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Jobs, schools, transportation on Roy Barnes' 2010 platform

MARIETTA, Ga. — Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes wants his old job back. Barnes, ousted after just one term, made the announcement surrounded by family at a news conference today. The Democrat pledged to create jobs in Georgia and to improve education and transportation. He acknowledged past mis...

06/03/09 - 5:23pm

Council discusses hiring lobbyist

In a budget work session tonight, Aiken County Council members discussed setting aside money for a lobbying firm to represent the area in Washington, D.C. Councilman Chuck Smith proposed the idea, calling for $100,000 to be included in the upcoming fiscal year budget, which begins in July. He said ...

01/20/10 - 9:55pm

Man arrested in stabbing

Police arrested a man today who is accused of stabbing another man last week. Christopher Matthews, 33, of the 2100 block of First Avenue, is charged with aggravated assault, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s jail committal. A sheriff’s report said he stabbed the 22-year-old victim...

06/02/09 - 9:03pm

Columbia County Commission approves smaller budget

Columbia County officials adopted a $56.5 million budget Tuesday. The tweaked budget is about $500,000 less that what initially was proposed and is lower than last year’s budget. “That’s an extraordinary effort in these times,” Commissioner Ron Thigpen said of the county staff&...

06/02/09 - 9:17pm

Pitcher hurls six shutout innings

ROME, Ga. - Tom Glavine allowed just three hits in six shutout innings as the Rome Braves beat the Augusta GreenJackets 3-0 tonight in a South Atlantic League game. Glavine allowed a first-inning double by Ben Woodbury and two hits in the second inning before retiring the final 12 batters he faced....

06/02/09 - 8:37pm

Early-round grouping to change

The U.S. Open has its 1-2 punch now that Phil Mickelson intends to play, although Lefty and Tiger Woods won't see much of each other at Bethpage Black unless it's on the weekend. Mike Davis, the USGA official in charge of competition, says the top three players in the world ranking won'...

06/02/09 - 8:07pm

One 'Scarecrow' bandit suspect in jail, another questioned

Police identified two suspects Tuesday in a series of holdups pulled off by a masked man they called the Scarecrow Bandit. One suspect was in jail. The other was released on bond last week for an unrelated charge but was questioned by police Tuesday afternoon, Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Scott P...

05/28/10 - 9:26pm

President takes L.A. in six

WASHINGTON – OK, Mr. President, let's see how you do picking the pro game. Barack Obama was on his way to the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn today when a reporter shouted a question. The topic: Who is going to win the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Lakers or the Orlando Magic? ...

06/02/09 - 6:26pm

Texas slugger placed on DL

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton went on the disabled list Tuesday with an abdominal strain that could sideline him from two weeks to two months. Hamilton had an MRI and was examined by Dr. John Preskitt. Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said what had been a groin strain had migr...

06/02/09 - 6:23pm

Challenge moved to federal court

NASCAR today moved Jeremy Mayfield's challenge of his indefinite suspension to federal court, a move that could keep the driver out of his car another week. The notification came a day before a North Carolina Superior Court was scheduled to hear arguments pertaining to Mayfield's suspension...

06/02/09 - 5:41pm

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