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North Georgia mountains offer a cool retreat

Are you heading out of Augusta for a weekend getaway? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun in the north Georgia highlands. Here are some suggestions for a leisurely hike or two. See Sunday's Travel Page in the Your Life section for more on how to have fun in the North Georgi...

07/24/09 - 10:41am

Rebuilt Walton Way Krystal opens Monday morning

Down and up in 10 weeks. And the new Krystal restaurant at 1555 Walton Way was a week ahead of schedule. It opens Monday morning at 6 a.m., said Krystal’s area operations director Johnny Danley, and with double the crew that it had before the project. While other fast food restaurant chains ...

07/24/09 - 10:30am

Woman arrested, charged with child deprivation

A Hephzibah woman has been arrested and charged with three counts of deprivation of a minor after she left three children unattended at a Hephzibah park on Thursday.

07/24/09 - 9:52am

Fewer bank branches opening in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The number of bank branches opening in South Carolina is at the lowest it's been in five years, in part because of the ongoing economic downturns.

07/24/09 - 8:57am

Two injured in Thursday night shooting

Two people are recovering this morning following a shooting at East Augusta Commons in Augusta Thursday night.

07/24/09 - 8:08am

Augusta, Aiken to receive housing dollars

The Augusta area will receive more than $4.1 million in federal funds for community development and to help build more affordable housing.

07/24/09 - 8:00am

SC woman dies at Augusta burn center

An Upstate South Carolina woman suffering from smoke inhalation has died at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta. The coroner of Oconee County near Greenville said Shirley Mae Hayes, 70, died Wednesday from her injuries suffered during an accidental fire at her home....

07/24/09 - 7:43am

Machete-wielding man arrested in Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - A machete-wielding Stone Mountain man is in custody after a domestic dispute and a three-hour standoff with S.W.A.T.

07/24/09 - 7:33am

Georgia state school board to meet to discuss teacher furloughs

ATLANTA — The state Board of Education has called a meeting for next week to adopt measures that would pave the way for school districts to furlough teachers and other employees. The board will meet Tuesday at 8 a.m. to consider waivers to the number of days the state requires each school dis...

07/24/09 - 7:20am

Expect detours at Wheeler Road exit soon

Certain drivers will no longer be able use two exit ramps at Wheeler Road and Bobby Jones Expressway in the coming weeks.

07/24/09 - 7:09am

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'Go Downtown' initiative gets mixed reviews

The "Go Downtown" initiative aims to foster a downtown environment that welcomes the college community and creates business for merchants. The event is held every third Thursday of the month ...
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