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GOP Rep. Brown stepping down

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, a farm boy who rose to became one of South Carolina's most powerful politicians, announced today he will not seek a sixth term in Congress so he can spend more time with his family. "While this has been a difficult decision to make, I...

01/04/10 - 3:40pm

Westside High rifle team qualifies for nationwide event

Westside High School’s NJROTC Rifle Team has been ranked No. 6 nationwide and has qualified to attend the Navy National Championships in Ohio on Feb. 11-13, Richmond County schools spokesman Louis Svehla announced today. Westside’s team ranked No. 6 out of 542 teams nationwide. The top 10...

01/04/10 - 3:27pm

10-year-old loved his dog, but feared girl, 5, was 'going to die'

NORTH AUGUSTA — Kalyl Jackson hated to punch and stab his family’s pet pit bull terrier, but he knew he had to do it – his friend was in danger. The shy Moss Creek Elementary fourth-grader said that it made him sad to hurt the dog he loved but that he felt good about his role in sav...

01/05/10 - 9:04am

Kemp named secretary of state

Former Athens Sen. Brian Kemp won appointment today, a boost to his ongoing campaign for the post full time.

01/04/10 - 9:17pm

Augusta's city attorney to resign; will get severance package

Augusta General Counsel Chiquita Johnson has signed an agreement to resign in exchange for a severance package, City Administrator Fred Russell confirmed. She signed the paperwork around 4:30 p.m. today, and her resignation will be effective at 9 a.m. Tuesday, he said....

01/04/10 - 9:35pm

Richmond schools seek more response on survey

Richmond County school officials say there has been a low response so far to two online surveys they recently posted seeking public input. According to schools spokesman Louis Svehla, just 227 surveys have been filed as of today. Tonight and Tuesday, Richmond County parents will again receive a pho...

01/04/10 - 1:39pm

ASU's Madgen goes for scoring record tonight

He needs 15 points to pass Francis Marion's Carlton Farr on the all-time list.

01/04/10 - 4:45pm

Men charged in theft of Tubman school bleachers

They were seen pushing the bleachers in grocery shopping carts, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robbie Silas.

01/29/10 - 7:34am

House fire displaces Warrenville family

WARRENVILLE -- A house fire that displaced a Warrenville family Sunday is under investigation. Graniteville Vaucluse Warrenville Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to the home in the 1000 block of Augusta Road around 4:40 p.m., said Lt. Cecil Scott. The family was able to escape the blaze...

01/04/10 - 12:13pm

Street reopens after gas-line rupture

A residential gas line was accidentally cut Monday morning by a construction crew at 287 Maywood Drive, according to Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division. Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue was called to the scene, and it close about 100 yards of Maywood Drive ...

01/04/10 - 12:03pm
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