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Fort Gordon soldier dies in Iraq

Spc. Ross E. Vogel, III, 27, of Red Lion, Pa., died Sept. 29 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

10/01/09 - 2:21pm

Man gets 8-year term in fatal hit-and-run of boy

An Augusta man will spend eight years in prison and another 12 on probation for the hit-and-run death last year of a 12-year-old Athens boy who was bicycling near his home in Southeastern Clarke County.

10/01/09 - 7:42am

SCE&G rates going up 1 percent for SC reactors

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Electricity rates will be going up for customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. later this month.

10/01/09 - 7:28am

Double hand transplant patient visits mom in Pa.

LANCASTER, Pa. - The nation's first double hand transplant patient is out of the hospital and looking forward to returning to his wife and daughter in Georgia, his mother says.

10/01/09 - 8:25am

Perdue says budget will hold; others see more cuts

Gov. Sonny Perdue, in Augusta for the ground-breaking of a new dental school, said state revenues had been relatively flat toward the end of last year up until the very end.

09/30/09 - 10:01pm

Moment of silence planned for Greenbrier student who died

School to honor Scott Gillen who died Monday.

09/30/09 - 6:39pm

Experts remove bee hive from electric power station

The buzzing sound from a high-voltage Georgia Power substation at DSM Chemicals turned out to be more than electricity. Engineers making a routine inspection discovered honeybees had chosen the 115,000-volt switchyard as a location for their new hive—which presented a dilemma of sorts for worke...

09/30/09 - 6:46pm

Aiken sheriff releases weekly 'Most Wanted' list

AIKEN – Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 10 suspects accused of property crimes this week. The suspects are wanted for property crimes for more than $5,000, according to a news release from Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers. Anyone with information about these ind...

09/30/09 - 4:58pm

Three men accused on check charges in Aiken

AIKEN – Three men are accused of altering written checks and re-writing them for more than $3,000. Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Marcus Bass, Michael Wilcox and Thomas Kelly with false information last week, and other charges could be pending once the investigation is complete, sai...

09/30/09 - 4:46pm

Man convicted of rape, kidnapping

A jury convicted a young Augusta man of rape, kidnapping and aggravated stalking charges this afternoon. Jamal R. Staten, 20, was convicted of the crimes in Richmond County Superior Court for an Oct. 6 attack on a former girlfriend. The young woman told the jury this week about how Mr. Staten, who...

09/30/09 - 5:47pm

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Nuke supplier agrees to changes after cheating

ATLANTA - A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification ...
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