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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

US high court won't block SC gay marriages

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina but Attorney General Alan Wilson said the issue is still not settled.

Georgia jobless rate declines

ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent.

Salvation Army is ringing bells

Bells will be ringing around Augusta through Christmas Eve as the Salvation Army holds its annual Red Kettle campaign.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Augustans prepare for winter

Wintery weather came early this year as a large cold front pushed across the area bringing record-breaking temperatures Wednesday and nearly the same Tuesday.

Fund helps military families with heat

The fund is available for families of active-duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and veterans fewer than 10 years removed from the military.

House fire kills Georgia woman, 88

OXFORD, Ga. - Authorities in Newton County are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of an Oxford woman.

SC pit bull owner charged after attacks

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. - Police have charged a Fountain Inn man whose three pit bulls injured two people and killed two other dogs.

Woman defrauds SC game tickets

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Sheriff's deputies say a Greenville woman sold tickets and parking passes for Clemson and University of South Carolina games but never delivered the goods.

Attacks on nurses, health-care workers spark alarm

ATLANTA -- Nurses, doctors, emergency medical technicians and other health-care workers get punched, bit and slammed into walls while doing their jobs, and a legislative panel is considering ...

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Hyde Park residents question spending

A bevy of upset Hyde Park residents were on hand for new city Administrator Janice Allen Jackson's first commission meeting Tuesday, demanding to know where $4 million in relocation funds had been ...

Firefighter of the Year awarded

During the 12th annual Public Safety Awareness Day, the Exchange Club of South Augusta presented a plaque and $50 check to Yolanda Holley, Joseph McAlpin, Ian Buckley and Michael Woodard.

Suspect shot during burglary attempt

An Augusta teen was shot while he attempted to burglarize a home Tuesday, deputies say.

Historic buildings added to list

Historic Augusta added three Broad Street buildings and three houses to its Endangered Properties list.

Aiken wreck kills woman, 93

AIKEN -- A single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon killed Ethel L. Leduc, 93, the coroner said.

Public meetings on downtown parking set for Dec. 9

Public discussion on a proposed parking management plan that includes metered parking will take place Dec. 9.

Martinez woman wins $1.25 million on Cash Bonanza instant ticket

A Martinez woman recently won $1.25 million on a Cash Bonanza instant ticket purchased at a Richmond County gas station.

Columbia County targets infrastructure

Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, told a crowd of more than 300 people inside Savannah Rapids Pavilion that Gov. Nathan Deal hopes to take a “forceful approach” towards industrial growth in the ...

Azziz speaks of his 'gratitude' to GRU

A day after he was turned down for a post at another university, Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz shared a message with employees that was entitled "Gratitude."

Augustan found in Hertz customer's car

Police are searching for an Augusta man who was found sleeping Monday afternoon in the back seat of a customer's vehicle at Hertz Car Rental.

Guilty plea enter in auto-parts theft ring

Dennis Ray McDaniel, 50, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court for his part in a theft ring that pillaged the stock of Southern Pik-A-Part.

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Venue change sought in Aiken police slaying

Judge Clifton Newman told attorneys for Stephon Carter that a motion to move the venue or select jurors outside Aiken County was premature. Carter is accused of killing Public Safety Officer ...
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