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Richt creates sense of urgency

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia's starters had a surprise when they ran onto the Sanford Stadium field for today's scrimmage. The scoreboard showed Oklahoma State held a 21-0 lead in what coach Mark Richt billed as a practice game for the 13th-ranked Bulldogs' Sept. 5 opener against the nint...

08/26/09 - 9:04pm

Woman dead; husband shot; suspect sought in Hephzibah

Richmond County investigators are searching tonight for a man they believe fatally shot a Hephzibah area woman, wounded her husband and fled in the couple's pickup truck.

08/26/09 - 10:56pm

Augusta area hires won't increase anytime soon, economist says

ATLANTA - - The stock market may be rising and words of encouragement buzzing around Washington, but Augusta's job picture won't be brightening soon, one noted economist said today. The metro area has lost 3,400 jobs so far this year, pushing the local unemployment rate to 9.5 percent. Manu...

08/26/09 - 8:16pm

Feds say Martinez business behind Medicare fraud

In an affidavit for a search warrant unsealed today, a federal agent laid out why a Martinez businessman is suspected of Medicare fraud and other crimes. Agents raided Stamen Medical Systems on Aug. 19, removing records and copies of the content on the business’ computers. According to the se...

08/26/09 - 6:40pm

Grovetown High principal injured in school fight

The principal of a Columbia County high school was injured this afternoon as she tried to break up a fight. Grovetown High School Principal Penny Jackson got a busted lip when she tried to break up a fight between students Dvadne Freeman and Faison Gaines, both 17, said Columbia County sheriff’...

01/08/10 - 4:55pm

NRC issues Vogtle permits

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued an early site permit today for the addition of two new reactors at Plant Vogtle. The permit, accompanied by a limited work authorization that will allow some activity at the site, is only the fourth such permit ever issued by the commission. The others are fo...

01/07/10 - 1:10pm

Aiken County releases "Dead Beat Moms" list

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office released its latest most wanted list today, this time focusing on "Dead Beat Moms."

08/26/09 - 1:31pm

Replacing Tarver could hit taxpayers

If President Obama is going to pick Sen. Ed Tarver to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, time is running out to fill his seat at no cost to taxpayers. Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said that even if Mr. Tarver were nominated today, it...

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

Increased enrollment could lead to classroom shifts in Aiken County

Aiken County’s attendance numbers are up, which means classroom shifts are expected. The district’s enrollment has increased in every attendance area, except Area 1, according to three-and-six day counts provided to the school board Tuesday. The additional students means classes that are...

08/26/09 - 12:18pm

Lt. gov asks embattled Sanford to resign

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's lieutenant governor called on Gov. Mark Sanford to resign Wednesday, promising to put aside his own political ambitions if that convinces fellow Republicans wary of elevating him to urge Sanford to step down.

08/26/09 - 1:36pm

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