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Miss Riverblast Pageant tonight

The Miss Riverblast Pageant will be held tonight. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets are $10 for adults;$5 for children. For more information, call (706) 826-0026...

01/19/10 - 10:44pm

Buffet co-owner gets 21 months in prison

RINCON - One of the owners of a popular Chinese food buffet in this Effingham County city was sentenced to 21 months in prison Thursday for conspiracy to harbor and employ illegal immigrants at his restaurant. U.S. District Court Chief Judge William T. Moore Jr. also sentenced Guo Hua Jiang, 36, to...

06/20/09 - 2:18pm

COMING SUNDAY: Profile of Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden

Dana Bedden’s life and his experiences might make him a unique fit to address the challenges faced by Richmond County, a school system with high poverty, operating under a decades-old desegregation order and plagued by low expectations. Growing up in a Florida housing project, Dr. Bedden didn&...

06/20/09 - 2:10pm

Barnes leads Open; rain suspends play

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Ricky Barnes had the best day of anyone at Bethpage Black. He only had to play nine holes. He knocked in a 45-foot birdie putt that put him in the record books with the lowest 36-hole score in U.S. Open history. He had a one-shot lead going into the third round. And he stil...

06/20/09 - 8:03pm

Judge refuses to try relatives separately

ELBERTON - Oglethorpe County court officials will call 140 potential jurors for the August trial of two men accused in a gruesome 2006 double murder in Arnoldsville. Therron Johnson of Athens and his nephew, Randy Lamar Johnson Jr. of Lexington, face robbery and murder charges in the deaths of Ronn...

06/20/09 - 1:40pm

Aiken County jail offers updates on offenders

The Aiken County Detention Center is among 23 jails in South Carolina that now offers a victim notification service. The service, funded by a grant through the S.C. Department of Corrections, offers crime victims information about those arrested via a phone call or e-mail. Victims can sign up to b...

06/20/09 - 1:00pm

Nature center opens new addition

ROSWELL, Ga. – Do you want to trade a snakeskin for a starfish? The Nature Exchange, where people can trade in items collected outdoors, is merely one part of Chattahoochee Nature Center's newest addition - its Discovery Center – which will officially open today. The Discovery Center...

06/20/09 - 11:19am

Former S.C. school superintendent confirmed as head of safety commission

WASHINGTON – South Carolina's former school superintendent has been confirmed as head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Inez Tenenbaum had the support of Republican South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint. DeMint defeated her in 2004 to win his Senate seat. Tenenbaum ...

06/20/09 - 11:08am

County to hold job fair

AIKEN — Aiken County has had trouble filling openings for some jobs in emergency services. “We have had some response to the job postings but nothing like you would think considering the economy,” said Assistant County Administrator Todd Glover, referring to 10 open county positio...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

Hot weather today

Temperatures are expected to reach 100 today in the Augusta area. The high temperature could increase the risk of heat stroke and other heat related illnesses, according to medical experts. To avoid complications, they recommend letting your body acclimate to the temperatures before exerting yourse...

06/20/09 - 11:26am

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Augusta's ties to Liberia date back to 1836

Richmond County’s ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom. More recently, Augustans have ...
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