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Parents reminded new schedule has pupils in class today, Friday

Columbia County school officials want to remind parents that classes are in session today and Friday. Officials said they were concerned that some parents might still be following the former school calendar that listed today and Friday as the "Fall Break." The school board changed the calendar in ...

10/22/09 - 9:33am

Weekend work could alter traffic on Bobby Jones ramps

Crews will be opening a new ramp that stretches from Bobby Jones Expressway eastbound to Interstate 20 westbound Friday. Later that day, they will be temporarily closing another ramp – westbound Bobby Jones Expressway to Scott Nixon Memorial Drive. The ramp will remain closed until Sunday. Oth...

10/22/09 - 8:35am

Gordon Highway litter cleanup rescheduled

The next Gordon Highway litter cleanup has been rescheduled back to its original date. It will not be held this weekend, but rather on Nov. 7, according to Greater Augusta Progress Chairman and Empire Truck & Tractor owner Henry Frischknecht. Volunteers will meet at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lo...

01/21/10 - 12:40am

NAACP elects DuBose to 3rd term as state president

ATLANTA — Edward DuBose has been elected to a third term as president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP. The Columbus resident also currently serves on the civil rights organization's national board of directors, the only Georgia president ever to have that distinction. DuBose ...

10/22/09 - 7:18am

Metro Augusta’s September jobless rate declines

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area declined to 9.4 percent in September, according to a news release. It was down one-tenth of one percentage point from a revised 9.5 percent in August. Meanwhile...

10/22/09 - 9:31am

SC high court wants more information from governor

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's highest court today asked Gov. Mark Sanford to submit more information over his waiver of confidentiality in a state ethics investigation, giving him five days to file additional materials....

10/21/09 - 9:22pm

Opponent cites infected hand

Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has called off his title defense against Aiken's Paul Williams on Dec. 5 because of an infected left hand. The bout had been scheduled for Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall and Pavlik was expected to begin training this week. The staph infection already push...

10/21/09 - 6:47pm

Siler waived by Hawks

Siler, a center at Augusta State and Richmond Academy graduate, appeared in two preseason games, averaging 0.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in six minutes per game.

10/21/09 - 7:19pm

Store chain, Roses, returns to Augusta after long hiatus

After nearly a 15-year absence, Roses is back. The discount retailer opens tomorrow in Colony Plaza Shopping Center at 2115 Windsor Springs Road. At one time, there were five Roses stores in the Augusta area. In the early 1990s, Roses stores hit hard times and started to close, said district manag...

10/21/09 - 4:10pm

Stimulus money brings new jobs to SREL

A $2.6 million federal stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will bring new jobs to the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, the University of Georgia research facility located near Aiken, S.C. The grant for seven new and five continuing research projects will create 12 new full-time jobs...

10/21/09 - 3:04pm
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