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Dupree ceremony, Virginia Tech band highlight prep football tonight

The second week of high school football season features a slate of interesting games and other off-field highlights, including halftime ceremonies at Laney and Lakeside. At Laney, the school will name the field and track after coaching legend David Dupree. At Lakeside, the Marching Virginians, Virgi...

09/04/09 - 6:05pm

Tonight's Clark tribute expected to fill Lakeside High stadium

Record crowds are expected for this evening’s football game between Lakeside and Evans high schools featuring a special performance by the Virginia Tech marching band. More than an hour before the game's scheduled start, the parking lot was full with many fans parking off the street along ...

01/08/10 - 2:22pm

Richmond County schools seek to clear up confusion about Obama's speech

The Richmond County school system is seeking to clear up what they is confusion about how they plan to handle Tuesday’s back-to-school address by President Obama. An email sent to media today by schools spokesman Louis Svehla on behalf of Superintendent Dana Bedden states that the district has...

01/08/10 - 1:57pm

City of Augusta now on Facebook, other sites

Tweeting isn’t just for your teenager. The city of Augusta went live Friday with its first presence on Twitter and two other social networking Web sites, those of YouTube and Facebook. And within just a few hours of going live on Twitter, Augusta already had eight people sign up to be the city...

01/20/10 - 10:01pm

Case of local man accused as Miley stalker sent to felony court

The case of Mark McLeod, of Appling, accused of stalking teen star Miley Cyrus, has been transferred to Superior Court.

09/04/09 - 3:07pm

FBI asks city commissioners about bribe allegations

Augusta commissioners are being interviewed by the FBI at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office as part of a corruption investigation, three commissioners confirmed to The Augusta Chronicle. Joe Jackson said he’s scheduled to interview later today. He said it’s his understanding that ...

01/27/10 - 11:42pm

Aiken Tech gets $95,000 grant

Aiken Technical College was awarded a $95,000 grant to train radiation control technicians, according to a statement issued by the college Friday. The grant, from the Nuclear Sector Technician Education Scholarship Program, will give full scholarships to students pursuing an associate degree in rad...

09/04/09 - 12:55pm

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
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