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Theft of phones, BlackBerrys reported at T-Mobile store

Authorities are investigating the theft of numerous mobile phones from the T-Mobile store on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway Tuesday morning. Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Walden said someone broke the front doors to the store and took the phones, which including Samsung and BlackBerry models. The amount of ...

02/10/09 - 12:40pm

Columbia County authorities arrest 10 in prostitition stings

Four women and six men have been arrested in an online prostitution sting set up by Columbia County sheriff’s investigators. Capt. Steve Morris said today that the arrests, which began in mid-December, involved two separate sting operations using a national online classified advertising servic...

02/10/09 - 1:50pm

City officials tells lawmakers they have no money for Golf Hall land

ATLANTA -- There will be no money for the city to purchase the land owned by the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, two commissioners told members of the local legislative delegation this morning.

01/20/10 - 9:56pm

Vote lines short in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Lines are short this morning at the voting booths for the North Augusta Republican Party primary election to fill three city council positions. Voting began at 7 a.m. at Riverview Park and about 75 people had voted as of 10 a.m., said David Toole, the chairman of the North Augusta ...

02/10/09 - 11:50am

Rat scare moves UGA classes

ATHENS, Ga. -- The dilapidated University of Georgia building that houses Women's Studies Institute remained nearly empty Monday, five days after a janitor discovered evidence that a rat had been in the building overnight - a trail of pellets and marks left by sharp, gnawing rat teeth. Garnett ...

02/10/09 - 9:58am

Augusta exam may have exposed veterans to infection

About 1,200 veterans may have been exposed to infection after they were treated with improperly sterilized equipment at the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, the health system announced today. But Acting Chief of Staff John W. Brice stressed that the risk of actually being inf...

02/09/09 - 4:33pm

Man wounded in Aiken shooting

AIKEN - An Aiken man was shot this afternoon near Richland Avenue and Sumter Street, according to Aiken Public Safety.

02/09/09 - 4:01pm

A-Rod admits using performance-enhancers

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez admitted Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03 when he played for the Texas Rangers. “Back then it was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young. I was stupid,” the New York Yankees star said in an interview with ESPN. “...

02/09/09 - 3:54pm

Columbia County educator named finalist for state Teacher of the Year

Bel Air Elementary School teacher named a finalist for state Teacher of the Year.

02/09/09 - 4:30pm

ASU's Mealing dismissed

Augusta State’s Nicole Mealing has been dismissed from the women's basketball team for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Tes Sobomehin announced Monday in a press release from the school. A junior forward from North Augusta, Mealing led the Lady Jaguars in scoring at 14.7 ppg., and ra...

02/09/09 - 1:20pm

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Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

Georgia is one of six states that will soon begin active monitoring of all travelers from three Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa for the 21 days during which they could develop an infection ...
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