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Nutrition center is giving food to homeless today

The less fortunate in Augusta can receive free food today in the 400 block of Fenwick Street.
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IHOP to give away pancakes

If you love pancakes, then IHOP is the place you want to be Feb. 24. IHOP restaurants nationwide have declared this day as IHOP's National Pancake Day Celebration.
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How to cut your auto insurance rates

NEW YORK - Car owners could be paying higher insurance rates because of sport utility vehicles and it could be worth your while to shop around if you drive a smaller vehicle.
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Rescuers retrieve body of boater The body of a man believed to have drowned in a boating accident on Thurmond Lake was recovered Tuesday. Rescuers with the Department of Natural Resources retrieved the body of Joel Jackson, 38, of Fountain Inn, S.C., about 4:45 p.m. after a two-day search of the area where a 14-foot fishing boat capsized early Saturday evening, said Mike Willis, spokesman for the agency. CSRA Search and Rescue dogs helped find the body.
Car insurance stands to rise

Thousands of Georgia drivers could see substantial increases in their auto insurance rates -- as much as 81 percent, for some -- as insurance companies begin setting their own rates under a law that took effect Oct. 1.
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...against the deal, and .1 percent abstained. Auto insurer will refund premiums BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. will return $1 billion to its policyholders as a reflection of better-than-expected financial...
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Stocks up again, aim toward record NEW YORK -- Stocks rose Monday, padding Friday's rally and positioning some measures for a run at new highs, but the buying turned hesitant with Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan due to report to Congress on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 31.89 to 9,069.60, about 140 points from May 13's record close of 9,211.84.
S.C.'s largest auto insurer wants rate increases

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's largest auto insurer, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., wants an almost 6 percent rate increase for private auto owners, while many customers with commercial policies could see a decrease. The proposed increase in commercial and private rates would total $17.2 million. State Farm writes nearly one third of the auto insurance in South Carolina. The insurer wants to reduce commercial auto insurance rates an average of nearly 13 percent, while increasing them an average 5.9 percent for private automobile insurance.
Business briefs: Philanthropy awards luncheon set

Philanthropy awards luncheon set The following is information about honors, awards, openings and other news pertaining to businesses and organizations in or of interest to the Augusta area: On Nov. 21, the Augusta chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives will sponsor the 1997 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.
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State Farm Lowers Auto Insurance Rates

Effective Nov. 21, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is decreasing its overall rate level in Georgia an average of 2.2 percent, according to a release. After the rate change, State Farm's overall rate level in Georgia will be 11.9 percent lower than it was seven and a half years ago. Premiums for the collision and comprehensive coverage, which pays for losses such as theft, storm damage, fire, vandalism and glass breakage, will decrease. Meanwhile, the price of liability and medical payments coverages will increase for most customers.