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House elects Ralston speaker, nominates 1st black in century

Most actions this week ceremonial, but Gov. Perdue's budget announcement on Wednesday could set the tone for months ahead.

01/11/10 - 1:05pm

Aiken begins yearlong 175th birthday celebration

AIKEN -- More than 1,000 took part this weekend as Aiken's 175th birthday celebration kicked off Saturday. More events will be held throughout the year to mark the anniversary, capped by a birthday bash in December. Future events include a dedication of the historic Banksia watering trough on ...

01/11/10 - 8:44pm

Flu threat remains; vaccine available locally

After weeks of steady decline, Georgia and the nation saw an increase in pandemic influenza A H1N1 activity in recent reports, officials say. After declining to three hospitalizations for the week ending Dec. 22, the number of hospitalizations from the new virus jumped to 14 and then 26 for the wee...

01/11/10 - 5:54am

Ga. libraries plan meetings on services

Libraries across Georgia will host a series of public meetings to address changes being proposed by the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services. A meeting will be held in Augusta at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 in the auditorium of the Augusta Headquarters Library, 902 Greene St. The meeting is open ...

01/11/10 - 5:44am

Valley Water meeting planned

AIKEN – The water authority that plans to purchase Avondale Mills’ water system later this month will meet in a special called meeting today to get an update on the project’s progress. Valley Public Service Authority’s board of commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. to discuss fundin...

01/11/10 - 5:41am

Aussie defends title in Hawaii, edging Sabbatini by a shot

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy shot 6-under-par 67 to win the PGA Tour's season-opening SBS Championship by a shot over Rory Sabbatini, who closed with 63. Ogilvy finished at 22-under 270....

01/10/10 - 10:12pm

Aussie defends title in Hawaii, edging Sabbatini

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy shot 6-under-par 67 to win the PGA Tour's season-opening SBS Championship by a shot over Rory Sabbatini, who closed with 63. Ogilvy finished at 22-under 270....

01/10/10 - 10:10pm

10 cars derail on train traveling from Charleston to Augusta

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Ten cars of an 18-car freight train derailed in South Carolina, but an official says there were no injuries and there will be no impact on rail service.

01/10/10 - 9:21pm

Man dies after being hit by two vehicles in Columbia County

An Augusta man died when he was struck by two vehicles at the intersection of Belair Road and Owens Road in Evans late Saturday night.

01/10/10 - 8:50pm

Occupants of Aiken County house escape injury in blaze

An Aiken County family is out of a home because of a fire early this morning.

01/10/10 - 8:01pm
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