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Aiken thrift store fire called suspicious

Aiken authorities say they continue to investigate a May 15 thrift store fire that they’re calling suspicious. Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno said today the blaze prompted scrutiny because it began near a clothes rack no where near a heating source. No one was injured, but more than 20,0...

05/26/09 - 10:45am

Black commissioners say they won't be rushed on exhibit center

Augusta's five black city commissioners stood side by side this afternoon and announced they would not be rushed into a deal on the downtown trade and exhibit center. Reading from a prepared statement -- and taking no questions afterward -- District 4 Commissioner Alvin Mason, the city's ma...

01/27/10 - 11:50pm

Rainfall is closing region's drought deficit

A healthy rainfall surplus throughout much of May is closing the gap on an enduring precipitation deficit that has affected much of the Augusta area for the past year. As of Monday night, the National Weather Service had recorded 4.38 inches of rain for the month, or 2.12 inches above normal. Combin...

01/19/10 - 12:46pm

12 local students will receive $3,000 SRS scholarships

Twelve local students will receive $3,000 scholarships from Washington Savannah River Company/Washington Safety Management Solutions. The graduating high school students, who are son and daughters of Savannah River Site employees, were chosen on the basis of general ability, leadership, scholastic...

01/15/10 - 2:50am

Weekend rain subdues holiday crowds, traffic on Georgia lakes

Sporadic weekend rainfall over much of the state kept crowds down at Georgia’s lakes and rivers, where wildlife authorities recorded relatively few accidents and no drownings or boating fatalities. “Statewide, it was really down as far as general crowds and activity,” said spokeswoma...

05/26/09 - 9:09am

Sotomayor first Hispanic nominated to high court

[YOUTUBE o1YKvu5wMyg] WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama named federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely. Obama said So...

05/26/09 - 1:55pm

Early voting continues on Augusta SPLOST issues

Early voting continues for the June 16 special election, which is a one-issue referendum on the proposed $184.7 million special-purpose sales tax package. Travis Doss, assistant director for the Board of Elections, said this morning participation has been "about normal" in recent weeks -- around 20...

01/19/10 - 1:21am

14 die on Georgia highways over holiday weekend

The Georgia State Patrol says at least 14 people died in traffic accidents over the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend that ended at midnight Monday. The death toll includes two people who died in separate accidents on Old National Highway in south Fulton County late Monday night. Troopers rep...

05/26/09 - 8:09am

Richmond school board budget meeting today

The Richmond County Board of Education will hold a called board meeting at 2:30 p.m. today to discuss the budget. It is the third budget hearing as board members continue to deal with a $24.5 million projected budget shortfall. The board could start to take action on some of the issues, including ...

01/08/10 - 1:22pm

Richmond school board budget meeting today

The Richmond County Board of Education will hold a called board meeting at 2:30 p.m. today to discuss the budget. The meetings will be held in the Board Conference Room on the first floor of the Broad Street offices....

01/08/10 - 1:22pm

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Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
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