Latest News

  • Syndicate content

Apollo 16 astronaut at Fort Discovery

Charlie Duke, the 10th man to walk on the moon, is coming to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery. Mr. Duke, who was piloted the Apollo 16 lunar module in 1972, will appear at today at the Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater. The appearance has now been scheduled at 10 a.m. The former fig...

10/21/09 - 8:44am

Expert predicts no change in SC unemployment rate

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's jobless rate in September is set to be released as lawmakers prepare for a special session to deal with emergency unemployment benefits. Coastal Carolina University economist Don Schunk says he expects the figure released today by the Employment Security Commiss...

10/21/09 - 6:03am

McClain executed for murder

Mark McClain was executed tonight, almost 15 years after he fatally shot an Augusta pizza store manager.

10/20/09 - 10:22pm

TEE Center committee will finally meet

A five-member committee charged with finding a way to end the Augusta Commission’s impasse over building a downtown trade, exhibit and event center will finally meet this week. The committee was formed by Mayor Deke Copenhaver in early September, then put on hiatus while the Richmond County Sh...

01/21/10 - 12:00am

Area store sells $1 million ticket

A 27-year-old Aiken County man has won $1 million in the South Carolina Education Lottery's Cash Bonanza Bonus.

10/20/09 - 6:45pm

Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta gas station sold the winning $1 million lottery ticket, according to a statement issued today by the South Carolina Education Lottery. Ye Old Grocery Store on Jefferson Davis Highway sold the ticket to a 27-year-old man from Aiken County. He asked that his name not ...

10/20/09 - 5:31pm

Sentencing hearing delayed for former Harlem water official

A sentencing hearing for a Harlem employee who pleaded guilty to federal Clean Water Act violations was postponed today and rescheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 1. Daniel Webster Cason, the city’s public works director, pleaded guilty in March to three of 11 charges for which he was indicted in 2008. H...

10/20/09 - 4:40pm

SC pays millions to jobless who were fired

COLUMBIA -- Nearly one-quarter of unemployed South Carolinians who file for jobless benefits are out of work because of their own misconduct. Of that group, 56 percent succeeded in getting unemployment benefits, said Rebecca Gunnlaugsson, economist for the S.C. Department of Commerce. Data she pre...

10/20/09 - 5:01pm

Commissioners work out name for new Judicial Center

The new judicial center will be called the Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Courthouse. The Augusta Commission voted 6-1 this afternoon to do so, with Commissioner Joe Bowles providing black commissioners the sixth vote they needed. Jimmy Smith voted against the motion, Don Grantham was ...

01/21/10 - 12:40am

Commissioners discuss ways to handle Augusta budget shortfall

Augusta's working 2010 budget has a total deficit of nearly $8.6 million, about $5.9 million of it in law enforcement. Collections from a sales tax meant to off set property taxes are down, as are ad valorem taxes and state and superior court fines. At a special-called meeting today, City Admi...

01/20/10 - 10:00pm
Search Augusta jobs