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Augusta trucking companies welcome texting ban
Web-posted 01/27/10
There was a time when Reginald Williams would text while driving, but that time ran out Tuesday. The Transportation Department's announcement that it would fine truck and bus drivers up to $2,750 for texting behind the wheel has changed his mind.
Program brings native Chinese speakers to classrooms
Web-posted 01/27/10
The Richmond County school board reluctantly approved funding for another year of Chinese language instruction at A.R. Johnson and the Academy of Richmond County, part of a Chinese Guest Teacher Program.
Two men charged in teen's killing
Web-posted 01/27/10
Authorities arrested two men Tuesday night in the shooting death of a 16-year-old earlier in the day.
Trinity-on-the-Hill extends hands beyond parish
Web-posted 01/27/10
In the past weeks, dozens of ministers and members at Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church posed for photos with their hands reaching high or stretching out toward the camera.
Edgefield textile plant to hire 16
Web-posted 01/27/10
COLUMBIA --- An Edgefield County manufacturer is pumping $3 million into its yarn facility and spinning out 16 new jobs.
State income tax forms harder to find
Web-posted 01/27/10
If you want Georgia and South Carolina individual income tax forms, don't wait for them to come in the mail.
About 100 gather for Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
Web-posted 01/27/10
The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday was, by all accounts, the largest in the event's four-year history.
Woman shoots dog after it kills her pet
Web-posted 01/27/10
A Columbia County woman shot a neighbor's dog in her yard Tuesday after that dog and another one attacked and killed her small dog.
Cuts threaten Augusta-based medical group
Web-posted 01/27/10
ATLANTA --- The Augusta-based Medical Center Authority could be getting a severe cut to its budget if lawmakers don't find alternatives to Gov. Sonny Perdue's recommendations.
New 'Chronicle' site launches today
Web-posted 01/27/10
Today's the big day. Early this morning we started shifting news content and data to a new augustachronicle.com site. Check out beta.chronicle.augusta.com to see our work in progress.
Some Democrats did not take furlough days
Web-posted 01/27/10
ATLANTA --- Records show the Senate's highest-ranking Democrat, along with several of his colleagues and Democratic House members, did not take the first round of furlough days accepted by most of their colleagues.
Perdue's plan to sell environment loans draws fire
Web-posted 01/27/10
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue wants to sell part of an environmental loan fund on Wall Street to plug a hole in the state budget, but critics say it will threaten local governments' ability to finance water and sewer improvements at a time when the funding is badly needed.
SC legislators want statewide teacher furloughs
Web-posted 01/27/10
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina teachers would take a pay cut and students would take fewer tests under cost-cutting measures that won initial legislative approval Tuesday.
SC agency didn't warn lawmakers of problems
Web-posted 01/27/10
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's unemployment agency let cash to pay jobless benefits dwindle since 2001 and did nothing before 2008 to head off insolvency that has saddled employers with a $736.2 million debt, according to a state audit released Tuesday.
3 men indicted for trying to steal from Glock
Web-posted 01/27/10
ATLANTA - A former federal prosecutor hired by gun manufacturer Glock to investigate fraud within the company has been accused of stealing about $3 million from the gunmaker.
Counting on recruits
Web-posted 01/27/10
A map of the 16-county coverage area for the Augusta Census Office is hanging on the wall behind office operations manager Henry Mober as he recruits census takers Tuesday in Augusta.
Across the area
Web-posted 01/27/10
Police are trying to identify people who dug through a trash can outside Target for receipts then used them to return items they never purchased.
Across Georgia
Web-posted 01/27/10
FORT STEWART, GA. - Fort Stewart officials say a 20-year-old Army soldier whose body was found in his barracks room appears to have died from accidental causes.
Across South Carolina
Web-posted 01/27/10
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Proposed legislation would prevent South Carolina governors from telling security details to leave them alone as Gov. Mark Sanford did before his rendezvous with an Argentine lover.
Rants and raves
Web-posted 01/27/10
This is a big rave for the Morris Museum of Art. I'm really excited and awaiting their new showing of the art there and their reopening. I visit there quite often.

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