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Police say suspect was stealing wire from utility poles

Police arrested a man today who is accused of stripping 32 power poles near the Academy of Richmond County of their copper grounding wire. Anthony Brown, 37, faces charges of second degree criminal damage to property and possession of tools during the commission of a crime, according to Richmond Co...

01/13/10 - 10:27pm

Music in the Park to feature Packway Handle Band

The Packway Handle Band will perform at North Augusta's Music in the Park tonight. The performance at Maude Edenfield Park off East Buena Vista Avenue begins at 7 p.m. The rain location is the North Augusta Community Center. Admission is free, and patrons are advised to bring a chair or blanke...

05/28/09 - 3:40pm

ESPN announces layoffs

BRISTOL, Conn. – ESPN has notified about 100 Connecticut employees that they will be losing their jobs. The layoffs are part of a plan announced by ESPN Chief Executive George Bodenheimer in January, when he told employees the sports television giant would be reviewing its entire operation and...

05/28/09 - 3:38pm

Lack of Yucca option, causing nuclear waste woes, groups says

Savannah River Site’s Community Reuse Organization will join other groups that oppose the Obama administration’s decision to scrap plans for a permanent nuclear waste repository in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. Rick Toole, chairman of the regional economic development group, told members ...

05/28/09 - 2:43pm

National Merit Scholars named

Two Aiken County high school students were awarded National Merit Scholarships today, according to the state Education Department. Devin Kimmerly, of Aiken High, and Erin Harris, of North Augusta High, were among 43 students chosen statewide. Both will attend Clemson University. More than 2,800 wi...

05/28/09 - 2:37pm

Local spelling bee champion enjoying Washington activities

Augusta spelling bee winner Rachael Cundey might not have made the championship round of this week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, but the South Columbia Elementary fourth-grader said she's enjoying the rest of her trip to Washington, D.C. “We spent a lot of time at the Smithsonian M...

05/28/09 - 10:01pm

Plane Pull set for Saturday

Twenty-four teams will participate Saturday in a Plane Pull to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta. The teams of 20 will compete to see who can pull a FedEx 727 12 feet in the shortest amount of time. Team members are from the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center...

01/08/10 - 2:51pm

Former students hold reunion for Josey, Laney teachers Saturday

Former students who graduated in the class of 1966 from T.W. Josey High and Lucy C. Laney High Schools will honor their former teachers Saturday, May 30 during a teachers’ reunion. Teachers who taught the students from 1954 through 1966 are invited to attend the reunion, which will be held at ...

05/28/09 - 2:47pm

Coliseum Authority members hold their final meeting

At their final meeting, Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members tried today to approve a new budget against the advice of their accountant and a settlement of legal claims before consulting their attorney. The authority, which has a history of being contentious and heated, wrapped up by ...

01/20/10 - 10:09pm

Delaware to allow sports betting

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Supreme Court says a proposed sports betting lottery does not conflict with the state constitution. The opinion was requested by Gov. Jack Markell, who has signed a bill that would make Delaware the only state east of the Rocky Mountains to offer sports wagering. In...

05/28/09 - 11:00am

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