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Road closed by gas leak reopened

A section of Old Evans Road in Columbia County that was closed because of a gas leak has been reopened, county Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker says. The leak involved a gas main on Old Evans Road near the new apartments next to Lowe's....

06/17/09 - 10:30am

Bear eludes would-be captors

Columbia County’s wandering bear eluded authorities for a third day after traveling through subdivisions along Washington Road in Evans this morning.

06/17/09 - 3:00pm

SRS holding first of two job fairs today

The U.S. Department of Energy will hold the first of two town hall meetings and job fairs involving the upcoming boost of stimulus money to Savannah River Site today.

06/17/09 - 6:54am

SC campaign hopes to keep first responders safe

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officers want South Carolina drivers to know they should "move over" when first responders are tending to an accident on the state's roadways.

06/17/09 - 7:33am

State cutting back on roadside mowing

MACON, Ga. — Budget cuts will reduce the amount of mowing that the state Department of Transportation does along Georgia highways.

06/17/09 - 7:31am

Missouri deputy faces sex charge

A sheriff’s deputy from Missouri was arrested at his hotel early Tuesday morning after he attempted to force a woman to have sex with him in the bathroom of a local bar, police said. Lucian James Nevatt, 24, of Nixa, Mo., is charged with one count of sexual battery, a misdemeanor, according t...

06/17/09 - 5:10pm

South Augusta store robbed

Two men robbed a store on Lumpkin Road at gunpoint Tuesday morning, police said. A witness told police that the men entered Sunni’s Neighborhood Store at 2849 Lumpkin Road with white T-shirts wrapped around their faces, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said. One of the men jumped onto ...

06/17/09 - 7:35am

Sac fly gives Augusta 3-2 victory

A line of autograph seekers much longer than the usual one produced by a weeknight crowd weaved up the aisle from field level behind the Augusta GreenJackets dugout. Center fielder Dom Duggan was the center of the attention. “You always want to treat the fans with the utmost respect,” he ...

06/16/09 - 9:45pm

SPLOST approved overwhelmingly

The city’s sixth special-purpose sales tax package, a $184.7 million list of projects, has been overwhelmingly approved. With all but provisional ballots in, yes votes accounted for 70 percent (6,772), while no's got only 30 percent (2,891). Turnout was 8.71 percent, well below the 10 to ...

01/20/10 - 11:43pm

Drug not identified

NEW YORK – Former slugger Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, The New York Times reported today on its Web site. The Times, citing lawyers familiar with the case, reported Sosa is one of 104 players who tested positive in a 2003 baseball survey. The paper did n...

06/16/09 - 6:37pm
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