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Tree removal to close part of Broad Street at Fourth Street

The eastbound lanes of Broad Street at Fourth Street will be closed Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews remove a large tree, according to a Richmond County Traffic Engineering press release. Motorists should also prepare for the Interstate 20 westbound ramp to Bobby Jones Expressway east and we...

08/13/09 - 1:55pm

Streetcar feasibility study now due in September

The Downtown Development Authority will wait until September to gets it feasibility study on whether a downtown light rail streetcar system will work. A Charlotte engineering firm did not have the draft study ready for the DDA’s August meeting, which was today. The firm was still finalizing i...

01/12/10 - 3:21pm

Food taken, glass broken in Crawford Avenue Baptist theft

Someone broke windows and stole food from Crawford Avenue Baptist Church late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, police say. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, a burglar entered the church at 507 Crawford Avenue by breaking the window of a side door. Several windows inside...

08/13/09 - 12:55pm

Early morning crash kills Thomson man in Columbia

A 25-year-old Thomson man has died from injuries received in a pickup truck crash near Columbia, S.C. early today. Justin Shelton, of White Oak Road, was taken by ambulance to Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia where he died a short time later, South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Josef Rob...

08/13/09 - 12:09pm

Birdies still possible at lengthy Hazeltine

This wasn't a memorable round, rather an efficient one.

08/13/09 - 9:23pm

Bond denied for Forrest suspect

Charman Sinkfield appeared before a magistrate at the Fulton County jail this morning on murder and weapon-related charges.

08/13/09 - 2:32pm

Juveniles arrested in early morning carjacking

Two juveniles stole a man’s car using a BB gun early today after he had given them a ride to Glenn Hills Middle School because of the rain. The victim told deputies that he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Wal Mart at 3209 Deans Bridge Road when the two suspects knocked on his win...

08/13/09 - 11:02am

Suspect sought in robbery at party store on Bobby Jones

A man robbed the Party-N-Dollar Superstore on Bobby Jones Expressway Wednesday night. The manager said the robber entered the store and ordered her to open both cash registers and put the money into a plastic bag, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. He then fled the store on foot. The ma...

08/13/09 - 10:51am

Some parts of region got more rain last night than all of July

Portions of Columbia County were soaked with more rainfall last night than the entire month of July after a storm system stalled over the region and caused isolated flooding. By 7 a.m. today, a total of 3.6 inches of precipitation had been recorded, with the heaviest rains falling after midnight, s...

08/13/09 - 10:51am

Golf, rugby pass Olympic hurdle

BERLIN – International Olympic leaders selected golf and rugby Thursday for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball and three other sports. The International Olympic Committee executive board narrowed the field to two from a list of seven, which also...

08/13/09 - 10:21am

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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