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We asked for your best scary stories, and you delivered. Among the 28 entries in our scary story contest were stories and poems that could give chills to H.P. Lovecraft or Stephen King. Just in time for Halloween, we've selected the winning entries. Check out Sunday's Your Life section to read the w...

10/23/09 - 12:19pm

Ironman 70.3 was a $4.7 million generator for Augusta

The inaugural ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta generated $4.7 million for the local economy, according to the Greater Augusta Sports Council. The Sept. 27 triathlon had 3,000 competitors. Prior to the running, the sports council was estimating the event would have about a $2 million impact. “The posi...

09/20/10 - 8:53pm

Swine flu pediatric deaths in US rise to 95

Forty-six states now have widespread flu activity

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

Thomson softball season ends with loss to West Laurens

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Thomson High Lady Bulldogs experienced their most successful softball season ever, but their quest to win a state championship came to an end with a 5-2 loss to West Laurens this morning.

10/23/09 - 10:54am

Deputies seek pregnant burglar

Deputies are looking for a woman who appeared pregnant and a man who were seen burglarizing a home on Sheffield Court in Hephzibah Thursday. The man kicked in the back door of the home then opened the front for the female, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. They stole $4, 781 of jewelry,...

10/23/09 - 2:09pm

Volunteers sought for river cleanup

Savannah Riverkeeper Inc. is seeking volunteers for its annual Rivers Alive Community Waterway Cleanup, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Waterways selected for litter removal include Betty’s Branch, Butler Creek, Euchee Creek, Horse Creek, Jones Creek, Lake Olmstead, the Augusta Canal, ...

10/23/09 - 8:36am

Aiken classes closed today, Monday

Aiken County schools will be closed today and Monday for students and staff. The days were initially scheduled as teacher workdays for parent conferences and report card distribution, but are being used as furlough days for staff. Report cards will now go home Nov. 2. The school board made the de...

10/23/09 - 8:30am

Senate to consider Tarver nomination next week

Lawmaker nominated for U.S. attorney post

10/23/09 - 11:02am

Arrest in attack on Emanuel deputy

Authorities have arrested a man wanted for running over an Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputy with his truck Wednesday. Patrick Kersey, 45, of Adrian, was arrested by U.S. marshals shortly before noon Thursday in Effingham County, according to an Emanuel County Sheriff’s dispatcher. Charges...

10/23/09 - 7:31am

Parade to close Blue Ridge Drive Wednesday

The northern end of Blue Ridge Drive in Evans will be closed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The closure will happen between Evans To Locks Road and Fairfield Way for the Lakeside High School Homecoming Parade, according to a Columbia County Traffic Engineering press release. Detours will be in pl...

10/23/09 - 7:25am
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