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Augusta protest rules might need fresh look, sheriff says

Augusta hasn’t had a protest ordinance since 2004, when an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled it unconstitutional after National Council of Women's Organizations head Martha Burk was forbidden to demonstrate outside the gates of the Augusta National Golf Club. It might be time ...

01/15/10 - 12:41pm

Border Bash will close down parts of downtown

The 16th annual Border Bash will close down parts of downtown starting 9 a.m. Friday. The 800 block of Reynolds Street will be closed from 9 a.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday for the downtown pep rally for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and the University of Georgia Bulldogs game, said Den...

09/10/09 - 4:12pm

Hunger Walk for Saturday

Golden Harvest Food Bank will sponsor a Hunger Awareness Walk on Saturday in observance of Hunger Action Month. The walk will start at 8 a.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., S.W. Registration starts at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $15. Proceeds from the walk will benefi...

09/10/09 - 4:08pm

Greenbrier to honor football player

Chris Smith, the Greenbrier football player who drowned this summer at Thurmond Lake, will be remembered Friday in the team's first home game. A ceremony before the Wolfpack's game against Lakeside will honor Smith's legacy, and his parents will be honorary co-captains. The ceremony wil...

09/10/09 - 3:56pm

High school ring returned after 18 years

Antonious Wingate had had his 1991 high school class ring for eight months before it was stolen while he was playing basketball with friends. Eighteen years later, he got it back. Dianne Litchfield was working with a gardener about a year ago in the shrubs around George Walton Condominiums on Wal...

01/13/10 - 10:27pm

Martinez Gold Shop robbed

Columbia County authorities arrested two people and are looking for two more in connection with today's armed robbery of a Martinez jewelry store. Police charged Gerson Ayala-Romero, 25, of McMinnville, Tenn., and Elisa Yojana, 24, of Atlanta, with armed robbery, theft by taking motor vehicle a...

09/10/09 - 7:07pm

Rahn gives final State of University speech

Daniel W. Rahn was chatting with a friend on the phone when he had to beg off to go give his final State of the University speech as president of Medical College of Georgia. “You’re giving your own eulogy,” his friend joked. Instead, Dr. Rahn put his 8-year legacy into perspective T...

01/20/10 - 10:01pm

ASU gets energy conservation funding

More than $689,000 has been awarded to Augusta State University for two energy conservation projects under the State Facilities Retrofit Program. The funding is being provided by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority through the American Recovery and Investment Act. One project involves r...

01/19/10 - 10:45pm

Two Augusta charter schools get OK to change courses

ATLANTA -- Two struggling, Augusta schools won approval today from the Georgia Board of Education to switch their curriculum. Jenkins-White, an elementary school, and Murphey Middle, both charter schools, can now alter the courses they use. The change is part of the strategy drafted by the faculty ...

09/10/09 - 1:51pm

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