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Vaccine shortage cancels Columbia County flu clinics

Seasonal flu vaccination clinics planned in Columbia County for early next week have been cancelled due to a shortage of the vaccine. County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker announced this afternoon that clinics planned for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday no longer will be held due to a s...

10/16/09 - 4:28pm

Board rejects clemency for Augustan on death row

Mark McClain sentenced to death for a 1994 pizza store robbery slaying.

10/16/09 - 8:26pm

Friday night football: Tonight features big games

With less than a month remaining in high school football’s regular season, time is running out for some teams to make a push for the playoffs.

10/16/09 - 3:57pm

Stimulus funds help Aiken add city policemen

AIKEN — Aiken Department of Public Safety has hired one officer, and could hire three more in the next week thanks to more than $500,000 in stimulus funds. Aiken Department of Public Safety Capt. Wendell Hall said the agency should have “something firm” next week after interviewing s...

10/17/09 - 10:53am

Flu vaccine production slower than hoped, health officials say

Production of the vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus is going slower than public health officials had hoped, pushing back expectations that it would be widely available by the end of the month, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today. The number of d...

10/16/09 - 4:38pm

Paine students get scholarships

Paine College announced today that more than $45,000 has been awarded to 14 students by the Automatic Data Processing Inc. Scholars Committee, making them the first group to receive the scholarships. The program is the result of a new collaboration with ADP, a provider of business outsourcing solu...

01/19/10 - 10:47pm

Ga. lottery brings in more money than last year

ATLANTA — Georgia Lottery Corp. officials say profits rose slightly over this time last year despite the sagging economy. The lottery said today it brought in $215 million during its first quarter of fiscal year 2010, up from $214 million for the same period last year. The first quarter of th...

10/16/09 - 1:26pm

Lake Lanier not expected to rise much higher

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Lake Lanier may have finally reached full pool, but it's unlikely to rise much higher. That's because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct "measured releases" to prevent downstream flooding and damage to federal facilities on the lake if it keeps climbin...

10/16/09 - 11:56am

U.S. Justice Department spikes Ga's voter citizen checks again

ATLANTA — The Department of Justice has for the second time rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens. The Justice Department first rejected Georgia's request for preclearance for the check...

10/16/09 - 11:53am

North Augusta man reports robbery at party

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint while he was at a party this morning. The 55-year-old victim told police he was at a party with a friend when he was invited to a different house on the 600 block of Crestlyn Drive, according to an incident report. He said other people at ...

10/16/09 - 11:25am

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DaVitte slaying suspect still in Florida

A month after the slaying of 55-year-old Bill DaVitte, suspect Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, remains in a Jacksonville, Fla., detention facility.
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