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La Russa sues Twitter over fake page

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has filed a lawsuit against the social-networking site Twitter, claiming a fake page using his name damaged his reputation and caused emotional distress. The suit filed last month in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco seeks u...

06/04/09 - 11:23am

Falcons re-sign Clabo, sign WR

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Offensive guard Tyson Clabo signed his restricted free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons after starting all 16 games for the first time in his career. Clabo was part of an offensive line that helped the Falcons finish second in the NFL with an average of 152.7 yards...

06/04/09 - 11:21am

All-Russian championship set

PARIS – Dinara Safina shanked shots, endured a flurry of double-faults, screamed profanities at herself and still advanced to the French Open final. The combustible Russian beat Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals today and needs one more win for her first Grand Slam ti...

06/04/09 - 4:15pm

Suspect arrested in shooting of North Augusta police officer

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies ended a two-state manhunt tonight with the arrest of a man sought in the shooting of a North Augusta Public Safety officer. Timothy Houston, 40, of the 1900 block of Seaborn Drive in North Augusta, was arrested between 10 and 10:30 p.m. at America’s Best...

06/04/09 - 10:42pm

Richmond school board follows cuts suggested by superintendent

The Richmond County School Board approved the $225,241,336 budget recommended by Superintendent Dana Bedden in the special called meeting this morning. The balanced budget includes a round of four-day furloughs for all employees, except those such as teachers, who the state requires to work all 190...

06/04/09 - 11:49am

Cast your vote for Augusta's favorite bachelor and bachelorette

Voting continues in our contest to find the most eligible bachelorette and bachelor in the Augusta area. The top bachelorette in voting so far out of 14 contestants is Nichole Caraway of Grovetown. The top bachelor so far in a field of six guys is Anthony Esposito. More than 2,300 votes have been...

06/04/09 - 9:45am

SC med school gets $2 million

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Medical University of South Carolina is getting $2 million from the family of a Charleston philanthropist for brain tumor research. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported today the money comes from the family of Jerry Zucker, who died last year of a brain tumor. Ab...

06/04/09 - 9:05am

Wilkes County hospital to get $12.7 million to renovate

WASHINGTON, Ga. — Officials in Wilkes County will use a $12.7 million loan to renovate a 25-bed hospital that's one of few in the region. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials have committed to insure a mortgage loan to Wills Memorial Hospital as part of the Federal H...

06/04/09 - 8:46am

Junior Achievement creating local alliance network

Augusta’s Junior Achievement chapter is teaming up with a merchant payment processing company to form an alliance network to benefit the nonprofit organization. The Achievers Alliance Network is a referral program for local businesses and merchants, said Laurie Cook, executive director of Juni...

06/04/09 - 8:42am

Davis, Washington road lanes close today for repairs

Crews will be temporarily closing lanes on Davis Road and Washington Road in Columbia County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The Davis Road lane closure will be about 500 feet south of the road’s intersection with Washington Road, according to a press release. A turn lane for westbound traffic a...

06/04/09 - 8:38am

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