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Property tax assessments frozen

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that would stop home assessments from rising for two years.

05/06/09 - 2:52pm

Marshall Square developers may back off after commission vote

Developers for the Marshall Square development might back off on building at the Evans site after the Columbia County Commission voted Tuesday night to reduce the number of residential units on the property. The commission voted 4-0 to approve changes to the 2007 site plan with conditions set forth...

01/20/10 - 10:09pm

Thursday is National Day of Prayer

People in cities across the country will stop to pray Psalm 33:22 on Thursday, the verse for the 58th National Day of Prayer. Communitywide events are planned in Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken, and several churches also will hold services. The theme is Prayer ... America’s Hope. Psalm 33:22...

01/20/10 - 9:03pm

Police release sketches of Zinkhan without hair, goatee

Former University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan III may have changed his appearance as he continues to elude authorities for more than a week, police said today.

05/06/09 - 12:23pm

Inch of rain doesn't extinguish SC wildfire

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Firefighters continuing to watch the nearly 20,000 acres burned in a wildfire near the South Carolina coast last month say an inch of rain wasn't enough to extinguish the flames.

05/06/09 - 12:08pm

North Augusta pedestrians hurt; motorist charged with DUI

A man has been charged with DUI after two pedestrians were seriously injured in a North Augusta crash this morning. The male and female pedestrians were admitted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics with incapacitating injuries early this morning, but the injuries are not life-thr...

05/06/09 - 12:43pm

SC state offices close Monday

South Carolina state offices and Johnston, S.C., town offices will be closed Monday, May 11, in observation of Confederate Memorial Day. Federal, Georgia state, Edgefield County, Aiken County, Edgefield, Aiken, and North Augusta offices will be following regularly scheduled hours....

05/06/09 - 4:29pm

Marshall Square revisions OK

The Columbia County Commission approved site plans revisions for Marshall Square at its Tuesday meeting allowing conditions set forth by the Columbia County Planning and Zoning Board in addition to one its own. Commissioners approved 4-1 a motion to approve changes to the 2007 site plan. The 47-acr...

01/20/10 - 10:09pm

SC debates 'born alive' bill

COLUMBIA — South Carolina legislators plan to discuss a bill that ensures a fetus who survives an abortion attempt is not treated as medical waste. A Senate Judiciary panel will discuss the bill today. The House approved it in February. The proposal defines a person as anyone who is breathing...

05/06/09 - 4:09am

Letter carrier food drive Saturday

Area letter carriers will participate in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday. People are asked to leave non-perishable foods in a sturdy bag next to their mailbox prior to their regular mail delivery time. Suggested food items include canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, and...

05/06/09 - 6:21pm

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