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SC Episcopal bishop calls for prayer, fasting today

CHARLESTON, S.C — The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is calling for prayer as the diocese considers its position with the national church. Bishop Mark Lawrence called on clergy and laity in the diocese to spend today in fasting and prayer asking for God's guidance. The ...

10/23/09 - 4:33am

Gordon Highway litter cleanup rescheduled

The next Gordon Highway litter cleanup has been rescheduled back to its original date. It will not be held this weekend, but rather on Nov. 7, according to Greater Augusta Progress Chairman and Empire Truck & Tractor owner Henry Frischknecht. Volunteers will meet at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lo...

01/20/10 - 11:40pm

Congressman Joe Wilson to vist Aiken Saturday

AIKEN – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson will hold a town hall meeting at an Aiken elementary school Saturday. Mr. Wilson, whose 2nd District includes parts of Aiken County, will speak to the public at 9 a.m. at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School, located at 3773 Charleston Highway, according to an ...

10/23/09 - 4:28am

Girl Scouts release details on Women of Distinction awards

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is seeking nominations for the 2010 Women of Distinction awards. Each year the council recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of arts, business, community service, education, government, health and professions. Girl Scouts also recogni...

10/23/09 - 4:27am

Tuesday debates will feature Augusta Commission candidates

TalkRadio 1230 WNRR will sponsor a debate for each of the three contested Augusta Commission seats at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Imperial Theatre. There is not charge for the public event. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the debates will start with the District 5 race, followed by the District 3 race ...

01/20/10 - 11:40pm

TEE meeting yields few results

With far from the usual fireworks surrounding the issue, the first meeting of the Augusta Commission’s TEE center subcommittee was a low-key affair, a rehash on why a site on Reynolds Street is considered the best place to put a new trade, exhibit and event center. Afterward, one committee mem...

01/27/10 - 10:44pm

"Patch" golfers don't want to see course closed

Longtime golfers at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course say budget cuts shouldn't include closing the facility.

01/20/10 - 11:28pm

Free Fab Four on Friday

Augusta Beatles tribute act Ed Turner & Number 9 will play a free, one-hour set of Fab Four tunes at noon on Friday on Broad Street outside the Imperial Theatre. The set will promote the band’s Saturday evening show at the theater. Proceed from the Saturday show go to the Imperial. Tickets ...

10/22/09 - 12:52pm

Congress pushing Olin plant to change

Legislation that would require an Augusta chemical plant to undertake a $90 million conversion to eliminate its use of mercury — or shut down — was approved by the House Energy & Commerce Committee this week with an amendment offering such companies two additional years to complete the...

10/22/09 - 1:35pm

Drug agents conduct massive drug raids in Ga.

ATLANTA — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta says a Drug Enforcement Administration strike force has arrested 11 defendants within the past two days on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The raids were part of the nationwide "Project Coronado" targeting a Mexican-based drug...

10/22/09 - 12:26pm
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