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Metro Augusta’s June jobless rate hits double digits at 10.1 percent

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning that the unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area rose to 10.1 percent in June, up nine-tenths of one percentage point from May, according to a news release. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 10.1...

07/23/09 - 10:54am

Metro Augusta’s June jobless rate hits double digits at 10.1 percent

Metro Augusta’s June jobless rate hits double digits at 10.1 percent ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area rose to 10.1 percent in June, up nine-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 9.2...

07/23/09 - 6:41am

Loss is first in nine games

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The Kannapolis Intimidators scored all of their runs with two outs and beat Augusta 5-2 tonight, snapping the GreenJackets’ eight-game winning streak. Eduardo Escobar went 3 for 3, with a two-run triple in the second, to lead Kannapolis. He later scored in the second on an e...

07/22/09 - 10:38pm

Ga. guardsman dies in Afghanistan accident

MARIETTA, Ga. — The Georgia Army National Guard says a guardsman from Dalton has been killed in an accident in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Ken Baldowski, a guard spokesman, says 34-year-old Spc. Raymundo P. Morales died Tuesday from injuries when the vehicle he was riding in rolled over near Methar ...

07/22/09 - 10:15pm

Loss Lincecum's first in 5 weeks

Surging Braves keep winning with good pitching and Escobar's bat.

07/22/09 - 10:59pm

Open champ Cink comes home to Ga., still celebrating victory

British Open winner joked with Letterman on new nickname, enjoyed drinking from famed claret jug trophy.

07/22/09 - 10:10pm

Gregory ties for 2nd in qualifier

WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Augusta State coach Josh Gregory shot 64-70 at Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course to qualify for the U.S. Amateur. Gregory tied for second, one shot behind medalist Scott Strohmeyer, of Auburn, Ala., and was one of five players to qualify at the site. The 109th U.S. Amateur...

07/22/09 - 6:30pm

DOE extends mercury comment period

The U.S. Department of Energy will extend by one week the comment period for its plan to study seven locations – including Savannah River Site – as a possible home for a long-term repository for mercury. Such a facility, which would open by Jan. 1, 2013, will be designed to accommodate 7,...

07/22/09 - 5:08pm

FBI warns of Craigslist Nigerian scam

AIKEN – Homeowners and prospective renters in South Carolina are being advised by the FBI to be cautious of a new Nigerian scheme that uses the online site Craigslist. According to a warning issued Wednesday by the FBI’s Columbia field office, an unknown person is taking homes listed for ...

07/22/09 - 7:10pm

Aiken sheriff's office releases latest 'Most Wanted' list

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office released today a list of 12 "Dead Beat Dads" who are wanted by the department. These are people who owe $50,000 or more through Aiken County Family Court. Anyone with information can call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 922-9709 or Cr...

07/22/09 - 5:03pm

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Board rejects fine arts charter school

Organizers behind a proposed fine arts charter school in Columbia County said they are optimistic state officials will approve their plan to open a school in 2015 - a plan that was unanimously ...
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