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Restructuring at John Deere not expected to hurt local jobs

A May 1 corporate restructuring of John Deere and Co. that was announced this week is not expected to eliminate any jobs at the equipment company’s Grovetown facilities, a company spokesman said today. The company is combining its agricultural division with its commercial and consumer equipmen...

04/16/09 - 10:53am

Woman robbed at ATM

Authorities are searching today for a man who robbed a woman at a south Augusta ATM late Tuesday night.

04/16/09 - 12:23pm

Bond denied in fatal beating

A Superior Court judge denied bond, for now, for a Columbia County mother and son accused of murder. Despite defense attorney arguments this morning that the evidence against Rebecca Sears, 41, and Christopher Bowers, 19, for the March 25 murder of Laverne “Kay” Parsons is circumstantial,...

04/16/09 - 3:57pm

Fort offers Saturday event for children

A celebration for military children will be held at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Fort Gordon's Barton Field at Rice Road across from Freedom Park. The Month of the Military Child celebration will feature rides, an obstacle course, lawn sports, arts and crafts, face painting, food, information...

04/16/09 - 10:04am

Augusta Mall parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LOS ANGELES — The nation's second-largest shopping mall owner, General Growth Properties, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in a tough bargaining move to restructure it's $27 billion in debt. General Growth, which owns more than 200 malls including Faneuil Hall in Bo...

04/16/09 - 11:45am

Med students will get choice: Athens or Augusta?

ATLANTA — When the Medical College of Georgia opens a satellite campus in Athens 16 months from now, the future doctors applying to attend will be asked where they prefer to study: Athens or Augusta. But they may not get their pick, said Dr. Barbara Schuster, dean of the Athens campus....

04/15/09 - 8:06pm

Tax 'Tea Party' draws large crowd

Organizers of the Augusta Tax Day Tea Party said they were impressed with the turnout of tonight's event that filled the 1,700-person capacity of the Jessye Norman Theater on the Riverwalk. Crowds, some holding signs decrying the current administration and the tax polices of the government, filled ...

04/15/09 - 9:10pm

Surveillance video released in CVS robbery

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released video of Tuesday's robbery attempt at CVS on Walton Way, in which a pharmacist on duty shot at the robber.

05/28/10 - 10:28pm

SC protesters blast tax spending

COLUMBIA -- To protest Tax Day, more than 2,000 people, including stimulus opponents, abortion opponents, Christian-schools advocates, people calling to support the troops, and others demonstrated today at the South Carolina Capitol. "So many of you all are patriots just as real as the patriots of ...

04/15/09 - 5:55pm

DOE to scrap SRS initiative

The U.S. Energy Department will scrap a Bush administration initiative that could have brought billions of dollars in new spending—and a lot more nuclear materials— to South Carolina. The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, unveiled in 2006, was a plan to reprocess spent commercial nuclear...

04/15/09 - 7:57pm

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Meth use on rise in Richmond County

Production of meth, a highly addictive drug made from household cold medicine, batteries, drain cleaner, brake fluid and other harmful chemicals, increased in recent years when the shake-and-bake ...