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Augusta Saturn dealer pleased the brand will be saved

Word that General Motors will sell its Saturn brand to a dealership group run by racing legend Roger Penske has the general manager of Saturn’s dealership in Augusta smiling this morning. “I think that Saturn is going to be very strong in the near future,” said Greg Hodges Jr. “...

06/05/09 - 1:30pm

Blood center reports urgent need for type O donations

There is an urgent need today for type O blood donors, the Shepeard Blood Center said. According to a press statement, there is a local and national shortage of type O negative blood. Patients in our local hospitals are waiting for O negative blood to be donated. Donors may walk in or call a loca...

06/05/09 - 4:10pm

SC graduations continue today

Local graduations continue today in South Carolina communties: * Aiken High School 2 p.m. -- Convocation Center * South Aiken High School 5 p.m. -- Convocation Center * North Augusta High School 8 p.m. -- Convocation Center * Strom Thurmond High School 7 p.m. -- At the school, 1131 Columbia Rd...

01/12/10 - 9:59pm

Columbia County marketing results to be presented at Tuesday meeting

The Columbia County Convention & Visitors Bureau will present the results of a market research study at a public meeting Tuesday. The conclusions will equip Columbia County with a plan of action about where to focus its marketing efforts, said executive director Beda Johnson. Randall Travel Ma...

06/05/09 - 2:42pm

Help sought in identifying MCG Hospital assault suspect

Richmond County sheriff's deputies continue to investigate the Wednesday night attack on a woman in an MCG Hospital restroom, and said he might be the same man linked to a waiting room theft on the same floor last week. They released security camera photos that show Wednesday night's assaul...

06/05/09 - 4:10pm

Man sought in Aiken robbery

Aiken authorities are seeking a man who robbed the Price Shell at the corner of Whiskey Road and Price Avenue Thursday. The robber is described as black, in his late 20s to early 30s, clean shaven with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a blue and white plaid shirt with blue jean shorts. He dis...

06/05/09 - 1:33pm

Ga. judges won't sue Perdue

ATLANTA — Georgia's top judges averted an unprecedented legal maneuver today to protect a system plagued by financial woes, striking a last-minute compromise with the governor over millions of dollars in budget cuts. The judicial branch will still have to slash 25 percent of its June budge...

06/05/09 - 4:34pm

Larry Walker says he's retiring from Ga. transportation board

ATLANTA — Larry Walker, vice chairman of Georgia's Transportation Board, says he's retiring from the board. The longtime state representative from Perry says he's leaving to pursue opportunities he describes as not being compatible with continued service on the board. He did not e...

06/05/09 - 1:27pm

Governor chides lawmakers for time spent on designations

COLUMBIA -- The state duck could have waited. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford scolded lawmakers this week for naming official animals instead of solving serious state problems. Still, the governor let a bill pass into law without his signature, granting various creatures ceremonial state status. ...

06/05/09 - 2:46pm

Davis, Washington road lanes to close next week

Road work planned in Martinez this week has been rescheduled. Crews will be temporarily closing lanes on Davis Road and Washington Road in Columbia County from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., starting Tuesdayand extending into early Wednesday, June 10. The Davis Road lane closure will be about 500 feet south of...

06/05/09 - 4:17pm
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