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William Hollingsworth Jr.

AUGUSTA, Ga. - William E. Hollingsworth (Bill), 81, died September 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Yvonne Hoyal Hollingsworth for 57 years. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Church of the Good
Group wants to put focus on retirees

The Augusta region's main suburb wants to add retirement living to its portfolio in addition to being a good place to raise a family and go to school.
Was it or was it not an ivory-billed woodpecker?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Those who live and work in the region where an ivory-billed woodpecker was reportedly spotted are used to people doubting the bird's discovery - they've heard it before.
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"Idol" finalist Underwood has small town talking

In the small Oklahoma town of Checotah, ranchers who gather at Katy's Cafe for breakfast usually talk about cattle prices or whether the crappie are biting at Lake Eufaula.
Area resident receive honors

BURNETTOWN -- The 1950s came back to life Friday night as the Midland Valley Chamber of Commerce re-created a bygone era when Elvis was king and bebop was the thing.
Metro | Aiken County Council | Midland Valley High School | North Augusta High School
McDuffie County development director Mike Carrington dies

Mike Carrington, the Thomson High School football announcer and McDuffie County development director, died Saturday at age 51.
Vampire books get small town's blood pumping

FORKS, Wash. --- Pounding rain and heavy mist are constant in this timber town where logging's decline left a graveyard of rusting timber mills and unemployment. Businesses shut down. Families started to drift away. Until an unlikely cast of vampires breathed new life into the town.
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Business owners rev up for Hells Angels gathering

CODY, Wyo. - Gail Nace can't help but smile, talking about Hells Angels and the business they'll bring her downtown bar when they ride into town this week for a major gathering.
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Tech education plan slow but steady

A plan to grow a crop of more qualified workers for area manufacturers from Columbia County schools has yet to bear fruit.
Trade officer addresses group

AIKEN -- The world is moving toward a single, interdependent economy, and that has some risks and rewards, according to a prominent United States trade representative. Rita Derrick Hayes, the permanent U.S. representative to the World Trade Organization, made the remarks as the featured speaker Thursday at the annual meeting of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce. "There is a great risk," Mrs. Hayes said. "What happens in south Asia that is a threat to the stability of Asia is a threat to the stability in America."
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