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JROTC students jump in to spruce up animal shelter

...the Aiken Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals more than $6,000 in labor costs. Tony Negron, the commander of the unit, discovered while adopting a dog that the agency needed assistance painting its building. "The SCPA is probably...
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Georgia troops return from Afghanistan

...were welcomed home shortly after midnight in a brief ceremony at the base's parade field.Col. Lee Durham, commander of the unit, will return home on Wednesday with several hundred more 48th Brigade troops. The remaining 48th Brigade soldiers...
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Martin Luther King III has been named president and chief executive officer of The King Center.
Serious games

As soldiers aimed at them with automatic rifles, two civilians stood outside the perimeter of the military compound, begging for someone to help them. "My buddy's dying, please help me," yelled one man, clinging to his wounded friend, whose right arm has been torn apart my shrapnel. "Are you medical people or what?" But the men will find no help at this Army field hospital, where priority for care is given to wounded American soldiers.
Military police unit returns from Iraq

FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Soldiers from the Army's 214th Military Police Company returned from Iraq to the welcoming arms of friends and family at Fort Benning, although the celebration was tempered by the loss of one of their own in the war.
Across the area

An Augusta woman who saw three people hitting a neighbor's trash can with a baseball bat Friday night said her own car was damaged by the same people, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
Standoff ends with one dead, one injured

SAVANNAH - As Detective Ron Abbott unlocked the door and turned the knob, he and seven emergency response officers behind him saw the end of an hour-long hostage situation. A man and his wife lay motionless on the living room floor. Virginia Wilson, 26, died from at least one gunshot wound, allegedly fired by her husband. Roderick Matthews, 24, was in surgery Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Health University Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.