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Aiken County wins protection funds from state

Aiken County conservationists won another victory in Columbia and are eying their next one. The South Carolina Conservation Bank approved funding for five requests Thursday, including one from Aiken Land Conservancy to preserve 349 acres in the eastern Aiken County at a cost of $250,000....

09/04/09 - 10:22am

Ga. buys new state vehicles despite budget, warning memo

ATLANTA - - The state government couldn't participate in the recent "cash for clunkers" program, but it purchased nearly 500 vehicles during the last fiscal year, despite a moratorium imposed in response to the recession. However, the number of purchases was reduced, and officials warn that an ...

09/04/09 - 12:01pm

160 people at SC high school tested for TB

GREENVILLE, S.C. — About 160 people at a South Carolina high school have been tested for tuberculosis after someone who was at the school earlier this year contracted the disease. The Greenville News reported today that someone who was at the school between January and May has been diagnosed w...

09/04/09 - 10:04am

Texting helps teen after attack outside Atlanta

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A Gwinnett County teenager's friends came to her rescue after she texted for help during an attack. The 16-year-old told police she was walking home on Aug. 20 when she was attacked. The police report says the suspect jumped out of a car, grabbed the girl's neck a...

09/04/09 - 10:01am

Labor Day holiday closings listed

The following closings have been announced for Labor Day: RICHMOND COUNTY AUGUSTA PUBLIC TRANSIT, RICHMOND TRANSIT AND ADA PARATRANSIT: No service Monday AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY OFFICES: Closed Monday COUNTY LANDFILL: Closed Monday; Monday residential routes picked up Tuesday, Tuesday routes pi...

01/20/10 - 10:06am

Motorcycle club set to celebrate anniversary

Augusta motorcycle club Tru Ikonz will celebrate its eighth anniversary this weekend with a series of parties and a charity ride in and around downtown. Activities begin at 9 p.m. today with a Tru Ikonz meet-and-greet party at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St. It will feature game...

09/04/09 - 6:10am

Despite state efforts, ethanol fails to gain against gasoline in Georgia

ATLANTA - State efforts to make ethanol a convenient and profitable alternative to gasoline are having limited success. In 2007, legislators passed a pair of laws to encourage the manufacture and sales of E85, a blend of 15 percent ethanol, because lawmakers saw fuel made from plants like pine tree...

09/04/09 - 5:55am

Brunswick Republican running for governor

ATLANTA - Brunswick Republican Sen. Jeff Chapman said Thursday he has entered the race for governor. First elected in 2004, Chapman has often acted independent of the Republican leadership, especially with regard to the issue of eminent domain and the future of Jekyll Island. "When I look for a pe...

09/04/09 - 6:01am

Gang involvement, drugs not been ruled out in Brunswick slayings

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said investigators hand-delivered a "large volume of evidence" to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta for analysis late Thursday afternoon. Doering said investigators of the eight slayings in a Brunswick mobile home have n...

09/04/09 - 5:40am

Gang involvement, drugs not been ruled out in Brunswick slayings

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said investigators hand-delivered a "large volume of evidence" to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta for analysis late Thursday afternoon. Doering said investigators of the eight slayings in a Brunswick mobile home have n...

09/04/09 - 5:38am
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