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SRS adds 1,000th new employee

A Williston, S.C., truck driver who joined Savannah River Site as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator this week was the 1,000th new employee hired under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act program. “I had been out of work for two months, and at age 53, I was worried about not ...

08/21/09 - 10:43am

Goshen resident receives copy of stimulus application

Goshen resident Becky Shealy has finally obtained a complete copy of the city’s $50 million stimulus application affecting her neighborhood. She received it in the mail on Thursday, two weeks after she verbally requested it from the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department. “...

01/20/10 - 11:42pm

Police ask public to help identify bank robber

Police said today they hope the public can identify a man who robbed an Augusta bank Thursday afternoon.

08/21/09 - 10:42am

Family break-in victim while woman in Augusta burn unit

ATHENS, Ga. -- Doctors on Thursday began to operate on an Athens woman fighting for her life two days after her boyfriend allegedly doused her with kerosene and set her on fire. Elisa Denise "Lisa" Davenport remained in an induced coma, while surgeons at Doctors Hospital in Augusta prepared her for...

08/21/09 - 8:02am

UGA notes staff furlough days

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia faculty and staff will take unpaid furlough days the day before the Georgia-Florida football game, the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, President Michael Adams announced Thursday. In 2010, workers will take three more unpaid holidays on Jan. 4, just be...

08/21/09 - 5:22am

Expect rough weekend waves off Carolina beaches

Hurricane Bill bringing swells this weekend to South Carolina coast

08/21/09 - 2:07pm

Federal stimulus grant will add buses, other vehicles in Augusta

ATLANTA — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says Georgia will receive another $11.8 million in federal stimulus funds for transit improvements. Lahood says the Georgia Department of Transportation will receive $9.1 million to purchase 18 buses and two vans and for fare collection, facility i...

08/21/09 - 5:09am

Grovetown man says he was beaten during Augusta carjacking

A Grovetown man, who said he stopped Thursday to give directions to a woman and three men on an Augusta street, told police he was Tasered, beaten and robbed of cash, items and his car. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the incident happened in the 2100 block of Martin Luther K...

08/21/09 - 5:07am

Public floats ideas for master plan

Architects developing a citywide master plan stretching from south Augusta to west Augusta to downtown got their first earful from the general public tonight....

01/20/10 - 11:13pm

Man found on Chipper Jones' Texas ranch believed to be illegal immigrant

The man, who had ID on him, was believed to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico who crossed the border about 12 miles from the ranch.

08/20/09 - 8:46pm

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