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UGA students resist 4-year push

The average college student now takes five years to complete a bachelor's degree, according to Alan Richard of the Southern Regional Education Board. Efforts by the Georgia University System Board of Regents to nudge students along haven't met much with success.

11/23/09 - 8:40am

Ga. Christian Coalition gets leader

ATLANTA — The Georgia Christian Coalition has new leadership. Jerry Luquire has been named the group's new president. The Columbus resident is the founder of Brentwood Publishers, which publishes textbooks and religious titles. He also was host for a radio and television call-in show and ...

11/23/09 - 8:32am

Job-seekers get child care

Free child care will be provided this week in North Augusta for unemployed parents interviewing for jobs. The child care will be at the Family Y, 401 W. Martintown Road, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 4-8 p.m. today through Friday. For information, call (803) 278-0882....

11/23/09 - 8:15am

Concert kicks off holiday drive

The Empty Stocking Fund got off to a grand start today with the Augusta Concert Band giving a rousing performance of holiday music at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

01/19/10 - 10:46pm

Train carrying acid derails in S.C.

GILBERT — Officials say eight railroad cars, one loaded with thousands of gallons of sulfuric acid, derailed in a sparsely populated rural area west of Columbia.

11/22/09 - 10:54pm

Darkness suspends play at LPGA Tour Championship

RICHMOND, Texas – Kristy McPherson finished off a 5-under 67 in fading sunlight Sunday to take a one-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour Championship before the second round was suspended because of darkness. McPherson, the sister of Augusta State women's golf coach Kevin McPherson, was 8 under. ...

11/22/09 - 10:54pm

Season a bit merrier on job front

Holiday job prospects are a bit brighter this year, providing some relief after employers more than halved the number of seasonal workers in 2008.

01/19/10 - 10:46pm

Woman injured in robbery try

A 31-year-old woman told police she was attacked by a man who attempted to rob her as she was walking on Britts Lane about 9:50 p.m. Saturday. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, officers were sent to Starnes Street and Britts Lane after a woman was reported screaming. A deputy fo...

11/22/09 - 8:14pm

Woman says man robbed her

A 58-year-old Augusta woman told police she was robbed about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of Lee Street.

11/22/09 - 8:10pm

Hamlin wins Sprint Cup finale; Johnson takes title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson has won a NASCAR record fourth consecutive championship with a fifth-place finish in the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson needed only to finish 25th or better to beat teammate Mark Martin in the race, won by Denny Hamlin, to give team owner Rick Hend...

11/22/09 - 10:54pm
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