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Former Orangeburg councilman wants out probation reduced

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — The former Orangeburg County councilman who served a year in prison for bribery and extortion has asked a judge to cut short his three-year supervised release. In a letter filed with the court Monday, John Rickenbacker told a federal judge that his work as a constituent liai...

06/09/09 - 10:59am

Woman killed when she is crushed between 2 trucks

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Investigators say a 25-year-old Lawrenceville mother of two has been killed when she was crushed between two trucks while trying to tell a driver to slow down. Police said Sabrina Stanek was killed when a pickup truck driven by 39-year-old Constantine Toncz Sunday night, r...

06/09/09 - 1:04pm

Federal report details Atlanta housing decline

ATLANTA — A new federal report shows the Atlanta area's housing market continued to decline during the first quarter of 2009. Data gathered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development examined housing construction in the 28-county Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan ar...

06/09/09 - 10:44am

Suspended NFL star Vick back in bankruptcy court

NORFOLK, Va. - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has a deadline of July 2 to tell a bankruptcy judge how he plans to pay back his creditors. A federal bankruptcy judge in Virginia set the date for a new plan at a hearing Tuesday. Judge Frank Santoro rejected Vick's initial bankruptcy plan in Apr...

06/09/09 - 2:14pm

North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center announces director

NORTH AUGUSTA -- The Board of Directors of the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta named Lauren Virgo as the center director Monday. Virgo is a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelors of fine arts degree, and is working on her masters in art history at the University of South Carolina...

06/09/09 - 12:53pm

Commissioners to speak at SPLOST meeting today

Mayor Deke Copenhaver and commissioners Joe Jackson and Calvin Holland will answer questions on the SPLOST proposal and other city projects at an 11:30 a.m. meeting today.

01/20/10 - 10:02pm

Streamlined permits would aid economy, officials say

To help stimulate Georgia's economy, the Savannah district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to streamline permits for publicly funded projects such as bridges, roads and schools. To do that, it's proposing to increase the threshold for impacts to wetlands from these projects by up t...

06/09/09 - 6:41am

Athens judge mentioned for federal bench

ATHENS, Ga. -- Superior Court Judge Steve Jones soon may know if he'll be going to Washington for a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing. When U.S. District Court Judge Hugh Lawson retired in December to become a part-time senior judge, he left the U.S. Middle District of Georgia with a vacancy on ...

06/09/09 - 12:58pm

Police say watermelon sparked fatal argument in Commerce, Ga.

COMMERCE, Ga. - Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and police detectives kept searching Monday for clues to explain why a 55-year-old Commerce man opened fire on his family Sunday afternoon, killing his grandson and seriously injuring his wife. Witnesses said Robert L. Clark Jr. shot his wife a...

06/09/09 - 5:34pm

Aiken school budget to be discussed tonight

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the tentative budget as part of its meeting today. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at 1000 Brookhaven Drive in Aiken. Participants should sign up to speak before 7 p.m. Budget information can be found at 01/04/10 - 5:28pm

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Breast cancer has touched thousands of families across the Augusta area. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring ...
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