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Kemp named secretary of state

Former Athens Sen. Brian Kemp won appointment today, a boost to his ongoing campaign for the post full time.

01/04/10 - 10:17pm

Augusta's city attorney to resign; will get severance package

Augusta General Counsel Chiquita Johnson has signed an agreement to resign in exchange for a severance package, City Administrator Fred Russell confirmed. She signed the paperwork around 4:30 p.m. today, and her resignation will be effective at 9 a.m. Tuesday, he said....

01/04/10 - 10:35pm

Richmond schools seek more response on survey

Richmond County school officials say there has been a low response so far to two online surveys they recently posted seeking public input. According to schools spokesman Louis Svehla, just 227 surveys have been filed as of today. Tonight and Tuesday, Richmond County parents will again receive a pho...

01/04/10 - 2:39pm

ASU's Madgen goes for scoring record tonight

He needs 15 points to pass Francis Marion's Carlton Farr on the all-time list.

01/04/10 - 5:45pm

Men charged in theft of Tubman school bleachers

They were seen pushing the bleachers in grocery shopping carts, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robbie Silas.

01/29/10 - 8:34am

House fire displaces Warrenville family

WARRENVILLE -- A house fire that displaced a Warrenville family Sunday is under investigation. Graniteville Vaucluse Warrenville Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to the home in the 1000 block of Augusta Road around 4:40 p.m., said Lt. Cecil Scott. The family was able to escape the blaze...

01/04/10 - 1:13pm

Street reopens after gas-line rupture

A residential gas line was accidentally cut Monday morning by a construction crew at 287 Maywood Drive, according to Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division. Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue was called to the scene, and it close about 100 yards of Maywood Drive ...

01/04/10 - 1:03pm

SC high court to hear election case

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Can a candidate who loses a primary election run in the general election under a different political party? The South Carolina Supreme Court will take up that question after it convenes today. The Post and Courier reports Monday the justices will hear arguments this week in ...

01/04/10 - 9:57am

Augustans vote Tuesday for Senate

On Tuesday, Augusta voters must decide which of four candidates will replace Ed Tarver as state senator for District 22, or at least pare the list down to two for a Feb. 2 runoff.

01/04/10 - 9:19am

Drunken-driving arrests up slightly this New Year's

Drunken driving arrests were up slightly this New Year's Eve in Richmond County compared to last year. Authorities made 12 DUI arrests on Thursday night – two more than were made in 2008, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Gay and sheriff’s office records. Deputies a...

01/04/10 - 9:16pm
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