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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
 Two men charged in teen's killing
 Trinity-on-the-Hill extends hands beyond parish

Richmond County Neighbors
Volunteers are lifeblood of Red Cross
Web-posted 01/21/10
Volunteers play a major role in the American Red Cross of Augusta.

 Music adds freshness to 'Beauty and the Beast'
 Old times are not forgotten
 Volunteer treasured at Walton

Bill Kirby
Ponderosa life was more hectic than I thought
Web-posted 01/26/10
Last week, I suggested the old Bonanza TV show was a success, despite having only four basic plots. This drew a quick rebuke from my friend Joe in the editorial department, who says I am wrong.

 First learn to speak teenager, then learn to listen
 Teens have liked gadgets since Flintstones

Glynn Moore
With nature's help, we don't have to think
Web-posted 01/25/10
Some days are diamonds, some days are stone. Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug. Some days ... well, you get the idea.

City Ink
Case of the open safe is a simple one to crack
Web-posted 01/24/10
A funny thing happened last weekend at the Marble Palace.

Iraq 
8 villagers killed south of Baghdad, some beheaded
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Assailants killed eight members of a Shiite family in a village outside Baghdad on Monday, shooting some and beheading others, just one of a series of pre-election shooting and car bombing attacks that swept the country, killing 22 people in all.


National 
Daughter says pilot in Texas IRS crash was a hero
Web-posted 2/22/2010
The daughter of a man who crashed his small plane into a building housing offices of the Internal Revenue Service called her father a hero for his anti-government views but said his actions, which killed an IRS employee, were "inappropriate."


    DNA, hot line lead to arrests in Texas church fire
    Pa. girl's 25-year-old case lends hope to others

World 
Afghan police: 15 killed in suicide bombing
Web-posted 2/22/2010
A police official says a suicide bomber has killed 15 people in eastern Afghanistan, including a key tribal leader.


    Iran: work on 2 new enrichment sites to begin soon
    Blast kills 8 in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Politics 
Obama: US cannot accept second best in education
Web-posted 2/22/2010
President Barack Obama says America's "primacy in the world" is at stake in the quest to substantially improve educational quality and global competitiveness.


    Obama puts forward $1 trillion health care plan
    Obama lauds governors for helping 'right the ship'



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