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Quick storm causes damage in Columbia County

Severe weather swept through Columbia County this afternoon, causing a tree to fall onto a Martinez home and leaving several downed trees and power lines in its path. The storm began at about 5:30 p.m. and possibly resulted in a microburst, said Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Captain Ray Blessing. ...

06/12/09 - 7:20pm

Morris Publishing obtains extension of forbearance period

Morris Publishing Group has been granted another waiver of a $9.7 million debt interest payment that was due today. Morris now has until July 14 to make the interest payment on $278 million in debt that was originally scheduled to be paid Feb. 1. Holders of more than 80 percent of the outstanding ...

06/12/09 - 6:03pm

Former Louisville, Ga. resident is clubhouse leader

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thunderstorms have stopped play during the second round of the St. Jude Classic with former Louisville, Ga. resident Brian Gay holding the clubhouse lead after 4-under-par 66. Play was halted and fans and players were cleared from the TPC Southwind course when the horn sounded 10 m...

06/12/09 - 5:27pm

Suspended deputy acquitted of child molestation

A Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy accused of child molestation was acquitted today in Richmond County Superior Court. The jury deliberated less than two hours before finding Lindon Haworth, 49, not guilty of the crime. He was accused of kissing a 14-year-old girl on the mouth on June 8, 20...

06/12/09 - 8:38pm

Two found dead in Augusta

Police believe a murder-suicide today in south Augusta was the result of an argument about unfinished remodeling work. Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators were called out to a home in the 3500 block of Redd Drive around noon where a man’s body was lying in the driveway, sheriff...

06/12/09 - 5:35pm

Hunstein new Ga. state chief justice

ATLANTA - Georgia Supreme Court Justice Carol Hunstein will take the reins as the court's top jurist.

06/12/09 - 1:47pm

Daly has to wait, see if he makes cut

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – John Daly is at the projected cut line after a 2-under 68 left him at even par after 36 holes at the St. Jude Classic, his first PGA Tour event following a six-month suspension. Daly finished on Friday just as the afternoon wave was teeing off. He opened with a 72. He had bro...

06/12/09 - 1:13pm

Augusta to host mountain bike summit

Augusta will be the host for the 2010 International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit, it was announced today. The event will be held May 5-8. “It is truly an honor to host the IMBA gathering in Augusta. Our city continues to grow in its reputation as a bicycling destination, and th...

01/20/10 - 9:02pm

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06/12/09 - 11:55am

Columbia County animal control using mist fans to find relief

Columbia County officials say they had to take extraordinary measures this week to cool down some hot dogs. The air-conditioning system in the kennels at Animal Care and Control failed. To compensate for the excess heat, Animal Control borrowed from Fleet Management large fans that spray a mist of...

06/12/09 - 11:36am
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