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Thigpen chosen vice chairman of Columbia County Commision

Columbia County Commissioner Ron Thigpen was named today vice chairman of the commission for a second year in a row. Mr. Thigpen also was appointed chairman of the county’s Public Works Services Committee. Other committee chairmanships decided today include Commissioner Scott Dean over the Man...

01/07/10 - 5:16pm

SRS contractor seeks grant applicants

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Savannah River Site’s primary contractor, is accepting applications from educators for its 2010 Innovative Teaching Mini Grants program. Monetary incentives are provided to educators who demonstrate, through their grant proposals, the use of innovative methods...

01/07/10 - 5:02pm

2 charged in Copeland window case

Investigators have arrested two youths in the smashing of 158 windows at Copeland Elementary School on Christmas Eve.

01/07/10 - 5:22pm

Parking meter proposal won't go to commission this month

A city authority trying to bring parking meters back to downtown Augusta is slowing down its timeline to get them installed. The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta will not be presenting a plan to the Augusta Commission this month as originally planned. Instead, the authority said today tha...

01/07/10 - 3:49pm

Former mayor to speak to Augusta Tech grads

Augusta Technical College will hold a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday at the James Brown Arena. The guest speaker will be former Augusta Mayor Bob Young. Augusta Tech officials say most of the graduates already have jobs and/or are continuing their education....

08/29/11 - 9:23pm

Warren Co. schools to lose accreditation

The accreditation is being removed not because of academic standards, but because the school board members failed to follow policies of the district.

01/29/10 - 8:34am

12-year-old gets probation in Georgia cousin's death

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Cobb County judge has sentenced a 12-year-old Tampa, Fla., boy to two years of probation for battery in the death of his 5-week-old cousin. Cobb County Juvenile Court Judge Gregory Poole last month found the boy not guilty of murder but convicted him of two counts of battery....

01/07/10 - 1:32pm

Greenbrier teacher hit with car, student charged

An Evans teen was arrested after a Greenbrier High School teacher was struck by a car. Tyler Pierce Lee, 17, of Woody Hill Circle, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday on a $20,100 bond, according to jail personnel....

01/07/10 - 9:45pm

Sales tax issue discussed in legislative meeting

Augusta commissioners, Richmond County school board members and area state representatives met this morning to discuss priorities for the state's new legislative session. One issue discussed was a proposed Municipal Option Sales Tax, which would add an extra penny in sales tax on the dollar in ...

01/07/10 - 1:19pm

Savannah pupils seem to ignore wounded elephant campaign

SAVANNAH -- The circus animal cruelty protest outside Hodge Elementary School didn't have a big impact on the children.

01/07/10 - 11:19am
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