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Columbia County to review development change in Evans

Changes to an Evans planned unit development site plan were altered and approved by the Columbia County Planning Commission last month, but the Columbia County Commission will make an ultimate decision on the revisions at their meeting tonight. The county commission meeting will begin at 6 p.m. ton...

01/20/10 - 11:09pm

No injuries in Monday school bus accident; motorist charged

Two Tutt Middle School pupils were taken to the hospital, but later released Monday after an SUV ran into the back of their school bus on Wrightsboro Road. Authorities said this morning they have charged a motorist in connection with the accident. Richmond County Sheriff’s Maj. Richard Weaver...

01/08/10 - 1:23pm

Perdue signs 'super speeders' bill

ATLANTA — Georgia drivers traveling well above the speed limit will face stiff new fines under legislation Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law on Tuesday.

05/05/09 - 12:35pm

Joggers, walkers others will find canal towpath open Friday

Joggers, walkers and cyclists will regain access to the full length of the Augusta Canal towpath as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to information supplied to the Augusta Canal Authority today by the construction company performing work on the city waterworks raw water pumping station. Work will contin...

06/15/10 - 10:48pm

Mosquitoes swarm south Georgia

VALDOSTA, Ga. — Health authorities in south Georgia have declared a health emergency for Lowndes County because of an extremely high volume of mosquitoes in the area. South District Health Director Dr. Lynne Feldman said recent flooding has caused the increase. The number of mosquitoes caught ...

05/05/09 - 10:04am

Double hand-transplant patient in critical but stable condition

An Augusta man who received the nation’s first double hand transplant is in critical but stable condition, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced this afternoon. Jeff Kepner, 57, received the first bilateral transplants in a 9-hour operation on Monday, the hospital said....

05/05/09 - 4:56pm

Man surrenders after police surround house

A Grovetown man surrendered to police early today after several hours in his estranged wife’s house on Hereford Farm Road. Police say James Carswell, 61, of the 1100 block of Dodge Lane, had an ax when he forced his way into the home of Cheryl Carswell, 61, about midnight. Mrs. Carswell fled ...

05/05/09 - 8:43pm

Local services unaffected by failed Atlanta bank

Georgia Bank & Trust and First Bank of Georgia officials say services weren't disputed by federal seizure of Silverton Bank of Atlanta.

05/05/09 - 1:47pm

On stage wedding proposal disrupts SC graduation

COLUMBIA — She'd already said yes, so she was surprised by the question. But 21-year-old Cara Cahoon nodded yes when her fiancee interrupted Columbia College's graduation to make sure she was going to marry him. Twenty-three-year-old Andrew Morris yelled out to Cahoon as she was shaki...

05/05/09 - 7:43pm

More thunderstorms today

Thunderstorms are expected to return to the Augusta area today. The National Weather Service at Peachtree City, Ga., also predicts a high of 81 and low of 70 degrees....

05/05/09 - 4:06pm

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