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Ga. governor hopefuls speak here

The Columbia County Democratic Party will hold its 2010 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. May 29, at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans. Candidates expected to appear at the forum include Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker ...

05/14/09 - 2:10pm

Aiken mother-daughter lunch is Saturday

Courtney Cisson, the reigning Miss South Carolina Teen, will be the keynote speaker at the Aiken Teen Pregnancy Prevention’s annual Mother-Daughter Lunch on Saturday. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Aiken Center for the Arts at 122 Laurens St. in downtown Aiken. ...

05/14/09 - 2:08pm

Pearl Jam band member mugged at Atlanta studio

ATLANTA — Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is recovering from a violent robbery. Rolling Stone reports Ament and an employee of the band were attacked by three assailants with knives as they approached a studio in Atlanta on April 27. The police report says the assailants smashed a car window, g...

05/14/09 - 8:45am

Army identifies soldier in chase that wrecked 4 cop cars

FORT STEWART, Ga. -- The Army has identified a Fort Stewart soldier suspected of triggering a police chase down Interstate 95 that resulted in four McIntosh County sheriff's deputies crashing their patrol cars Saturday. Spc. James J. Williams of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Brigade...

05/14/09 - 6:16am

Local school system may release state graduation test data today

The percentage of Georgia's 11th-graders passing the state's high school graduation test is on the rise, and Richmond County's school system might reveal local results today. Statewide, the increasing pass rate on the Georgia High School Graduation Test means fewer students are struggli...

05/14/09 - 2:13pm

Savannah college gets $1 million to work with defense contractor

ATLANTA - Savannah State University has won a $1 million contract with defense contractor Science Applications Corporation International, and to participate the school needs federal security clearances for key employees. Savannah State officials hope the contract not only will bring in money for sc...

05/14/09 - 2:11pm

Athens drama group vows return after 3 killed in shooting tragedy

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Athens theater troupe that lost three members to an April shooting will continue with its season in July. "Members of Town & Gown Players, past and present, are coming together to make these shows happen and ensure that our stage does not stay dark," said a statement posted t...

05/14/09 - 2:08pm

Panthers sweep Harris County

Lakeside senior pitchers Ryan Hutchins and Harrison Brawley each went the distance in their respective games Wednesday to help the Panthers sweep Harris County and advance to next week’s Class AAAA quarterfinal series at Marist. Hutchins lit up the speed guns behind the backstop during Lakesid...

05/13/09 - 10:53pm

Bulldogs split DH with Northside

THOMSON — A leadoff homer by Northside-Columbus’ Matt Hall in the first inning held up, as the Patriots beat Thomson 1-0 tonight and tied the best-of-three game series with the Bulldogs. Thomson took the first game, 7-4. The two teams will meet again at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Thomson for ...

05/13/09 - 10:50pm

Family recalls man who donated hands to Augustan for transplant

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Keen wanted to help people, perhaps by becoming a nurse or a counselor. He died at 23 and never realized those career ambitions, but, in death, he is helping people through organ donation. Last week, Keen's hands were transplanted onto a Augusta, Ga., man at the Universi...

05/13/09 - 10:50pm

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