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S. Aiken High School vandalism likely a prank

Graffiti drawn on most of South Aiken High School’s campus was likely a prank, said Sgt. Aaron Dowdy, an Aiken Public Safety spokesman. Three of the school district’s maintenance staff was called in to sandblast and paint over offensive words before students returned on Tuesday. The ent...

01/12/10 - 9:47pm

Pet-A-Fair planned Sunday at Julian Smith Casino

The CSRA Humane Society will hold its annual Pet-A-Fair on Sunday at Julian Smith Casino. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Doors open at noon, and pet contests will start at 2 p.m. Awards will be given in categories including handsomest male, prettiest female, best costume and best p...

10/23/09 - 3:48pm

Weekend offers fairs and scares

It’s a weekend for Halloween chills in Augusta. There are two thrill houses open, and there’s also an abundance of other seasonal entertainment options, ranging from the Georgia-Carolina State Fair to a cornfield maze. Check out Saturday's Metro section for a comparison of the two haun...

10/23/09 - 4:24pm

SC reaches $45 million deal with Lilly

COLUMBIA— South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says the state has reached a $45 million settlement with drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. over the company's marketing of an anti-psychotic drug. McMaster's office said this afternoon that the agreement is the second largest settle...

10/23/09 - 4:25pm

Crash cleared on Ascauga Lake Road

NORTH AUGUSTA – The road has been cleared where a two-vehicle accident stopped traffic this afternoon. North Augusta Department of Public Safety and other local law enforcement agencies were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 25 and Ascauga Lake Road around 1:37 p.m. where a car and pos...

10/23/09 - 4:26pm

Scary stuff

We asked for your best scary stories, and you delivered. Among the 28 entries in our scary story contest were stories and poems that could give chills to H.P. Lovecraft or Stephen King. Just in time for Halloween, we've selected the winning entries. Check out Sunday's Your Life section to read the w...

10/23/09 - 1:19pm

Ironman 70.3 was a $4.7 million generator for Augusta

The inaugural ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta generated $4.7 million for the local economy, according to the Greater Augusta Sports Council. The Sept. 27 triathlon had 3,000 competitors. Prior to the running, the sports council was estimating the event would have about a $2 million impact. “The posi...

09/20/10 - 9:53pm

Swine flu pediatric deaths in US rise to 95

Forty-six states now have widespread flu activity

01/08/10 - 2:21pm

Thomson softball season ends with loss to West Laurens

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Thomson High Lady Bulldogs experienced their most successful softball season ever, but their quest to win a state championship came to an end with a 5-2 loss to West Laurens this morning.

10/23/09 - 11:54am

Deputies seek pregnant burglar

Deputies are looking for a woman who appeared pregnant and a man who were seen burglarizing a home on Sheffield Court in Hephzibah Thursday. The man kicked in the back door of the home then opened the front for the female, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. They stole $4, 781 of jewelry,...

10/23/09 - 3:09pm
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