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Gordon Highway litter cleanup rescheduled

The next Gordon Highway litter cleanup has been rescheduled back to its original date. It will not be held this weekend, but rather on Nov. 7, according to Greater Augusta Progress Chairman and Empire Truck & Tractor owner Henry Frischknecht. Volunteers will meet at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lo...

01/21/10 - 12:40am

Columbia County cancels flu clinics

The Columbia County Health Department announced this morning that several flu clinics have been canceled due to a continued shortage of the vaccine. Sites included were: * Harlem City Hall * Grovetown City Hall * Stallings Middle * Columbia Co. Detention Center * Augusta Christian * Augusta P...

10/21/09 - 9:11am

Death penalty opponents say practice a failure, waste of money

The same day convicted Richmond County killer Mark McClain was executed at a Georgia prison, one of the nation’s leading non-profit death penalty research organizations released a harsh assessment of the practice. A report by the non-profit Death Penalty Information Center released Tuesday sai...

10/21/09 - 8:58am

Teen collapses playing basketball, later dies

Robert Griffin had just helped his friends win a five-on-five pickup game of basketball Monday night when he suddenly collapsed on the gym floor of the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta’s WT Johnson Center. The 15-year-old Laney High School student, who is remembered for his love of sports and of...

01/15/10 - 12:23am

SC agency to offer flu vaccinations at state fair

COLUMBIA — The needle you find at state fair won't come from a haystack. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says it will offer the seasonal flu vaccine at the state fair today. Officials say the vaccinations will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to adults ...

10/21/09 - 1:18pm

Richmond County voting expands to more sites next week

Two additional voting sites will open next week in Richmond County for early voting in the Nov. 3 election. Hours also will be extended at the county’s three early polling sites for Advance Voting Week, which will be held Monday through Oct. 30. Voting sites will be open at the Board of Elect...

10/21/09 - 6:27am

2 Food Lions open this morning in Columbia County

Two new Food Lion grocery stores open this morning in Columbia County. Each open at 8 a.m. and are located at 5157 Columbia Road in Grovetown and 3845 Evans to Locks Road in Evans. The stores are included as part of a “village” shopping center concept by Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial ...

10/21/09 - 1:18pm

Apollo 16 astronaut at Fort Discovery

Charlie Duke, the 10th man to walk on the moon, is coming to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery. Mr. Duke, who was piloted the Apollo 16 lunar module in 1972, will appear at today at the Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater. The appearance has now been scheduled at 10 a.m. The former fig...

10/21/09 - 8:44am

Expert predicts no change in SC unemployment rate

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's jobless rate in September is set to be released as lawmakers prepare for a special session to deal with emergency unemployment benefits. Coastal Carolina University economist Don Schunk says he expects the figure released today by the Employment Security Commiss...

10/21/09 - 6:03am

McClain executed for murder

Mark McClain was executed tonight, almost 15 years after he fatally shot an Augusta pizza store manager.

10/20/09 - 10:22pm
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