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Regents hike tuition for some, stop offering 'fixed for four' for new students

ATLANTA -- Students at the state’s public colleges and universities will have to cough up additional funds starting in the fall, but some will pay more than others, based on a complex schedule of tuition approved today by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents.

04/14/09 - 3:15pm

CRCT testing starting Thursday in Richmond County schools

Richmond County officials want to remind parents and schoolchildren that the CRCT – the state’s high stakes test for pupils in first through eighth grades – will begin on Thursday, a change to the schedule originally put out at the beginning of the school year. The schedule is as fol...

04/14/09 - 1:46pm

Augusta puts out dumpsters, will collect weekend storm waste

In response to the recent storms that caused damage to the area, the Augusta Solid Waste Department will be placing roll-off dumpsters in and around the areas hit by the storms, according to a statment. The plain gray dumpsters are for the residents to use to dispose of trash, debris, and yard wast...

04/14/09 - 1:40pm

Severe thunderstorm warning

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 2:15 p.m. today for: * Northwestern McDuffie County. * Northwestern Columbia County. * Southern Lincoln County. The storm -- with penny sized hail -- was over Wilkes County at 1:30 p.m. and moving east at 25 ...

06/01/10 - 8:39pm

Petty officer faces porn charges

A Navy petty officer stationed at Fort Gordon has been indicted on federal child pornography charges, which were made public Monday. Jeremy Williams, a cryptologist with high security clearance, was indicted on charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, charges pun...

04/14/09 - 1:24pm

May 8 execution for SC cop killer

COLUMBIA — South Carolina officials have set a May 8 execution date for a man convicted of killing an Orangeburg police officer 16 years ago. Prison officials say 34-year-old Thomas Ivey can choose electrocution or lethal injection. Ivey was convicted of killing officer Thomas Harrison at the...

04/14/09 - 1:00pm

Evans teen rear-ends police car

An Evans teen remains in jail today on charges of drunken driving and striking a Richmond County sheriff’s officer’s car.

04/14/09 - 3:53pm

Region auto-theft rankings rise

The Augusta metropolitan statistical area inched up in national auto-theft rankings, from 76th in 2006 to 56th in 2008, according to the the National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual report....

04/14/09 - 12:13pm

Masters TV ratings down slightly for Sunday's final round

NEW YORK — Television ratings for the final round of the Masters are down slightly from last year. This year's final round fell on Easter Sunday, when fewer people were watching TV. CBS said Monday its coverage drew a fast national rating of 8.3 and a 20 share. It earned an 8.6/18 in 2008...

04/14/09 - 4:09pm

Record enrollment at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Spring semester enrollment at the University of Georgia set a record with nearly 33,000 students going to classes in Athens and four separate campuses. Spring enrollment includes 32,044 students signed up for courses in Athens, the university said this morning. Another 924 are enroll...

04/14/09 - 11:48am

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