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School bus in accident

A Richmond County school bus filled with students was involved in an accident today at the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Heard Avenue. A 911 dispatcher said the accident happened at 4:37 p.m. and that there were injuries involved. Information on the extent of the injuries and whether studen...

05/04/09 - 5:23pm

Aquinas boys win state golf title

The Aquinas boys golf team won the Class A state title Monday afternoon at Forest Hills Golf Club.

05/04/09 - 3:41pm

Planning Commission gives approval to Kroc Center

The Salvation Army’s planned Kroc Center, considered a key to redeveloping upper Broad Street and Harrisburg, sailed through the Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission today.

01/20/10 - 11:28pm

1st Georgian with H1N1 flu

A 14-year-old Henry County boy is the state's first confirmed novel influenza A H1N1 case but there are at least three more probable cases pending confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia health officials said.

05/04/09 - 3:13pm

Aiken house fire reported

AIKEN -- A log house on Wire Road in Aiken County was damaged by fire this morning. The fire at the 2200 block of Wire Road was first reported at 8:46 a.m., according to a sheriff’s dispatcher. Sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell said he knew of no injuries. Shortly before 2 p.m. today, firefigh...

05/04/09 - 12:58pm

Georgia Supreme Court upholds 2002 Augusta murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed Monday the murder conviction of an Augusta man convicted of helping his friend kill a 16-year-old girl in April 2002. The court found that although there were serious errors committed during the Richmond County Superior Court trial for Raymond Soto, the extent ...

05/04/09 - 1:04pm

Double hand-transplant now under way for Augusta man

An Augusta man is in surgery today to become the country’s first double hand-transplant recipient. Jeff Kepner, 57, who lost his hands and feet to a bacterial infection 10 years ago, went into surgery at 8 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said his wife, Valarie. “He&#...

05/04/09 - 6:00pm

Minister from India visiting church in Thomson tonight

THOMSON -- Sunny Raul, who runs an outreach in India called Light of Hope Association Mission, will speak at Antioch Christian Church at 7 p.m. The Rev. Raul’s group helps rescue street children and orphans in the area of Orissa, India. Currently, the mission serves about 80 street children an...

05/04/09 - 12:26pm

Trade center funding plan likely to draw tough Tuesday questions

City Administrator Fred Russell is likely to face some tough questions Tuesday on his plan to build the Reynolds Street trade, exhibit and event center while stimulating redevelopment in inner city neighborhoods, a plan that involves a total $92.5 million in projects, $35 million in bonds and a new ...

01/27/10 - 10:50pm

Augusta Raging River won't play in 2009

The United States Basketball Association will announce Tuesday the cancellation of its 2009 season. League owner and president Duane Allen Jenkins confirmed the report Monday afternoon. The newly formed league, which was to include a team in Augusta called the Raging River, originally intended to b...

05/04/09 - 12:12pm

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