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Two Augusta schools expected to get OK to change curriculum

Two struggling Augusta schools are expected to get a formal OK from the Georgia Board of Education on Thursday to change their curriculum. The board’s Charter Schools Committee recommended Wednesday that the full board approve the change without debate for Jenkins-White Charter School and Murp...

09/09/09 - 5:01pm

Ga. parks offer free admission

Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources will offer free admission to all state parks and historic sites on Saturday, Sept. 26, along with free fishing on all public state waters. “This statewide celebration is a way for us to say ‘thank you’ to hunters, anglers, park visitors...

09/09/09 - 4:10pm

New Georgia State Patrol post now open in Grovetown

Radio communications officially started at 11:40 a.m. today from the Georgia State Patrol post in Grovetown, according to Sgt. First Class Jason Johnson, post commander. The Columbia County post -- based for decades in Thomson -- will continue to serve the five-county area which includes: Richmond,...

09/09/09 - 4:59pm

Community Expo begins Thursday at Fort Gordon

The 2009 CSRA Community Expo will be held Thursday from 10 a.m.- 2p.m. at the Gordon Club at Fort Gordon. The ninth annual event showcases area businesses, civic organizations, agencies and attractions. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. The event is being sp...

09/09/09 - 4:57pm

Country Music Association Award nominees have Augusta ties

Lady Antebellum, the trio that features Lakeside High graduates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood and Nashville, Tenn.-reared Hillary Scott, is a nominee for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year categories for the Country Music Association Awards. The nominees were announced today. The winn...

09/09/09 - 4:56pm

Coroner releases information in Aiken shooting

The victim of a shooting in Aiken has been identified as 30-year-old Donald M. McCalla Jr., of Princess Lane in Aiken. According to a statement released this afternoon by Coroner Tim Carlton, Mr. McCalla was the victim of a shooting at 411 Abbeville St NW at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday. An autops...

09/09/09 - 3:51pm

60 SC House Republicans ask Sanford to step down

COLUMBIA — Sixty South Carolina House Republicans are asking embattled Gov. Mark Sanford to resign. A letter from the lawmakers asking the GOP governor to leave office was delivered to Sanford shortly after noon Wednesday. The letter follows one sent a day earlier by House Speaker Bobby Harre...

09/09/09 - 2:44pm

Flu hits local schools, but cases relatively mild

While flu is in every school in the Augusta area, it has yet to make a big impact in terms of absences in Richmond and Columbia counties, officials said this morning. And while pediatricians say they are seeing a lot of flu cases, most have been relatively mild. At a news conference at Medical Coll...

01/08/10 - 1:57pm

Aiken releases latest most wanted list

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has released today its latest most wanted list, this time focusing on the crime of burglary. Those on the list and their last known address are: Eziukwa Ambrose Umachi, 28, of the 2100 block of Franklin Drive, North Augusta; Brandon Jerrod Johnson, 23, of the ...

09/09/09 - 12:10pm

Report made public today outlines bribery case

A Richmond County Sheriff’s report maintains a local attorney offered a contract to operate the parking deck of the proposed downtown trade, exhibit and exhibition center. David Fry, 57, was arrested at his home on Indian Cove Road off Berckmans Road on Tuesday on charges that he tried to brib...

01/27/10 - 11:50pm

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