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SC budget board cuts 5 percent

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's high unemployment and slow tax collections are likely to put more people out of work or cut paychecks as the state's budget oversight board decided Tuesday to cut 5 percent from state budgets to keep the state's $5 billion spending plan balanced....

12/15/09 - 4:17pm

Council meets tonight to review incentives to lure company here

AIKEN – Aiken County Council will meet tonight in a special called meeting concerning an unnamed company that’s considering coming to the area. County Administrator Clay Killian said the council members will consider additional financing for the economic development project, fee-in-lieu o...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Christmas Day will probably be cold and wet but not white

It looks like Augusta residents can keep on dreaming of a white Christmas, because that’s probably the closest they’ll get to one here. Weather experts and even the Old Farmer’s Almanac agree that the chances of a Dec. 25 snow locally are extremely low. “It’s pretty slim,&...

12/15/09 - 11:31am

3 Ga. counties close schools after heavy rains

EASTMAN, Ga. - Heavy rain struck middle Georgia, toppling trees and causing streams to overflow, and three counties closed their schools.

06/01/10 - 8:34pm

Augusta economy more resilient than most metro areas

Augusta continues to weather the recession better than three-quarters of the major metropolitan areas in the country. Measuring its economic snapshot from July to September, Augusta ranked 23rd among America’s largest 100 metros, according to the Brookings Institution this morning. The Washin...

01/20/10 - 9:59pm

More questions than answers in SCAD student's death

What happened, business people and passersby wondered, that led to a city maintenance worker finding the body of a young man about 6:30 a.m. in the lane behind the Broughton Municipal Building?

12/15/09 - 9:47am

Oglethorpe students back after mercury spill

Oglethorpe County High School students returned to classes Monday but were kept out of two classrooms while workers finished cleaning up from a mercury spill last week.

12/15/09 - 9:31am

Army troops on the move

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga., have left for Afghanistan, where they'll help train Afghan security forces. At Fort Jackson in Columbia, thousands of soldiers are about to leave under cover of darkness -- to go on break.

12/15/09 - 8:42am

Annual Ga. economic forecast will be announced today

ATLANTA — Georgia forecasters are offering the latest snapshot of the state's slumping economy. Robert T. Sumichrast — who heads the University of Georgia's business school — will deliver the state's economic forecast at a luncheon today. He'll be joined by David Wyss...

12/15/09 - 8:36am

SC man falls off roof, dies

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Authorities say a man died after falling off a roof while pressure-washing a house. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Tuesday that 57-year-old James Farina fell about 10:15 a.m. Monday and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth sa...

12/15/09 - 8:32am
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