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April showers surpassing average for month; lake levels rise, too

With more than 15 days still ahead, April rainfall totals have already eclipsed the statistical average for the month, according to the National Weather Service. As of Monday night, 3.97 inches had been recorded at Augusta Regional Airport. That figure is 1.03 inches above the average April rainfal...

01/19/10 - 12:41pm

Paine College announces commencement speaker

Paine College announced today that state Sen. Lester Jackson, of Savannah, will be speaker for the school's 127th Commencement Convocation on May 3 at Bell Auditorium. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

01/19/10 - 1:19am

Red Cross helps storm victims

The American Red Cross of Augusta has raised more than $4,500 for storm victims, but area families still need help.

04/14/09 - 4:05pm

USCA's career leading scorer battling form of eye cancer

Meredith Legg, USC Aiken's career leading scorer in women's basketball, is battling a form of eye cancer. She will undergo radiation treatments Thursday in Philadelphia. The radiation therapy is expected to last 7-10 days. According to Lady Pacers coach Mike Brandt, doctors say the radiatio...

01/19/10 - 1:59am

43,000 customers still without electrical power in Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia Power Company and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation still have about 43,000 customers without power after severe thunderstorms and high winds moved through the --state. Georgia Power said today it still has 39,000 customers without electricity, 33,000 of those in the i...

06/01/10 - 8:39pm

Gov. Sanford tours damage sites from storm, thanks volunteers

PETTICOAT JUNCTION -- Gov. Mark Sanford came to Aiken County this morning to tour damage sites from a weekend tornado and to thank those who helped their neighbors pull through. "I am here simply to say thank you for the response on the local level," the governor said at a stop at the Silver Bluff F...

04/14/09 - 6:31pm

Augusta reminds residents on disposal of weekend storm debris

Augusta Richmond County Solid Waste wants to remind local residents of the correct way to dispose of debris and waste brought on by last weekend’s tornadoes and storms. Residents who would like their yard waste picked up by the solid waster department must: •Put all pine straw, grass cli...

04/14/09 - 9:40am

Waynesboro historic district noted

Georgia’s historic preservation program passed a major milestone recently with the addition of Waynesboro’s Historic District as the 2,000th Georgia listing in the National Register of Historic Places....

04/14/09 - 9:37am

Congressman, others planning to speak at amphitheater 'tea party’

U.S. Congressman Paul Broun and South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer are among a list of scheduled speakers taking part in Wednesday’s Augusta Tax Day Tea Party at the Augusta Riverwalk Amphitheater from 5 to 10 p.m. According to a press release, the Tea Party is a described as non-partisan, na...

04/14/09 - 8:33am

Fort Gate 2 construction delayed

Planned construction at Fort Gordon’s Gate 2 has been delayed. Construction was scheduled to begin this week. According to a media statement, the contractor and Fort Gordon are still refining proposals for traffic flow prior to the start of the construction. Notice will be provided to the p...

04/14/09 - 9:59am

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