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Prep football predictions coming at 3 p.m. today

Sports Editor John Boyette and staff writer Chris Gay will reveal their predictions for this week's slate of area high school football contests in Georgia and South Carolina. Come back to at 3 p.m....

08/27/09 - 12:22pm

Sanford calls travel probe 'selective outrage'; death threat reported

GREENVILLE, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says a lawmaker shouldn't single him out by investigating his travels when other governors used pricey travel options for years.

08/27/09 - 3:10pm

Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues grants to Aiken Tech

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this morning that it has awarded nearly $20 million to 70 institutions to boost nuclear education and expand the workforce in nuclear and nuclear-related disciplines. A grant to be used for scholarship funding was given to Aiken Technical College. The sch...

08/27/09 - 10:27am

Wanted Edgefield man surrenders to authorities

EDGEFIELD - An Edgefield man authorities wanted on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor turned himself in within hours of information being released via local media outlets on Wednesday.

08/27/09 - 9:55am

200 turn out for ceremony on improved Augusta water plant

There were linen-covered tables heaped with food and fine pastry – but the primary menu item was a more precious commodity: water. “It is the key to economic growth in any community,” said Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who joined almost 200 guests today during dedication ceremonies for the ...

01/20/10 - 11:59pm

Thurmond Lake fish kill subsiding

One of Thurmond Lake’s most severe – and most peculiar – fish kills appears to be subsiding. ”It certainly has slowed down considerably, but we are still picking up a few fish almost every day,” said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the Army Corps of Engineers....

08/27/09 - 9:27am

Burn victim clings to life; alleged assailant still held

A 42-year-old Athens woman who was doused with kerosene and set on fire more than a week ago remained on life support at a hospital in Augusta on Wednesday, her daughter said.

08/27/09 - 8:22am

Roswell teen hurt after leaping from school bus

ATLANTA - A Roswell teen has been injured after leaping out of a moving school bus.

08/27/09 - 8:17am

Fatal shooting suspect was released from prison in May

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has captured Kelvin Steffor Johnson as a suspect in the murder of Martha Greene on Wednesday night.

08/27/09 - 3:14pm

Sixth Street repairs will affect traffic

Drivers will be forced to navigate around parts of Sixth Street over the next few months because of road repairs. The Augusta Engineering Department announced that Sixth Street from the Walton Way overpass to Telfair Street will be closed starting Friday so a new sewer line can be installed. Constr...

08/27/09 - 6:35am

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Augusta's ties to Liberia date back to 1836

Richmond County’s ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom. More recently, Augustans have ...
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