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Store employee charged in TV scam

A Sears employee was arrested last week after a business customer's information was used to purchase more than $20,000 worth of TVs. Authorities said today they charged Michael Maurice Walton, 27, of the 2800 block of Thomas Lane, with financial identity fraud and financial transaction card fra...

01/29/10 - 8:34am

Fort Stewart soldier jailed for threats in lyrics to rap song

SAVANNAH, Ga. — An Army soldier is in a Georgia jail on charges that he threatened violence against his superiors in a rap song the soldier recorded.

01/11/10 - 4:39pm

McGwire admits steroids use

McGwire’s decision to admit using steroids was prompted by his decision to become hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, his final big league team.

01/11/10 - 5:45pm

Georgia Tech loses more players to NFL

ATLANTA – Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech lost three more stars to the NFL on Monday. All-America defensive end Derrick Morgan, 1,300-yard rusher Jonathan Dwyer and hard-hitting safety Morgan Burnett held a joint campus news conference to announce they’ll enter the draft w...

01/11/10 - 3:56pm

Water main break causes outage in Dearing

DEARING -- For the second time since last Friday a water main has broken leaving dozens of residents and businesses without water in the Town of Dearing.

01/11/10 - 9:43pm

Advance tickets on sale for USC Aiken vs. Augusta State

Advanced ticket sales are underway for Augusta State's match up with USC Aiken in two weeks in Aiken, according to a statement released by the USC Aiken athletic department this afternoon. Tickets to the Jan. 25 contests, which will see the USC Aiken men's and women's basketball teams p...

01/11/10 - 4:28pm

Aiken schools to get dating violence training

COLUMBIA - The Aiken County Public School District is among five districts in the state to participate in a program to reduce violence in dating relationships and family members. State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex today announced a teacher education initiative to address the effects of domes...

01/11/10 - 2:35pm

Vistors bureau: Hotels set revenue record in 2009

Despite the recession, Augusta area hotels set a revenue record last year. Total hotel revenue in Augusta is estimated at $60 million for 2009, which is higher than 2008, according to the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Bureau President Barry White attributed the increase in visitor spendi...

01/11/10 - 2:25pm

Aiken First Tee registration begins

AIKEN – Registration began today for winter golf clinics at The First Tee of Aiken. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday for the golf clinics that will start Jan. 19. for the eight-week season. The First Tee of Aiken teaches youths the significance of golf ski...

01/11/10 - 2:23pm

Ga. court considers bottle rocket case

ATLANTA — Georgia's top court is considering whether a teacher should be held liable for a disastrous science experiment that took place in her classroom. The student's eye was injured during a water bottle rocket launch in Patricia Grammens' science class at South Forsyth Middle S...

01/11/10 - 1:10pm
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