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Three Augusta men charged with grand larceny in Aiken County

Aiken County authorities have arrested and charged three suspects with grand larceny. Aiken County Sheriff's Office charged Henry D. Faulkner, 35, Harry L. Irwin, 36, Felisha A. Pankey, 31, all of Augusta, with grand larceny today, sheriff's Sgt. Dave Myers said in an e-mail. Deputies res...

10/09/09 - 5:45pm

ASU campaign exceeds goal

The annual A Day for Augusta State University fundraising campaign exceeded its goal by more than $4,000 as the campaign drew to a close today. The initiative, which began Aug. 11, raised $539,016 for scholarships, faculty development and academic support programs that could not be funded by state...

01/19/10 - 10:46pm

The weekend is here, now what?

Entertainment options this weekend range from the Greek Festival and the Hispanic Festival in Augusta to walking a cornfield maze in Louisville, Ga. The 20th annual Augusta Greek Festival runs through 10 tonight and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek...

10/09/09 - 4:41pm

Candidates appear at forum

Candidates for the District 1 seat on the Augusta Commission met at a forum in Harrisburg tonight. Matt Aitken, Bill Fennoy, JoRae Jenkins and Butch Palmer answered questions from the crowd of about 50 people at the Harrisburg Family Life Center and discussed many of the same issues that arose in a...

01/21/10 - 12:41am

Tractor-trailer, car collide on I-20

NORTH AUGUSTA – Aiken County EMS transported one person to a local hospital after a two-vehicle crash this afternoon. At 2:05 p.m., 54-year-old James Young tried to pass a tractor trailer when he ran off the road into the median. He overcorrected back onto the roadway and struck the truck, ove...

10/09/09 - 5:47pm

DOE retains Wackenhut as SRS security provider

The U.S. Energy Department will retain Wackenhut Services Inc. as the security provider at Savannah River Site. The company, with about 870 local employees, has provided security and paramilitary services at SRS since 1983 and will receive a cost-plus-award fee type contract worth $989 million over...

10/09/09 - 2:29pm

Residents respond to Obama's award

---“This is one of many historical moments that have occurred to a very deserving person who is making a tremendous difference in the world. I think in light of all the issues we have going on right now, he is doing an excellent job in maintaining balance in each area of concern.” -- Chris...

01/20/10 - 10:21pm

Alltel transition to Verizon nearly complete in Augusta

Existence of Alltel is disappearing from the Augusta area landscape. Alltel stores are now bearing the Verizon Wireless logo. Alltel customers in the rural sections of the Augusta area – Burke, Edgefield, Barnwell and Bamberg counties – will be seeing the name Commnet Wireless if its Mas...

10/09/09 - 1:57pm

Airport officials dispute study

A study of on-time air travel from a Washington, D.C., public policy organization ranked Augusta as one of the worst in the nation. But Augusta airport officials dispute the findings in the study, citing incomplete data and ranking the airport on arrivals, over which the destination airport has no ...

01/08/10 - 2:50pm

Aitken leading in campaign contributions in District 1 race

Matt Aitken is outpacing his competitors in campaign contributions in the race for Betty Beard’s District 1 seat on the Augusta Commission, having raised $5,355, according to documents filed this week with the Richmond County Board of Elections. Bill Fennoy, whom Ms. Beard has endorsed, has ra...

01/21/10 - 12:34am

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Gander Mountain opens

Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain opened at 9 a.m. today at 145 Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway, across from CarMax.
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