $1 billion in the third quarter and forecast a "solidly profitable" 2011.

11/02/09 - 9:38am

Robbery suspect arrested after struggle

A 42-year-old Gracewood man was taken into custody on charges he stole candy, cigarettes and a soda from an Augusta gas station and resisted arrest Saturday morning.

11/02/09 - 9:08am

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