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Ga. ready to help Haiti, Perdue says

ATLANTA - Georgia is ready to offer aid to Haiti, including sending people and temporarily housing U.S. citizens fleeing the effects of this week's earthquake, Gov. Sonny Perdue said today. "Georgia will stand by and do it's share of the American humanitarian efforts in the spirit of whatev...

01/14/10 - 5:27pm

Wizards star charged with felony

Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a felony, carrying a pistol without a license, following a locker room confrontation with a teammate.

01/14/10 - 5:42pm

Michigan company plans SRS jobs

A $33.3 million contract to provide 252,000 cubic yards of concrete for the closure of two defunct nuclear reactors at Savannah River Site was awarded this week to a Michigan company. The award to Champion, Inc., of Iron Mountain, Mich., will mean up to 116 more jobs coming to SRS as part of the fu...

01/14/10 - 4:55pm

Two Augusta men to be paroled next week

Two Augusta men serving prison terms for manslaughter in unrelated killings are being paroled this month. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles notified local authorities that Rodriquez Santez Nelson and Johnny Bariel Brown are scheduled to be released Jan. 20 and Jan. 19, respectively. Mr. Nelso...

01/14/10 - 4:21pm

Perdue says Ga. should vote on transportation tax increase

Gov. Perdue said he would back a statewide vote in 2012 on a 1-cent sales tax hike to create a steady funding stream to build and repair roads and transit lines.

01/14/10 - 3:28pm

Fire destroys Appling house

A brick home in Appling has been destroyed in an afternoon fire. Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters were called shortly after noon to 7133 Postell Drive, near Dozier Road, and reported finding a brick home engulfed in flames. Much of the home collapsed inward by the time firefighters brough...

01/14/10 - 2:30pm

Diesel engine company picks Aiken County industrial park

A diesel engine maker has its eye on an empty facility in Graniteville, creating 250 jobs. MTU Detroit Diesel Inc. announced today that it plans to move into Sage Mill Industrial Park, investing $45 million to convert a former auto parts plant into a production facility for its marine, railroad and...

01/14/10 - 5:39pm

Mother suspected of child cruelty arrested

An Augusta woman wanted on child cruelty charges was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Evita Butler, 26, of the 1000 block of Amli Way, was arrested for second-degree cruelty to children at the Municipal Building, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s reports. A grand jury arrest warrant was iss...

01/14/10 - 11:37am

Local missionaries in Haiti tell family they're at U.S. Embassy

Donnie Rogers, pastor of Martinez-based Life Ministries International, his wife Cindy and the church’s children’s pastor Lisa Adams were stranded.

01/14/10 - 10:47pm

Aiken police warn of scam suspect

AIKEN - Aiken Department of Public Safety is warning local residents about a man scamming people for money in the area. The department has arrested Antonio Derek Neal, 43, more than 30 times for soliticing without a license and obtaining goods under false pretense, Sgt. Aaron Dowdy said in a news r...

01/14/10 - 10:35am
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