Augusta Commission readies SPLOST 7 push

...start a last push to garner public input and support for the sales tax package going before voters Nov. 3.Former mayoral candidate and activist Lori Davis said her committee ? "One Tax Over the Line" ? filed paperwork Friday to register the group...

IOC alters its bidding process for 2024 Summer Games

...left with only two candidates after four European...the rules so that all candidate cities can now go the...15.The declared candidates so far are Paris...list of official "candidate cities," with the...cities will become candidates and can go to the end...

Rants & Raves

...against another. This is only going to get worse. And the majority of racism comes from blacks. I USED TO STUDY all of the candidate positions and prided myself on voting in a bipartisan manner. All that has changed. I will only vote Republican from now...

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum to speak in Aiken Tuesday

...to speak in Aiken on Tuesday at Newberry Hall.Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who won in Iowa as a candidate during a 2012 bid for the Republican nomination, is scheduled to appear as guest speaker for the Aiken Republican Club's...

Hyo-Joo Kim leads women at Turnberry

...Hyo-Joo Kim.Kim was midway through compiling a 7-under 65 in the first round when Trump, the American presidential candidate, landed in a private helicopter to begin a two-day visit at the tournament at his Turnberry resort in western Scotland...

Tough week for social media stocks - no one is spared

...business is slowing down. This segment makes money from charging businesses and headhunters that use its site to find job candidates."We advise investors sell premium valuation shares of LinkedIn, as growth decelerates," she wrote in a research note...

Olympics are returning to Beijing in 2022 - this time in winter

...Beijing and Almaty had both been considered longshots when the 2022 bid race opened two years ago. But they were the only two candidates left after four European cities - including Oslo and Stockholm - pulled out for political or financial reasons.The contest...

Student teachers must prove classroom skills to state

...has three components, with candidates submitting evidence of their...scorers.Before the change, candidates were only required to pass...pilot edTPA tests to teacher candidates since the spring of 2013...the number of retakes if a candidate fails the $300 test, but...

It's too early to choose

...didn't help.I understand the reasons people support candidates. It's always been that way. I think it's just a little...or another. The process in each party will decide the candidates.Jim McGaughyAiken, S.C.

IOC faces stark differences in Olympic host hopefuls

...Lumpur, Malaysia, culminating a race that began with six candidates but wound up with just two after a series of withdrawals...were pretty agreeably surprised to see there were now two candidates in the race," Canadian member Dick Pound told The Associated...