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Friday's event saw 72 people rapel down the Augusta Mariott to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta.

FIFTY PERCENT OF the population of Augusta gets food stamps, free health care, help with rent and utilities etc.

Political newcomer W.P. 'Pat' Garrett is challenging Democratic incumbent Rep. Earnest Smith for the Georgia House District 125 seat.

The presentation was part of the Dream Builders of America's Youth organization's outreach to help steer teens away from drugs and violence and into careers and education.

Friday's event saw 72 people rapel down the Augusta Mariott to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta.

The Richmond County Superior Court jury deliberated most of the day Friday before convicting Brian H. Ransom of one count of child molestation. The jury deadlocked 11-1, however, on a second count of aggravated sexual battery.

ATLANTA - Former President Bill Clinton told a crowd filled with dignitaries and campaign workers that a vote for Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia's key Senate race is a "vote on the promise of our future."

COLUMBIA - The general election to fill former House Speaker Bobby Harrell's seat will continue Tuesday while the Supreme Court considers whether state election commissioners properly called for a special election.

Scott Dean and his family are still waiting on the ruling by a Tattnall County judge on his writ of habeas corpus.

On Friday, more than 400 children braved the dark and foggy chambers of the sheriff's office knowing they would be met with candy on the other side.

A review of The Augusta Chronicle's archives of the hospital's previous directors shows that the past six leaders - including Robert Hamilton who resigned last week - were not on the staff of Charlie Norwood when they were hired.

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