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Get ready: The Applause Singer-Songwriter voting starts on Thursday

The entries are in for this year’s Applause Singer-Songwriter Contest, and it's almost time for the voting to begin. There are 67 entries, running the gamut from sweet spirituals to hard rock. That's the most contestants since 2004, when there were 94 entries seeking the title as Augus...

07/21/09 - 4:28pm

Edgefield schools ordered by state to clean up dump site

School system was told to clean up and close an unlicensed landfill on county-owned property near Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School.

07/21/09 - 2:57pm

Atlanta MARTA station evacuated after package found

ATLANTA — MARTA officials say train service is resuming today at Atlanta's Buckhead station after an hourlong evacuation because of a suspicious package. MARTA spokeswoman Andrea Coleman says the package found about 11 a.m. was determined to be safe. She said trains were not allowed into ...

07/21/09 - 12:26pm

New study shows recession in Ga. hurting male workers most

The recession in Georgia has been particularly tough on working men, a state Labor Department study says. Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the study released today indicates a large loss of jobs in male-dominated professions, such as construction and manufacturing....

07/21/09 - 11:57am

Augusta's Ironman event already full

The ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta, scheduled for Sept. 27, is no longer accepting entries.

07/21/09 - 2:36pm

New baby retailer open today in Augusta Exchange

A new baby retail store opened this morning. Buybuy Baby's first Georgia location opened at 242 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, said corporate spokeswoman Catherine Gentile. The location had been vacant since early 2008, when CompUSA closed. The store sells clothing, strollers, car seats, furnit...

07/21/09 - 10:41am

Columbia County commission expected to discuss letter

Tonight Columbia County commissioners will review a letter admonishing members of the county’s Animal Care and Control Advisory Board. In the letter, as penned by county Deputy Administrator Scott Johnson and Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker, some members of the advisory board are ...

01/20/10 - 11:08pm

Aiken County crash kills one

One person was killed early this morning when a vehicle ran off the road about five miles north of Aiken.

07/21/09 - 12:00pm

Armstrong still in second after ride through the Alps

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, France - Alberto Contador has kept the overall lead in the Tour de France after another ride in the Alps, with Lance Armstrong clinging to second place. Mikel Astarloza of Spain won the 16th stage today, a 99-mile route from the Swiss town of Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Co...

07/21/09 - 12:01pm

Watch how you park in Atlanta

ATLANTA — If you drive to Atlanta a lot, beware of where and how you park. Atlanta City Council has voted to place boots on vehicles if they have three or more parking tickets. The voted Monday calls for drivers to pay $50 a day to remove the boot and plans call for a 60-day public education ...

07/21/09 - 7:52am

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Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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