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Athens gas station fined for gouging

ATHENS -- State consumer investigators fined an Athens gas station $1,000 for overcharging people buying gas at the business last September following a supply shortage blamed on Hurricane Ike. The Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs fined Apex Express, 470 North Ave., for gouging customers bu...

07/25/09 - 11:01am

County school system adopting 4-day week

FORT VALLEY, Ga. – The Peach County school system is giving students three-day weekends, with Mondays off, to save money. School board chairman Jody Usry says the four-day school weeks will last for as long as necessary. Teachers will come to work on Mondays, but classes will not be held to s...

07/25/09 - 10:45am

Fort Discovery taking old phones, computers at today's event

The National Science Center's Fort Discovery will hold a recycling drive today for electronic items ranging from old computers to unused remote controls. CSRA Public Electronics Recycle Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The CSRA Environmental Science Education...

07/25/09 - 8:06am

Portion of Old Sudlow Lake Road to close today

Old Sudlow Lake Road will be temporarily closed for up to one week at the intersection of Clearwater Road starting this morning, according to a news release. The closure is occurring as Team United, the contractor constructing phase two of the Palmetto Parkway in North Augusta, works to realign tha...

07/25/09 - 7:56am

Wakeboarders set today for Savannah River competition

About 50 competitors are expected for an open wakeboard tournament to be held 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today on the Savannah River at the Augusta Riverfront Marina. The event is sponsored by Neptune Dive and Ski. There'™s no charge for spectators, but there's a $35 fee for competitors. ...

07/25/09 - 8:08am

Cash For Clunkers rebate program under way

Advertising is in full swing by local new car dealers trying to lure prospective buyers to their showrooms to buy new cars under the federal government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published its final regulations Friday, allowing d...

07/25/09 - 7:50am

Costs push Peach County schools to 4-day class week

FORT VALLEY, Ga.— The Peach County school system is giving students three-day weekends, with Mondays off, to save money. School board chairman Jody Usry says the four-day school weeks will last for as long as necessary. Teachers will come to work on Mondays, but classes will not be held to sa...

07/25/09 - 7:36am

Jones, Prado, McLouth homer to lift surging Braves

MILWAUKEE --- Chipper Jones, Martin Prado and Nate McLouth homered to pace a 17-hit effort by Atlanta and Javier Vazquez struck out nine in seven innings, lifting the surging Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Friday night. Prado hit a three-run homer in the third, Jones the go-ahead solo sho...

07/24/09 - 11:49pm

Florida gets all but one vote

HOOVER, Ala. - Defending national and Southeastern Conference champion Florida got all 64 first-place votes by media members as the pick to repeat as SEC East champions. The Gators are also the choice to win the SEC title, getting all but one vote. Alabama is picked to win the SEC West, which would...

07/24/09 - 6:17pm

Updated inspections scores for Columbia County restaurants

Here are health department scores for Columbia County restaurants inspected in the past two weeks.

07/24/09 - 8:50pm
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