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Lake Lanier not expected to rise much higher

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Lake Lanier may have finally reached full pool, but it's unlikely to rise much higher. That's because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct "measured releases" to prevent downstream flooding and damage to federal facilities on the lake if it keeps climbin...

10/16/09 - 11:56am

U.S. Justice Department spikes Ga's voter citizen checks again

ATLANTA — The Department of Justice has for the second time rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens. The Justice Department first rejected Georgia's request for preclearance for the check...

10/16/09 - 11:53am

North Augusta man reports robbery at party

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint while he was at a party this morning. The 55-year-old victim told police he was at a party with a friend when he was invited to a different house on the 600 block of Crestlyn Drive, according to an incident report. He said other people at ...

10/16/09 - 11:25am

Chemistry Week events planned in Augusta, Aiken

National Chemistry Week will be celebrated in Aiken and Augusta Saturday with two interactive events. The American Chemical Society, Savannah River Local Section, will observe the 22nd annual celebration at USC-Aiken, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Georgia-Carolina State Fair, from noon to 4 p.m. ...

10/16/09 - 10:36am

Savannah River cleanup volunteers sought for Oct. 24

Savannah Riverkeeper Inc. is seeking volunteers for its annual Rivers Alive Community Waterway Cleanup, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24. Waterways selected for litter removal include Betty’s Branch, Butler Creek, Euchee Creek, Horse Creek, Jones Creek, Lake Olmstead, the Augusta Canal, R...

10/16/09 - 10:27am

Road rage features tobacco chew

An Augusta man said he had chewing tobacco thrown in his face after he blew his horn at a driver on Wrightsboro Road Thursday night. The 51-year-old victim said he honked at a woman who was blocking the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Marks Church Road so that she would move and turn, a Richmo...

10/16/09 - 10:18am

Event will feature fun workshop on building moutain bike trails

A workshop and school on building mountain bike trails will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 7, at the Thurmond Lake Visitors Center in Clarks Hill, S.C. The event is sponsored by the CSRA chapter of the Southeast Off Road Bicycle Association and will be taught by the International Mountain Bicycli...

10/16/09 - 10:09am

Teen arrested after robbery

Richmond County Investigators arrested a 15-year-old after he alledgedly robbed another teen outside his home Thursday night. The victim's father told police 15-year-old robbed his 16-year-old son outside their home on Waltons Trail in Hephzibah, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's rep...

10/16/09 - 10:02am

Pilot sought after 2 F-16s collide off SC coast

Planes collided Thursday night off Carolina coast.

10/16/09 - 10:22am

Augusta man sentenced to life in Grovetown man's slaying

An Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison late Thursday after a Columbia County jury convicted him on several charges in connection to the September 2008 home invasion and death of a Grovetown man. The jury found Patrick Antwon Booker, 20, guilty of burglary, armed robbery, two counts of aggra...

10/16/09 - 6:47am

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