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Augusta July jobless rate unchanged at 10.2 percent

The unemployment rate for metro Augusta in July was 10.2 percent, unchanged from June, the Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning. In the Georgia metro counties, the unemployment rate increased from 9.8 percent in June to 10.2 percent in July. On the South Carolina side, it went down: fr...

08/27/09 - 9:03am

Woman dead; husband shot; suspect sought in Hephzibah

Richmond County investigators are searching tonight for a man they believe fatally shot a Hephzibah area woman, wounded her husband and fled in the couple's pickup truck.

08/26/09 - 10:09pm

Six-run sixth leads to rout

ATLANTA – San Diego stunned Atlanta with a six-run sixth inning, and Kevin Kouzmanoff finished off the Braves with a two-run homer that sent the Padres to a 12-5 rout tonight. The last-place Padres won their second straight over the Braves, whose playoff hopes have taken a big blow during two ...

08/26/09 - 9:41pm

Augusta golfer falls in playoff

TULSA, Okla. – Bud Cauley made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole in a 3 and 1 victory over Rickie Fowler in the first round of the U.S. Amateur Championship today. Augusta's Michael Green, one of 27 players involved in a playoff this morning for the final four spots in match play, fai...

08/26/09 - 8:12pm

Dogs focus on forcing turnovers

ATHENS, Ga. — It’s an early August preseason football practice, and Georgia’s defensive players are showing during drill work that it’s never too early for good habits to be formed. Akeem Dent knocks a football out of the hands of Michael Gilliard. Marcus Washington strips the b...

08/26/09 - 8:07pm

Richt creates sense of urgency

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia's starters had a surprise when they ran onto the Sanford Stadium field for today's scrimmage. The scoreboard showed Oklahoma State held a 21-0 lead in what coach Mark Richt billed as a practice game for the 13th-ranked Bulldogs' Sept. 5 opener against the nint...

08/26/09 - 8:04pm

Woman dead; husband shot; suspect sought in Hephzibah

Richmond County investigators are searching tonight for a man they believe fatally shot a Hephzibah area woman, wounded her husband and fled in the couple's pickup truck.

08/26/09 - 9:56pm

Augusta area hires won't increase anytime soon, economist says

ATLANTA - - The stock market may be rising and words of encouragement buzzing around Washington, but Augusta's job picture won't be brightening soon, one noted economist said today. The metro area has lost 3,400 jobs so far this year, pushing the local unemployment rate to 9.5 percent. Manu...

08/26/09 - 7:16pm

Feds say Martinez business behind Medicare fraud

In an affidavit for a search warrant unsealed today, a federal agent laid out why a Martinez businessman is suspected of Medicare fraud and other crimes. Agents raided Stamen Medical Systems on Aug. 19, removing records and copies of the content on the business’ computers. According to the se...

08/26/09 - 5:40pm

Grovetown High principal injured in school fight

The principal of a Columbia County high school was injured this afternoon as she tried to break up a fight. Grovetown High School Principal Penny Jackson got a busted lip when she tried to break up a fight between students Dvadne Freeman and Faison Gaines, both 17, said Columbia County sheriff’...

01/08/10 - 3:55pm
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