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Robber with gun gets cash in Tuesday night holdup

Richmond County sheriff’s authorities are investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday night. According to an Augusta 911 dispatcher, a man wearing a white T-shirt holding a black revolver, demanded and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the Discount Stop convenience store, 545 Sandb...

10/28/08 - 10:57pm

SC says record 2.5M register to vote

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina election officials say a record-setting 2.5 million residents have registered to vote and that a record has been set for absentee ballots issued.

10/28/08 - 4:21pm

World Series pushed back again

PHILADELPHIA – The World Series won’t resume until Wednesday night at the earliest. With rain still falling in Philadelphia, Major League Baseball decided not to attempt to complete Game 5 on Tuesday night. The game, played in increasingly heavy rain, was suspended Monday following a 30-minute...

10/28/08 - 1:18pm

20 Augusta-area gas stations involved in gouging probe

ATLANTA — Twenty of the 166-plus gas stations under state scrutiny for price gouging during Georgia’s gas shortage are in metro Augusta, according to the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs.

10/28/08 - 12:04pm

Former New Ellenton church secretary arrested on theft charge

AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former church secretary who authorities say used church credit cards to buy clothes, jewelry and vacations worth more than $75,000.

10/28/08 - 11:35am

Overnight freeze watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for many area counties starting tonight and continuing until Wednesday morning.

10/28/08 - 10:57am

First Bank of Georgia reports higher earnings

The holding company for First Bank of Georgia reported this morning that it posted higher earnings in the third quarter.

10/28/08 - 10:05am

Harbin pleads guilty to reckless driving

ATLANTA -- State Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, pleaded guilty to reckless driving this morning in Atlanta Municipal Court to end his long-running DUI case, which stemmed from a late-night crash near the Capitol in May 2007. Judge Herman Sloan sentenced Mr. Harbin to 12 months' probation and ordered him...

10/27/08 - 12:33pm

Bulldogs 6th in BCS standings

NEW YORK - Penn State surged in the Bowl Championship Series standings after its big win at Ohio State, closing the gap on first-place Texas and second-place Alabama on Sunday. Still, the Nittany Lions are in danger of being unbeaten and left out of the BCS national championship game. The Longhorn...

10/26/08 - 9:21pm

Beckman gets second PGA Tour title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Cameron Beckman tapped in a par putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to complete a big comeback and beat Kevin Sutherland in the Open. Beckman, 176th on the money list and 447th in the world ranking entering the tournament, was four shots behind Sutherland at the tur...

10/26/08 - 7:43pm

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