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Barrett calls on Obama to make national security top priority

AIKEN – U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett said national security needs to be at the top of the Obama administration’s priorities. The congressman and former Army captain spoke to the Aiken Republican Club at its monthly meeting about national security, health care reform and what will re-energize...

11/16/09 - 4:17pm

Government needs to quit borrowing, Isakson tells chamber

The economy, energy, war and health care were topics of discussion during U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s (R-Ga.) address today to Augusta business owners. Mr. Isakson was the guest speaker at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Member Economic Luncheon at Augusta Marriott Hotel and Sui...

11/16/09 - 5:55pm

Chamber honors Cudos! as small business of the year

It’s kudos to the owner of Cudos!, an awards, gifts, flowers, jewelry and stationery store in Augusta. Owner Audrey Snuggs and her partner and general manager, Sloane Wiggins, were named today the Small Business of the Year by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce. Since 1990, the award has ...

11/16/09 - 5:28pm

Georgia-Georgia Tech kickoff set for 8 p.m.

The Georgia at Georgia Tech football game on Nov. 28 will begin at 8 p.m. It will be televised by ABC. The Bulldogs take on Kentucky this week, while Georgia Tech has a bye week....

11/16/09 - 3:26pm

Augusta police seek suspect in weekend store robbery

Richmond County sheriff's investigators are asking the public's help in identifying the man who robbed a south Augusta convenience store on Saturday. According to an account by police, the gunman entered S.T. Food Store, 3706 Mike Padgett Highway, shortly before 10 p.m. The suspect jumped...

11/16/09 - 8:41pm

State panel launches probe into bed-tax use

ATLANTA -- A state panel voted unanimously today to investigate three small cities because of repeated problems with how they handle hotel-motel taxes. The panel also voted not to pursue three other cities, Pooler, Dillard and Rockmart for complaints lodged against them last year. The new cities -...

11/16/09 - 2:58pm

Report of stabbing investigated

Police continue to investigate the Sunday stabbing of a 22-year-old Augusta man as he walked at Lake Olmstead Park. A Richmond County sheriff’s report says that about 5 a.m. the victim was approached by a man who asked him for money to buy a beer. When the victim said he did not have any mone...

11/16/09 - 2:54pm

Augusta commissioners may cut Sunday alcohol licenses

The Augusta Commission is set to cut off two of the four businesses granted probationary licenses to pour alcohol on Sundays despite lacking 50 percent food sales. Both The Original Tavern on Wheeler Road and Allie Katz Bar & Grill on Walton Way Extension are on Tuesday’s consent agenda to...

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Blue Magnolia gift shop closing

After almost three years in business, Blue Magnolia gift shop, 1124 Broad Street, will close Dec. 24.

11/16/09 - 2:25pm

Clemson-South Carolina set for noon kickoff

The annual Clemson-South Carolina game will be played at noon on Nov. 27. It will be televised by ESPN. South Carolina, which has a bye this week, will enter the game with a 6-5 record overall. Clemson is 7-3 overall and ranked 18th in the latest Associated Press poll. The Tigers will complete th...

11/16/09 - 2:04pm
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