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Downtown stadium a step closer

A new downtown baseball stadium for Augusta moved closer to reality Thursday. Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver and Cal Ripken Jr., whose group owns the Augusta GreenJackets, said at a news conference that they had a conference call with Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue about moving forward with the project. ...

01/20/10 - 8:52pm

Legislator to run for Congress

State Rep. Rex Rice will formally announce his candidacy to represent South Carolina's 3rd District in Congress today, according to a news release.

04/16/09 - 4:11pm

Ripken to throw out first pitch tonight

Some general admission tickets remain available for tonight's Augusta GreenJackets season opener that will feature appearances by baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. "We expect a good walk-up crowd," GreenJackets general manager Nick Brown said...

01/20/10 - 8:52pm

Keen stays out of governor's race

ATLANTA — Despite front-runner Casey Cagle's departure from the governor's race, Jerry Keen says he's not going to run, although many people are asking him to.

04/16/09 - 1:59pm

Ga. man accused of attempting murder for hire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities in Alabama say they have arrested a Georgia man accused of trying to have seven people killed.

04/16/09 - 1:48pm

Red Cross asks public to help storm victims on Saturday

The American Red Cross’s Augusta chapter is asking the public to help in a special cleanup effort in Richmond County that will occur on Saturday. Volunteers should first report to the Augusta Red Cross office at 1322 Ellis Street between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Those looking to help clean debr...

04/16/09 - 1:37pm

Meeting to address changes in Marshall Square plan

Site plan revisions made to an Evans planned unit development will go before the Columbia County Planning Commission for a second time tonight.

04/16/09 - 1:00pm

Port authority re-elects leader

Frank Carl, whose dual role as chairman of the Augusta Port Authority and executive director of a regional environmental group was questioned as a possible conflict of interest, will continue to wear both hats.

04/16/09 - 12:43pm

Georgia jobless rate unchanged

ATLANTA — State labor officials said today that Georgia's unemployment rate did not increase from one month to the next for the first time in 20 months.

04/16/09 - 12:24pm

Poultry plant manager indicted

COLUMBIA — The manager of a Greenville poultry plant has been indicted on a charge he knowingly hired illegal immigrants.

04/16/09 - 11:33am

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