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Investigators blame arson for fire today at Warrenville church

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is blaming arson for an early morning fire at Rocksville Baptist Church, 660 Pine Street, Warrenville. According to a press statement, neighbors heard the church alarm go off about 6 a.m. and saw smoke. The Langley Fire Department responded quickly, and sher...

07/03/09 - 4:14pm

Richmond school offices closed until July 13

The Richmond County School System’s central office will be closed until July 13, according to Louis Svehla, the system’s public information director. The off days will incorporate the July Fourth holiday, as well as be part of a cost-savings move. The offices will reopen 8 a.m. July 13....

07/03/09 - 11:08am

Roddick to face Federer in Wimbledon final

Andy Roddick defeats Andy Murray to reach third Wimbledon final.

07/03/09 - 6:59pm

Numerous road changes coming next week in west Augusta

Motorists are asked to approach areas of west Augusta with caution next week due to lane closures. The eastbound and westbound lanes of Bobby Jones Expressway, between Scott Nixon Memorial Boulevard and Wheeler Road, will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Interstate 20 eas...

07/03/09 - 4:05pm

Dry conditions prompt caution this holiday, safety officials say

Dry soil, high temperatures and a holiday known for cookouts and fireworks could increase the risk of fires this weekend. “We were so wet this spring, and in the last three weeks, it’s gotten exceptionally dry and very hot,” said Steve Abbott, chief ranger senior for the Georgia Fore...

07/03/09 - 4:05pm

District Attorney won't charge policeman in fatal shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- The Jefferson County District Attorney will not file charges against a Wadley police officer who shot a man two months ago. District Attorney Hayward Altman announced the decision earlier this week. Cpl. Patrick Paquette, a part-time officer for the police department and a full-...

07/03/09 - 10:46am

SC gov leaves mansion, plans Fla. trip with family

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has left his official residence in the state capital and appears to be heading to spend the weekend with his wife and children.

07/03/09 - 11:14am

Last damaged car pulled from collapsed deck

ATLANTA - The last of the vehicles have been removed from the collapsed parking deck in midtown Atlanta.

07/03/09 - 1:37pm

Man convicted of racketeering in defrauding church

DECATUR, Ga. - A man convicted of racketeering and violations of Georgia securities law has been sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years probation.

07/03/09 - 8:05am

Athens-area swine flu case reported

The Northeast Health District has confirmed a case of H1N1 influenza, commonly called swine flu, in the Athens area.

01/08/10 - 2:23pm

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