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Postal rates go up Monday

Postal rates go up again Monday -- this time increasing from 42 to 44 cents for first-class mail. Other mail services, including periodicals (newspapers and magazines) package services and special services will be adjusted Monday, as well, a postal bulletin said. Mail on a postcard will rise from 2...

05/09/09 - 7:34am

Reclusive voodoo priestess of 'Midnight' fame dies

SAVANNAH, Ga. --Valerie Fennel Aiken Boles rarely allowed people to take her picture or touch her. She believed doing so put her at risk of being hexed, according to writer John Berendt. "When you gave her money, she didn't want you to hand it to her," Berendt said by telephone Friday. "You ha...

05/09/09 - 7:31am

Richmond early voting starts Monday

Early voting begins Monday in Richmond County for the June 16 special election, which is a referendum on the proposed $184.7 million special-purpose sales tax package. Polls will be open at the Board of Elections office at the Municipal Building, 530 Greene Street, room 104, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m...

05/09/09 - 5:49pm

Aiken to discuss increasing cost for school lunches

The Aiken County School Board will discuss increasing meal prices 15 cents for the next school year at Tuesday’s meeting. The price of lunch was raised 10 cents this past school year. All schools currently charge $1.35 for breakfast. Elementary lunch is $1.75; middle and high school lunch is $...

01/08/10 - 11:38am

Ga. college presidents may get power to furlough employees

ATHENS, GA. -- The University System of Georgia Board of Regents plans to give college presidents the power to furlough any and all employees next year - including tenured professors - just in case. Regents meet Tuesday in Atlanta and the agenda includes an item that authorizes presidents to furlou...

05/09/09 - 7:05am

Howard leads Orlando in Game 3

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dwight Howard had 17 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lift the Orlando Magic to a 117-96 victory over the Boston Celtics tonight and a 2-1 series lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. Rashard Lewis had 28 points, and Hedo Turkoglu scored 24 for Orlando, which played...

05/08/09 - 9:59pm

Kenseth claims first Nationwide win of season at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kyle Busch's flat tire with two laps left sent Matt Kenseth to his first Nationwide Series victory of the season - and capped a record-setting day at Darlington Raceway. Busch led 143 laps and looked like he would ease to victory Friday night. But a late collision betwee...

05/08/09 - 9:54pm

Hamels gets win for Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – Cole Hamels pitched six impressive innings to earn his first win since the World Series, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 10-6 tonight. Jayson Werth, Chris Coste and Chase Utley homered for the NL East leaders, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Making h...

05/08/09 - 9:53pm

Sandersville star has another 64

David Robinson is the 36-hole leader in the weather-delayed Walnut Championship in Goldsboro, N.C. Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., completed his 7-under-par 64 Friday in the second round and is at 14-under 128 in the eGolf Tour event. Only seven players finished the third round, headed by Chris Mc...

05/08/09 - 9:54pm

Lakeside teams, Greenbrier fall

Lakeside's girls and boys tennis teams lost 3-0 today to Marist in the Georgia High School Association's Class AAAA state championships at the Clayton County International Park. Marist, an Atlanta private school, came in ranked No. 1 in both the boys and girls polls. Greenbrier's girls...

05/08/09 - 8:31pm

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Paine president resigns

George C. Bradley resigned as president of the embattled Paine College on Tuesday as the institution continues efforts to maintain its accreditation after several years of financial mismanagement ...
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