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Officer who attacked teen is fired

A Richmond County school safety officer was fired today over what officials say was a physical confrontation with a 14-year-old at a Sept. 11 football game at ARC.

01/14/10 - 11:57pm

Dogwood Stables' owned colt euthanized

VERSAILLES, Ky. - Former Preakness champion Summer Squall was euthanized Tuesday at Lane's End Farm due to complications of old age. He was 22. Summer Squall finished second in the 1990 Kentucky Derby behind Unbridled, then returned the favor in the Preakness following a thrilling stretch duel ...

09/22/09 - 4:33pm

Pair sought in check forgeries

North Augusta authorities are asking for help identifying a man and a woman wanted in connection with two check forgeries.

09/22/09 - 3:52pm

8 injured in 2 school bus crashes

Two Columbia County school buses were involved in accidents today, and eight students in the first accident were taken to the hospital to be checked for minor injuries.

01/08/10 - 4:30pm

Homeless man dies from wounds suffered in attempted break-in

A 56-year-old man died early this morning from wounds he apparently suffered while trying to break into the small backyard building of an Augusta home. Henry Lee Smith was found dead outside a home at 1929 Kissingbower Road at about 8:44 a.m., according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s press rele...

09/22/09 - 2:07pm

Phones at system's transportation department now operational

The Richmond County school system’s transportation department phone lines are now back in operation, says school system Louis Svehla. The lines had been temporarily down this morning as a result of lightning from last night’s storms....

09/22/09 - 1:09pm

International Paper to get $10 million in bond financing

International Paper Co. will be raising more than $10 million for capital improvement projects at its south Augusta paper mill through two different tax-exempt bond issues. Development Authority of Richmond County approved the bond issues this morning: $7 million through the state-regulated polluti...

01/11/10 - 3:48pm

Columbia County schools officials to consider adding Pre-K programs

Columbia County school officials will consider this evening adding two new pre-kindergarten programs to serve Grovetown pupils. There are a “number of students that are not being served in that area” since there are not enough nearby day cares to service them, Superintendent Charles Nagle...

09/22/09 - 11:28am

Avondale Mills seek to dismiss petition

Avondale Mills’ officials will meet at the Public Service Commission on Wednesday for a hearing to dismiss the petition filed by three state legislators and the Aiken County sheriff....

09/22/09 - 11:20am

Sheriff returns to office after brief illness

Sheriff Ronnie Strength returned to work today after a stomach virus caused him to collapse at a speaking engagement last week and sent him to the hospital. Sitting in his office Tuesday morning, the Richmond County sheriff, 63, said he was slowly recovering from the sickness and had finally begun ...

09/22/09 - 10:46am
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