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H1N1Flu shots could be coming soon to Augusta area clinics

Shots against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus could soon be available in health departments in the Augusta area. Shipments of the injectable form of the vaccine should be coming in the next couple of days, said Melba McNorrill, child health and immunization coordinator for the East Central Health ...

10/29/09 - 9:20pm

Hazel to play in Dec. 19 game

North Augusta wide receiver Matt Hazel was named to the South Carolina roster for the 73rd annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Thursday. The game, which features the top seniors from South Carolina and North Carolina, is scheduled for Dec. 19 at Gibbs Stadium on the Wofford College campus in Spa...

10/29/09 - 6:53pm

USC Aiken sixth; Augusta State 12th

For the second time in three years, Clayton State was selected as the preseason favorite in a poll of Peach Belt Conference women's basketball coaches released today. USC Aiken was picked to finish sixth, while Augusta State was picked to finish 12th in the 13-team league. Clayton State receiv...

01/07/10 - 3:26pm

Environmental groups appeal Vogtle permit

A consortium of environmental groups filed an appeal today challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s issuance in August of an early site permit for the planned addition of two new reactors at Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle. The appeal was filed today by Emory University S...

10/29/09 - 6:53pm

Activist plans meeting today

Community activist Woody Merry has a meeting on community issues planned for 6:30 p.m. today at Fort Discovery, off Reynolds Street in Augusta. Mr. Merry plans to outline a number of initiatives and discuss the city's issues. Keep reading augustachronicle.com for updates...

10/29/09 - 3:31pm

Sunday race to close Augusta streets

Many downtown streets will be closed or slowed by sheriff’s deputies Sunday as runners compete in the Second Annual Augusta Half Marathon. The race begins at 7 a.m. The streets affected include: - The westbound lane of Broad Street from 9th Street to 5th Street will be closed from 5 a...

10/29/09 - 2:05pm

Credit union on Belair Road robbed by man with knife

Columbia County police responded to an armed robbery this morning at a Martinez credit union. About 11:45 a.m. a man carrying a knife walked into Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union at 324 South Belair Road near Interstate 20 and demanded money, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris....

10/29/09 - 6:01pm

Judiciary Committee approves Tarver nomination

State Sen. Ed Tarver is a step closer to becoming the area’s top federal prosecutor.

10/29/09 - 1:31pm

Ex-SC DSS official pleads guilty to $5M scheme

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The former finance director of South Carolina's social services agency pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $5 million from the agency, money he has said he spent on alcohol, gambling and strippers.

10/29/09 - 12:15pm

Meth lab found in Aiken County

BATH – Aiken County investigators discovered a meth lab at an Aiken County mobile home late Wednesday night. Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Bay Street around 10:30 p.m. on a report of a suspicious vehicle, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said. Upon arrival...

10/29/09 - 12:21pm

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