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New homeowner resource center begins seeing clients

A non-profit resource center for homeowners began seeing its first clients this week in downtown Augusta. HomeFirst Augusta, 961 Broad St., provides counseling in all aspects of home buying and home ownership. “Buying a home is a very special thing in a family’s life. We want to give peo...

06/11/09 - 2:35pm

Crew demolishes wrong house

CARROLLTON, Ga. — A crew using coordinates from a global positioning system demolished a 60-year-old home in Carrollton earlier this week - but it was the wrong house.

06/11/09 - 2:15pm

Vikings coach: 'Stay tuned' on Favre

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Can Brett Favre still be a great quarterback? Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress says he doesn’t know, but to “stay tuned.” Childress says he called Favre last week. That’s the latest update from Minnesota’s coach, who didn’t elaborate on...

06/11/09 - 2:02pm

SC woman charged in murder-for-hire case

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A 47-year-old South Carolina woman faces charges after police say she tried to hire someone to kill her husband.

06/11/09 - 12:49pm

Augusta metro unemployment claims rise in May

Initial jobless claims increased in the Augusta metro area in May. The Georgia Department of Labor reported there were 3,138 initial claims for unemployment benefits in May, up from 2,524 first-time filers in April. Georgia’s labor department also reported this morning that 75,436 laid-off wo...

06/11/09 - 12:49pm

USC revenue up despite fewer ticket sales

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's athletic department expects an increase in revenue from its seat-donation program despite a drop in football ticket sales and booster club funds.

06/11/09 - 12:43pm

Braves add Canizares as cleanup hitter

The Braves made a late decision to call up first baseman Barbaro Canizares on Thursday.

06/11/09 - 12:42pm

Knology adds HD channels, video on demand library

Knology customers in the Augusta area got 11 more high definition channels added to the lineup today. Knology also announced this morning that it has expanded its library of offerings in the video on demand service. “We have increased content storage capacity, allowing us to provide even more...

06/11/09 - 12:37pm

Handel to speak in Evans tonight

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will campaign for governor at an Evans golf course this evening. Ms. Handel, who is seeking the Republican nomination, will speak at a 6 p.m. meeting of the Columbia County Republican Women in the Jones Creek Clubhouse, at 777 Jones Creek Drive. Ms. Handel i...

06/11/09 - 11:42am

Family escapes fire unharmed

A fire damaged a Martinez home Wednesday evening, but the family escaped unharmed, officials said.

06/11/09 - 11:38am

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