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Augusta Prep awarded $2 million

Augusta Preparatory Day School announced today that it was selected to receive a $2 million endowment to provide scholarships for gifted students with financial needs. The endowment was awarded last week by the Malone Family Foundation, which was founded in 1997 to provide quality educational oppor...

05/27/09 - 4:26pm

April record sales tax month

Augusta saw its highest month of sales tax collections since consolidation in April, taking in $9 million, according to data from the state Department of Revenue. The record was previously set in January with $7.45 million. The figures account for both 1-cent local option sales taxes and 1-cent sp...

01/20/10 - 10:03pm

I-20 wreck kills North Augustan

NORWOOD, Ga. – A 31-year-old North Augusta woman was killed today in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20 in Warren County. Warren County Coroner Paul Lowe identified the victim as Felicia Bell, of the 1400 block of Grove Boulevard. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:28 a.m., the c...

05/27/09 - 4:14pm

Future college football coaches' voting to be confidential

Beginning in 2010, ballots in the final regular-season USA Today coaches’ college football poll will be kept confidential – one of a handful of changes on tap for the poll that helps decide who plays in the BCS national championship game. The American Football Coaches Association had aske...

05/27/09 - 4:11pm

Warrants issued in kidnapping

Columbia County authorities issued arrest warrants today for a Delaware couple in connection with a May 11 kidnapping in Evans. Armed robbery and kidnapping warrants were issued for Eric Gootee, 28, of Seaford, Del., and Chelsey Kibler, 21, of Laurel, Del., according to Columbia County sheriff’...

05/27/09 - 3:54pm

Residents advised to boil water

An advisory to boil water has been issued for parts of New Ellenton and Aiken. Harold Craig, of the New Ellenton Commission of Public Works, said today that the advisory was issued Tuesday night and will stay in effect for at least 48 hours for South Boundary Avenue at South Carolina Highway 19 sou...

05/27/09 - 3:05pm

ASU's Wilkerson earns another award

Augusta State junior outfielder Shannon Wilkerson was named today the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Southeast Region Player of the Year. USC Aiken junior designated hitter Travis Howard was named to the region's first team. Pacer seniors Kan Raborn (first baseman) and Cody Mc...

01/07/10 - 3:32pm

Augusta Disc Golf Association to hold membership drive

The Augusta Disc Golf Association is holding its 2009 membership drive at 7 p.m., June 10 at Nacho Mama's. Cost is $20 and includes a disc with club logo as well as discounts on club tournaments and extra club discs....

05/27/09 - 2:41pm

Missing Martinez man found

A 73-year-old Martinez man who had gone missing Sunday has been found. According to Richmond County Investigator Paul Evans, Sung Hwan Lee was discovered safe in Myrtle Beach, S.C., by his family late Tuesday night. Mr. Lee was last seen by his family when he left to go fishing at noon Sunday....

05/27/09 - 2:01pm

Federal government won't mediate 3-state water fight

ATLANTA - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the federal government won't try to broker a solution to a bitter three-state battle over water rights, but he urged Georgia, Alabama and Florida to seek a compromise outside of the courtroom. "At the end of the day, the three states have ...

05/27/09 - 1:47pm

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