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Ga. Labor Dept. issues dire estimate of underemployed

ATLANTA -- Nearly 100,000 Georgians have jobs they are trying to leave and another 26,700 are so discouraged they have given up working, according to figures released today by the Department of Labor.

01/18/10 - 2:24pm

Kennedy urges Democrat support in Mass. election

Although U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy is in Augusta today, he's still following Tuesday's Massachusetts vote to fill the Senate seat of his late father Ted Kennedy. "Failure is not an option," he said this morning before a speaking engagement in Augusta. Democrat Martha Coakley faces Republic...

01/18/10 - 2:52pm

State seeks owner of boat leaking into Savannah River

State regulators are working to determine who owns a 41-foot boat abandoned in the Savannah River after it was found to be leaking diesel fuel. The Net Web had been moored at the Augusta marina at one time and was moved downstream during one of the boat races last year, said Savannah Riverkeepe...

01/18/10 - 3:36pm

Thurmond Dam work will alter traffic

Traffic on the portion of U.S. Highway 221 over Thurmond Dam will be reduced to one lane beginning next Monday to accommodate a yearlong construction project. The $3.9 million rehabilitation project involves replacing welds and other components of the dam's spillway gates. Similar work will be ...

01/18/10 - 12:42pm

Volunteers sought for May cycling event

Many new volunteers will be needed to help with the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s 2010 World Summit that will be held in Augusta May 5-8, according to local host groups who will hold an organizational meeting Tuesday at Enterprise Mill. The event is expected to bring 400 to 50...

01/18/10 - 12:35pm

No holiday for Richmond trash pickup, landfill today

Trash pickup in Richmond County will follow the usual schedule today and the county's landfill is also open. A listing of holiday closings in today's Augusta Chronicle did not accurately report those services....

01/18/10 - 1:31pm

SC gubernatorial candidates debate in Aiken today

AIKEN – South Carolina’s Republican gubernatorial candidates will participate in a debate this afternoon in downtown Aiken. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, Attorney General Henry McMaster, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and state Rep. Nikki Haley will take part in the debate sponsored by the Aiken Repub...

01/18/10 - 2:32pm

Tickets needed for author Charlaine Harris event in Evans

Author Charlaine Harris will speak at the Columbia County Library at 7 p.m. Saturday, but if you’re a big fan, plan on getting there earlier. Because of the high demand to see the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the library will issue 450 tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis, sta...

01/18/10 - 12:01pm

Restaurant owners buy historic Willcox Inn

The owners of Rhe Restaurant at The Willcox announced this morning that they’ve purchased the historic Aiken hotel, the Willcox Inn, from Garrett Hotel Group. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Vermont-based Garrett Hotel Group has owned the hotel at 100 Colleton Ave. S.W. since 2000. &...

01/18/10 - 7:42pm

Richmond schools off 2 days

Richmond County schools are not only closed today for the King holiday, but will be closed Tuesday as teachers take a furlough day. Originally, Tuesday had been set aside as a professional development day, and students would have been off for that reason as well. In October, the school board agreed...

03/24/10 - 3:07pm
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