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Augusta area under dense fog advisory

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a dense fog advisory for Augusta and the surrounding counties until 9 a.m. this morning.

05/05/10 - 7:52am

Father's fatal violence puzzles family, friends

COMMERCE, Ga. -- A 36-year-old Commerce man who shot and killed his two sons then himself Monday faced serious legal problems.


05/05/10 - 6:20am

SC Senate could send cigarette tax to governor

COLUMBIA - South Carolina senators could send Gov. Mark Sanford a 50-cent cigarette tax increase. The Senate today is expected to take up the final changes the House made several weeks ago to the nation's lowest cigarette tax. The current tax of 7 cents a pack hasn't changed since 1977 when a p...

05/05/10 - 6:10am

Ex-SC coach arrested on computer charge

  GREENVILLE, S.C.  - A former high school football coach in South Carolina has been arrested in North Carolina and accused of illegally accessing the principal's computer. Multiple media outlets reported that former Greenville High School coach Jim Sosebee is charged with a second de...

05/05/10 - 6:03am

Ga. educators oppose federal grant

  ATLANTA - One of two groups representing Georgia teachers will announce today that they are opposed to the state's application for federal "Race to the Top" money. Georgia Association of Educators President Jeff Hubbard says his organization is holding a press conference at 4 p.m. in Atlanta ...

05/05/10 - 5:59am

Rock with love note breaks window

A rock thrown through a mattress store's glass window carried a special note with it, deputies say. "Thrown with love from above with hugs and kisses and all the best wishes," the note, partially shredded by glass, read. The owner of The Mattress Place on the 3800 block of Wrightsboro Road reported ...

05/05/10 - 5:54am

Cops find marijuana in flower bed

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta Public Safety officer found a marijuana plant outside the front door of an abandoned house on Tuesday. The officer, who was there to serve civil papers, said he also found three marijuana plants in the flower bed of a house on the 100 block of Crystal Lake Drive. The...

05/05/10 - 5:51am

Hearing set on plan to close Yucca

LAS VEGAS - Administrative judges from a Nuclear Regulatory Commission branch have scheduled hearings June 3 and 4 in Las Vegas on whether a plan to build a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada should be shut down. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is due to decide by June 30 whether the federa...

05/04/10 - 6:03pm

Aiken teen faces school drug charge

A 13-year-old Aiken Middle School student was charged with possession of drug paraphrenelia and could face expulsion. Assistant Principal Samantha Nobles told officers on Monday that students said the teenager had a marijuana pipe, according to an Aiken Public Safety incident report. The studen...

05/04/10 - 4:55pm

More than 600 job seekers attend Fort Gordon job fair

Chief Warrant Officer Sherill Small was using the job fair to measure how much longer she is going to stay in the Army. After more than 20 years of Army life, she was roaming the Army Reserve Center building on Fort Gordon this afternoon. For four hours, about 50 employers, educational institutions ...

07/16/10 - 8:49pm
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