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Wilson's wife has swine flu

COLUMBIA — The wife of South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson is recovering from swine flu. A spokesman for Mr. Wilson said Friday that Roxanne Wilson is doing much better after being diagnosed with the H1N1 virus earlier in the week. Ryan Murphy said she was not hospitalized. Mr. Wilson has s...

01/08/10 - 2:21pm

278 cast ballots in early voting

A total of 278 voters cast ballots in early voting for the Nov. 3 election, according to Lynn Bailey, executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.

10/23/09 - 5:21pm

Student injured at school in McDuffie County

THOMSON, Ga. -- A Thomson High School student was taken by helicopter to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta following a serious accident at a nearby school on Friday afternoon.

10/23/09 - 7:15pm

S. Aiken High School vandalism likely a prank

Graffiti drawn on most of South Aiken High School’s campus was likely a prank, said Sgt. Aaron Dowdy, an Aiken Public Safety spokesman. Three of the school district’s maintenance staff was called in to sandblast and paint over offensive words before students returned on Tuesday. The ent...

01/12/10 - 9:47pm

Pet-A-Fair planned Sunday at Julian Smith Casino

The CSRA Humane Society will hold its annual Pet-A-Fair on Sunday at Julian Smith Casino. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Doors open at noon, and pet contests will start at 2 p.m. Awards will be given in categories including handsomest male, prettiest female, best costume and best p...

10/23/09 - 3:48pm

Weekend offers fairs and scares

It’s a weekend for Halloween chills in Augusta. There are two thrill houses open, and there’s also an abundance of other seasonal entertainment options, ranging from the Georgia-Carolina State Fair to a cornfield maze. Check out Saturday's Metro section for a comparison of the two haun...

10/23/09 - 4:24pm

SC reaches $45 million deal with Lilly

COLUMBIA— South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says the state has reached a $45 million settlement with drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. over the company's marketing of an anti-psychotic drug. McMaster's office said this afternoon that the agreement is the second largest settle...

10/23/09 - 4:25pm

Crash cleared on Ascauga Lake Road

NORTH AUGUSTA – The road has been cleared where a two-vehicle accident stopped traffic this afternoon. North Augusta Department of Public Safety and other local law enforcement agencies were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 25 and Ascauga Lake Road around 1:37 p.m. where a car and pos...

10/23/09 - 4:26pm

Scary stuff

We asked for your best scary stories, and you delivered. Among the 28 entries in our scary story contest were stories and poems that could give chills to H.P. Lovecraft or Stephen King. Just in time for Halloween, we've selected the winning entries. Check out Sunday's Your Life section to read the w...

10/23/09 - 1:19pm

Ironman 70.3 was a $4.7 million generator for Augusta

The inaugural ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta generated $4.7 million for the local economy, according to the Greater Augusta Sports Council. The Sept. 27 triathlon had 3,000 competitors. Prior to the running, the sports council was estimating the event would have about a $2 million impact. “The posi...

09/20/10 - 9:53pm

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