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CDC: H1N1 has sickened millions of Americans and killed more than 3,000

More than 20 million Americans have been sickened and more than 3,000 have died in the first six months of the pandemic caused by the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today. That includes the deaths of more than 500 children....

11/12/09 - 3:49pm

Meetings set for Vogtle vendors

Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear and The Shaw Group will host a series of supplier information meetings in Augusta, Waynesboro, Savannah and Atlanta to familiarize local vendors with the procurement process for the new construction at Plant Vogtle, where two new reactors are planned over the next sev...

11/12/09 - 1:54pm

Pupils take on roles as author visits North Augusta school

[BEGINVIDEO 2178] See highlights of the visit. [ENDVIDEO] NORTH AUGUSTA -- Pocket protectors and black-rimmed glasses were in style at Hammond Hill Elementary today as pupils celebrated children’s author Michael Buckley’s latest series NERDS. Mr. Buckley visited the school today for a ...

11/12/09 - 1:44pm

North Augusta carjacking suspect sought

Authorities are looking for a man suspected in a carjacking who led North Augusta police on a chase this afternoon. North Augusta Public Safety officers spotted a man they say was Anthony Tashawn Perry driving a gold 2002 Ford Explorer south on U.S. 25 around noon. When officers tried to stop Mr. P...

11/12/09 - 4:13pm

Area teachers eligible for rainforest honorarium

Area teachers who might like to implement a program to educate middle school students about the rainforest could be eligible for $500 honorariums, according to a news release sent today. The supplemental pay could be possible through The National Science Center’s Discovery Academy: RAIN nation...

11/12/09 - 12:47pm

More state budget cuts coming, says Columbia County legislator

State agencies should start preparing themselves for $350 million more in state budget cuts, a Columbia County lawmaker said this morning. State Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, said during a pre-legislative breakfast meeting hosted by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce that a shortfall in state reve...

11/12/09 - 12:51pm

Hudson agrees on 3-year deal to stay with Braves

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.

11/12/09 - 5:33pm

Lady Antebellum wins 2 CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lakeside High School graduates Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, who along with bandmate Hillary Scott make up Lady Antebellum, captured the vocal group and single of the year categories at Wednesday’s Country Music Association Awards show. The win in vocal group ended Rascal F...

06/25/12 - 8:07pm

Autopsy reveals Beech Island man's murder

BEECH ISLAND – An autopsy conducted this morning revealed that a man missing for more than a week was murdered. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton confirmed this evening that Gregory Brabham, 52, of Swamp Road, was killed, but he said he would not reveal the cause of death. "The cause of death ...

11/12/09 - 6:34pm

Safes stolen from downtown restaurant

A man broke into the Pizza Joint restaurant at 1245 Broad Street early Wednesday morning and stole two safes from an office.

11/12/09 - 9:22am
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