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No settlement yet in racial discrimination lawsuit

Two city commissioners confirmed to The Augusta Chronicle this afternoon that attempts to settle a former city engineer’s racial discrimination lawsuit have failed. Teresa Smith filed suit in U.S. District court in July 2007, alleging her firing was racially motivated. According to court recor...

10/06/09 - 4:04pm

Former Lady Jags coach reaches quarterfinals

Former Augusta State women's golf coach and Augusta native Laura Coble defeated Ellen Port 2 and 1 in the 23rd U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship Round of 16 at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club in Ocala, Fla....

10/06/09 - 6:08pm

Two Richmond County schools honored for SAT gains

Two Richmond County magnet schools were among those honored today by the Governor's Office for improvements in SAT scores. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement listed A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet and John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet schools among the schools t...

01/15/10 - 1:57am

I-20 ramp closed Thursday

The Interstate 20 westbound ramp to Bobby Jones Expressway east and westbound will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday. The ramp may also be closed, depending on the weather conditions, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release. Detours ...

10/06/09 - 2:58pm

Arrest made in Spelman death

ATLANTA — Atlanta police arrested a 21-year-old man today in the shooting death of Spelman College student Jasmine Lynn last month.

10/06/09 - 2:42pm

Sanford's lawyers: Ethics Commission inconsistent

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Mark Sanford's lawyers told the state Supreme Court that the State Ethics Commission has provided inconsistent information about how its investigation of the governor will be handled and disclosed. Sanford's lawyers filed a reply to the commission's arguments ...

10/06/09 - 2:33pm

Fort Gordon soldiers prepare to deploy to Afghanistan

This will be third deployment of 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion to Afghanistan.

10/06/09 - 2:29pm

Commission again tables decision to create nuisance properties ordinance

Harrisburg activist Lori Davis again asked the Augusta Commission to form a task force for drafing a Chronic Nuisance Properties Ordinance today, and commissioners again voted to take her proposal under advisement. Afterward, she and 22 fellow activists posted themselves outside the front and back ...

01/20/10 - 11:41pm

Candidates forum tonight

The Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government will hold a candidate forum at 7 tonight at the Julian Smith BBQ Pit on Milledge Road. Each candidate who shows up will get three minutes to speak, and the committee will endorse candidates for commission seats and the vacant District 5 seat...

10/06/09 - 2:32pm

Aiken County man wanted in connection to several area burglaries

AIKEN – Authorities are searching for an Aiken County man wanted in connection to several burglaries and possessing a stolen vehicle. Marquis E. Cummings, 26, of the 1900 block Seaborn Drive, North Augusta, is wanted for burglary, grand larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle, Aiken County ...

10/06/09 - 2:30pm
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