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Police agencies compete Friday in softball game for charity

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and North Augusta Public Safety will compete against each other Friday in the inaugural Border Brawl: Cops for Charity Softball Game. The game will start at 7:05 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Tickets are $10 each and include admission to the Augusta Greenj...

09/02/09 - 11:57am

Beat the Pros contest winner announced

Brad Usry of Martinez is the winner of the Beat the Pros contest for Week 1. Usry was one of 15 folks who correctly picked all 10 high school football games to match the best effort by our pros. He won the drawing and will receive a Beat the Pros T-shirt. 09/02/09 - 11:39am

Police charge teen in 911 threat, suspect him in other calls

An Augusta teenager was arrested today after threatening a 911 dispatcher.

09/02/09 - 1:45pm

There's still time to vote for your favorite Singer-Songwriter

Original songs performed by Augusta artists are featured in the Applause Singer-Songwriter Contest. There are 67 entries, and you can vote for your favorite through 6 p.m. Friday at

09/02/09 - 11:20am

Golf hall of famer Hoard dies

ATHENS, Ga. -- Ed Hoard, a hall of fame golfer and a respected expert on PGA tournament rules, died Monday night of a heart attack. Hoard, 63, the husband of Athens-Clarke Commissioner Kathy Hoard, had been the golf instructor at the University of Georgia Golf Course since July 2008, but probably w...

01/12/10 - 4:50pm

Fee helping Chatham workers kick their smoking habit

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Chatham County employee James Putney is on his way to becoming smoke-free after 40 years of lighting up. After attending three of four smoking cessation classes, he is down from 20 to two cigarettes a day, Putney said. The county's plan to start charging employees who smoke an...

09/02/09 - 11:34am

SC's U.S. Sen. Graham hosts $1,000-a-plate PAC dinner

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is hosting a dinner for his political action committee, and anyone who wants to attend should plan to bring their checkbook. Today's dinner in Charleston for the Republican lawmaker's Fund for America costs $1,000 a plate. Gra...

09/02/09 - 11:34am

History essay contest announced

The Augusta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is looking for entries in the American History Essay Contest. Entrants should be in Richmond County Schools in grades 5-8. All participants receive a certificate acknowledging their entry, while winners receive monetary rewards and qualify fo...

09/02/09 - 9:16am

Rally on health care changes set for Thursday at amphitheater

A coalition of Augustans opposed to the national health care reform plan will hold a rally from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Riverwalk amphitheater. Speakers at the SOC (Stop Obama Care) Rally will include doctors, health care providers, congressmen and other elected officials, and citizens who have...

09/02/09 - 5:43pm

Friends remember victims of Brunswick massacre

These are the stories of the eight people who were found slain in a mobile home park near Brunswick, Ga., on Saturday.

09/02/09 - 12:36pm

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