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Georgia rural grad rates studied

ATLANTA — Georgia has one of the nation's largest rural student populations, but one of the lowest graduation rates among those students. That's according to a new report by the Rural School and Community Trust, a national nonprofit organization that studies the topic. "Why Rural Matt...

11/17/09 - 6:40am

Gov. Sanford impeachment resolution to be introduced today

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House will formally receive an impeachment resolution on Gov. Mark Sanford. It's the first bill that will be pre-filed today as the House opens the door to new legislation ahead of its January session beginning. State Rep. Greg Delleney of Chester left the bi...

11/17/09 - 7:18am

Augusta Tech job fair today

Augusta Technical College will hold its Fall Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon today in Building 1300, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive. Among those scheduled to take part are All-Safe Industrial Services, Army Community Service, Busby, Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County Board of Commissio...

08/29/11 - 9:23pm

North Augusta council gives tentative approval to project

The proposed development of Gardner’s Landing passed on second reading at city council tonight. The ordinance passed 5-2, with Councilman Ken McDowell and Councilwoman Carolyn Baggott opposed. The mixed housing community is to be built on 29.46 acres along the Savannah River off of U.S. Highw...

11/16/09 - 11:49pm

$5,200 in damage done to cars

Someone damaged six vehicles over the weekend at Sunbelt Auto Saver at 3145 Peach Orchard Road. A Richmond County sheriff’s report says that the vandalism occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday. The vehicles all had large dents on their hoods or sides, and several rocks we...

11/16/09 - 11:07pm

Aitken forgoes campaign forum

District 1 commission candidate Matt Aitken was a no-show for two candidate forums tonight – one at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Harrisburg, another at Eastview Community Center in East Augusta.

11/16/09 - 10:26pm

Historic Augusta honors preservation projects

Historic Augusta Inc. honored seven outstanding historic preservation projects tonight and was also the recipient of two statewide honors bestowed by the Georgia Historical Society....

11/16/09 - 10:26pm

Teacher collapse reported without delay, official says

Augusta Technical College president Terry Elam said today he had determined from student interviews that there was no delayed response to a teacher who collapsed in class six weeks ago. Mr. Elam spoke with students today who witnessed the collapse of GED teacher Paul Whitehead on Oct. 6 at an off-c...

11/16/09 - 6:36pm

Panel suggests charter review

A grand jury subcommittee has recommended that Augusta take a close look at its consolidation charter and, if warranted, let voters decide if the city government needs an overhaul.

01/20/10 - 10:00pm

No charges in traffic accident that killed noted gardener

Chatrice Evans will not be charged in the death of Bill Adams, said North Augusta Public Safety’s Lt. Tim Pearson. “There was no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing on the part of Ms. Evans,” he said today. Mr. Adams, 72, a noted master gardener in the Augusta area, died Nov. 8 afte...

11/16/09 - 5:58pm

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