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New study shows recession in Ga. hurting male workers most

The recession in Georgia has been particularly tough on working men, a state Labor Department study says. Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the study released today indicates a large loss of jobs in male-dominated professions, such as construction and manufacturing....

07/21/09 - 11:57am

Augusta's Ironman event already full

The ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta, scheduled for Sept. 27, is no longer accepting entries.

07/21/09 - 2:36pm

New baby retailer open today in Augusta Exchange

A new baby retail store opened this morning. Buybuy Baby's first Georgia location opened at 242 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, said corporate spokeswoman Catherine Gentile. The location had been vacant since early 2008, when CompUSA closed. The store sells clothing, strollers, car seats, furnit...

07/21/09 - 10:41am

Columbia County commission expected to discuss letter

Tonight Columbia County commissioners will review a letter admonishing members of the county’s Animal Care and Control Advisory Board. In the letter, as penned by county Deputy Administrator Scott Johnson and Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker, some members of the advisory board are ...

01/20/10 - 11:08pm

Aiken County crash kills one

One person was killed early this morning when a vehicle ran off the road about five miles north of Aiken.

07/21/09 - 12:00pm

Armstrong still in second after ride through the Alps

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, France - Alberto Contador has kept the overall lead in the Tour de France after another ride in the Alps, with Lance Armstrong clinging to second place. Mikel Astarloza of Spain won the 16th stage today, a 99-mile route from the Swiss town of Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Co...

07/21/09 - 12:01pm

Watch how you park in Atlanta

ATLANTA — If you drive to Atlanta a lot, beware of where and how you park. Atlanta City Council has voted to place boots on vehicles if they have three or more parking tickets. The voted Monday calls for drivers to pay $50 a day to remove the boot and plans call for a 60-day public education ...

07/21/09 - 7:52am

15th Georgia bank fails

Two Northeast Georgia banks failed, in part, because of the depressed housing market, according to an expert in Georgia banking. State and federal banking regulators shut down Winder's First Piedmont Bank late Friday and sold the financial institution to First American Bank & Trust Co. in A...

07/21/09 - 7:51am

Sanford to speak in public

GREER, S.C. — Gov. Mark Sanford is making his first public appearance since saying his Argentine mistress was his "soul mate." His office says Mr. Sanford will be in Greer, near Spartanburg, today to talk about the federal law that requires states to issue drivers' licenses that meet new s...

07/21/09 - 7:25am

Aiken County Council to discuss, vote on blue law repeal

AIKEN -- Aiken County Council is scheduled to vote tonight on whether to repeal the so-called "Blue Law" forbidding certain Sunday-morning sales in the county. A public hearing will precede the vote. The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the council chambers on Richland Avenue. The Sunday s...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

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