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Richmond offers flu shots at some schools this week

Richmond County Health Department will be making another push at school sites to get more people vaccinated against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus. Public health personnel will deliver the shots this week from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the following locations: * Tuesday at Lake Forest Elementary Sch...

12/14/09 - 3:37pm

Tapping Savannah River too costly for Atlanta, task force says

Gov. Sonny Perdue’s Water Contingency Task Force will not offer any interbasin transfer scenarios in its portfolio of options to resolve metro Atlanta’s need for drinking water, according to the group’s most recent report. “This was good news for our region and we hope this posi...

12/14/09 - 1:28pm

Suspect in North Augusta slaying surrenders

AIKEN -- A North Augusta teen connected to a November murder turned himself in this morning. Aiken County Sheriff’s charged David Lee Johnson, 16, of the 1900 block of Seaborn Drive, for accessory after the fact of murder, Aiken County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said. He will be charged a...

12/14/09 - 1:59pm

Pets reported stolen

Two homeowners had their pets stolen while they were away this weekend. A 25-year-old Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies someone stole his Bassett hound from his backyard in the 1900 block of Warren Street Sunday, a sheriff’s report said. Meanwhile, a 27-year-old woman r...

12/14/09 - 1:16pm

Knology moves into new customer service center

Knology's new customer service center is open for business. The $3.5 million facility at 3664 Wheeler Road had its first full day of operation on Sunday, said Greg Argetsinger, the executive director of customer care at Knology. "We're very excited. I think it's a very good direction f...

12/14/09 - 4:47pm

MCG cancer center director has stepped down

Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center Director Kapil Bhalla has stepped down, a school official said. Dr. Bhalla resigned as director but will still be at the center running his lab, said School of Medicine Dean D. Douglas Miller. Dr. John Catravas, director of the Vascular Biology Center and se...

12/14/09 - 4:48pm

Weather delays at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA — The Federal Aviation Administration says low ceilings are causing delays at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The FAA says delays this morning were about 21 minutes for arriving flights. It says the arrival delays also are causing some departing flights to be de...

12/14/09 - 4:47pm

Keep your home burglar-free

You might not need that laptop computer or flat-screen TV this very moment, but if you want to keep it, you'd best hide it or take it with you. The Christmas season is a time of taking for burglars, and although you have heard the warnings a thousand times before, here is one more: Keep yoursel...

12/14/09 - 4:47pm

Georgia ethics reform made likely because of one woman

ATLANTA - - One lobbyist may be responsible for setting into motion more ethics reform than any other. She wasn't on the staff of a single government-watchdog group, and she got fired for what she did. But she wasn't a whistleblower, either, who will be honored at the annual dinner of some...

12/14/09 - 4:47pm

SC could gain with census

South Carolina could end up with another representative in Congress and millions more for everything from roads to education if more people participate in next year's census.

12/14/09 - 10:06am
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