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Masons plan blood drive May 22

Georgia Masons are giving from the heart and they're asking you to as well at their Georgia Masonic Blood Drive.  The May 22 drive will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple at 2532 Washington Road. All donations will go to the Shepeard Community Blood Center.  Each donor w...

05/11/10 - 2:51pm

Raises set for Aiken city workers

AIKEN -- City employees can expect just a little something extra in their pay checks next year. Aiken City City council approved a 1 percent pay increase Monday as part of the approval of the first reading for the 2010-2011 budget. City Administrator Roger LeDuc said the raise was needed after emplo...

05/11/10 - 2:23pm

Sanford vetoes 50-cent cigarette tax hike

COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has vetoed a bill that would have increased the nation's lowest cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack. Sanford today rejected legislation to raise South Carolina's tax from 7 cents a pack to 57 cents. The governor says he has supported increasing th...

05/11/10 - 2:19pm

Benning Ranger killed in Afghanistan

FORT BENNING, Ga.- The Army says a member of a Fort Benning Ranger unit was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The military says in a release that 27-year-old Capt. Kyle A. Comfort of Jacksonville, Ala., died Saturday in Helmand province of wounds suffered when insurgents attac...

05/11/10 - 2:15pm

Probation in fatal Ga. club fight

BLAKELY, Ga.- Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in a Georgia nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant was ...

05/11/10 - 2:07pm

Richmond to offer virtual summer school

Richmond County school officials announced today that starting May 31 they will offer for the first time a kindergarten through eighth grade Virtual Summer School in conjunction with the company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The virtual school will be available for all Richmond County pupils in th...

05/11/10 - 1:27pm

Lady Antebellum up for CMT honors

Lady Antebellum is up for three 2010 CMT Music Awards. The group members are former Evans residents Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley and also Hillary Scott of Nashville, Tenn.


06/25/12 - 7:59pm

Job fair in North Augusta today

MAU is holding a job fair today for industrial positions at several Augusta-Aiken area manufacturing facilities. The job fair will be held at the North Augusta Community Center at 495 Brookside Ave. in North Augusta. Applications will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at 05/11/10 - 10:01am

Home construction expected this summer at lakeside development

Construction on 160 homes in a stalled lakeside development could begin this year after a treatment plant is finished at Stillwater Coves.

05/12/10 - 4:13pm

South Ga. intruder bites off homeowner's ear

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - An intruder bit off a portion of a man's ear during a home invasion Sunday night, police said.

05/11/10 - 9:00am
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