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Aiken City Council may address overlay district tonight

AIKEN -- The Aiken City Council will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, discussing everything from a proposed highway overlay district to an ordinance amendment involving bed and breakfast facilities. The highway overlay would set design guidelines for new commercial and office buildings along the city’s...

01/20/10 - 10:21pm

Police seek car break-in thief

Richmond County investigators are looking for a person broke into a 60-year-old woman’s car while she was running on the Family Y’s walking track on Sept. 1.

09/14/09 - 11:00am

Author Conroy to sign books

Southern author Pat Conroy will sign copies of his latest book at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borders, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. Mr. Conroy has written a number of novels, including "The Water Is Wide," which was made into the film "Conrack," and "The Prince of Tides." His latest book is called "S...

09/14/09 - 10:34am

Man upset over symphony music

ATHENS, Ga. — A supporter of the Athens Symphony has sent a letter to the group's board of directors threatening to withdraw his support because the community orchestra does not play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at every performance. "Over the last year I have been very disappointed that the...

09/14/09 - 9:44am

Georgia Episcopalians elect bishop

DUBLIN, Ga. — A Washington, D.C., priest has been elected to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. Church officials elected the Rev. Scott Benhase, the rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in a Saturday vote. The Rev. Benha...

09/14/09 - 8:38am

Charter group goes for SC pupils

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina's largest charter school association says it hopes to enroll 10 percent of the state's public school students in the next five years. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday that about 9,000 students are enrolled in charter schools now. Char...

09/14/09 - 8:08am

Bullying laws give little protection

ATLANTA -– Laws meant to protect youngsters from playground bullies are largely ineffective, according to an Associated Press review, and several students’ recent suicides have parents and advocates calling for tougher measures....

09/14/09 - 7:58am

McCain, Graham plan town hall meeting

CHARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is being joined by his close friend, fellow Republican Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain, for a town hall meeting. Monday's session at The Citadel before the public and cadets is not confined to health care and the lawmakers are taking questions on v...

09/14/09 - 7:40am

Lane closures on I-20, I-520

Construction work on the Palmetto Parkway (Interstate 520) in North Augusta will include paving on Interstate 20 in the vicinity of exit 5 during the next few weeks, said the contractor, Team United, in a news release. There will also be paving done on the existing section of Northbound I-520 just ...

09/14/09 - 7:34am

Clijsters wins US Open in return from retirement

NEW YORK -- Kim Clijsters cradled the baby in one hand, the trophy in the other.

09/13/09 - 11:38pm

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Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders.