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Aiken offers free AIDS tests

AIKEN – Aiken Center will celebrate World AIDS Day by administering free rapid HIV tests Tuesday. The Medical College of Georgia Ryan White Outreach Team will conduct HIV testing between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aiken Center located at 1105 Gregg Highway. To make an appointment, ca...

11/30/09 - 5:59pm

H1N1 vaccine now plentiful

After weeks of waiting, the Richmond County Health Department is finally flush with vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, even as the amount of disease nationwide seems to be declining.

11/30/09 - 5:32pm

ASU's Madgen named player of the week

Augusta State senior guard Ben Madgen was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week today. Madgen averaged 21 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of wins last week. Madgen moved into third place on the Peach Belt's all-time scoring list with 1,737 points. He is just 126 poi...

11/30/09 - 4:34pm

Woods withdraws from tournament

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Tiger Woods withdrew Monday from his own golf tournament, citing injuries from a car crash near his Florida home. He said he would not compete again until next year. Woods said in a statement on his Web site that his injuries prevented him from playing in the Chevron Wo...

02/20/10 - 1:14am

Notre Dame fires Weis

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame has fired coach Charlie Weis after a string of disappointing seasons that was capped by an agonizing four-game losing streak. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced the decision Monday, saying in a news release “We have great expectations for our football...

11/30/09 - 5:06pm

Tickets on sale beginning Friday for Jason Aldean concert

Fast-rising country star Jason Aldean will bring his Big Green Tractor to the James Brown Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday. Mr. Aldean made a little history this year when he became the first Nashville artist to top the Billboard Ringscan chart. The cross-genre ...

11/30/09 - 3:44pm

Health care forum planned Thursday

A forum in support of President Obama’s health care reform plan will be held Thursday at the Columbia County Library. Discussion topics at the CSRA Health Insurance Reform Forum include public option, health coverage for children, senior care and prescription drugs, according to a press releas...

11/30/09 - 3:05pm

Raped in Columbia County jail by cellmate, teen tells deputies

A Martinez teen told police he was forcibly raped by his cellmate last week while serving time in the Columbia County Detention Center. The 17-year-old man told jailers Friday morning that during the night his 19-year-old cellmate came to his bunk, pulled his pants down and forcibly sodomized him d...

11/30/09 - 2:53pm

Energy chief breaks ground at SRS

The new Biomass Cogeneration Facility replaces a deteriorating coal powerhouse.

11/30/09 - 6:02pm

Jail offers online inmate roster

The public can now view inmates booked in Richmond County’s jails online. The sheriff’s new online inmate inquiry went live on Nov. 19 and is accessible from the city of Augusta’s Web site. By typing the name of a person booked into the jail, or simply clicking on the recent bookin...

03/10/11 - 12:42pm
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