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Monday Georgia state holiday

Georgia state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Confederate Memorial Day. Area county, federal and South Carolina state offices will follow their regular schedules. South Carolina state offices will observe Confederate Memorial Day on May 11....

04/24/09 - 2:01pm

Richmond schools thought stimulus funds would be more

The Georgia Board of Education has called a special meeting Tuesday to discuss dispersing federal stimulus funds, but local officials worry the help might be less than expected. Initial projections made public Thursday of federal stimulus funds going to Richmond County schools were lower than antic...

04/24/09 - 6:41pm

Temps in 90s today; record is 93

High temperatures in the Augusta area are expected to reach 90 degrees by 5 p.m. today, just shy of the record, weather officials in Columbia said this morning. The local record high for this date was set in 1923 at 93 degrees. A spokesman at the National Weather Service said he does not expect to...

04/24/09 - 2:01pm

Texas sugar plant problem arose decade before Savannah tragedy

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Imperial Sugar Co. received a fiery warning about the need for sugar dust control nearly a decade before the deadly 2008 disaster at its local refinery, The Savannah Morning News reported today. Investigators concluded that sugar dust likely fueled an August 1998 explosion at the c...

04/24/09 - 2:01pm

Fort Jackson welcomes all retired military this weekend

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — A South Carolina Army post is honoring military retirees from all service branches with two days of events designed to celebrate their service and improve their health. Officials at Fort Jackson, located outside Columbia, say there are 36,000 military retirees in the regi...

04/24/09 - 2:01pm

SC wildfire might accelerate today after overnight calm

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Spurting embers from a wildfire destroyed dozens of homes but left others among them untouched as it began turning away from the most-populated stretch of South Carolina's beaches. Firefighters expected the blaze to intensify today and turn northward after it destroye...

04/24/09 - 4:42pm

Critics here and hurdles ahead for mayor's ballpark plan

Coming Sunday: Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver called his shot earlier this month with an ambitious vision for a ballpark and entertainment complex in downtown Augusta. Mr. Copenhaver, however, still faces a series of hardball challenges in the months ahead, and it's apparent that not all the vo...

01/20/10 - 9:56pm

UGA vacancies go unfilled

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia administrators may resume some hiring next year, but they may continue to let vacant slots go unfilled if state tax revenues continue to drop, UGA President Michael Adams said Thursday. Adams would not rule out layoffs or furloughing employees to save money next...

04/24/09 - 4:38pm

UGA might act quickly on med school move

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia could begin moving parts of its growing College of Public Health into buildings on the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School campus even before the Navy school completely moves out. UGA President Michael Adams said Thursday that administrators are negotiating with N...

04/24/09 - 4:38pm

Aquinas ends its season 12-3-1

The coaches met before the game, chatting about the forecast for whichever one was lucky enough to survive what promised to be an even girls soccer match between old region rivals Aquinas and Athens Academy. “We said, 'Hey, you either win or you lose,'” Aquinas coach Tommy Garcia said. Tha...

04/23/09 - 11:35pm

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