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Palin speaks in Augusta today

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to be in Augusta today with U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who faces Democrat Jim Martin in Tuesday's runoff election.

Mrs. Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, will speak at 8:30 a.m. at the James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m.

People were asked to RSVP, but officials indicated they would probably let others in.

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said his office would have a presence at the arena.

Other races


Public Service Commission:


- Lauren "Bubba" McDonald (R)


- Jim Powell (D)


Court of Appeals Judgeship:


- Sara Doyle


- Mike Sheffield


When to vote


All polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voters will be required to show a photo ID.

2 arrested, charged in teen's shooting death

The Burke County Sheriff's Department has arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old Simpson Tyrone Cates Jr.

Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey said 22-year-old Christopher Derik Chance, of Jenkins County, and 17-year-old Tray Sapp, of Burke County, have been charged with murder in the death of Mr. Cates.

Mr. Sapp will be charged as an adult.

Mr. Chance and Mr. Cates were cousins.

Mr. Cates' body was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the driver's seat of his mother's car on Ben Bargeron Road about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

Capt. Frankie Parker said a drug deal was involved in the shooting.

Traffic update

Aiken County

- Crews will be resurfacing the southbound lanes of Richland Avenue between York Street and Vaucluse Road today. There will be some lane closures and detours.

- Gray Mare Hollow Road is completely closed to traffic as work continues. The closure is near Hollow Creek Road.

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ameliaf
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ameliaf 12/01/08 - 11:30 am
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Saxby is a sell-out. He will

Saxby is a sell-out. He will only support his friends with tax breaks that you pay for. He has no principals that are not for sale.

Nammy
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Nammy 12/01/08 - 11:53 am
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ya don't like it? Don't read

ya don't like it? Don't read it! w00t! w00t!!! And a t00t t00t t0 y0u t00! LOL

JackBootedThug
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JackBootedThug 12/01/08 - 12:02 pm
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Saxby Chambliss brings in

Saxby Chambliss brings in Sarah Palin to stump for him. Jim Martin brings in Ludicris...you demos should be proud...

Nammy
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Nammy 12/01/08 - 12:17 pm
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Yanno why? That's because O

Yanno why? That's because O is skeert that should Martin lose...it'll reflect on him and give him a bad name! (was on the news) That's why O isn't gonna be there tomorrow. w00t...

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GaWins 12/01/08 - 12:24 pm
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Forget about politics. This

Forget about politics. This is about survival! Times are bad! It ain't right, but Politicians take care of their own! Chambliss won''t even get hind teet from Obama! With Martin as Senator voters can really increase what Georgia gets from Washington! Vote to help Georgians survive!
Survey: are the clothes from SAks____ or NM______

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/01/08 - 01:30 pm
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GaWins, I am going to hold

GaWins, I am going to hold you to that if Martin wins and the Obama defense dept shuts down the F22 production.

rufus
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rufus 12/01/08 - 02:56 pm
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All these battered women and

All these battered women and I'm still eating mine plain

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 12/01/08 - 03:03 pm
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I really enjoyed the rally.

I really enjoyed the rally. She did an excellent job. It was a bit chilly for the youngsters that were waiting in line though. I wonder why they told us we could come in at 7:30 and had to wait outside in line so long. Are all the coliseum authority members Democrats?

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stillamazed 12/01/08 - 03:16 pm
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You can't tell by all the

You can't tell by all the shopping going on that times are so hard....there are lots of folks out there spending money. I believe alot of it is the media causing alot of all this mess, we hear it on CNN so it must be true.....but from around here and while traveling I haven't seen what all the hype is about, but then again I am not sitting around waiting for the goverment to give me a hand out to make my life better.

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disssman 12/01/08 - 05:42 pm
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Baroness are you saying

Baroness are you saying parents actually had their kids out in the cold to hear a politician? I am sure they wre under school age or else the parents kept them out for a bogus and illegal reason. Sure dosen't say much for CONservative parenting.

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eyeswideshut 12/03/08 - 10:40 pm
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It is sad that the extent of

It is sad that the extent of the story regarding the recent fatal shooting in Burke County of the 16 year old teenager only got 6 sentences. It is also strange that there was absolutely no mention that he is African American and the two charged with his murder are White and the fact is - the murderers are the ones that are cousins.......
It would be appreciated if the press would report the story with accurate information...........

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