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Columbia commission candidate for chairman to announce

Retired businessman Brett McGuire will formally announce this evening his intention run for Columbia County Commission chairman. McGuire will make the announcement at 6 p.m. during the grand opening of his campaign headquarters at 4158 Washington Road, Suite 10, Evans. An Appling resident, McGuire i...

05/18/10 - 10:39pm

Augusta Regional Airport surpasses 200,000 departures

The Augusta Regional Airport had its best year since 2000 with passenger boardings surpassing 200,000. The airport had 202,908 departing passengers in 2009, it reported today. That is a 12 percent increase over 2008. In 2000, there were 208,444 enplanements, according to Federal Aviation Administr...

01/21/10 - 1:49pm

Four day school week considered by Richmond County school board member

Richmond County school board Vice President Alex Howard told members of a school transportation council today that a four-day school week should be considered. "We've got to think outside of the box with furlough days," he said in the meeting after asking how much could be saved in transportati...

01/21/10 - 4:00pm

Salvage crew working to refloat leaky boat in Savannah River

A salvage crew was using balloons and other equipment today in efforts to refloat a 41-foot trawler abandoned along the banks of the Savannah River. “Right now, the Augusta Dive Team is working on it and so are the people from Towboat USA out of Savannah,” said Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya ...

01/21/10 - 1:25pm

House doesn't have votes to pass Senate health care plan: Pelosi

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she lacks the votes to push the Senate's sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's signature issue. The California Democrat made the comment to reporters today after House Democrat...

02/02/10 - 9:37pm

Car strikes 2 Burke pupils getting on bus

Two Burke County pupils were hit by an oncoming car this morning while trying to board their school bus. The children, 5 and 7 years old, were taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment, according to a Georgia State Patrol dispatcher. The accident occurred about 7 a.m. while th...

01/21/10 - 3:08pm

Facebook page criticizing Obama not his, Aiken GOP leader says

AIKEN – Authorities are investigating the creation of a Facebook account placed under the name of a local GOP officer. David Lobb, Aiken County Republican Party vice chairman, said someone created an account using his name and image that defamed President Barack Obama. Aiken County Sheriff...

01/21/10 - 11:57am

Soldiers get warm welcome home

See more photos There were smiles and hugs all around this afternoon as the 518th Tactical Installation Networking Company returned from a 12-month deployment to Iraq and Afghanista...

01/21/10 - 11:25am

Ex-US Sen. John Edwards says he fathered Reille Hunter's child

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards finally came forward Thursday to admit that he fathered a child with a woman that he hired before his second White House bid. Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina and 2004 vice presidential candi...

01/21/10 - 10:19am

Intruder breaks in, fires gun, leaves

An Augusta woman told police someone pushed their way into her home at River Glen Apartments Wednesday and shot the wall. The intruder fired one round through the living room wall with a rifle after the woman grabbed her cell phone to dial 911, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. ...

01/21/10 - 10:14am
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