Things To Know Friday

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A Really, Really Nice Friday
Nice fall weather continues across the Southeast.
How nice?
The headmaster of a private school in Columbus, Ga., canceled school today so students could enjoy the weather.

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Jobs Coming Downtown?
The former Fort Discovery space could soon be filled, bringing the potential of hundreds of new jobs to downtown Augusta.

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Wall Street Dancing
NEW YORK — Will the euphoria continue today?
The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 300 points Thursday after Republican leaders and President Barack Obama finally seemed willing to end a 10-day budget standoff that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills.
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Can Aquinas Beat Lincoln County?
Aquinas High, led by quarterback Liam Welch (No. 7) and ranked No. 3 in Class A, hasn’t beaten the Lincoln County Red Devils since 1972, losing the last 32 games.

Tonight, they might have a chance.

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Tragedy In Evans
The investigation continues after a teenager was killed when a truck veered off Hardy-McManus Road in Columbia County.

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No Court-Martial For Former Edgefield Star
Tra’ves Bush, of Johnston, S.C., should not face court martial in a Naval Academy sex assault case.
Bush, a former member of the Navy football team, was a Thurmond High standout and received the Deon Grant Award as the area’s top football player for the 2008 season from The Augusta Chronicle.

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Traffic Watch
Single lane closures will continue across the area.
Locations include:

• Georgia Highway from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through today. The closure will take place in the north and southbound outside lanes at the I-520 overpass.
• Wrightsboro Road between Belair Road and Maddox Road; single lane closure for paving 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through today.
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Dining Out This Weekend?
Check out our restaurant reviews and health department databases.


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Tigers Advance
The Detroit Tigers celebrate after beating the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in to win Game 5 of an American League baseball division series.
They will now play Boston to see who goes to the World Series for the American League.
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Former Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies
In this 1967 file photo, astronaut Scott Carpenter poses with model of the Lunar Excursion Module.

Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean, died Thursday after a stroke. He was 88.

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