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Texas Tech suspends coach indefinitely

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Tech suspended Mike Leach from all duties as head football coach today and named defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill as interim head coach for Saturday’s Alamo Bowl against Michigan State. A statement Tech issued this afternoon said the university recently received a ...

12/28/09 - 5:35pm

Augusta sells $30.55 million in bonds

The city of Augusta has sold $30.55 million in bonds for projects in the sixth special-purpose sales tax package, with a 1.97 percent effective interest rate through Robert W. Baird & Co., according to Assistant Finance Director Tim Schroer. Because of the city’s stable economy, financial ...

12/28/09 - 4:36pm

River locks closed for repairs

The locks at New Savannah Bluff were closed today to all boat traffic. “It broke again,” said Augusta Port Authority Chairman Frank Carl. “It’s the hydraulics.” Repairs are already being evaluated, he said, and will be managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the...

12/28/09 - 4:11pm

Options abound in recycling your old Christmas tree

Your Christmas tree can have a second life as a fish habitat. Through Jan. 5, you can drop off your real Christmas tree (no artificial trees) at Riverside Middle School, 1095 Furys Ferry Road in Evans. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sink the trees around fishing piers in Thurmond Lake to im...

12/28/09 - 5:26pm

Advance voting at three sites continues through Thursday

Advance voting for the District 22 state Senate election in Richmond County began today and will continue through Thursday.

12/28/09 - 7:22pm

Well-known SRS ecologist Whit Gibbons wins honor

Senior research ecologist emeritus Whit Gibbons of the Savannah River Ecology Lab was honored recently as recipient of the Clarence E. Watson award. The honor, presented at the Georgia Aquarium during the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2009 Conference, was given for Dr. Gibb...

12/28/09 - 2:14pm

Hephzibah man slain in Tampa; Suspect in jail, another sought

Police in Tampa, Fla., said today they are continuing to search for a suspect in last week’s fatal shooting of a Richmond County man. Andrew Alan Jones, 21, of Hephzibah, was shot Dec. 20, and pronounced dead the following day at Tampa General Hospital, authorities said. His funeral was schedu...

12/28/09 - 1:13pm

It could now cost $16,000 to fix broken Copeland school windows

The 158 windows found smashed at Copeland Elementary School Christmas Eve won’t be completely replaced when classes resume after the holidays, officials said today.

12/28/09 - 3:42pm

Thieves break in while couple out of town for Christmas

A couple returned home after Christmas to find thieves had broken into their Skinner Mill Road apartment and stolen pills and blank checks. The 26-year-old victim said she and her husband spent Christmas in Mississippi and when they came home they found that someone had smashed a rear kitchen windo...

12/28/09 - 12:01pm

Armed robbery suspect found hiding under bed

Deputies arrested an armed robbery suspect found hiding under a bed inside an apartment on Fayetteville Drive Sunday night. The victims told deputies they gave the suspect, 23-year-old Brandon James Henderson of 2364 Dublin Drive, a ride to Avery Point Apartments, according to a Richmond County She...

12/28/09 - 12:29pm
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