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Home Depot cutting 7,000 jobs

CHICAGO — Home Depot Inc. plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs while closing four dozen stores under its smaller home improvement brands as the recession continues to batter the nation's housing market.

01/26/09 - 11:47am

Perez wins Bob Hope Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Pat Perez came from behind to win the Bob Hope Classic Sunday, earning his first career victory on the PGA Tour and a spot in the 2009 Masters Tournament. Perez shot 3-under-par 69 in the final round, including an eagle on No. 18, to finish at 33-under 327. Fellow American ...

01/25/09 - 8:28pm

Federer through to quarterfinals, Jankovic out

MELBOURNE, Australia - Two sets down. A 6-foot-5 Tomas Berdych ripping forehand winners and powerful serves down at him, keeping him on the defensive. Roger Federer's campaign to equal Pete Sampras' record 14 Grand Slam singles titles was in serious jeopardy in the fourth round Sunday at th...

01/25/09 - 6:27pm

Fog advisory issued for area

A dense fog advisory has been issued for much of the Augusta area through midnight, according to the National Weather Service. The fog has developed as a result of a moist atmosphere and near calm winds, according to the advisory. Visibilities of a half mile or less have been reported. The fog is ...

01/24/09 - 11:22pm

Shooting occurs at Augusta nightclub

Police responded early this morning to a shooting in which two people were injured at an Augusta nightclub. Authorities arrived at 1 a.m. at Soultry Sounds on Ellis Street and found a large crowd and a man that had been shot in his left side, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office rep...

01/24/09 - 11:14pm

Aiken holdup suspect identified as Philadelphia man, 26

The man fatally shot this morning in Aiken by a sheriff's deputy has been identified as Ronald Hamilton Jr., 26, from Philadelphia, according to a statement released by Coroner Tim Carlton. It is not clear at this time why Mr. Hamilton was in Aiken. He has been estranged from other family membe...

01/23/09 - 8:31pm

Public safety chief resigns amid shoplifting incident

The Harlem Department of Public Safety chief resigned today after authorities say he was caught shoplifting Thursday from the Evans Wal-Mart.

01/23/09 - 4:39pm

Padgett to be sworn in next Wednesday as newest judge

Columbia County Magistrate Wade Padgett will be sworn in Wednesday, Feb. 4, as the newest Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge. The swearing-in ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. in the north wing of the state Capitol in Atlanta. Gov. Sonny Perdue, who appointed Judge Padgett to complete reti...

01/23/09 - 4:30pm

North Augusta Country Club open to tours by potential buyers

Interested buyers of the North Augusta Country Club can now tour the site led by an agent from the Myrtle Beach-based JP King Auction Co. J.P. King began holding tours of the North Augusta Country Club Thursday and will conduct them until the auction, which will be held at on site 11 a.m. Jan. 29, ...

01/23/09 - 12:33pm

Smoking air conditioner shifts Aiken detention center inmates

A smoking air-conditioning unit displaced 60 Aiken County inmates this morning. Aiken Department of Public Safety Fire Department responded to the fire at the Aiken County Detention Center around 10 a.m., said Aiken County Sheriff’s Lt. Troy Elwell. While firefighters extinguished the fire, t...

01/23/09 - 12:21pm

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