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Phelps loses in 200M freestyle

ROME – Germany’s Paul Biedermann has handed Michael Phelps his first major individual loss in four years, setting a world record in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships. Biedermann touched in 1 minute, 42.00 seconds, beating Phelps’ record of 1:42.96 set at last year...

07/28/09 - 12:33pm

Augusta won't raise taxes

Augusta city commissioners have voted not to raise property taxes. During a special called meeting today at noon, the commission gave final approval to the millage rate, leaving the rate unchanged....

07/28/09 - 12:20pm

Georgia slips on 'Kids Count' report; SC improves slightly

Georgia ranks 42nd on this year's "Kids Count" report on the welfare of the nation's children, slipping two places from last year. The state's low birth-weight rates worsened, as did the percent of children living in poverty and the percent of children living in a families where no pare...

07/28/09 - 12:32pm

Twelve Bands disbanding?

An Augusta holiday tradition, the 12 Bands of Christmas CD and concert, are in flux. Coco Rubio, who put together the concert portion of the event, announced Monday that he was stepping down from 12 Bands. And Joe and Emily Stevenson, who have run the business end of the charity, initially thought...

07/28/09 - 10:56am

School immunizations under way at 3 Columbia County locations

Walk-in clinics for children needing immunizations started today at three Columbia County locations. State law requires children ages 4 to 6 to receive certain vaccinations to enter school, including DTAP, hepatitis B, polio, MMR and varicella. Other recommended vaccinations include meningococcal, ...

07/28/09 - 10:42am

Columbia County school registration starts today

Registration for Columbia County schools starts today, and school officials recommend that parents needing to register their children do so before classes begin on Aug. 10. Those who are required to register include pupils new to the Columbia County school system and those transferring to a differe...

01/08/10 - 1:58pm

Lock and Dam access returns Wednesday

Access to New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam’s pedestrian walkways and fishing areas will be restored Wednesday after a five-week closure to allow maintenance and minor repairs on the 72-year-old lock. Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, said today both pedestrian walkways ...

01/19/10 - 12:50pm

Two in custody, another sought in string of Augusta thefts

The arrest of two teens after a home burglary Friday has investigators looking for a third suspect believed to be responsible for a string of thefts from homes throughout Augusta Police say they have recovered three dune buggies, five four-wheelers, four dirt bikes and a large amount of parts. Also...

07/28/09 - 11:53am

Ga. school board approves waivers for furloughs

ATLANTA — The state Board of Education has approved flexibility for Georgia's school districts, paving the way for systems to furlough teachers and other employees. The board voted this morning to allow districts to fall short of the number of days the state requires educators to work eac...

07/28/09 - 10:15am

Richmond deputy arrested, fired after weekend bar fight

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy has been charged with aggravated battery after an altercation at a bar this weekend in which a Lexington, S.C., man suffered a dislocated jaw and two black eyes. Deputy Bryan Johnson was being held at the jail on $25,000 bond. He has also been fired from the S...

07/28/09 - 10:34pm

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URA votes to issue bonds for Municipal Building renovation

Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency agreed Thursday to issue nearly $27 million in revenue bonds to raise up to $28.5 million in cash for ongoing renovations and a new information technology ...
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