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SC high court refuses to suspend cuts for disabled

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Supreme Court refused today to suspend cuts in care for residents with disabilities while it considers a lawsuit that alleges officials illegally diverted money meant for services. Writing for the court, Judge Costa Pleicones denied a request from advocates for th...

12/31/09 - 10:20pm

Perdue to name legislator Cole to secretary of state vacancy

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue intends to name state Rep. Jim Cole as Georgia's next secretary of state, two officials with knowledge of the governor's plans said this afternoon. Perdue will name Cole on Monday to serve the remaining year on Karen Handel's term. Cole, a Forsyth Republican...

12/31/09 - 10:20pm

Be careful when you celebrate the new year with noise tonight

In Georgia, the law allows sparklers, snappers, party poppers, glow worms and snakes. Firecrackers, torpedoes, Roman candles and any fireworks that shoot into the air before exploding are prohibited.

12/31/09 - 7:32pm

The countdown is on to ring in the new year at area bars and bistros

Looking for a new year's party? Here's a sampling of what's going on tonight in Augusta and Aiken: specials New Year’s Eve Celebration: Party with The Root Doctors: Deluxe package $239 a couple includes overnight guest room, dinner buffet, six drink tickets and breakfast buffet; p...

12/31/09 - 7:33pm

Woman charged with murder in November stabbing

Authorities have arrested a woman wanted in the fatal stabbing of Jimmy Finley Jackson on Nov. 27. Anna Maria “Tattoo” Barrett, 45, is charged with murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator James Kelly. Resp...

12/31/09 - 3:57pm

Fewer states seeing widespread swine flu, CDC says

CDC officials say swine flu vaccine is increasingly easy to get, with more than 118 million doses now available.

12/31/09 - 4:15pm

Watch Night services will ring in new year

Several Augusta-area churches will ring in the new year with a Watch Night service. Watch Night is a tradition, but its history isn't clear. One explanation for the service's prominence in black churches involves the emancipation of slaves. President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclam...

12/31/09 - 4:15pm

Some county offices closing early today

Augusta-Richmond County Probate Court is closing at 1 p.m. today. The solicitor's office may be closing early but the time is undecided at this time. The clerk of court's office will be open until 5 p.m. with a skeleton crew...

12/31/09 - 1:44pm

AT&T drops Tiger Woods

NEW YORK – AT&T Inc. said today it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the world’s top golfer, who’s taking a break from the sport to focus on his marriage after his admitted infidelity....

02/20/10 - 1:06am

Couple held at gunpoint and robbed inside apartment

An Augusta couple was held at gunpoint inside their apartment early this morning then forced to drive their assailants to an ATM to steal more cash. The two victims told deputies they were unloading groceries outside their home at the RiverCreek Apartment complex on Center West Parkway when a man a...

12/31/09 - 12:35pm
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