Pence powers Giants past Braves

ATLANTA - Hunter Pence hit a tie-breaking three-run homer...belonged to San Francisco on Tuesday.Pence's home run capped a four-run eighth...after an intentional walk to Buster Posey, Pence homered off Dave Aardsma (0-1). Nori...

Sales tax Q&A: Where did the special purpose local option sales tax come from?

...sales tax come from?A: One of eight pennies collected on each dollar of sales in Augusta-Richmond...LOST ? the Local Option Sales Tax ? a penny tax local governments used to offset property...capital projects, the discussion was that a penny was not too much to ask of people, for...

Guitar Pull for charity

The 17th annual Guitar Pull at the James Brown Arena featured country music stars Sam Hunt, Mattie & Tae, Thomas Rhett, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Morgan and Jana Kramer. All proceeds will benefit the United Way's Million Pennies for Kids Campaign.

Giants' Hunter Pence out 6-8 weeks after breaking forearm

San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined...the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 games in a row ? the...so hard to get ready."X-rays showed Pence has a non-displaced fracture in his left...

Four properties on Historic Augusta's endangered list

...we've ever done. There is no magic number. This represents something that needs to be done in historic preservation."The Penny Savings Bank at 1144 James Brown Blvd. demonstrates the prosperity of the black community. It was built in 1925 and operated...

Aiken County school officials give update on tax collections, construction

...members across the district, participated in a virtual meeting Thursday evening with school officials, who gave an update on penny sales tax projections and construction projects funded with tax dollars.Aiken County voters approved the tax last year to...

Canada pitches pennies -- could the United States be next?

...Until 1982, U.S. pennies were copper. But...price of copper in a penny soared above 1 cent...Retire the U.S. Penny, and the group has...argument: Making pennies wastes money. Spending...them in.But if pennies disappear, parts...suffer the most.Penny-pinchers will have...

Some banks low on pennies

...WASHINGTON -- It seems like pennies are everywhere -- sock drawers...desperately. "Demand for pennies has increased dramatically...instances of temporarily low local penny inventories at commercial banks...said Friday. Shipments of pennies from the Mint to the Federal...

Donated pennies purchase teddy bears

...Jessica Shaw donated half a jar of pennies. It was part of the family's savings...My brother) didn't care." The pennies went for a good cause: the purchase of...It will touch a lot of hearts." The "Pennies for Teddies" Drive began in September...

Plucking fountain pennies at Surrey Center costs pair

With 126 pennies jingling in his pocket, Kenneth Boose...4 a.m. Along the way, they saw the pennies at the bottom of the dry fountain and...no silver coins in the fountain, just pennies.A passer-by saw the theft and called...