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Clayton County, Ga., schools regain accreditation

DECATUR, Ga. — Clayton County schools have regained accreditation eight months after losing it. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced its decision at a news conference today following a recent review of the 48,000-student district. The agency's Council on Accreditati...

05/01/09 - 8:20pm

Events planned for weekend

The first weekend in May brings a variety of events to Augusta and Aiken, ranging from lobster racing in Aiken tonight to a celebration of country music Sunday at A Day in the Country Festival at the Riverfront Marina in Augusta.

05/01/09 - 8:20pm

Alternative energy programs to be studied at USC

The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen the University of South Carolina to house a research center that will bring $12.5 million in federal funding to a team of scientists who will explore alternative energy programs. The center is one of 31 Energy Frontier Research Centers being set up by DOE...

05/01/09 - 10:57pm

Holdup on Riverwalk this morning

A 24-year-old Augusta man was robbed while walking in the 600 block of the Riverwalk this morning. The victim told police that two men approached him, one carrying a shotgun, and demanded cash, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew. He gave the men some jewelry and they ran ...

05/01/09 - 12:56pm

Accident blocks Palmetto Parkway

Traffic in the westbound lanes of the Palmetto Parkway, Interstate-520 was being rerouted this morning after a tractor trailer accident blocked the roadway....

05/01/09 - 11:31am

Apartment break-in suspect arrested, might be linked to more

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of breaking into two local apartments and they now believe he may have stolen from nine more. Rodney Burton, 27, is charged with two counts of burglary for breaking into apartments in Merrick Place off Skinner Mill Road this week, according to Richmond Coun...

05/01/09 - 10:57pm

Deer Chase Elementary principal reassigned

A Richmond County school official confirmed this morning that the Deer Chase Elementary School principal has been removed from the school. Director of Public Information Louis Svehla had little information on the situation, but said Rachel McRae has been reassigned elsewhere in the school system. ...

05/01/09 - 10:57pm

Congressman Nathan Deal to run for Ga. governor

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Another Republican has joined the race for governor in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal said this morning outside the Hall County Courthouse that he will enter the 2010 contest. He said he will be a governor who "does his own thinking, ties his own shoes and can deliver a spee...

05/01/09 - 8:19pm

Swofford: Playoff system would threaten college bowl games

WASHINGTON – The coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series told Congress Friday that a switch to a playoff system – favored by fans, President Barack Obama and some lawmakers – would threaten the existence of celebrated bowl games....

05/01/09 - 10:32am

Columbia County event will feature Art in Park on Saturday

Sidewalk artists will compete Saturday during Columbia County Arts Inc.’s annual Art in the Park festival. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the amphitheater and memorial gardens behind the Columbia County Library in Evans. Performing artists from Columbia County will take the ...

05/01/09 - 8:19pm

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