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Columbia County candidates all Republican

Columbia County continues to maintain its status as a Republican stronghold as no Democrats qualified this week to run for any commission seats.Five Republicans qualified for the commission races - three incumbents and two challengers.Commission Chairman Ron Cross and challenger Brett McGuire qualif...

07/10/10 - 1:51am

Bond denied in pawnshop slaying

Judge Albert Pickett denied bond this morning for Clinton Shelton, 21, the man accused in the April 19 slaying of an Augusta pawnshop owner.

04/30/10 - 12:54pm

Naked Augusta man damages cars

An Augusta man wearing no clothing caused $4,500 worth of damage to two vehicles Thursday afternoon, police say. Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the 3400 block of Deans Bridge Road around 4 p.m. on an indecent exposure call. Witnesses said the man, identified as Ron...

05/28/10 - 9:45pm

2 Salley men face meth charges

AIKEN -- Two Salley men were charged with methamphetamine manufacturing and trafficking after several community complaints, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. Thomas Wilbur Love, 49, of the 300 block of Altees Road, and Cellus Ward, 45, of the 1100 block of Warren Road were arrested aft...

05/29/10 - 12:32am

Georgia Bank & Trust holding company posts $1.3 million profit

The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust posted a profit of $1.3 million for the first three months of the year.

07/16/10 - 8:49pm

Job fair at Fort Gordon on Tuesday

  The Georgia Department of Labor's Augusta Career Center, along with other organizations, will sponsor a veteran-focused job fair Tuesday. The event for employers, veterans, personnel recently separated from active duty, and other job seekers will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Army R...

04/30/10 - 9:24am

Ga. drivers can keep roadkill bears

ATLANTA - Hit a bear in Georgia and you can take it home under a bill passed Thursday by the Legislature. The bill, which is headed to the governor for his signature, clarifies that people who run over and kill bears or deer to keep the animals instead of turning them over to the state Department of...

04/30/10 - 5:51am

South Ga. teacher avoids weapons charges

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A grand jury has declined bring felony charges against a former Camden County High School  teacher who was arrested April 14 for having weapons in his car on school property.

04/30/10 - 5:39am

Chronicle's Mike Ryan honored with award

The Augusta West Rotary Club awarded on Thursday its 2010 Louis Harris Award to Michael Ryan, editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle. The club has presented the award annually since 1979 to honor the memory of Harris, a community leader who was a longtime editor of The Chronicle...

04/29/10 - 5:15pm

Public hearing on Graniteville pool closing

    Graniteville residents will get a chance for public input on the closing of the Aiken County Recreation Center pool. Last month county council was recommended to close the 1950s pool. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the pool needs about $93,000 in repairs, which...

04/29/10 - 4:58pm
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