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Homeless man dies from wounds suffered in attempted break-in

A 56-year-old man died early this morning from wounds he apparently suffered while trying to break into the small backyard building of an Augusta home. Henry Lee Smith was found dead outside a home at 1929 Kissingbower Road at about 8:44 a.m., according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s press rele...

09/22/09 - 2:07pm

Phones at system's transportation department now operational

The Richmond County school system’s transportation department phone lines are now back in operation, says school system Louis Svehla. The lines had been temporarily down this morning as a result of lightning from last night’s storms....

09/22/09 - 1:09pm

International Paper to get $10 million in bond financing

International Paper Co. will be raising more than $10 million for capital improvement projects at its south Augusta paper mill through two different tax-exempt bond issues. Development Authority of Richmond County approved the bond issues this morning: $7 million through the state-regulated polluti...

01/11/10 - 3:48pm

Columbia County schools officials to consider adding Pre-K programs

Columbia County school officials will consider this evening adding two new pre-kindergarten programs to serve Grovetown pupils. There are a “number of students that are not being served in that area” since there are not enough nearby day cares to service them, Superintendent Charles Nagle...

09/22/09 - 11:28am

Avondale Mills seek to dismiss petition

Avondale Mills’ officials will meet at the Public Service Commission on Wednesday for a hearing to dismiss the petition filed by three state legislators and the Aiken County sheriff....

09/22/09 - 11:20am

Sheriff returns to office after brief illness

Sheriff Ronnie Strength returned to work today after a stomach virus caused him to collapse at a speaking engagement last week and sent him to the hospital. Sitting in his office Tuesday morning, the Richmond County sheriff, 63, said he was slowly recovering from the sickness and had finally begun ...

09/22/09 - 10:46am

Phones currently inoperable at Richmond County schools transportation department

The Richmond County school system’s transportation department phone lines are currently inoperable as a result of last night’s storms, says school system spokesman Louis Svehla. The system is working to correct the problem. In the meantime, parents can call the school system’s main l...

09/22/09 - 10:41am

Man pleads guilty to aggravated assault

In a difficult case for the prosecutor and defense, a South Augusta man accused of murder pleaded guilty today to aggravated assault. James Earl wright pleaded guity in Richmond County Superior Court in the Nov. 9, 2008, death of Glenn Doe. Judge Sheryl Jolly sentenced Mr. Wright to 15 years in pr...

09/22/09 - 4:43pm

Burress gets 2 years in prison

NEW YORK -– Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for possessing a gun at a night club.

09/22/09 - 10:04am

Jenny Sanford to write memoir

NEW YORK -- The estranged wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is writing a memoir.

09/22/09 - 9:59am
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