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Runoff voting starts Wednesday

Early voting for will start Wednesday for Richmond County’s Augusta Commission District 1 runoff election. Voting hours will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Board of Elections Office at 530 Greene St., room 104. The hours will expand from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23-25. Voter...

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Ga. Gov. Perdue pays visit to Iraq for second time

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is in Iraq visiting with Georgia National Guard troops there and said conditions have improved since his last visit to the war zone in 2005.

11/10/09 - 5:41pm

SC budget loses $120 million as recession drags on

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The long recession is cutting more money from state revenues and expected to force spending cuts of nearly $120 million from South Carolina schools, colleges and prisons.

11/10/09 - 5:38pm

Monday meeting to discuss lake issues

A town hall meeting to discuss Thurmond Lake water management and related issues will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Lincolnton, Ga. The meeting is sponsored by Save Our Lakes Now, a non–profit organization created to be a watchdog over federal water man...

11/10/09 - 5:34pm

Veterans Day events canceled

Bad weather expected Wednesday is forcing cancellation of several Veterans Day events. So far, a parade scheduled to start at 10 a.m. in downtown Augusta, which would have featured the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and other groups, has been canceled. Ceremonies following the parade at the All Wars M...

01/19/10 - 10:38pm

Fourth suspect in Aiken armed robbery arrested

State law enforcement agents arrested the fourth suspect in a weekend Aiken armed robbery that resulted in one of the suspects taking his own life. Police have also connected the suspects to other robberies statewide. Toryast Jermaine Johnson, 28, of Columbia, was charged with robbery while armed w...

11/10/09 - 6:29pm

Vogtle price tag lower than expected for Georgia Power

ATLANTA -- The official price tag for Georgia Power’s share of two new reactors at Plant Vogtle is now $1.5 billion lower than when the company originally requested permission to build them, according to testimony Tuesday before the Georgia Public Service Commission. The company also told the ...

11/10/09 - 2:56pm

Augusta authorities investigating three shootings last night

Augusta authorties are investigating three shootings that occurred in two separate incidents last night. One man was shot while standing on his front porch in the Harrisburg neighborhood Monday night. Investigators from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office expect Kenneth Robert Kandt, 21, to ...

11/10/09 - 2:49pm

Grovetown Veterans Day event moved inside

Grovetown’s Veterans Day ceremony scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Wednesday has been moved indoors because of threatening weather.

01/08/10 - 4:55pm

Tea Party members pledge to take back control of government

Tea Party Express II draws several hundred to Augusta Common to listen to speeches blasting government balilouts and proposed health care reform.

11/10/09 - 7:19pm
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