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Ga. to intervene in troubled school systems

ATLANTA - State officials will now have a hand in righting troubled local school districts under a bill Gov. Perdue has signed into law. The legislation standardizes board ethics policies and board training, creates minimum qualifications for board candidates and gives the state the ability to ...

05/25/10 - 1:56pm

SC buys old school buses from KY

COLUMBIA - South Carolina is buying 85 used school buses from Kentucky, the second such purchase in five years. South Carolina got the money by selling the skeletal remains of old buses to scrap metal companies. The state Education Department announced the purchase today. South Caroli...

05/25/10 - 8:29pm

Two demand money, then flee store

Two men tried to rob Wally's Food Store on Windsor Spring Road Monday, but ran out after demanding money, according to a police report. The two, who covered their faces with rags, came into the store at 4250 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah, about 10:59 p.m., police said. One suspe...

05/25/10 - 1:22pm

Augusta gets grant for beautification

The city of Augusta will receive a $50,000 GATEway Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation that will be used to beautify the right-of-way at Doug Barnard Parkway and Lock and Dam Road in front of the city's Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. Mayor Deke Copenhaver said the grant-funded ...

05/25/10 - 1:10pm

Man claims day-care owner attacked him

A Hephzibah man told police he was attacked by the owner of an Augusta day-care center after the two began to argue over a business deal. According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, Christopher M. Thompson, 41, also said he pulled a handgun away from Raymond Ogelsby du...

05/28/10 - 9:41pm

Man robbed of $700 on Gordon Highway

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are are searching for two men connected to an armed robbery this morning on Gordon Highway. According to a sheriff's incident report, the two men drove into a Gordon Highway parking lot in an older model blue Pontiac Bonneville about 2:50 a.m.&n...

05/25/10 - 11:56am

Sex and scandal back in SC politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Sex and scandal are back again in South Carolina's political air.

05/25/10 - 7:40pm

North Georgia sheriff says staff acted properly

RINGGOLD, Ga. - The sheriff of Catoosa County says he will defend his detectives  against a lawsuit by a former kindergarten teacher.

05/25/10 - 9:27am

One charged in drug sweep

THOMSON -- One man has been charged after a countywide drug sweep Monday in McDuffie County.


05/25/10 - 10:58am

SC state-owned utility OKs exec raises

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - The South Carolina state-owned utility Santee Cooper has approved pay raises for five top executives. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the utility's board had approved 3 percent pay increases for the executives in April, but gave bigger raises to two of ...

05/25/10 - 8:55am
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