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June 8 SPLOST program set

Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell will present a program on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI package to the West Augusta Alliance on June 8. The public is invited and the program begins at 7 p.m. at the Warren Road Gym-Warren Road between I-20 and Furys Ferry Road....

05/28/09 - 9:04am

Governor hopefuls at forum

The Columbia County Democratic Party will hold its 2010 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans. Candidates expected to appear at the forum include Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker a...

05/28/09 - 9:03am

Current coliseum panel members hold last meeting this morning

The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority holds its last scheduled meeting this morning under its old configuration. It will probably be the last meeting for board members who are being replaced by a new arrangement that goes into effect next week. Check back with augustachronicle.com for upd...

01/20/10 - 10:09pm

Wet weather boosts Ga. hay crop

COMER, Ga. -- Georgia cattle farmers and hay producers are counting their blessings this rain-soaked spring. So far, Cory Clements' count has reached only one - the lifting of northeast Georgia's stubborn drought. But that's still better than last year. "The weather is the only thing t...

05/28/09 - 7:57am

Youth speaking program offered

The University of Georgia extension service will host a 28-hour Teen Toastmasters Leadership Program next month at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Classes will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to June 4 and June 8 to June 10, according to a press release. The cost is $45 and includes workbook, certifi...

05/28/09 - 6:56am

Police search warrants offer clues into Zinkhan shooting spree

ATHENS, Ga. -- Former University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan III -- who shot and killed his wife and two others April 25 -- apparently was preparing for a divorce, according to court records. Police have refused to discuss why Zinkhan opened fire, fatally shooting wife Marie Bruce, and fell...

05/28/09 - 10:01am

23 apply for McDuffie school post

THOMSON, Ga. -- Twenty-three people have applied to be superintendent of McDuffie County Schools. The applications were sent to the Georgia School Boards Association, according to School Board Chairwoman Georgia Hobbs. GSBA Consultant Bill Sampson said a panel of retired superintendents will revie...

05/28/09 - 6:23am

North Georgia Congress seat draws GOP contenders

North Georgia Republicans are lining up to replace U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal in Congress. Former state Senate Majority Leader Bill Stephens, of Cumming, is the latest to enter the race for the 9th congressional district. He joins former state Rep. Mike Evans, the ex-chairman of the state transportation...

05/28/09 - 6:21am

New Ellenton urged to boil water

An advisory to boil water continues today for parts of New Ellenton and Aiken. Harold Craig, of the New Ellenton Commission of Public Works, said the advisory should stay in effect today for South Boundary Avenue at South Carolina Highway 19 south to U.S. Highway 278, Sizemore Street, Pineview Stre...

05/28/09 - 6:08am

Thomson teen recovering from weekend boating injuries

THOMSON, Ga. -- A Thomson teen is recovering at McDuffie Regional Medical Center after he was injured in a Memorial Day weekend boating accident. Jay Bieltz, an 18-year-old rising senior at Thomson High School, received a deep laceration underneath his left armpit and his spleen was removed during ...

05/28/09 - 2:50pm

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