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Columbia County might tear down older schools

At least four schools would be razed and rebuilt, some in new locations, and one would close under a plan unveiled this morning.

01/27/10 - 10:23pm

Man charged with shoplifting 14 pieces of meat

An Augusta man was arrested for attempting to shoplift 14 packages of meat at a North Augusta grocery store Tuesday.

01/27/10 - 6:02am

Copper taken from air conditioner at Pullman Hall

Someone caused about $5,000 worth of damage to an air conditioner at Pullman Hall, 560 Walton Way. A Richmond County sheriff’s report says the five-ton Rheem air conditioning unit was dismantled in order to get to the copper piping. The incident happened between 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesda...

01/27/10 - 1:41am

Bank bag containing $25,000 stolen at Augusta Exchange

A 56-year-old Augusta man told officers that someone broke into his truck and stole a Georgia Bank & Trust bank bag containing $25,000. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the theft happened between 3 and 3:45 p.m. Monday in the Hhgregg parking lot at 207 Robert C. Daniel Jr. ...

01/27/10 - 1:36am

Thieves steal food, clothing, other items in church break-in

Someone broke into Williams Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and stole $725 worth of food, clothing and other items. A Richmond County sheriff’s report says that sometime between 12:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:10 p.m. Monday someone entered the church at 1630 15th St. through a back d...

01/27/10 - 1:33am

Tools, wire taken; trailers pipe damaged in break-in at landfill

Someone broke into a construction area at the Richmond County Solid Waste Facility and stole tools and wire.

01/27/10 - 1:28am

South Carolina shocks No. 1 Kentucky

COLUMBIA – Kentucky’s return to No. 1 might not last very long. Devan Downey scored 30 points and South Carolina sent No. 1 Kentucky to its first loss of the season with a 68-62 victory on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (19-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) moved atop the rankings for this we...

01/27/10 - 12:38am

Authority's board to meet Thursday on Avondale water deal

AIKEN - The Valley Public Service Authority board of commissioners will meet Thursday to decide the fate of the Avondale Mills water system takeover. The commissioners will meet with board attorney Eric Shytle at 4:30 p.m. at the authority's office, 435 Pine St. in Gloverville. Commissioners wi...

01/26/10 - 10:08pm

Georgia House gets horse-racing legalization bill

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters could have a say this fall on whether to legalize betting on horse racing, based on legislation introduced today. House Resolution 1177 would set up a referendum during November's general election to expand gambling beyond the state-run lottery. Introduced by Rep. Harr...

04/13/10 - 6:53pm

Pro hockey could return to Augusta

Minor league hockey could be a step closer to making a return to Augusta this fall in the form of a Southern Professional Hockey League team. The SPHL winter meetings, held earlier this week in Charlotte, N.C., concluded Monday, and a statement released by the league confirmed that an ownership grou...

01/07/11 - 11:21pm
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