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Airline waives fee for church in Evans to send supplies to Haiti

West Acres Baptist Church scored a small victory as aid workers struggle to get help where it’s needed in Haiti. Today, a medical mission team from the Evans church is making its way to the earthquake-stricken country, carrying trunks full of medical supplies. Their airline, Delta, originally...

01/20/10 - 12:04pm

Open safe door reported earlier, police say

The case of a weekend break-in and $25,000 theft at the Richmond County Tax Office added a new twist this morning when sheriff's investigators said a Municipal Building employee reported to Marshal's Office security personnel the safe had been left open on Friday. No one appeared to act on ...

01/20/10 - 12:02pm

A seismic correction

As we just saw in Haiti, most earthquakes can't be predicted.

01/20/10 - 4:03pm

Authority meets with downtown merchants on parking proposal

Proponents for a new downtown parking management plan sat down with downtown merchants this morning. The merchants’ message was enforcement before meters. The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta is continuing its outreach about a plan to manage Broad Street parking, which has a controve...

01/20/10 - 11:25am

Parenting columnist John Rosemond set for Augusta talk

Family psychologist John Rosemond, whose column on parenting appears Sundays in the Your Life section of The Augusta Chronicle, will speak at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way. Admission is $10, or $15 per couple to hear the Charlotte-b...

01/20/10 - 11:25am

TSA nominee withdraws after pressure from SC's DeMint

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name this morning, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day. In a statement, Erroll Southers said he w...

01/20/10 - 11:46am

SC Gov. Sanford to give last state-of-state speech

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is appearing before a statewide television audience for the first time since confessing his affair with an Argentine woman in June. Sanford will enter the ornate House chamber to deliver the last state-of-the-state address of his two terms in office....

01/20/10 - 7:04am

Health care, Obama, water topics at Ga. governor forum in Athens

Looming conflicts with the federal government over issues like water and health care were one focus of the hour-long debate among six Republican candidates for governor, sponsored by the Clarke County Republican Party.

01/20/10 - 6:58am

Flu shots offered today, Thursday

Those wanting to get vaccinated against the pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus will get another shot at it today and Thursday, the East Central Health District said. Vaccine will be offered from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at T. Harry Garrett and Southside elementary schools. A clinic will be held from...

01/20/10 - 6:46am

Republican Brown wins Ted Kennedy's Senate seat

BOSTON — In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in today's U.S. Senate election.

01/20/10 - 12:28am
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