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Heart attack killed man in morning wreck near Evans High

An autopsy this afternoon determined that a heart attack killed an Evans man whose vehicle crashed into a utility pole. Blair LeBlanc, 74, of 4560 Mulberry Creek Drive, was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at Doctors Hospital about 6:30 a.m., said Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Ga...

01/19/10 - 6:18pm

Richmond schools off today

Richmond County schools will be closed today 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 to allow teachers to instead take the day off to acco...

01/19/10 - 5:16am

Advocacy group ranks UGA last in minority student efforts

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia ranks last among America's 50 flagship universities in the percentage of minority and poor high school graduates it enrolls, an advocacy group says. Nearly 40 percent of Georgia students who graduated high school in 2007 were minorities - blacks, Hispani...

01/19/10 - 5:04am

Morris Publishing files Chapter 11

Augusta-based Morris Publishing Group, the owner of 13 daily newspapers, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Georgia. The publishing company, which operates The Augusta Chronicle, last week reported that it intended to file a prepackaged bankr...

01/19/10 - 1:42am

Lady Pacers rally in second half

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The USC Aiken Lady Pacers erased a 12-points halftime deficit to defeat North Georgia, 68-55, tonight in a Peach Belt Conference women's basketball game. Nakia Pinkney scored a career-high 21 for the Lady Pacers (8-9, 3-5 Peach Belt Conference), who outscored the Saints (5-8, 1...

01/18/10 - 10:50pm

Filly beats out undefeated Zenyatta

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Rachel Alexandra has won the first matchup between racing's leading ladies, beating out undefeated mare Zenyatta for Horse of the Year. Voters chose the fabulous filly for the year-end honor at the Eclipse Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Rachel Alexand...

01/18/10 - 10:39pm

Shooting, stabbing in New Ellenton being investigated

Authorities are at the scene of a New Ellenton nightclub where one person was shot and another person was stabbed.

01/18/10 - 10:31pm

Front end loader used to remove ATM from Wachovia branch

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say thieves used some stolen heavy equipment to steal an entire ATM from a South Carolina bank. Police said that officers responding to an alarm around 4:30 a.m. today at a Wachovia branch in Greenville found a running front end loader and wires sticking up from ...

01/18/10 - 8:42pm

Georgians, South Carolinians generous to Haitian earthquake victims

Like text messages themselves, the response was immediate. In the three days that followed the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, more than $8.5 million was pledged to the American Red Cross by text message. Of that, Georgians gave 3 percent – or about $225,000. South Carolinians have delivered 1 pe...

01/18/10 - 10:31pm

SC Republican governor hopefuls make their case at Aiken forum

AIKEN – All four Republican gubernatorial candidates said the next South Carolina governor should champion conservative spending, education and infrastructure. Attorney General Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, U.S. Rep Gresham Barrett and state Rep. Nikki Haley presented their platforms t...

01/18/10 - 4:21pm
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