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Hatney to be 4th commissioner on TEE Center panel

Mayor Deke Copenhaver confirmed today that Commissioner J.R. Hatney will be the fourth member of his committee formed to find a solution to the trade, exhibit and event center dilemma. The other three, who accepted the mayor’s offers Wednesday, are Joe Bowles, Joe Jackson and Corey Johnson....

01/20/10 - 10:59pm

None hurt in Columbia County bus accident

Though some Columbia County pupils were likely late getting home from school this afternoon, none were injured when their bus was involved in a minor Martinez wreck. The wreck occurred at about 3 p.m. near the intersection of The Pass and Furys Ferry Road. A 2002 Toyota Tundra failed to yield while...

01/08/10 - 12:57pm

Public workshop on open government laws set for Sept. 21

The Augusta Chronicle and other local media will present a workshop on Open Government at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the auditorium of the Richmond County Board of Education building, 864 Broad St.

01/08/10 - 12:21pm

Flu like illness increasing in the Southeast, CDC says

About 36 children are among those who have died from the novel influenza A H1N1 virus this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. The number of people with flulike illness is increasing in the Southeast, particularly in Georgia, which is now at widespread status, the ...

09/03/09 - 3:55pm

Federal indictment for Hephzibah man

A Hephzibah man arrested in July in connection to a fight with an off-duty police officer in the West Lake subdivision was federally indicted Wednesday. Bobby Lee Roberson, 45, was allegedly involved in shootout with a Medical College of Georgia officer after the officer found Mr. Roberson sitting ...

09/03/09 - 2:30pm

7 arrested; 3 sought in Aiken drug probe

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office announced today that a three-month drug probe has netted seven arrests and has officers searching for three others. The bust, according to authorities, occurred on Wednesday at the American Hearth Inn on Jefferson Davis Highway and two apartments at th...

09/03/09 - 2:12pm

Two more qualify for commission race

Two more candidates paid qualifying fees today to run for Augusta Commission. Harrisburg activist and former hairdresser James “Butch” Palmer is in the race for District 1, where incumbent Betty Beard isn’t seeking reelection. He’ll be running against William Fennoy and Matt Ait...

01/20/10 - 11:33pm

University Hospital announces visitor restrictions because of flu

In an effort to quell a surge in flu cases, University Hospital is restricting visitation to patients in the hospital. As of Thursday afternoon, only immediate family members or members of the household will be allowed to visit patients admitted to the hospital, University said in a statement. No on...

01/07/10 - 1:15pm

Georgia teen posts upset at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – American teenager Melanie Oudin has upset No. 4-seeded Elena Dementieva in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 70th-ranked Oudin, of Marietta, Ga., came back to stun Dementieva 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Dementieva was the 2004 runner-up at the U.S. Open and ...

09/03/09 - 1:18pm

Interim MCG president named

Dr. James Thompson, who lives near Dallas, is a dean emeritus of the School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and served as CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards 2002 to 2008.

01/19/10 - 12:22am
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