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Ga. fire kills 2 children

Officials say a 7-year-old Macon boy is in critical condition at an Augusta hospital after a house fire that killed two other children. Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says the fire early Monday in Macon was ignited by a space heater. The children who died in the fire are identified as...

11/17/09 - 8:56am

4 killed in SC car-train wreck

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. — An Amtrak passenger train hit a car trying to cross the tracks near the South Carolina-Georgia state line, killing four people. Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls III said Tuesday morning thast three adults and a 12-year-old child from Hardeeville in the southern tip of the...

11/17/09 - 8:44am

Railroad work to close crossing in Evans beginning Wednesday

Work on a rail crossing will temporarily close traffic at Old Evans Road beginning Wednesday morning. According to Columbia County officials, the road closure will prevent any through-traffic from using Old Evans Road between Columbia Industrial Boulevard and Washington Road. The road closure will...

11/17/09 - 7:14am

Scientists convene at SRS ecology lab this week

Scientists and scholars from seven National Environmental Research Parks will gather at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Conference Center in New Ellenton, S.C. on Thursday and Friday to discuss issues including climate change and its impacts, data collection and co...

11/17/09 - 7:06am

Some call Rep. Broun mailing on health care misleading

Brochure suggests Democratic health care reform requires insurance plans to pay for abortions.

11/17/09 - 11:22am

Some say p.y ReBroun mailing misleading

A brochure from U.S. Rep. Paul Broun that hit constituents' mailboxes late last week implies that Democratic health care reform requires insurance plans to pay for abortions. The opposite is true. The health care bill the House of Representatives passed Nov. 7 would not allow insurance plans ...

11/17/09 - 6:49am

Georgia rural grad rates studied

ATLANTA — Georgia has one of the nation's largest rural student populations, but one of the lowest graduation rates among those students. That's according to a new report by the Rural School and Community Trust, a national nonprofit organization that studies the topic. "Why Rural Matt...

11/17/09 - 6:40am

Gov. Sanford impeachment resolution to be introduced today

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House will formally receive an impeachment resolution on Gov. Mark Sanford. It's the first bill that will be pre-filed today as the House opens the door to new legislation ahead of its January session beginning. State Rep. Greg Delleney of Chester left the bi...

11/17/09 - 7:18am

Augusta Tech job fair today

Augusta Technical College will hold its Fall Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon today in Building 1300, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive. Among those scheduled to take part are All-Safe Industrial Services, Army Community Service, Busby, Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County Board of Commissio...

08/29/11 - 9:23pm

North Augusta council gives tentative approval to project

The proposed development of Gardner’s Landing passed on second reading at city council tonight. The ordinance passed 5-2, with Councilman Ken McDowell and Councilwoman Carolyn Baggott opposed. The mixed housing community is to be built on 29.46 acres along the Savannah River off of U.S. Highw...

11/16/09 - 11:49pm
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