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Atlanta interstate reopens after bomb scare

ATLANTA — The interstate through downtown Atlanta is being reopened after police shut it down because of a suspicious package found in the median. Atlanta police spokesman Officer James Polite says the bomb squad determined that the device did not contain explosives even though it looked like...

07/27/09 - 4:58pm

Biologists begin monitoring river after dead baitfish found

Biologists began monitoring the Savannah River below Thurmond Dam during the weekend after small numbers of baitfish were entrained by the project’s hydropower turbines. Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said the presence of dead fish in the tailrace could indicate a seasonal change in the depth ...

07/27/09 - 4:56pm

6 now seek Aiken County Council post

AIKEN -- A noon deadline for candidates to file for an Aiken County Council seat being vacated later this year has now passed, with six people in the running for the job. Dennis Saylor, with the Aiken County Republican Party, said this afternoon his party had received filings from candidates Larry ...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

Friends stunned that FBI says man robbed 23 banks

The FBI says Cecil Stephen Haire is the notorious Limping Bandit who robbed at least 23 banks across the Southeast over the past three years, including in Aiken and Edgefield counties. Friends, however, know the 51-year-old south Georgia man as Steve: a devoted husband, a good Samaritan, a fun-lovi...

07/27/09 - 4:59pm

ARC freshman orientation today

The Academy of Richmond County will hold an orientation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for all first-time freshmen. Principal Tim Spivey said lunch will be provided and buses will be running. ARC will also hold early registration this week for students new to the school zone. Many students were rezone...

01/13/10 - 10:27pm

Police seek Forrest's killers

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police continued to search this morning for the killers of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest. Mr. Forrest, who grew up in Augusta but lived in Atlanta, was fatally shot late Saturday in a robbery attempt. Lt. Keith Meadows with the Atlanta police department told Atlanta'...

07/27/09 - 6:26am

Georgia teacher 'work days' may be likely furlough possibilities

Most northeast Georgia schools plan to order teachers to take three days of unpaid furlough to comply with a cost-cutting request from Gov. Sonny Perdue. For some school systems, that means teachers will be paid for only seven - not 10 - planning days this year. The number of days children are in c...

07/27/09 - 6:01am

Look out for traffic delays today on Walton Way, Bobby Jones

Beginning possibly after this morning's rush hour, an estimated 25,000 vehicles that drive daily through a portion of Walton Way near the medical complex will be detoured along several routes. Traffic officials originally planned to begin the changes first thing today, but now are waiting possi...

07/27/09 - 9:29am

Body of missing man found

The body of a missing Augusta man was found Sunday.

07/27/09 - 5:36am

Man shot at Waffle House

A Hephzibah man was shot in the leg outside the Waffle House at 1629 Gordon Highway. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the man was attempting to enter his vehicle about 5:20 a.m. Saturday when a shot was fired from a light blue Lincoln Town Car with large chrome wheels. The vic...

07/27/09 - 5:34am

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'Do not swim' order lifted for Savannah River

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