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Water rising, power out, downed trees reported

The National Weather Service in Columbia is reporting two to five inches of rain fell across the Augusta area in the last 24 hours.

01/11/10 - 11:04am

SC board wants background checks for substitutes

South Carolina education officials want the state to require criminal background checks of substitute teachers in an effort to prevent child abuse.

11/11/09 - 7:35am

Suspect sought in Savannah weekend homicide

Savannah-Chatham police said today that detectives are seeking a 25-year-old man in the Saturday slaying of Steven Green.

11/11/09 - 7:26am

Report: Number of homeless veterans down in Ga.

ATLANTA - A national report shows that homelessness among veterans is declining in Georgia.

11/11/09 - 7:17am

Alabama survives upset bid by Augusta State

Division II basketball power Augusta State watched its upset bid fall short at the University of Alabama tonight. Despite a team-high 16 points from All-American guard Ben Madgen, the Jaguars fell 61-55 in the exhibition. The Jaguars trailed by as many as 12 in the second half. But Augusta State ev...

11/10/09 - 10:32pm

Flood watch over region tonight, Wednesday

A flood watch has been issued over the region tonight through Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service in Columbia says. Heavy rainfall expected overnight will contribute to such conditions for most Augusta area counties in Georgia and South Carolina. Continued rainfall is expected to rais...

11/10/09 - 10:06pm

Columbia County board moves ahead on new elementary

Columbia County school officials took the first step today toward the construction of yet another new school. The school board approved an about $2.3 million bid for Garnto & Gearig Bros. Construction LLC to start site work on an about 34-acre parcel behind the new Grovetown High School on Cha...

01/08/10 - 3:55pm

School board committee approves "saggy" pants policy

A final approval of the policy must be made at Nov. 17 board meeting.

03/24/10 - 2:07pm

Saturday funeral for local soldier killed at Fort Hood

Funeral services for Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, 32, of Evans, who was killed in Thursday's massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, have been announced. According to the South Bend Tribune, visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 S. Michigan St., Plymouth, Ind. Fun...

11/10/09 - 6:33pm

Columbia County fair canceled tonight

Columbia County Merchant’s Association says the Columbia County Fair has been cancelled for today due to rain – but will be extended until Sunday....

11/10/09 - 6:32pm
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