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Wreck kills Augustan, 58

An Augusta man was killed this afternoon after he lost control of his vehicle on Mike Padgett Highway. Gregory Zurkin, 58, was traveling southbound on the road approaching Country Place Road when his right side tires left the roadway and caused him to lose control, said Richmond County Deputy Coron...

01/22/10 - 8:26pm

Education chief urges class-size flexibility for Ga. school boards

ATLANTA – Georgia's top education official said today that as local school boards face more state cuts they should be given greater control to set larger class sizes.

01/22/10 - 7:00pm

Ga. Watch wants consumer chief to act in PSC cases

ATLANTA — A Georgia watchdog group is calling on the governor's consumer affairs chief to get involved in cases before the state's Public Service Commission that could boost utility rates. Georgia Watch said Joseph Doyle has not intervened in a single rate case before the PSC. The grou...

01/22/10 - 5:10pm

Mavericks planning exhibition games

At the prodding of league officials, the Augusta Mavericks indoor football team decided Thursday night to cancel its 2010 regular season as a member of the Southern Indoor Football League. The team instead plans to play two home exhibition games and attempt a return in 2011 as an expansion team. &#...

01/22/10 - 6:45pm

Four-day school week proposal drawing online comments

Readers have had a lot to say in the comments and on Facebook about the proposal for a four-day school week for Richmond County schools. The story, first published online Thursday, said the proposal came from ...

01/22/10 - 5:37pm

Options abound in helping Haiti

In Augusta, several groups are gearing up for fundraisers. There are several ways to get involved in relief efforts, which span local, as well as regional and national organizations. Locally – First Baptist Church of Augusta has a benefit planned for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the church sanctuary. ...

01/22/10 - 4:24pm

Missing Columbia boy found in Aiken, police say

Brett Alexander Smith, 12, of Columbia, missing since Monday might was found today in Aiken.

01/22/10 - 7:24pm

MCG team heads to Atlanta to help others going to Haiti

A specially trained disaster medicine vaccination team based in Augusta will go to Atlanta tonight to help prepare those heading to Haiti for relief efforts. The five members of the Georgia-4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team will likely be at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to immu...

01/22/10 - 4:17pm

North Augusta bank robbery suspect arrested

NORTH AUGUSTA – Authorities have arrested a man wanted for an April 2009 bank robbery. DeKalb County police officers arrested Anthony M. “T-Money” Martin Saturday on unrelated charges, but later determined that he was the fourth suspect in the robbery of the Martintown Road Bank of A...

01/22/10 - 3:47pm

Bond granted man charged with stabbing brother in dispute

Bond was granted today for a man accused of stabbing his brother multiple times over a woman. Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. set a $30,000 bond for 45-year-old Tommy Lee Smith, who is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. Deputies were called to...

01/22/10 - 2:22pm
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