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Hit-and-run suspect arrested; family recalls victim

Screven County authorities arrested a suspect in the Tuesday night Richmond County hit-and-run that killed one woman and injured another. Police said Willie David Bragg Jr., 62, had been taken into custody this afternoon. Richmond County Sheriff's Cpl. Danny Whitehead said deputies believe Mr....

07/29/09 - 10:19pm

5 groups targeted for flu vaccine

Children and pregnant women should be a priority for a new vaccine for the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, which will be provided by the federal government, perhaps in mass vaccinations, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this afternoon.

07/29/09 - 5:34pm

Former Teacher of Year resigns amid GBI investigation

THOMSON – One of McDuffie County’s top teachers has resigned amid an ongoing probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation....

07/29/09 - 5:33pm

Aiken native also selected

Reigning player of the year Jonathan Dwyer, of Georgia Tech, and rookie of the year Russell Wilson, of North Carolina State, and Florida State linebacker Dekoda Watson, an Aiken native, headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference preseason team. The ACC today announced the 24 selections as determine...

07/29/09 - 5:06pm

Mestek closing Wrens plant on Saturday

Mestek Inc. in Wrens is closing its doors on Saturday, putting 91 employees out of work. The company is shutting down the Jefferson County plant in response to difficult economic conditions and rapidly deteriorating profitability, according to a company statement. Production is being moved to othe...

07/29/09 - 4:51pm

Rare fish species transferred from Fort Gordon pond

A pond at Fort Gordon modified to house a small population of the endangered robust redhorse sucker was evacuated today after the impoundment developed drainage problems. The rare species, documented by scientists more than a century ago and once thought to have been extinct, was rediscovered in the...

01/07/10 - 1:10pm

First Bank of Georgia parent reports higher income

Augusta-based Georgia-Carolina Bancshares, the holding company for First Bank of Georgia, reported higher second-quarter income Wednesday. Net income for April, May and June was $899,000, or 26 cents per diluted share, compared to the $866,000, or 25 cents per share, earned in the second quarter of...

07/29/09 - 4:23pm

Aiken County Sheriff's Office releases latest most wanted list

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office released today a new wanted list, this time focusing on crimes against children and the elderly. Names, last known addresses and charges of those on the list of 19 are: Robert Scott Carver, of the 400 block of Dixie Road, Wagener, wanted on criminal s...

07/29/09 - 5:33pm

Jessye Norman: Star power

Jessye Norman, the international opera legend from Augusta, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St. The concert, Jessye Norman and Friends, is a benefit for the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. Ms. Norman spent time earlier in the week with ente...

07/29/09 - 4:05pm

Source: Phillies acquire Lee from Indians

PHILADELPHIA – Looking for a top starter to bolster their so-so rotation, the Philadelphia Phillies acquired reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee from the Indians. The defending World Series champions are sending Cleveland four minor league prospects for Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco...

07/29/09 - 3:06pm
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