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Augusta man pleads guilty in Texas bribery case

An Augusta man accused of attempting to bribe a Customs and Border Protection Officer in October pleaded guilty this week in a Brownsville, Texas, federal court. Edgar Ovilla, 32, of Augusta, admitted to offering to pay a $500 bribe to an officer in exchange for being allowed to export a vehicle in...

01/07/10 - 6:19pm

'Bama wins national title

PASADENA, Calif. – Alabama is on top of college football again, thanks to its big-play defense and punishing ground game. The No. 1 Crimson Tide held off a rally by second-ranked Texas and beat the Longhorns 37-21 on Thursday night in the BCS title game with help from a late fumble recovery by...

01/08/10 - 1:11am

Georgia sees flu cases rise again, CDC reports

After weeks of steady decline, Georgia and the country as a whole saw an increase in pandemic influenza A H1N1 activity in recent reports, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages more people, particularly adults and senior citizens, to get vaccinated and is launchin...

01/07/10 - 6:04pm

Thigpen chosen vice chairman of Columbia County Commision

Columbia County Commissioner Ron Thigpen was named today vice chairman of the commission for a second year in a row. Mr. Thigpen also was appointed chairman of the county’s Public Works Services Committee. Other committee chairmanships decided today include Commissioner Scott Dean over the Man...

01/07/10 - 5:16pm

SRS contractor seeks grant applicants

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Savannah River Site’s primary contractor, is accepting applications from educators for its 2010 Innovative Teaching Mini Grants program. Monetary incentives are provided to educators who demonstrate, through their grant proposals, the use of innovative methods...

01/07/10 - 5:02pm

2 charged in Copeland window case

Investigators have arrested two youths in the smashing of 158 windows at Copeland Elementary School on Christmas Eve.

01/07/10 - 5:22pm

Parking meter proposal won't go to commission this month

A city authority trying to bring parking meters back to downtown Augusta is slowing down its timeline to get them installed. The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta will not be presenting a plan to the Augusta Commission this month as originally planned. Instead, the authority said today tha...

01/07/10 - 3:49pm

Former mayor to speak to Augusta Tech grads

Augusta Technical College will hold a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday at the James Brown Arena. The guest speaker will be former Augusta Mayor Bob Young. Augusta Tech officials say most of the graduates already have jobs and/or are continuing their education....

08/29/11 - 9:23pm

Warren Co. schools to lose accreditation

The accreditation is being removed not because of academic standards, but because the school board members failed to follow policies of the district.

01/29/10 - 8:34am

12-year-old gets probation in Georgia cousin's death

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Cobb County judge has sentenced a 12-year-old Tampa, Fla., boy to two years of probation for battery in the death of his 5-week-old cousin. Cobb County Juvenile Court Judge Gregory Poole last month found the boy not guilty of murder but convicted him of two counts of battery....

01/07/10 - 1:32pm
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