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Golden Harvest holds food drive this afternoon in Evans

Golden Harvest Food Bank will hold a food drive and hamburger sale at Earth Fare in Evans this afternoon. The food bank, which serves 19 counties in Georgia and 11 counties in South Carolina, is hoping to collect food and funds for low-income families across its service area, said Vikki Adkins, dir...

06/25/09 - 1:09pm

Should he step down? Editorial page views on Gov. Sanford

Excerpts from today's opinion pages in newspapers in South Carolina and other cities: From The Charlotte Observer: On Wednesday, at his extraordinary news conference, Sanford said he is resigning as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Good. It's time for him to resign the S....

06/25/09 - 1:30pm

Analysis: Why do politicians cheat?

WASHINGTON — What is it with philandering politicians? Why do men in power — the ones on pedestals — think they are above us and can get away with cheating on their spouses, particularly when media scrutiny is so intense and peccadilloes are arguably more politically damaging? Ther...

06/25/09 - 1:31pm

Shaq to be traded to Cleveland, report says

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to acquiring center Shaquille O'Neal in a trade with the Phoenix Suns, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press today. The teams have reached an agreement in principle on the deal, which would unite O'Neal with Cavalier...

06/25/09 - 6:21am

Update: Sanford back with family

COLUMBIA, — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was with his family today as legal and ethical questions swirled over his secret trip to see a woman in Argentina with whom he admitted an affair. The state's top senator questioned whether Sanford broke the law when he disappeared for several d...

06/25/09 - 2:47pm

Study looks at python migration northward

Here come the Pythons. Yes, many of those really big snakes – once the most exotic of pets -- have slithered into the wilds of Florida. And just like fire ants and armadillos, scientists are afraid they could eventually migrate to Georgia. Coming Sunday, we report on the Savannah River Ecolo...

06/25/09 - 6:01am

Big crowd expected Saturday for Gordon Highway cleanup

Organizers of a Saturday kickoff of a long-range cleanup plan for Gordon Highway expect more than 300 volunteers to converge at Southgate Shopping Center, however, cleanup committee member Henry Frischknecht said there is plenty of room for more helpers. Volunteers will meet at 6:30 a.m. at Southga...

01/21/10 - 12:43am

Two teens arrested after holdup of 14-year-old

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies said they charged two teens with armed robbery Wednesday after the holdup earlier this week of a former classmate near the 2400 block of Amsterdam Drive. The 14-year-old victim said he was walking home from work when Vernon Lee Labord, 18, of Tad Court, and M...

06/25/09 - 6:16am

Part of Bolton Street to close today

· A portion of Bolton Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, according to a Richmond County Engineering Department press release. The closure will be between Hilda and Avalon Avenues, the release said. Crews will be installing a storm drain....

06/25/09 - 5:41am

Metro Augusta jobless rate rises to 9.3 percent in May

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area rose to 9.3 percent in May, up 1 percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in April, according to statement released this morning. Meanwhile, the state’s ...

06/25/09 - 1:35pm

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'Do not swim' order remains in effect for Savannah River

A "do not swim" order for the Savannah River will reamin in effect while officials await lab results of an oily substance found in its waters Sunday.
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