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Water main break leaves Evans Middle School without service

A break in a water main has left Evans Middle School without water this morning. The main office of the Columbia County Board of Education, located next to Evans Middle on Hereford Farm Road, also has no water, according to a press release from school officials. Officials said the problem has been...

01/08/10 - 1:09pm

Shoppers log on to Cyber Monday

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to help shoppers avoid scams this Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the online counterpart to last week's Black Friday, minus the long lines. The bureau urges consumers to trust their instincts — offers that sound too good to be true often aren't. ...

11/30/09 - 12:44pm

Augusta Commission runoff Tuesday

The contentious race for the District 1 Augusta Commission seat will be decided Tuesday in a runoff between Matt Aitken and Bill Fennoy. Mr. Aitken, who is white, finished first in the general election earlier this month in a district that's 65 percent black. He received 40.19 percent of the vo...

01/21/10 - 12:38am

SC considers brig for detainees

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is visiting a Navy brig in the Charleston area that could hold Guantanamo Bay detainees. McMaster told The Associated Press on Monday he doesn't want any detainees brought to South Carolina and hopes Congress will keep the p...

11/30/09 - 10:02am

Ga. holiday crashes kill 13

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Patrol says 13 deaths were reported on state highways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

11/30/09 - 9:47am

Serena fined, faces suspension

Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock tells The Associated Press that tennis player Serena Williams has been fined a record $82,500 for her tirade at this year's U.S. Open and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another "major offense" in the next two years.

11/30/09 - 12:43pm

SC wants professionals to teach

COLUMBIA — A plan to allow working professionals to teach in schools part time has won preliminary approval in South Carolina. The State reported Monday that the teacher adjunct program would allow working professionals to be certified to teach part time in public schools. The state Board of ...

11/30/09 - 9:28am

SC pushes lake tourism

CLEMSON, S.C. — Businesses on Lake Hartwell on the South Carolina-Georgia line hope a new study will help persuade the Army Corps of Engineers to consider economic impact as it manages water levels. The Greenville News reported Monday the Corps and Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties and thr...

11/30/09 - 12:43pm

Vandalism reward raised

An award for information on the vandal who defaced the Confederate monument on Broad Street this month has been increased. In an e-mail, Lee Herron, the Sons of Confederate Veterans commander of B/G E. Porter Alexander #158, said the award is now $1,350 for information leading to the arrest of the ...

11/30/09 - 8:46am

North Augusta to light tree

North Augusta's Christmas tree will be lighted from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calhoun Park, at the corner of Georgia and Carolina avenues. More information can be obtained by calling (803) 441-4308....

11/30/09 - 8:30am
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