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Lawmakers push annual student fitness tests

ATLANTA - Students would soon have to complete an annual physical fitness testing under a measure that cleared the Georgia Legislature.

03/19/09 - 3:07pm

School reports break-in, damage

Authorities are searching for a man who broke into an Augusta Catholic school early this morning. Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Immaculate Conception School on the 1000 block of Laney Walker Boulevard after the alarm went off this morning, according to sheriff’s re...

03/19/09 - 10:53am

Appling road to be closed

The western end of Bill Dorn Road in Appling will be closed today through Friday. Starting today, the portion of the street starting at 7132 Bill Dorn Road to its intersection with White Oak Road will be closed. It will reopen at 5 p.m. Friday, according to an e-mail from Columbia County Emergency ...

03/19/09 - 10:19am

Reward in Evans bank holdup

An Evans bank is offering a reward for help in catching an armed bandit. A lone gunman robbed the SRP Federal Credit Union on North Belair Road this morning. The bank will pay $2,000 to anyone providing authorities with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, said Columbia...

03/19/09 - 3:40pm

Graniteville sewer line breaks

A sewer line failure today resulted in the discharge of untreated sewage in the Avondale Mills system near Ascauga Lake Road in Graniteville, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said in a news release.

03/18/09 - 4:59pm

Public is asked to identify caller of Butler High bomb threats

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying those responsible for making nine bomb threats against Butler High School in the past week. Sgt. Calvin Chew, a violent crimes investigator, released recordings of eight of the threats today and asked that any...

01/13/10 - 11:31pm

Harlem names new chief

The city of Harlem has named a new director of Public Safety. Of 29 applications, city officials chose Jesse Bowman, of Evans, as the Harlem Department of Public Safety director. “He seemed to meet the qualifications and is a good fit for Harlem,” City Manager Jean Dove said. Former dir...

03/18/09 - 3:47pm

Police say gang initiation threat just rumor

There is nothing to suggest that rumors circulating about a gang initiation to take place at Wal-Mart are credible, sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew said this afternoon. Calls have been coming into the sheriff’s office, but the hoax dates back to 2005 and is similar to the myth about gangs driv...

03/18/09 - 3:44pm

State fines 30 Ga. gas stations for price gouging

ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.

03/18/09 - 5:24pm

Whisenhunt to speak in Augusta

Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt will be the guest speaker for the Georgia-Carolina Council Boys Scouts of America Friends of Scouting Dinner on Thursday, April 16, at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 10th Street. Whisenhunt, who led his team to the Super Bowl in February, attained th...

03/18/09 - 2:04pm

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