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Rangy Williams a dangerous foe

Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has agreed to defend his two title belts against Aiken's Paul "The Punisher" Williams, perhaps the most avoided fighter in boxing. They will fight Oct. 3 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, Williams promoter Dan Goossen told The Associated Press on Wednesda...

08/12/09 - 5:50pm

River to keep flood warning gauge

A monitoring station on the Savannah River that was to be eliminated due to federal budget cuts will remain functional after Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division agreed to pay for part of its operation. The gage at the river’s confluence with Butler Creek is operated by the U.S. Ge...

08/12/09 - 4:33pm

UPDATE: Regents told MCG expansion on schedule

ATLANTA -- Negotiations with hospitals in Athens and Gainesville for medical-student residencies remains on pace, officials with the Medical College of Georgia told a committee of the Board of Regents today. The 15 full-time faculty members are at work writing curriculum, drafting exams and meeting...

08/12/09 - 3:58pm

Federal grants to help handle energy disruptions

Georgia and South Carolina will receive almost $1.7 million in U.S. Energy Department grants to explore ways to protect energy systems from disruptions such as blackouts, hurricanes, ice storms and shortages of heating supplies. In all, nearly $38 million will be allocated nationwide for such progr...

08/12/09 - 3:54pm

Plane crash pilot's condition improves

The condition of a pilot who crashed his small airplane into a North Augusta roadway Sunday has improved. Denise Parrish, spokeswoman for the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, said today that Samuel C. Hart, 61, of the 800 block of River Bluff Road, has been upgraded to good from serious conditi...

08/12/09 - 3:31pm

State panel restores increases in Graniteville water rates

COLUMBIA -- It does not appear Graniteville residents will get lower water rates, despite the efforts of local lawmakers. The state Public Service Commission decided this afternoon to return the water rates to the higher levels that had alarmed many residents when they got their latest bills. The ...

08/12/09 - 4:05pm

SC school systems release scholarship numbers

AIKEN -- Aiken County students earned $33.9 million in college scholarships for 2008-2009, according to totals released today by the South Carolina Education Department. Statewide, students earned $869 million in college scholarships, which was up more than $100 million from the 2007-2008 school ye...

08/12/09 - 2:00pm

Police search after bank robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred today at the Regions Bank on Peach Orchard Road.

08/12/09 - 4:42pm

University system employees will be furloughed six days

Employees of the University System of Georgia will be furloughed six days in the next fiscal year, the Board of Regents ruled today.

08/12/09 - 3:01pm

Aiken County's latest most wanted list released

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office released today its latest most wanted list, this time focusing on those facing criminal domestic violence charges. Those on the list and their last known address are: Carlos Antonio Allen, 32, who goes by the nickname “Lupe”; of the 2100 block of Sas...

08/12/09 - 1:11pm

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New report on Thomson plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released a new report Wednesday with details surrounding a Thomson, Ga., plane crash in February 2013 that killed five members of The Vein Guys staff.
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