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Sanford challenged on stimulus

COLUMBIA — Columbia lawyers have asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to decide who controls federal stimulus funds that Gov. Mark Sanford has refused to request.

04/16/09 - 11:44am

South Carolina bill would stiffen penalties for home invasion

COLUMBIA — Anyone convicted in South Carolina of breaking into someone's home with a weapon and seriously injuring or killing those inside would be sent to prison for at least 25 years under a bill up for debate.

04/16/09 - 10:41am

Restructuring at John Deere not expected to hurt local jobs

A May 1 corporate restructuring of John Deere and Co. that was announced this week is not expected to eliminate any jobs at the equipment company’s Grovetown facilities, a company spokesman said today. The company is combining its agricultural division with its commercial and consumer equipmen...

04/16/09 - 10:53am

Woman robbed at ATM

Authorities are searching today for a man who robbed a woman at a south Augusta ATM late Tuesday night.

04/16/09 - 12:23pm

Bond denied in fatal beating

A Superior Court judge denied bond, for now, for a Columbia County mother and son accused of murder. Despite defense attorney arguments this morning that the evidence against Rebecca Sears, 41, and Christopher Bowers, 19, for the March 25 murder of Laverne “Kay” Parsons is circumstantial,...

04/16/09 - 3:57pm

Fort offers Saturday event for children

A celebration for military children will be held at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Fort Gordon's Barton Field at Rice Road across from Freedom Park. The Month of the Military Child celebration will feature rides, an obstacle course, lawn sports, arts and crafts, face painting, food, information...

04/16/09 - 10:04am

Augusta Mall parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LOS ANGELES — The nation's second-largest shopping mall owner, General Growth Properties, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in a tough bargaining move to restructure it's $27 billion in debt. General Growth, which owns more than 200 malls including Faneuil Hall in Bo...

04/16/09 - 11:45am

Med students will get choice: Athens or Augusta?

ATLANTA — When the Medical College of Georgia opens a satellite campus in Athens 16 months from now, the future doctors applying to attend will be asked where they prefer to study: Athens or Augusta. But they may not get their pick, said Dr. Barbara Schuster, dean of the Athens campus....

04/15/09 - 8:06pm

Tax 'Tea Party' draws large crowd

Organizers of the Augusta Tax Day Tea Party said they were impressed with the turnout of tonight's event that filled the 1,700-person capacity of the Jessye Norman Theater on the Riverwalk. Crowds, some holding signs decrying the current administration and the tax polices of the government, filled ...

04/15/09 - 9:10pm

Surveillance video released in CVS robbery

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released video of Tuesday's robbery attempt at CVS on Walton Way, in which a pharmacist on duty shot at the robber.

05/28/10 - 10:28pm

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