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Armstrong still in second after ride through the Alps

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, France - Alberto Contador has kept the overall lead in the Tour de France after another ride in the Alps, with Lance Armstrong clinging to second place. Mikel Astarloza of Spain won the 16th stage today, a 99-mile route from the Swiss town of Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Co...

07/21/09 - 11:01am

Watch how you park in Atlanta

ATLANTA — If you drive to Atlanta a lot, beware of where and how you park. Atlanta City Council has voted to place boots on vehicles if they have three or more parking tickets. The voted Monday calls for drivers to pay $50 a day to remove the boot and plans call for a 60-day public education ...

07/21/09 - 6:52am

15th Georgia bank fails

Two Northeast Georgia banks failed, in part, because of the depressed housing market, according to an expert in Georgia banking. State and federal banking regulators shut down Winder's First Piedmont Bank late Friday and sold the financial institution to First American Bank & Trust Co. in A...

07/21/09 - 6:51am

Sanford to speak in public

GREER, S.C. — Gov. Mark Sanford is making his first public appearance since saying his Argentine mistress was his "soul mate." His office says Mr. Sanford will be in Greer, near Spartanburg, today to talk about the federal law that requires states to issue drivers' licenses that meet new s...

07/21/09 - 6:25am

Aiken County Council to discuss, vote on blue law repeal

AIKEN -- Aiken County Council is scheduled to vote tonight on whether to repeal the so-called "Blue Law" forbidding certain Sunday-morning sales in the county. A public hearing will precede the vote. The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the council chambers on Richland Avenue. The Sunday s...

01/20/10 - 9:54pm

Georgia didn't follow nation in voter turnout trend in November

A national report on Monday indicated the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years. Census figures showed about 63.6 percent of all U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, or 131.1 million people, voted last November. Although that represe...

07/21/09 - 6:00am

Broken sewer line sends waste through UGA campus

ATHENS, Ga. -- A broken 18-inch sewer line sent raw sewage coursing through the University of Georgia campus Monday. A crew from the Athens-Clarke Public Utilities Department worked into the evening to contain the wastewater flowing into Tanyard Creek, which flows beside the Tate Student Center and...

01/15/10 - 5:06pm

Aiken school board to review construction plan tonight

The Aiken County School Board will review the five-year-construction plan at tonight’s meeting. The board will also have the first reading of the staff code of conduct. The meeting will be held at 1000 Brookhaven Drive at 7 p.m....

01/08/10 - 10:37am

Police find drugs after Aiken car wreck

AIKEN -- Aiken officers who responded Sunday afternoon to a car wreck in downtown Aiken found no one in the car but located what appeared to be illegal drugs. The crash was reported at about 6:30 p.m. at Marlboro Street near Colleton Avenue, according to an incident report. Authorities say the driv...

07/20/09 - 3:46pm

Man accused in Aiken robbery

A Georgia man who authorities say robbed an Aiken bank nearly two years ago has been arrested in Mount Pleasant, S.C., police say.

07/21/09 - 8:29am
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