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Public asked to help identify Aiken County copper wire thief

Aiken County authorities are searching for suspects who have broken into an Aiken County business four times this month. On Sept. 1, man broke into the Aiken Electric CO-OP in the 400 block of Carolina Bay Trail in Monetta, S.C., and took high and low side switching gears, which is more than 150 fe...

09/17/09 - 1:01pm

Richmond schools planning to start flu shots Sept. 28

Richmond County schools will hold flu shot clinics beginning the week of Sept. 28. The clinics will be offered at every school in the district that has at least 20 people – to include students, family members and staff - with signed consent forms, said schools spokesman Louis Svehla on Wednesd...

09/17/09 - 8:04am

North Augusta man stabbed trying to break up fight

A North Augusta man was stabbed in the shoulder when he tried to break up a fight between his two female neighbors Wednesday morning.

09/17/09 - 8:04am

UGA professor had role in journalists' release from North Korea

University of Georgia professor Han Park set the stage for North Korea's release of two U.S. journalists last month. But only a visit from a former U.S. president could have swayed the country's dictator to free the two women, Park told a group of more than 200 people Wednesday.

09/17/09 - 8:05am

Police find baby in DeKalb Co. storm drain

ATLANTA - DeKalb County police found a baby abandoned in a storm drain early Thursday morning following heavy rain Wednesday night.

09/17/09 - 10:27am

Ambulance bills mount in south Georgia's Brantley County

NAHUNTA, Ga. -- Brantley County's ill, injured and infirm have run up quite a tab - something in excess of $800,000 - in unpaid ambulance bills. And, without trying to seem hard-hearted, the County Commission wants those bills paid, especially given the size of the county's debt. "This mon...

09/17/09 - 6:51am

'Memory walk' for Alzheimer's in Aiken Saturday

AIKEN -- A walk to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s will take place in Aiken on Saturday. The 2009 Memory Walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Odell Weeks Activities Center located at 1700 Whiskey Rd. The Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event that supports Alzheimer’s care,...

09/17/09 - 6:42am

Man arrested in connection to Aiken fatal shooting last week

Freddie Simpkins has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Donald McCalla on Sept. 8 on Abbeville Avenue.

09/17/09 - 6:37am

Festival alters Ft. Discovery hours

Fort Discovery will be open noon- 5 p.m. Sunday because of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival and a scheduled concert in its theater. Tara Scheyer and the Mud Puppy Band will perform in the science center’s Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the concert are av...

09/17/09 - 6:25am

Statue planned for UGA founder

ATHENS, GA. -- The University of Georgia's historic North Campus may get a new statute honoring Abraham Baldwin, the man credited with founding the university more than 200 years ago. The statue likely would face the Main Library from a spot near Old College, the oldest building on North Campus...

09/17/09 - 6:21am

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