Things To Know Today
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Not too bad for Augusta ... in August.
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Augusta car break-ins rise
Augusta auto break-ins are up by 20 percent this year, prompting police to go door-to-door in some hard-hit neighborhoods to spread safety tips.
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Bransford Road (2900 Block) from Walton Way to Walton Place has been closed for repairs. Also, watch for mowers and roadway maintenance between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.at numerous sites in Richmond County.
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Labor Day travel up
Labor Day is a week away, but experts such as AAA are already anticipating a record number of travelers this year.
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Things to do
TODAY: 6:30 p.m. Hopelands Summer Concert Series: Aiken Concert Band; Hopelands Garden.__________ TUESDAY: 11:30 a.m. Augusta Fencers Club grand opening, 464B Greene Street. ___________________ WEDNESDAY: 7 a.m. A.M. Connection: North Augusta Economic Update; North Augusta Community Center.
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Miley Cyrus did what?
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — It may not be a good thing for her, but Miley Cyrus had the most memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards last night. The provocative pop singer, 20, was the hot topic as she stripped to a nude bikini and gyrated on-stage. She sang, too.
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Armed guards in Georgia schools?
ATLANTA — A recent shooting at McNair Discovery Learning Academy has state and local officials discussing whether to hire armed officers to patrol elementary schools. State School Superintendent John Barge said the state may need to consider helping districts pay for school police officers.
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Masters Champ Adam Scott won Sunday for the second time this year, and at least put himself into the conversation for PGA Tour player of the year if he were to go on to win the FedEx Cup.
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Super Bowl prediction? Stormy, cold
LEWISTON, Maine — The Farmers' Almanac is predicting the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl." The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands today predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played outdoors in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
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Investing? Consider Europe
NEW YORK — It's time for U.S. investors to revisit Europe. Fund managers and market strategists say the last several months of better economic news and higher stock prices could signal the start of a long-term rally for the continent.
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Chemical weapons in Syria
WASHINGTON — There is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but President Obama has not yet decided how to respond, a senior administration official says.