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More thunderstorms today

More severe weather could arrive todayfor the Augusta area, with a chance for high winds and hail. Thunderstorms are predicted across the region with highs in the low 80s. Michael Cammarata, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C., said there’s a 70 percent ch...

05/06/09 - 1:41pm

Wise named chairman of Ga. PSC

ATLANTA — The Georgia Public Service Commission has elected Stan Wise to a two-year-term as commission chairman, effective July 1. Wise, who has been on the five-member commission since 1995, has served as chairman three times previously. He is a former member of the Cobb County Commission. C...

05/06/09 - 4:29pm

Perdue OKs sales tax free days

ATLANTA — Georgia shoppers will be able to buy school supplies, clothing, footwear, and computers without paying any state tax for four days this summer. Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed legislation that will remove the state tax for back to school shoppers from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, Aug 2....

05/06/09 - 4:29pm

Missing UGA professor's items studied for clues

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities continue to examine a cell phone, laptop computer and other belongings left behind by accused killer George M. Zinkhan III with the hopes they might hold clues to where he fled. Zinkhan, 57, has been the subject of an international manhunt since April 25, when police said...

05/06/09 - 4:29pm

Board approves changes to Marshall Square site plan

The Columbia County Commission approved site-plan 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.

01/20/10 - 10:09pm

USC Aiken 12th entering final round

In Muscle Shoals, Ala., fifth-ranked USC Aiken moved up one spot to 12th after the second round of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional on Tuesday at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals Fighting Joe Course. The top 5 teams advance to the Division II National Championship, scheduled for Ma...

01/19/10 - 1:00am

School rezoning discussion devolves into arguments

A forum to discuss school rezoning devolved into a series of cross-neighborhood arguments over potential gang violence and a years-old deal among school board members.

01/15/10 - 5:06pm

Board evaluates superintendent; results remain secret

The Richmond County Board of Education met in secret for a little more than an hour this evening to evaluate Superintendent Dana Bedden’s performance. Board President Marion Barnes said afterward that school board members completed the evaluation, but would not give details. Under state law, ...

01/08/10 - 12:23pm

Mother, daughter indicted in Easter crash in which five died

ATLANTA — A grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old woman and her mother on charges involving a highway accident in south Fulton County on Easter Sunday that killed five people.

05/05/09 - 6:29pm

VIDEO: Police footage shows Elmore shooting

Police video footage shows the shooting of Justin Elmore in December 2008.

05/05/09 - 6:08pm
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