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Options abound in recycling your old Christmas tree

Your Christmas tree can have a second life as a fish habitat. Through Jan. 5, you can drop off your real Christmas tree (no artificial trees) at Riverside Middle School, 1095 Furys Ferry Road in Evans. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sink the trees around fishing piers in Thurmond Lake to im...

12/28/09 - 6:26pm

Advance voting at three sites continues through Thursday

Advance voting for the District 22 state Senate election in Richmond County began today and will continue through Thursday.

12/28/09 - 8:22pm

Well-known SRS ecologist Whit Gibbons wins honor

Senior research ecologist emeritus Whit Gibbons of the Savannah River Ecology Lab was honored recently as recipient of the Clarence E. Watson award. The honor, presented at the Georgia Aquarium during the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2009 Conference, was given for Dr. Gibb...

12/28/09 - 3:14pm

Hephzibah man slain in Tampa; Suspect in jail, another sought

Police in Tampa, Fla., said today they are continuing to search for a suspect in last week’s fatal shooting of a Richmond County man. Andrew Alan Jones, 21, of Hephzibah, was shot Dec. 20, and pronounced dead the following day at Tampa General Hospital, authorities said. His funeral was schedu...

12/28/09 - 2:13pm

It could now cost $16,000 to fix broken Copeland school windows

The 158 windows found smashed at Copeland Elementary School Christmas Eve won’t be completely replaced when classes resume after the holidays, officials said today.

12/28/09 - 4:42pm

Thieves break in while couple out of town for Christmas

A couple returned home after Christmas to find thieves had broken into their Skinner Mill Road apartment and stolen pills and blank checks. The 26-year-old victim said she and her husband spent Christmas in Mississippi and when they came home they found that someone had smashed a rear kitchen windo...

12/28/09 - 1:01pm

Armed robbery suspect found hiding under bed

Deputies arrested an armed robbery suspect found hiding under a bed inside an apartment on Fayetteville Drive Sunday night. The victims told deputies they gave the suspect, 23-year-old Brandon James Henderson of 2364 Dublin Drive, a ride to Avery Point Apartments, according to a Richmond County She...

12/28/09 - 1:29pm

State representative to be sworn in

Earnest G. Smith will be sworn in Tuesday as representative to the Georgia House Disctrict 122 seat. Mr. Smith, who ran unopposed, will take the oath at 2 p.m. in Courtroom No. 2 on the second floor of the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building on Greene Street, according to his election commit...

12/28/09 - 10:17am

Madison County looks at noise

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. -- Madison County Commission might have an answer for the problems some county residents have with noisy neighbors during the day. The solution has been in Georgia law the whole time, Commissioner Bruce Scogin says. Scogin will brief fellow commissioners today on a state law that...

12/28/09 - 9:35am

SC deputy fired after fight

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A sheriff's deputy has been fired after he fought fellow deputies who responded to a disturbance call. Television station WYFF reported that the Greenville County Sheriff's Office fired 43-year-old Deputy Eric McKaig after the disturbance in Simpsonville on Saturday ...

12/28/09 - 9:11am
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