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Saturn of Augusta to remain open after the Saturns are gone

Saturn of Augusta is selling the last of its new cars, but should remain open after the demise of the General Motors brand. “As of right now, we’re not receiving any more inventory from the manufacturer. They’re not producing any more Saturns,” said Greg Hodges Jr., general mana...

10/27/09 - 4:01pm

Temporary road closure in Martinez

Columbia County traffic engineering is reporting a temporary road closure at Hightower Drive between Roberts Road and Haley Road beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, through 6 p.m. Friday. According to a news release, motorists will need to use Old Evans Road during this closure. Detour signs will be in p...

10/27/09 - 1:31pm

Thieves force woman to buy drugs

Two men forced their way into a woman’s car at a south Augusta pharmacy Monday night and made her buy them pain killers. The 54-year-old victim said one of the suspects got into the passenger side of her car and pointed a gun at her, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. Anoth...

10/27/09 - 1:25pm

Aiken merchant hopes offer will spur economy in city

AIKEN – A local’s men’s clothing store is providing its own “stimulus” program for downtown customers. Lionel Smith Ltd, an Aiken downtown business that sells middle to upper end men’s clothing, will give a check equaling the amount of the sales tax to any customer who...

10/27/09 - 12:15pm

Ex-SC DSS official to plead guilty

COLUMBIA — The former finance director of South Carolina's social services agency has agreed to plead guilty to stealing more than $5 million from the agency, according to a plea agreement filed this week. The agreement filed in federal court in Columbia on Monday also shows that Paul Moor...

10/27/09 - 11:48am

Lawmakers won't consider SC gov impeachment

COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers will not consider a move to impeach Republican Gov. Mark Sanford anytime soon. House Speaker Bobby Harrell today turned aside an impeachment resolution brought by another Republican. He says lawmakers can only deal with a limited number of items in their abb...

10/27/09 - 4:05pm

SRS ships some waste to Tenn.

Savannah River Site has begun shipping oil contaminated with tritium and mercury to disposal facilities in Tennessee decades ahead of schedule due to the availability of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds. The mixed waste includes 70 carbon-steel drums welded shut, with bottles and kegs o...

10/27/09 - 11:21am

Profits increase for First Bank of Georgia's holding company

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported this morning an increase of 54 percent to its third quarter net income. Augusta-based Georgia-Carolina Bancshares posted net income of $1.49 million, or 43 cents per share, in July, August and September, up from $966,000, or 28 cents per share, i...

10/27/09 - 9:13am

Motorcycle crash kills 70-year-old

ANDERSON, S.C. — A 70-year-old man has died after the motorcycle he was driving slid off a road and hit a sign. Alford Roy Lee died of head trauma Monday. His wife, Betty, told the Anderson Independent-Mail that Mr. Lee leaves behind six children and 12 grandchildren. Authorities think speed ...

10/27/09 - 8:55am

Emory warns about robberies

ATLANTA — The Emory University community is being told to exercise caution after a couple of armed robberies in the area. Officials say both robberies in the past week occurred near the Emory campus just outside Atlanta. The robberies follow a series of armed robberies near college campuses in...

10/27/09 - 8:42am
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