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Thomson softball season ends with loss to West Laurens

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Thomson High Lady Bulldogs experienced their most successful softball season ever, but their quest to win a state championship came to an end with a 5-2 loss to West Laurens this morning.

10/23/09 - 10:54am

Deputies seek pregnant burglar

Deputies are looking for a woman who appeared pregnant and a man who were seen burglarizing a home on Sheffield Court in Hephzibah Thursday. The man kicked in the back door of the home then opened the front for the female, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. They stole $4, 781 of jewelry,...

10/23/09 - 2:09pm

Volunteers sought for river cleanup

Savannah Riverkeeper Inc. is seeking volunteers for its annual Rivers Alive Community Waterway Cleanup, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Waterways selected for litter removal include Betty’s Branch, Butler Creek, Euchee Creek, Horse Creek, Jones Creek, Lake Olmstead, the Augusta Canal, ...

10/23/09 - 8:36am

Aiken classes closed today, Monday

Aiken County schools will be closed today and Monday for students and staff. The days were initially scheduled as teacher workdays for parent conferences and report card distribution, but are being used as furlough days for staff. Report cards will now go home Nov. 2. The school board made the de...

10/23/09 - 8:30am

Senate to consider Tarver nomination next week

Lawmaker nominated for U.S. attorney post

10/23/09 - 11:02am

Arrest in attack on Emanuel deputy

Authorities have arrested a man wanted for running over an Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputy with his truck Wednesday. Patrick Kersey, 45, of Adrian, was arrested by U.S. marshals shortly before noon Thursday in Effingham County, according to an Emanuel County Sheriff’s dispatcher. Charges...

10/23/09 - 7:31am

Parade to close Blue Ridge Drive Wednesday

The northern end of Blue Ridge Drive in Evans will be closed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The closure will happen between Evans To Locks Road and Fairfield Way for the Lakeside High School Homecoming Parade, according to a Columbia County Traffic Engineering press release. Detours will be in pl...

10/23/09 - 7:25am

Parade to close Blue Ridge Drive Wednesday

The northern end of Blue Ridge Drive in Evans will be closed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The closure will happen between Evans To Locks Road and Fairfield Way for the Lakeside High School Homecoming Parade, according to a Columbia County Traffic Engineering press release. Detours will be in pl...

10/23/09 - 7:24am

Fulton schools trim classroom days to save money

ATLANTA — The Fulton County school board has trimmed the number of classroom days from 180 to 177. The board voted for the change Thursday night for the 88,000-student district to save an estimated $1.1 million in the next school year. The change is for one year only while board members gauge ...

10/23/09 - 7:16am

SRS group awards school grants

Savannah River Remediation, the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, will award 15 area schools grants totaling $15,000 to provide funding for innovative approaches to teaching science and mathematics....

10/23/09 - 7:13am

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