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Corps to waive day use fees in August

The Army Corps of Engineers will waive all day use fees from Aug. 1-9 at its more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation sites nationwide, including Thurmond Lake and other Savannah River Basin reservoirs. The waiver applies to day use fees collected at boat launches and swimming beach facilities. Fe...

07/02/09 - 5:11pm

Police seek Augusta theft suspect

Investigators are trying to identify a man who attempted to pawn some items he is believed to have stolen from a home last April. The suspect can be seen on surveillance video taken from Georgia Pawn & Jewelry at 1659 Gordon Highway on May 21. The man is believed to have taken a flat-screen T...

07/02/09 - 4:51pm

Jenny Sanford willing to forgive

COLUMBIA — The wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford called his affair with an Argentine woman "inexcusable" but said today she is willing to forgive him.

07/02/09 - 4:40pm

Missing Augusta woman sought

Deputies are searching for a missing 85-year-old female Alzheimer’s patient. Elizabeth Bert walked away from her personal care home at 3524 Wrightsboro Road this morning, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s press release. She was last seen at the McDonald's at 3423 Wrightsboro R...

07/02/09 - 4:32pm

Dry conditions bring outdoor caution from forestry official

Dry soil, high temperatures and a holiday known for cookouts and fireworks could increase the risk of fires this weekend. “We were so wet this spring, and in the last three weeks, it’s gotten exceptionally dry and very hot,” said Steve Abbott, chief ranger senior for the Georgia Fore...

07/02/09 - 4:35pm

Rosemary and Lookaway halls have a bidder

Rosemary and Lookaway halls may soon be sold.

07/02/09 - 5:00pm

Police arrest 4 in 457 pound pot seizure

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County police say they seized 457 pounds of marijuana, arrested four men and confiscated five guns including an M16 and AK-47 assault rifles.

07/02/09 - 2:48pm

Police: Sanford didn't break law to visit mistress

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top cop says Gov. Mark Sanford did not improperly use state funds for visits with his Argentine mistress.

07/02/09 - 4:45pm

UPDATE: Aiken brush fire under control; residents allowed to return home

AIKEN – A brush fire in Aiken County burned more than 100 acres Thursday, causing minor injuries to one firefighter and heat exhaustion to two others fighting the blaze. The fire in an area off Snipes Pond Road, northeast of Aiken, was eventually contained about 6:30 p.m., said Aiken County Sh...

07/02/09 - 10:38pm

Sanford released from book deal

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's deal to write a book on fiscal conservatism has been terminated amid revelations about his affair with a woman from Argentina.

07/02/09 - 1:04pm
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