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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

SC man in Augusta burn center after rabbit chase

GREER, S.C. – Police in South Carolina say a man is recovering in a Georgia burn center after he chased a rabbit into a power station and was shocked with thousands of volts of electricity. Hospital spokeswoman Olena Scarboro said Thursday that Joseph Asher of Greenville is in critical condit...

09/10/09 - 12:58pm

Prep football picks revealed

Sports writers Chris Gay and John Boyette have made their weekly prep football picks. See who they picked here....

09/10/09 - 10:13am

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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