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Award comes too early in Obama presidency

We understand and appreciate what the Nobel Peace Prize committee members are trying to do. They’re trying to encourage peace. We just disagree wholly with how they’re trying to go about it. In the process, they have rendered the prize meaningless. Nothing at all against President Obama...

10/09/09 - 12:45pm

Hook & Cook Festival tomorrow in Jackson

The annual Hook & Cook Festival will take place Saturday. The Town of Jackson’s Hook & Cook Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jackson Community Center on Main Street in Jackson. The event also includes a fishing tournament that begins at daylight. Entry fees are $...

10/09/09 - 11:30am

Inmate escapes from Aiken facility

AIKEN – An Aiken County inmate escaped from a minimum security facility late Thursday night. Personnel realized that Patrick Frazier, 22, escaped from the Lower-Savannah Pre-Release Center on Wire Road around 11:50 p.m., South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman Josh Gelinas said in a...

10/09/09 - 10:35am

Med student robbed early this morning on Eighth Street

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 200 block of Eighth Street early this morning. The victim, a 26-year-old Medical College of Georgia student, said he was approached by two men who demanded his money, a Richmond County Sheriff's report said. One of the men pointed a rifle at him then took th...

10/09/09 - 8:35am

Valuables reported stolen from Macy's dressing room

Someone stole a 75-year-old woman's credit cards after she left them in a dressing room at Macy's at the Augusta Mall Thursday. The woman told police she was trying on clothes and briefly left the dressing room, a Richmond County Sheriff's report said. When she returned the credit card...

10/09/09 - 8:31am

SC golfer loses arm to alligator

BEAUFORT, S.C. — A 77-year-old man has lost his lower arm after he was bitten by an alligator on a coastal South Carolina golf course. Multiple media outlets reported that the Fripp Island man was playing the Ocean Creek Golf Course about 3 p.m. Thursday when he was attacked. His name was not ...

10/09/09 - 8:00am

Ga. sheriff ordered to explain jail policies

ATLANTA — A federal judge has ordered the Fulton County sheriff to explain why county jail inmates are being housed in other counties at considerable cost to taxpayers. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob's order, signed Thursday, said the policy...

10/09/09 - 7:51am

US, other nations stop counting pandemic flu cases

ATLANTA — U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose. Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in thi...

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

Man hospitalized after being stabbed in store altercation

An Augusta man was stabbed near his stomach after he tried to break up a fight between a knife-wielding shopkeeper and a 15-year-old at a Hephzibah store Thursday night. Richmond County Investigator Kendall Brown said the teen tried to steal a pack of donuts from the store about 10:55 p.m. and was ...

10/09/09 - 7:27am

Soldier dies in training at SC post

COLUMBIA — South Carolina authorities say a soldier at Fort Jackson has died during training. Multiple media outlets reported that Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said the 20-year-old soldier died about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Watts said Thursday an autopsy ...

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

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