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Screven sheriff calls for end to wet T-shirt contests at dragstrip

SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Sheriff Mike Kile says he’s going to do everything he can to make sure no more wet T-shirt contests are held in Screven County. “I don’t like them. I don’t think it’s right to have them. I don’t think it’s good for Screven County,” he said. ...

05/22/09 - 4:25pm

Let the weekend begin

The long Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Here’s what’s happening in the Augusta area: TODAY-MONDAY The Augusta GreenJackets celebrate time at home with fireworks Saturday and a Lowcountry boil Monday. There also is baseball to be played. The Jackets face Greenv...

05/22/09 - 7:06pm

Gov. Perdue announces master teacher certifications

Educators from Richmond, Columbia, Jefferson and other east Georgia counties are among 112 teachers who have earned the “Master Teacher” certification, a designation based on appreciable gains in student achievement....

05/22/09 - 2:25pm

USC recruit arrested in Florida

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina football recruit was arrested this week in Florida on a marijuana charge.

05/22/09 - 1:47pm

Best & Brightest Preview: Seth Zissette

Seth Zissette is one of 21 seniors selected for The Augusta Chronicle's Best and Brightest Award for 2009.

01/08/10 - 5:31pm

Columbia County high schools set for Saturday graduations

As more than 22,000 Columbia County pupils anxiously await the end of the school year this afternoon, hundreds of them are preparing to bid a permanent farewell to high school. Six Columbia County-based schools will conduct graduation ceremonies Saturday. Columbia County’s four public schools...

05/22/09 - 7:08pm

Former Greenville sports editor, Foster, dies

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Longtime sports editor and columnist Dan Foster of The Greenville News has died at 80. The newspaper’s Web site said he died Friday but did not list a cause. Foster retired in 2000 after 52 years at The Greenville News and The Greenville Piedmont. He annually covered s...

05/22/09 - 1:22pm

What's for lunch?

Are you hungry yet? It's payday Friday, and many folks are ready to head out of the office for lunch. Here are some options: - They're serving up gyros and lamb and chicken dinners and Greek pasta at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St. They begin serving at 11 a.m. - Baked...

05/22/09 - 7:03pm

Father gets 100 year sentence for poisoning plot

JONESBORO, Ga. - A Clayton County father convicted of poisoning his two children was sentenced to 100 years in prison.

05/22/09 - 3:10pm

SC unemployment sets record

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's unemployment rate set a state record high of 11.5 percent in April, the state Employment Security Commission announced Friday. The April rate was again the nation's third highest, behind Michigan (12.9 percent) and Oregon (12.0 percent). South Carolina's...

05/22/09 - 11:31am

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Commission to discuss Jackson replacement Monday

Mayor Pro tem Corey Johnson requested the issue be addressed at Monday's called commission meeting at 11:30 a.m., according to clerk Lena Bonner.
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