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Augusta first community in Comcast to go all digital

Comcast is going all digital in the Augusta market, becoming the first city in the nation for the company to make the switch. The cable, telephone and Internet provider will send out letters on Wednesday to customers who are still receiving analog service through limited basic cable. The changes wi...

12/01/09 - 4:34pm

CDC: Less flu, more vaccine presents 'window of opportunity'

In a reversal of the situation the country faced just weeks ago, a declining number of flu cases and an increasing supply of vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus present a “window of opportunity” to prevent the spread of infection, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

12/01/09 - 4:59pm

Commission approves budget without tax increase

The mayor will form subcommittee to review agencies receiving city funds.

01/21/10 - 12:38am

Johnson repeats as ACC Coach of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference, two coach of the year awards for Paul Johnson. The Georgia Tech coach once again was the overwhelming choice as the ACC’s top coach as selected by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Johnson received 24 of a possib...

12/01/09 - 2:32pm

South Aiken coach will not return next season

Robert Wrightenberry will not continue as head football coach at South Aiken High School next year, South Aiken principal Bryan Skipper confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Skipper said Wrightenberry’s coaching contract will not be renewed, but Wrightenberry, who currently remains on staff as a teache...

01/12/10 - 9:47pm

Shifting Savannah River water to Atlanta area costly, report says

Transferring water from the Savannah River basin to metro Atlanta is feasible, but would be more expensive than other options, according to a report prepared for Gov. Sonny Perdue’s Water Contingency Task Force. Consultants suggested metro Atlanta could supplement its water supply through inte...

12/01/09 - 6:31pm

Man wanted in North Augusta shooting captured in Augusta

Richmond and Aiken county investigators captured a man earlier today who was wanted in a January shooting. Michael Allen Johnson, 19, of the 1300 block of Bettis Academy Road, Trenton, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill and possession of a weapon during the commis...

12/01/09 - 1:15pm

Bowden to retire after bowl game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will end his 44-year coaching career after the Seminoles play in a bowl game. Bowden will retire as the second winningest coach in major-college football behind Penn State's Joe Paterno. The 80-year-old Bowden has won 388 games in his ca...

12/01/09 - 4:00pm

Rosier Road holdup reported

Two men robbed a store on Rosier Road Monday night. A 52-year-old employee said the gun-wielding robbers entered Manna Mart wearing bandannas and demanded money from the register, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. As he opened the register, one of the robbers hit him in the bac...

12/01/09 - 12:49pm

Woman victim of burglar with blowtorch

A blowtorch-wielding burglar set a 42-year-old woman’s hair on fire after breaking into her home Monday night. The victim, who lives in Heritage Apartments on Heritage Circle, told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies that two men wearing ski masks forced their way through her front door....

12/01/09 - 12:42pm
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