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Flu like illness increasing in the Southeast, CDC says

About 36 children are among those who have died from the novel influenza A H1N1 virus this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. The number of people with flulike illness is increasing in the Southeast, particularly in Georgia, which is now at widespread status, the ...

09/03/09 - 4:55pm

Federal indictment for Hephzibah man

A Hephzibah man arrested in July in connection to a fight with an off-duty police officer in the West Lake subdivision was federally indicted Wednesday. Bobby Lee Roberson, 45, was allegedly involved in shootout with a Medical College of Georgia officer after the officer found Mr. Roberson sitting ...

09/03/09 - 3:30pm

7 arrested; 3 sought in Aiken drug probe

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office announced today that a three-month drug probe has netted seven arrests and has officers searching for three others. The bust, according to authorities, occurred on Wednesday at the American Hearth Inn on Jefferson Davis Highway and two apartments at th...

09/03/09 - 3:12pm

Two more qualify for commission race

Two more candidates paid qualifying fees today to run for Augusta Commission. Harrisburg activist and former hairdresser James “Butch” Palmer is in the race for District 1, where incumbent Betty Beard isn’t seeking reelection. He’ll be running against William Fennoy and Matt Ait...

01/21/10 - 12:33am

University Hospital announces visitor restrictions because of flu

In an effort to quell a surge in flu cases, University Hospital is restricting visitation to patients in the hospital. As of Thursday afternoon, only immediate family members or members of the household will be allowed to visit patients admitted to the hospital, University said in a statement. No on...

01/07/10 - 2:15pm

Georgia teen posts upset at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – American teenager Melanie Oudin has upset No. 4-seeded Elena Dementieva in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 70th-ranked Oudin, of Marietta, Ga., came back to stun Dementieva 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Dementieva was the 2004 runner-up at the U.S. Open and ...

09/03/09 - 2:18pm

Interim MCG president named

Dr. James Thompson, who lives near Dallas, is a dean emeritus of the School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and served as CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards 2002 to 2008.

01/19/10 - 1:22am

Richmond County jury to begin murder deliberations today

A Richmond County Superior Court jury begins deliberations this afternoon in the murder trial of a man suspected in the killing of a security guard at a local recycling center. Charles Tyler, 27, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, armed robbery, burglary and weapon violations. Mr. Tyler ...

09/03/09 - 11:39am

Police arrest robbery suspect

Richmond County investigators say a robbery suspect surrendered today. According to a new bulletin, Devontae Romeo Roberts surrendered this afternoon. He and another man are accused of holdin up the La Nay Nay’s Barber Shop, 2919 Peach Orchard Rd., last month. According to accounts, two men ...

09/03/09 - 1:32pm

Prep football picks revealed

The Augusta Chronicle Sports Editor John Boyette (South Carolina) and Staff Writer Chris Gay (Georgia) predict the area prep football games for Friday night’s action. All picks for entertainment purposes only. Feel free to post your picks below....

09/03/09 - 1:39pm
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