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Commissioners discuss ways to handle Augusta budget shortfall

Augusta's working 2010 budget has a total deficit of nearly $8.6 million, about $5.9 million of it in law enforcement. Collections from a sales tax meant to off set property taxes are down, as are ad valorem taxes and state and superior court fines. At a special-called meeting today, City Admi...

01/20/10 - 9:00pm

Apollo 16 astronaut coming to Fort Discovery

Charlie Duke, the 10th man to walk on the moon, is coming to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery. Mr. Duke, who was piloted the Apollo 16 lunar module in 1972, will appear at 7 p.m. at the Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater on Wednesday. The former fighter and test pilot's stay on the...

10/20/09 - 1:56pm

U.S. Supreme Court won't halt McClain execution

Mark McClain -- scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. for a 1994 Augusta murder -- does not plan to make any final statements, prison officials say.

10/20/09 - 5:40pm

Siler survives another cut

Former Augusta State basketball star Garret Siler survived another round of cuts by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks trimmed their roster today to 16 players by releasing guards Juan Dixon and Mike Wilks. Dixon, who has played eight years in the NBA with four teams, and Wilks, who spent last season on...

10/20/09 - 1:06pm

2 new Food Lion stores open Wednesday in Columbia County

Two new Food Lion grocery stores open Wednesday in Columbia County. Each will open at 8 a.m. and are located at 5157 Columbia Road in Grovetown and 3845 Evans to Locks Road in Evans. The stores are included as part of a “village” shopping center concept by Blanchard and Calhoun Commercia...

10/20/09 - 12:50pm

Regents sue MCG Foundation

The University System of Georgia is suing the MCG Foundation for refusing to stop using the name connected to the Medical College of Georgia, according to court papers filed today in Richmond County Superior Court.

10/20/09 - 3:39pm

Congressman to speak on health care in Aiken

AIKEN – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson will hold a town hall meeting at an Aiken elementary school Saturday. Mr. Wilson, whose second district includes part of Aiken County, will speak to the public at 9 a.m. at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School, 3773 Charleston Highway, according to an e-mail fr...

10/20/09 - 6:39pm

Congressman Joe Wilson to vist Aiken Saturday

AIKEN – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson will hold a town hall meeting at an Aiken elementary school Saturday. Mr. Wilson, whose 2nd District includes parts of Aiken County, will speak to the public at 9 a.m. at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School, located at 3773 Charleston Highway, according to an ...

10/20/09 - 12:25pm

Richmond voting expands to more sites next week

Two additional voting sites will open next week in Richmond County for early voting in the Nov. 3 election. Hours also will be extended at the county’s three early polling sites for Advance Voting Week, which will be held Monday through Oct. 30. Voting sites will be open at the Board of Elect...

10/20/09 - 12:19pm

Aiken teacher had sex with teen, police say

AIKEN – An Aiken County school teacher has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Tammy Joy Key, 38, of Cottage Street, with four counts of lewd act and four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a mi...

01/08/10 - 10:37am

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