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Augusta jobless rate improves

The Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning that the unemployment rate in metro Augusta declined to 9.2 percent in March.

04/22/10 - 9:01am

Columbia County burglary suspect caught

Richmond County authorities have arrested a man sought last week in Columbia County as a neighborhood burglary suspect.

04/22/10 - 5:45am

2 sentenced for Aiken restaurant robbery

AIKEN --- Two Columbia men known as the Burger King bandits were sentenced to  25 years on Tuesday for November armed robbery and kidnapping in Aiken.

04/21/10 - 6:29pm

Ga. Senate bans all student-teacher sex

ATLANTA -- The Senate voted unanimously today to block all sex between students and teachers, even if the student consents.

04/21/10 - 2:53pm

Ripken part of Augusta sports banquet

Baseball Hall of Fame player Cal Ripken Jr. will take part in the May 11 Augusta Sports Council's  annual Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports awards. According to a news release, the GAMES Awards have been presented since 1992. The annual program was created to highli...

04/21/10 - 2:10pm

Roethlisberger suspended six games

NEW YORK - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been suspended for six games without pay for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

04/21/10 - 1:46pm

Thurmond will challenge Isakson

ATLANTA -- Democrat Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today he will challenge U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.

04/21/10 - 11:38pm

Ga. attorney general won't rule on hospital tax

  ATLANTA -- Attorney General Thurbert Baker refused to rule that the General Assembly violated the law when it passed a bill that packaged a new hospital tax and fee increases with the elimination of the state tax on retirement income and property. Baker's office released a letter today to Hou...

04/21/10 - 12:01pm

Woman faces child cruelty charge

A 42-year-old woman was arrested on child cruelty charges today after allegedly beating a 4-year-old girl with a belt. Diedra Ready, of 323 Ellis Street, is charged with cruelty to children, according to Richmond County Sheriff's jail records. The victim told her mother that Ready beat her on h...

04/21/10 - 11:26am

Augusta native seeking state school post

Augusta native Beth Farokhi announced today that she will run for Georgia School Superintendent in the 2010 Democratic Primary.

04/21/10 - 3:19pm
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