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Male mentors sought for school

A local radio talk show host is inviting men to go back to school. On Wednesday morning, Helen Blocker-Adams will conduct a news conference to recruit men to mentor Richmond County male students. The Back to School Men’s Drive for Kids meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Waffle House at 1642...

07/14/09 - 8:41am

Atlantic Southeast Airlines furloughing pilots

Atlantic Southeast Airlines is furloughing 56 pilots on Sept. 1, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this morning. The Delta Air Lines regional carrier, which flies into Augusta Regional Airport, said the furloughs are the result of a reduction in flight capacity for the fall. Delta announce...

01/08/10 - 2:51pm

Judge closes SC funeral home where corpse's legs were cut

COLUMBIA, — A South Carolina judge has ordered the closing of a funeral home where a worker cut the legs off a body so it would fit in a casket. Judge Deborah Durden on Tuesday upheld last month's decision by the state Funeral Board to revoke the license of Cave Funeral Home and owner Mich...

07/14/09 - 12:11pm

Green grocery store announced

COLUMBIA — Food Lion is getting started on what it says will be South Carolina's first totally "green" grocery store. The chain is planning to break ground today on a store in Columbia. It says the grocery store will be the state's first to have Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...

07/14/09 - 7:50am

Final millage vote coming

The Augusta Commission will meet two weeks from today to deliver the final word on the city's property tax rates. The commission voted Monday to maintain the current millage, although there has been a decline in overall Richmond County property values....

01/21/10 - 12:43am

SC med school getting grant

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Medical University of South Carolina is getting a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to help in getting medical research from the lab to the patient's bedside. Top officials of the university in Charleston plan an announcement today to unveil the gr...

07/14/09 - 6:48am

Paralyzed Gwinnet man may be charged in ex-wife's death

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett County police say a Lawrenceville man paralyzed from the neck down in a domestic shooting may be charged in the shooting death of his ex-wife. Police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli said Monday there is probable cause to believe Derrick Pink shot his ex-wife, Joy ...

07/14/09 - 6:43am

Tree removal today to close part of Central Avenue

The eastbound lanes in the 2500 block of Central Avenue will be closed from Schley Street to Whitney Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, according to a Richmond County Engineering Department press release. Crews will be removing a large tree in the area....

07/14/09 - 6:35am

Baker Place overpass reopens

The Baker Place Road overpass across Interstate 20 is now accessible to motorists. State Department of Transportation officials closed the overpass June 23 when a section of the 43-year-old bridge fell. Road crews had to replace a 352-square-foot section of the bridge’s deck. Work to repair t...

07/14/09 - 6:32am

Two men sought in robbery

Aiken authorities are seeking two men who robbed the North Side Bait and Tackle store on York Street on Monday night.

07/14/09 - 6:50am

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Stranger helps raise $40,000 for mom who left child in park

A thousand miles didn't stop a New Hampshire woman from extending a helping hand to a local mother accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park while she worked her shift at a fast-food ...
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