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Masters parking lots filling up

Traffic around the Augusta National Golf Club is heavy and parking lots are filling up. As of 10 a.m. Lot B, Lot D and Lot 2 were full. Lot A3 is closed. Lot C is half full. Officials said Tiger Woods' 10:45 a.m. tee time probably encouraged this morning's early rush to the Masters Tournam...

01/15/10 - 12:45pm

Aiken man, brother are charged with fraud in Maryland

BALTIMORE - Federal prosecutors say two brothers face fraud charges in connection with a $1.75 million loan they obtained on behalf of a Hagerstown ministry.

04/10/09 - 12:05am

Man is hit by vehicle, dies

An Augusta man died after being struck by a vehicle tonight.

04/09/09 - 11:31pm

Georgia stimulus money planned for local road resurfacing work

Nearly $6.2 million in economic stimulus funds will be used to resurface parts of Deans Bridge and Sand Bar Ferry roads, according to a news release from Gov. Sonny Perdue. The governor submitted paperwork to the federal Transportation Department to have 67 road projects across the state paid for w...

04/09/09 - 1:49pm

State group to investigate allegations at Spirit Creek Middle

A new investigation is being launched into two former Spirit Creek Middle School educators. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the agency responsible for certifying teachers, voted this morning to investigate former Principal Sharon McAlevy and former teacher Denise Ogden, said Gary Wal...

04/09/09 - 10:33pm

William Stulb pleads guilty to molestation charge in Brunswick

An Augusta man was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to child molestation in Brunswick, Ga. William Archer Stulb, 24, formerly of Lombardy Court in Augusta, was given a five-year prison term followed by 10 years on probation by Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III of the Brunswick...

04/09/09 - 11:18am

Augusta native, TV anchor dies

Nashville, Tenn., broadcaster Dan Miller, 67, one of the nation's best known media personalities to come from Augusta , died Wednesday night in his hometown.

04/10/09 - 2:31pm

Ga. jobless rate up 126.3 percent

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor says 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March of 2008. The department said this morning the metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of increase in...

04/09/09 - 8:39am

'Dracula' bandit gets 20 years

ATLANTA — A man convicted of robbing the same credit union wearing a Dracula mask and brandishing a semiautomatic handgun has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. also ordered Nathaniel Little Jr. of Decatur on Wednesday to pay restitituio...

04/09/09 - 8:29am

Palmer hits opening tee shot

The 73rd Masters Tournament is officially under way. Honorary starter Arnold Palmer hit the ceremonial first tee shot right down the fairway to the delight of patrons. "No one has meant more to the game of golf," Augusta National and Masters Chairman Billy Payne said in introducing the four-time c...

04/09/09 - 12:14pm

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Augusta's ties to Liberia date back to 1836

Richmond County’s ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom. More recently, Augustans have ...
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