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Morra signs with Augusta State men's basketball team

Augusta State men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress announced Thursday the signing of Virginia high school standout Dominic Morra to a national letter-of-intent. A 6-0, 175-pound guard from Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Va., Morra was named the Patriot District’s Co-Player Of The ...

05/14/09 - 5:17pm

Richmond school officials trim $6 million off budget shortfall

The leadership of the Richmond County school system has whittled a $24.5 million budget shortfall to a shortfall just shy of $18 million, but how to close the rest of the gap is still to be determined. Several options are being considered, including furloughs. However, even if the school board exer...

05/14/09 - 3:37pm

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot brings folk tradition to Augusta

Gordon Lightfoot, best known for 1970s pop classics including Sundown, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, performs at 8 tonight at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Known for his lilting melodies and sweet tenor voice, Mr. Lightfoot began his career a...

05/14/09 - 3:35pm

S.C. panel approves voter ID

COLUMBIA — South Carolina legislators approved today a bill to allow 15 days of early voting while requiring people to show photo identification at polling places.

05/14/09 - 2:07pm

Richmond student scores improve on state graduation test

Preliminary results released this afternoon show that Richmond County’s scores improved three of the four sections of the Georgia High School Graduation Test and were unchanged in the other section....

05/14/09 - 3:52pm

Jobs a focus of call-in radio show

State labor officials are participating in a statewide radio call-in about jobs Friday. Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond and his staff will talk with listeners of 18 Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations across the state as part of the department’s Jobs in Georgia...

05/14/09 - 1:53pm

Changes come for coliseum panel

The current Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority board’s time is up at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, but whether a new board will be in place the next morning is uncertain, leaving open the possibility that the civic center complex’s management company could be left running the two venues wi...

01/20/10 - 11:54pm

Olympiad brings both science fun and competiton to Augusta

The National Science Olympiad officially kicks off Friday and will continue throughout the weekend at Augusta State University, the host of the event, and neighboring schools and churches. “We’ll have buses here from all over the country,” said Denise Moore, technology and operations...

01/19/10 - 10:44pm

Sale to aid homeless pets

The CSRA Humane Society plans to sell goods to help homeless pets next month. The animal shelter seeks the community’s help with gathering furniture, books, toys, electronics and other items for a rummage sale that will be held on June 6. The humane society, which remains the onl...

05/14/09 - 5:25pm

3 charged in exploiting elderly man's train wreck settlement

AIKEN -- Three Graniteville women have been arrested by Aiken County authorities following allegations that a 78-year-old man was being financially exploited. According to an arrest warrant, Minnie Lee Jeff, of McArthur Drive, has been charged with two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult. ...

05/14/09 - 4:35pm

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Former commissioner's case remains under review

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct ...
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