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Columbia County planners OK zoning change for mosque

The Columbia County Planning Commission has rezoned less than an acre of property that will provide additional land for a future mosque planned off Old Evans Road in Martinez. The Islamic Society of Augusta requested a rezoning for about a half acre of a 1.13-acre lot off Old Evans Road near Old Pe...

05/22/09 - 5:46am

Columbia County planners OK zoning change for mosque

The Columbia County Planning Commission has rezoned less than an acre of property that will provide additional land for a future mosque planned off Old Evans Road in Martinez. The Islamic Society of Augusta requested a rezoning for about a half acre of a 1.13-acre lot off Old Evans Road near Old Pe...

05/22/09 - 5:45am

Wildwood Park to close two days to fix road

Columbia County’s Wildwood Park will be closed June 15-17 to allow contractors to begin work on a new roadway and park entrance that will open later this year, according to Park Coordinator Jeb Bell. The 972-acre park, on land owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and leased to Columbia County,...

05/22/09 - 5:40am

SC fugitive mom found with care-threatened 555-pound son

COLUMBIA — A 555-pound South Carolina teen who disappeared with his mother after she was accused of neglecting his health was found with her this afternoon at a laundry in Maryland, authorities said. Paramedics checked Alexander Draper, 14, before turning him over to the Maryland Department of...

05/21/09 - 8:42pm

SC Legislature ends with complaints of stimulus rift

COLUMBIA — South Carolina legislators wrapped up their regular session tonight by approving restrictions on the payday lending industry that will limit the number of loans to one at a time and track customers who incur them. Legislators called it the most significant legislation p...

05/21/09 - 9:11pm

Westminster wins; Augusta Prep loses

Westminster defeated Stratford 4-2 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the GISA girls soccer playoffs in Macon. Augusta Prep lost 4-0 to First Presbyterian Day. Westminster will face First Presbyterian Day on Saturday in the championship match....

05/21/09 - 8:30pm

President to name Cleland to battle monuments post

President Barack Obama says he will nominate former Sen. Max Cleland to be secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission. Cleland, a triple-amputee Vietnam veteran, has served in the Georgia state Senate, as head of the Veterans Administration when Jimmy Carter was president, and later as a...

05/21/09 - 8:12pm

Chronicle names Best & Brightest winner

Yueran Yuan, a senior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, was named the grand-prize winner of The Augusta Chronicle’s seventh annual Best & Brightest Awards on Thursday night.

01/15/10 - 1:50am

MCG Hospital wins safety honor

Pioneering patient- and family centered care years ago earned Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics recognition today at a national meeting on patient safety. The health system was given the Socius Award by the National Patient Safety Foundation at the group’s annual Patient Safety C...

05/21/09 - 4:44pm

New SRS contractor to offer jobs to current workers

The new contractor taking over Savannah River Site’s extensive liquid waste program July 1 will offer jobs to all 1,900 current Washington Savannah River Company employees. In a letter sent today to all workers, Savannah River Remediation president and project manager Jim French said company o...

05/21/09 - 3:52pm

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