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Superintendent to try out new tractor

Richmond County school Superintendent Dana Bedden will roll up his sleeves and mount a tractor Wednesday to demonstrate one way the school system hopes to save money. The new Kubota M7040 tractors are enclosed and have air conditioning, making it possible for maintenance employees to work longer an...

01/15/10 - 12:23am

Achievement gap divides black, white students

WASHINGTON -– Reading and math scores are rising for black students across the country, but not enough to close the gap between them and their better-scoring white peers, an Education Department report released today found. The gap in reading is especially dismal — only three states have ...

07/14/09 - 9:42am

Mauled toddler still critical

A toddler mauled by a pack of dogs Friday is still in critical condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, a spokeswoman confirmed this morning. The family of Damien Chavous, 2, said Monday the boy was showing signs of recovery after being bitten several times by four mixed-breed dogs Friday ...

07/14/09 - 9:19am

Burke County inmate caught in N.C.

North Carolina authorities captured a Burke County inmate this morning who had escaped late last month while working. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team took Jerry Lee Jones, 44, into custody at Presbyterian Hospital around 7:30 a.m., said B...

07/14/09 - 9:04am

Male mentors sought for school

A local radio talk show host is inviting men to go back to school. On Wednesday morning, Helen Blocker-Adams will conduct a news conference to recruit men to mentor Richmond County male students. The Back to School Men’s Drive for Kids meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Waffle House at 1642...

07/14/09 - 8:41am

Atlantic Southeast Airlines furloughing pilots

Atlantic Southeast Airlines is furloughing 56 pilots on Sept. 1, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this morning. The Delta Air Lines regional carrier, which flies into Augusta Regional Airport, said the furloughs are the result of a reduction in flight capacity for the fall. Delta announce...

01/08/10 - 2:51pm

Judge closes SC funeral home where corpse's legs were cut

COLUMBIA, — A South Carolina judge has ordered the closing of a funeral home where a worker cut the legs off a body so it would fit in a casket. Judge Deborah Durden on Tuesday upheld last month's decision by the state Funeral Board to revoke the license of Cave Funeral Home and owner Mich...

07/14/09 - 12:11pm

Green grocery store announced

COLUMBIA — Food Lion is getting started on what it says will be South Carolina's first totally "green" grocery store. The chain is planning to break ground today on a store in Columbia. It says the grocery store will be the state's first to have Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...

07/14/09 - 7:50am

Final millage vote coming

The Augusta Commission will meet two weeks from today to deliver the final word on the city's property tax rates. The commission voted Monday to maintain the current millage, although there has been a decline in overall Richmond County property values....

01/21/10 - 12:43am

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