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Lewis Family calls it quits after more than half a century

The Lewis Family of Lincolnton, Ga., national bluegrass and gospel music stars for more than half a century and inductees into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, have announced that the group's last performance will be Sept. 5 in Dover, Pa.

05/24/09 - 1:55pm

Money will soon begin to shape Georgia's 2010 governor's race

In about six weeks, the amorphous race to be the Republican nominee for governor in 2010 will start to take some shape. Few people know much about the six candidates. The latest major statewide poll suggests that half of the GOP voters are undecided. Many likely don't have a clue. But somebody...

05/24/09 - 6:21am

UGA planning efforts dominated by financial challenges

ATHENS, Ga. -- Improving research and health programs while finding new funding sources to offset flagging tax revenue will be the University of Georgia's focus during the next decade. More than 30 faculty, administrators, other employees and students will be meeting in the next year to craft a...

05/24/09 - 6:14am

Augusta Branch of NAACP Holds 35th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

The Augusta Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its 35th annual Freedom Fund Banquet tonight. The banquet was held in conjunction with the NAACP's centennial celebration. Edward O. Dubose, the president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, was the gu...

01/20/10 - 11:44pm

Mentor group honors leaders

On her list of accolades, Ruth B. Crawford places her honor at tonight's 100 Black Men of Augusta Black Tie Gala at the top of her list. “It’s an organization that stands for what I stand for,” she said at the fundraising event for the mentorship program. “They take youth an...

01/13/10 - 9:27pm

Columbia County veterans celebration cancelled

Columbia County’s Red, White and Blue Veterans Celebration, scheduled for 7 p.m. in Evans, has been cancelled due to weather. The outdoor event will not be rescheduled....

05/23/09 - 7:51pm

Car wreck near Appling sends three to hospital

A one-vehicle wreck near Appling sent three teenagers to the hospital this afternoon, with one of them in critical condition. Tyler Epps, 16, of Lincolnton, Ga., was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia hospital and is in critical condition, said Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith W...

05/23/09 - 5:54pm

Crash in Columbia County causes injuries

Deputies are heading to the scene of a crash with injuries in Columbia County. The crash occurred around 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Washington and Ridge roads, according to a Columbia County 911 dispatcher. The two-vehicle accident did cause injuries, but there are no details yet on the sever...

05/23/09 - 4:15pm

Ga. lakes back for Memorial Day

Georgia's lakes have recovered from a three-year drought in time for abundant recreation over the Memorial Day weekend — if it only stops raining long enough for people to have fun. The forecast for most of Georgia calls for cloudy skies and a chance of showers and thunderstorms for the ne...

05/23/09 - 2:09pm

Holiday events to honor sacrifice

A number of Memorial Day weekend events are planned across the Augusta area. They include: HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK WEEKEND SERVICE: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Hillcrest Memorial Park Veterans Monument, 2700 Deans Bridge Road; free ; public welcome to come at 7 a.m. to help place flags on veterans’ g...

05/23/09 - 9:22am

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