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North Augusta police consider Gaffney link to 2005 shooting

North Augusta authorities said today they looking at the possibility that a series of murders in Gaffney, S.C., might be connected to the 2005 fatal shooting of one man and wounding of two others near a local restaurant. “We have no evidence to support that theory but we are entertaining the p...

07/06/09 - 7:14pm

State helping police look into death of woman who left home

The state is assisting in an investigation of a local personal care home after one of its sick residents wandered away and was later found dead. The Georgia Division of Healthcare Facility Regulations is aiding the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in an investigation of House of Life Personal ...

07/06/09 - 4:43pm

Nearly 1,400 pass on retake of Georgia graduation exam

Nearly 1,400 students participating in the Georgia Department of Education’s new Project ExPreSS (Exam Preparation for Science and Social Studies) passed the retake of the state graduation test, according to information released this afternoon....

07/06/09 - 3:06pm

Check out these photos as we celebrated July Fourth

Look for someone you know in our photo coverage of Augusta celebrating the July the Fourth.

07/06/09 - 3:07pm

Burke jail inmate still missing a week after leaving work detail

A Burke County Sheriff’s investigator said there are no leads in the escape of an inmate who walked away from a work detail at department headquarters last week. “It’s like he just dropped off the face of the earth,” Sgt. Dan Lowe said in an e-mail this morning. Jerry Lee Jones...

07/06/09 - 2:53pm

Roberson takes top school post in Marlboro County system

Dr. Frank Roberson, former Edgefield County School District superintendent and Aiken County educator, has been named the superintendent of Marlboro County, S.C., schools. Dr. Roberson was one of 40 applicants for the position. He has worked in education for more than 30 years. He spent less than a...

07/06/09 - 2:54pm

Ex-defense chief McNamara dies

WASHINGTON -— Robert S. McNamara, the secretary of defense who was vilified for carrying out the Vietnam War, then devoted himself to helping the world's poorest nations, died today. He was 93.

07/06/09 - 9:35am

SRS announces storage achievement

AIKEN -- Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory announced today they have created a reversible route to generate aluminum hydride, a high capacity hydrogen storage material. According to a news release, the development is expected to accelerate the de...

07/06/09 - 8:06am

Man stabbed in robbery attempt

An Augusta man told police he was the victim of a stabbing and an attempted armed robbery in south Augusta.

07/06/09 - 7:49am

Thunderstorm leaves little damage

Strong winds, intense lightning and heavy rain swept through the area early Sunday night, but there were no reports of injuries or severe damage.

07/06/09 - 7:57am
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