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Colvin set to make MLB debut

Former North Augusta and Clemson star Tyler Colvin was called up to the big leagues. The 24-year-old outfielder, who spent most of the season at the Double-A level, will join the Chicago Cubs as they open a three-game series in Milwaukee tonight. Colvin, the 13th pick overall in the 2006 draft, too...

09/21/09 - 3:58pm

Business development forum downtown on Thursday

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will hold an international business development conference in Augusta on Thursday morning. Augusta’s efforts to attract international sporting events will be highlighted during the summit. Local and state government officials, international business leaders, an...

09/21/09 - 3:56pm

Augusta banker picked for national committee

The chief executive for Augusta-based Southeastern Bank Financial Corp., Daniel Blanton, was selected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to sit on a 14-member advisory committee on community banking. The committee will provide the FDIC with advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy ...

09/21/09 - 3:44pm

Falcons lose Jerry for season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons say rookie defensive tackle Peria Jerry is out for the season after injuring his right knee in a victory over the Carolina Panthers. Jerry, the team’s first-round pick out of Mississippi, went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 28-20 vict...

09/21/09 - 3:34pm

Herschel Walker to join MMA

NEW YORK – Herschel Walker is starting a new career in mixed martial arts. The 47-year-old former Georgia star and NFL running back said Monday that he has signed a multi-fight contract with promoter Strikeforce. Walker will begin a 12-week training camp next month in San Jose, Calif. The 198...

09/21/09 - 2:09pm

Ga. measure would require checks on more workers

MACON – A Georgia Republican is pushing a measure that would require employers to perform background checks on staffers who work inside other people's homes. The measure sponsored by state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon would also ban some criminals from jobs that would send them into homes. P...

09/21/09 - 1:19pm

Valley authority meeting set for today

Agreement to let the Valley Public Service Authority take over the Avondale Mills water system expected to be approved at meeting.

09/21/09 - 1:02pm

Georgia-LSU set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff

The Oct. 3 football game between Georgia and LSU will be shown on CBS beginning at 3:30 p.m., the network announced today. The game will be in Athens, Ga....

09/21/09 - 12:02pm

Woman robbed at gas station

A Hephzibah woman was robbed while she was vacuuming her car at a Windsor Spring Road gas station in the middle of the night. The 62-year-old said two men approached while she was at Kangaroo Express, 4101 Windsor Spring Road, about 2:30 a.m. Monday, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said. T...

09/21/09 - 12:59pm

Home invasion suspect arrested

Richmond County investigators have arrested a suspect in a Sept. 9 home invasion on Ridgewood Drive in Augusta. During that incident, a man forced his way into the home of an elderly woman, held her at gunpoint, and demanded money and prescription medication. On Friday, investigators arrested Mic...

09/21/09 - 10:07am

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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