Local

  • Syndicate content

Skaters get air on opening day

SKATERS GET AIR ON OPENING DAY

Categories: Local

Skaters get air on opening day

SKATERS GET AIR ON OPENING DAY

Categories: Local

Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Caller pretends to be a deputy

Two Columbia County residents recently told police that someone pretending to be a Columbia County sheriff’s sergeant called their homes.

A woman said someone called her about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, asking for her husband, who has been dead for six years, because he suspected someone was using her husband’s information to commit fraud. When the woman said she was a widow, the caller hung up.

A deputy called the local number that showed up on the woman’s caller ID and a man who identified himself as Sgt. Gibson answered. He refused to say which law enforcement agency he worked for and asked the deputy who he was. He told the caller, who then hung up.

About 6 p.m. the same day, someone called a Martinez man from the same number. A man who identified himself as Sgt. Gibson with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, not “Office,” said on the voicemail that he needed to speak with the man about his daughter, whom he called by name. He left a call-back number, which was disconnected by the time the deputy tried to call it.

 

Man threatened by strangers

A Martinez man called authorities Friday evening after he said two men threatened him through his bedroom window.

The man said two men he didn’t know came to his home at about 10:20 p.m. One of them knocked on the man’s bedroom window and yelled, “We got you now” calling the man by name. They ran back to a waiting dark-colored vehicle parked in the road. It sped away.

 

Woman hid from intruder

A Grovetown woman said she hid in her locked bedroom when a stranger came into her home early Friday.

The 27-year-old woman said she was in her bedroom just after 9 a.m. when she heard the front door open. She locked the bedroom door and called her father to see if he’d returned home from work early. The noise in the house was not her father.

The woman then heard someone outside her bedroom trying to turn the doorknob and pushing on the door. She was inside the room with her two small children and didn’t make any noise until the noise stopped and she called police.

Deputies cleared the home. There was no sign of forced entry and all the doors and windows were intact. The front door was locked, but if pushed hard enough, would open. Nothing appeared to be missing or out of place.

 

Man reports online scam

A man trying to sell an item online told authorities Thursday that the potential buyer was trying to scam him.

The man said he had a stand mixer for sale on www.craigslist.com. On Jan. 24, he got a text message from someone who wanted to buy the mixer and requested the man’s address to send him a check.

The potential buyer also said they’d send a check for the $125 price of the mixer plus an additional $20 for the man to hold the mixer and some money for him to give to the moving company that would pick up the mixer. The man said he provided his address, but was suspicious.

When the payment arrived on Jan. 6, the man said it was a $1,990 cashiers check sent via FedEx from Florida.

He immediately believed the transactions was a scam and refused to cash the check.

He called police. A deputy contacted the credit union from which the cashiers check listed on the check and verified it was fake.

 

Caller scares Martinez woman

A Martinez woman said Thursday that she received a call from a stranger who knew her name and wanted to come to her house to have sex with her.

The woman said she got a call from an “Unknown” number at about 2:30 p.m. The caller, who had a Middle Eastern accent, asked for her by name and confirmed she lives at her current address.

When she confirmed, the caller said he wanted to have sex with her and was coming to her house that night.

The woman hung up and called authorities.

Categories: Local

Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Caller pretends to be a deputy

Two Columbia County residents recently told police that someone pretending to be a Columbia County sheriff’s sergeant called their homes.

A woman said someone called her about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, asking for her husband, who has been dead for six years, because he suspected someone was using her husband’s information to commit fraud. When the woman said she was a widow, the caller hung up.

A deputy called the local number that showed up on the woman’s caller ID and a man who identified himself as Sgt. Gibson answered. He refused to say which law enforcement agency he worked for and asked the deputy who he was. He told the caller, who then hung up.

About 6 p.m. the same day, someone called a Martinez man from the same number. A man who identified himself as Sgt. Gibson with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, not “Office,” said on the voicemail that he needed to speak with the man about his daughter, whom he called by name. He left a call-back number, which was disconnected by the time the deputy tried to call it.

 

Man threatened by strangers

A Martinez man called authorities Friday evening after he said two men threatened him through his bedroom window.

The man said two men he didn’t know came to his home at about 10:20 p.m. One of them knocked on the man’s bedroom window and yelled, “We got you now” calling the man by name. They ran back to a waiting dark-colored vehicle parked in the road. It sped away.

 

Woman hid from intruder

A Grovetown woman said she hid in her locked bedroom when a stranger came into her home early Friday.

The 27-year-old woman said she was in her bedroom just after 9 a.m. when she heard the front door open. She locked the bedroom door and called her father to see if he’d returned home from work early. The noise in the house was not her father.

The woman then heard someone outside her bedroom trying to turn the doorknob and pushing on the door. She was inside the room with her two small children and didn’t make any noise until the noise stopped and she called police.

Deputies cleared the home. There was no sign of forced entry and all the doors and windows were intact. The front door was locked, but if pushed hard enough, would open. Nothing appeared to be missing or out of place.

 

Man reports online scam

A man trying to sell an item online told authorities Thursday that the potential buyer was trying to scam him.

The man said he had a stand mixer for sale on www.craigslist.com. On Jan. 24, he got a text message from someone who wanted to buy the mixer and requested the man’s address to send him a check.

The potential buyer also said they’d send a check for the $125 price of the mixer plus an additional $20 for the man to hold the mixer and some money for him to give to the moving company that would pick up the mixer. The man said he provided his address, but was suspicious.

When the payment arrived on Jan. 6, the man said it was a $1,990 cashiers check sent via FedEx from Florida.

He immediately believed the transactions was a scam and refused to cash the check.

He called police. A deputy contacted the credit union from which the cashiers check listed on the check and verified it was fake.

 

Caller scares Martinez woman

A Martinez woman said Thursday that she received a call from a stranger who knew her name and wanted to come to her house to have sex with her.

The woman said she got a call from an “Unknown” number at about 2:30 p.m. The caller, who had a Middle Eastern accent, asked for her by name and confirmed she lives at her current address.

When she confirmed, the caller said he wanted to have sex with her and was coming to her house that night.

The woman hung up and called authorities.

Categories: Local

Columbia County robbery suspect shoots himself during Aiken County hotel robbery

A South Carolina man who accidentally shot himself while robbing an Aiken hotel Friday is also wanted for two hotel robberies earlier in the day in Columbia County.

At about 10:35 p.m., deputies responded to the Quality Inn on East Frontage Road in Aiken, according to a statement from Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abullah.

While some deputies at the hotel investigated the robbery, another officer on the way to the hotel was flagged down by a man in a car with three others at Edgefield Highway near Interstate 20. The man had a gunshot wound to his leg, according to Abullah. The car he was in matched the description of the one the robbery suspects left in.

Authorities say David P. Dempsey, 27, of Williston, went into the hotel lobby with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. Before leaving, Dempsey dropped something causing his gun to fire and wound him in the leg, according to Abullah.

Dempsey drove away in the red Ford Focus along with three other people. He was treated at an area hospital before being booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a controlled substance.

Autumn Cooper, 19, of Augusta; Breanna Dudley, 21, of Evans; and Bradley Parrish, 25, of Martinez, were each charged with armed robbery.

Dempsey and Parrish have warrants for their arrest for armed robbery after committing similar robberies at two hotels in Columbia County earlier Friday, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

He said Dempsey went into the Holiday Inn West on Park West Drive near Interstate 20 at about 7:10 a.m., when he asked about room rates. He then told the clerk, “Be cool, this is a robbery. Dempsey then lifted his shirt to expose a black handgun and demanded money. The clerk said she heard the hammer “click” and Dempsey said to go faster, according to as Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He wore a camouflage mask covering most of his face. Dempsey left in the passenger side of a red four-door sedan matching the description of the Focus the Aiken County robbers were found in.

Authorities say Dempsey and his get-away driver, Parrish, went to the Comfort Inn on Jimmie Dyess Parkway at about 2:45 p.m., where Dempsey asked about room rates. He then pulled out a silver handgun and put it on the counter, according to the incident report. He demanded cash from the clerk, took the money and left in the same car.

Categories: Local

Columbia County robbery suspect shoots himself during Aiken County hotel robbery

A South Carolina man who accidentally shot himself while robbing an Aiken hotel Friday is also wanted for two hotel robberies earlier in the day in Columbia County.

At about 10:35 p.m., deputies responded to the Quality Inn on East Frontage Road in Aiken, according to a statement from Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abullah.

While some deputies at the hotel investigated the robbery, another officer on the way to the hotel was flagged down by a man in a car with three others at Edgefield Highway near Interstate 20. The man had a gunshot wound to his leg, according to Abullah. The car he was in matched the description of the one the robbery suspects left in.

Authorities say David P. Dempsey, 27, of Williston, went into the hotel lobby with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. Before leaving, Dempsey dropped something causing his gun to fire and wound him in the leg, according to Abullah.

Dempsey drove away in the red Ford Focus along with three other people. He was treated at an area hospital before being booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a controlled substance.

Autumn Cooper, 19, of Augusta; Breanna Dudley, 21, of Evans; and Bradley Parrish, 25, of Martinez, were each charged with armed robbery.

Dempsey and Parrish have warrants for their arrest for armed robbery after committing similar robberies at two hotels in Columbia County earlier Friday, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

He said Dempsey went into the Holiday Inn West on Park West Drive near Interstate 20 at about 7:10 a.m., when he asked about room rates. He then told the clerk, “Be cool, this is a robbery. Dempsey then lifted his shirt to expose a black handgun and demanded money. The clerk said she heard the hammer “click” and Dempsey said to go faster, according to as Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He wore a camouflage mask covering most of his face. Dempsey left in the passenger side of a red four-door sedan matching the description of the Focus the Aiken County robbers were found in.

Authorities say Dempsey and his get-away driver, Parrish, went to the Comfort Inn on Jimmie Dyess Parkway at about 2:45 p.m., where Dempsey asked about room rates. He then pulled out a silver handgun and put it on the counter, according to the incident report. He demanded cash from the clerk, took the money and left in the same car.

Categories: Local

Harlem officials nix talks on police department shut-down

Harlem officials nixed the idea of contracting police protection to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at a meeting Friday.

They were considering the contract in an effort to avoid raising property taxes to make up for an expected $200,000 drop in revenue in 2017.

“We looked at the numbers and we decided it wasn’t the right thing to do,” Mayor Bobby Culpepper said at the special called meeting. “The numbers did not work.”

City Manager Jason Rizner gave a presentation on the city’s budget issues focusing on the coming decline in the city’s portion of county Local Option Sales Tax funds, which will drop from 3.5 percent to 2.5 percent at the end of 2017.

“There certainly aren’t any easy fixes out there,” said Rizner, who said city leaders are considering other ways to cut the budget and save money before opting for a property tax increase.

Those funds make up about 10 percent of Harlem’s $2.4 million budget – more than $200,000 – and the drop will take away about a third of the city’s LOST funding in the 2017 budget.

The meeting was standing room only with residents concerned about closing the Harlem-run department.

“We live in this town for several reasons,” county school board Vice Chairwoman and Harlem resident Roxanne Whitaker said. “But this is the safest place you can live in Columbia County and in the CSRA largely due to the police department.”

Council members voted unanimously to instruct Rizner to begin the search for a new police chief.

Norm Shelby said he is glad to see shutting down the department is no longer an option.

“Because we have the police department going back and forth in front of my house every 15 minutes,” Shelby said at the meeting. “That means a lot to a crook coming into this town.

Whitaker said keeping the department is going to help keep crime low and draw new residents moving into the area because of growth at Fort Gordon.

Categories: Local

Harlem officials nix talks on police department shut-down

Harlem officials nixed the idea of contracting police protection to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at a meeting Friday.

They were considering the contract in an effort to avoid raising property taxes to make up for an expected $200,000 drop in revenue in 2017.

“We looked at the numbers and we decided it wasn’t the right thing to do,” Mayor Bobby Culpepper said at the special called meeting. “The numbers did not work.”

City Manager Jason Rizner gave a presentation on the city’s budget issues focusing on the coming decline in the city’s portion of county Local Option Sales Tax funds, which will drop from 3.5 percent to 2.5 percent at the end of 2017.

“There certainly aren’t any easy fixes out there,” said Rizner, who said city leaders are considering other ways to cut the budget and save money before opting for a property tax increase.

Those funds make up about 10 percent of Harlem’s $2.4 million budget – more than $200,000 – and the drop will take away about a third of the city’s LOST funding in the 2017 budget.

The meeting was standing room only with residents concerned about closing the Harlem-run department.

“We live in this town for several reasons,” county school board Vice Chairwoman and Harlem resident Roxanne Whitaker said. “But this is the safest place you can live in Columbia County and in the CSRA largely due to the police department.”

Council members voted unanimously to instruct Rizner to begin the search for a new police chief.

Norm Shelby said he is glad to see shutting down the department is no longer an option.

“Because we have the police department going back and forth in front of my house every 15 minutes,” Shelby said at the meeting. “That means a lot to a crook coming into this town.

Whitaker said keeping the department is going to help keep crime low and draw new residents moving into the area because of growth at Fort Gordon.

Categories: Local

Snow fest coming to Evans

Snow isn’t in the forecast, but you can expect to see some at Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday.

The third annual Snow Fest will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“We planned for a lot more attractions, a lot more people,” event organizer Joe Mullins said. “We’re ready to have it.”

More than 4,000 people attended last year’s Snow fest.

The snow field included in the first two events has been replaced by more slides – two large and one “junior” slide – and lots of carnival rides and inflatables.

“It’s almost like a fair,” Mullins said. “We wanted more attractions and rides for people to do.”

Arts and crafts and concessions also will be on site.

Cold weather isn’t required for the snow slides, but would contribute to the winter festival atmosphere.

“We could do this up to 80 degrees and it would still hold,” Mullins said.

Tickets cost $10 each or $30 for a Family Four Pack and can be purchased at Kirkland’s Flooring, Evans Fitness Center, Walmart, Mullins Management and www.etix.com. Only 300 VIP Express Passes will be sold for $20 and include admission and no waiting in line.

Some proceeds from the event will go to SafeHomes to set up an endowment for the planned cultural arts center for children to study show production.

“We’re going to keep this going every year,” Mullins said. “It’s always going to be on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.”

For more information, visit www.columbiacountysnowfest.com or call (706) 854-8636.

Categories: Local

Snow fest coming to Evans

Snow isn’t in the forecast, but you can expect to see some at Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday.

The third annual Snow Fest will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“We planned for a lot more attractions, a lot more people,” event organizer Joe Mullins said. “We’re ready to have it.”

More than 4,000 people attended last year’s Snow fest.

The snow field included in the first two events has been replaced by more slides – two large and one “junior” slide – and lots of carnival rides and inflatables.

“It’s almost like a fair,” Mullins said. “We wanted more attractions and rides for people to do.”

Arts and crafts and concessions also will be on site.

Cold weather isn’t required for the snow slides, but would contribute to the winter festival atmosphere.

“We could do this up to 80 degrees and it would still hold,” Mullins said.

Tickets cost $10 each or $30 for a Family Four Pack and can be purchased at Kirkland’s Flooring, Evans Fitness Center, Walmart, Mullins Management and www.etix.com. Only 300 VIP Express Passes will be sold for $20 and include admission and no waiting in line.

Some proceeds from the event will go to SafeHomes to set up an endowment for the planned cultural arts center for children to study show production.

“We’re going to keep this going every year,” Mullins said. “It’s always going to be on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.”

For more information, visit www.columbiacountysnowfest.com or call (706) 854-8636.

Categories: Local

Current Events

Pet food drive

Donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food accepted at Animal House, Boots, Bridles and Britches, Grovetown Farm & Garden, Vineyard Wine Market, Martinez/National Hills animal hospitals and Wild Birds Unlimited or call for pick up; benefits local rescue groups; (706) 863-2067, pawprintsfoundation.org

Hospice help

Volunteers sought for Hospice Advantage’s Georgia office, 2824 Hillcreek Drive; training provided; flexible hours; (706) 651-9841, hospiceadvantage.com

Replace the Roof

Fundraiser for CSRA Humane Society’s shelter; mail donations to P.O. Box 14667, Augusta, GA 30919 or bring to
the shelter, 425 Wood St.; gifts of $50 or more eligible for Roof Fund T-shirt; csrahumanesociety.org

Art display

Through Feb. 3, Savannah Rapids Park Visitors Center, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; works by Susan Porterfield, Denise Howard, Sharon Fausnight, Linda Lavigne and Charlie O’Neal; free

Dr. King celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration noon Friday, Jan. 16, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Druid Park Avenue; Augusta Technical College, Georgia Regents University and Paine College joint celebration; Dr. William H. Harris, keynote speaker; open to the public; (706) 396-7591, (706) 396-8163, tjwilliams@paine.edu, vflowers-hinton@paine.edu

Gift exchange

Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club White EleFUN Gift Exchange 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, Gordon Conference & Catering Center, Building 39102, 19th Street; free, pay as you go lunch buffet; reservations required by Jan. 16 reservations@fgscc.com; regift an unwanted or unused Christmas or birthday gift; way to recycle a gift; no gag gifts; fgscc.com and facebook.com/fgscc

Birding trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip to Merry Brickyard Ponds 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, meet at Popeyes, 450 Walton Way; open to the public, beginners welcome; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; $4 fee to enter brick ponds; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Bike ride

Sierra Club Augusta Canal bike ride 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, meet in lower parking lot, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; explore the single track trail at the waterworks on a bike ride downtown for lunch; moderate 14 miles; helmets required; bring bike (mountain, recreational medium to fat tire bicycle preferred), water bottles; free; facebook.com/events/377766585734887

Snowfest

Columbia County Snowfest noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; snow slides, rides, live music, concessions, arts and crafts, inflatables; $10, family four pack $30, ages 2 and under free; (706) 854-8636, columbiacountysnowfest.com

Meet an artist

Meet the Artist: Stephanie Forbes 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Hire Grounds Cafe, 3179 Washington Road; exhibit of Anxiety & Depression on display and for sale through January

Adopt-a-Highway

Sierra Club Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up; meet at Wendy’s inside Pilot Service Station, Interstate 20 at Riverwatch Parkway; cleaning up a mile stretch on Riverwatch Parkway; (706) 863-2324, sbooher@aol.com

Roundtable

6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, Tom Elmore, author of A Carnival of Destruction – Sherman’s Invasion of South Carolina presents on the Battle of Columbia; meets third Monday each month, Snelling Center at the Goodwill Complex, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s Restaurant $12; membership $25 per year individual/$40 couple; Gwen Fulcher Young, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, (706) 736-2909, civilwarroundtableaugusta.com

Sierra Club meeting

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; presentation by Dr. Cathy Tugmon on a recent trip to China; refreshments; free, open to the public

Hispanic-American book club meets

Circulo de Lectores Hispanoamericanos;
first organization
meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, GRU Summerville Campus, Allgood Hall Room 227, 2500 Walton Way

Categories: Local

Current Events

Pet food drive

Donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food accepted at Animal House, Boots, Bridles and Britches, Grovetown Farm & Garden, Vineyard Wine Market, Martinez/National Hills animal hospitals and Wild Birds Unlimited or call for pick up; benefits local rescue groups; (706) 863-2067, pawprintsfoundation.org

Hospice help

Volunteers sought for Hospice Advantage’s Georgia office, 2824 Hillcreek Drive; training provided; flexible hours; (706) 651-9841, hospiceadvantage.com

Replace the Roof

Fundraiser for CSRA Humane Society’s shelter; mail donations to P.O. Box 14667, Augusta, GA 30919 or bring to
the shelter, 425 Wood St.; gifts of $50 or more eligible for Roof Fund T-shirt; csrahumanesociety.org

Art display

Through Feb. 3, Savannah Rapids Park Visitors Center, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; works by Susan Porterfield, Denise Howard, Sharon Fausnight, Linda Lavigne and Charlie O’Neal; free

Dr. King celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration noon Friday, Jan. 16, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Druid Park Avenue; Augusta Technical College, Georgia Regents University and Paine College joint celebration; Dr. William H. Harris, keynote speaker; open to the public; (706) 396-7591, (706) 396-8163, tjwilliams@paine.edu, vflowers-hinton@paine.edu

Gift exchange

Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club White EleFUN Gift Exchange 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, Gordon Conference & Catering Center, Building 39102, 19th Street; free, pay as you go lunch buffet; reservations required by Jan. 16 reservations@fgscc.com; regift an unwanted or unused Christmas or birthday gift; way to recycle a gift; no gag gifts; fgscc.com and facebook.com/fgscc

Birding trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip to Merry Brickyard Ponds 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, meet at Popeyes, 450 Walton Way; open to the public, beginners welcome; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; $4 fee to enter brick ponds; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Bike ride

Sierra Club Augusta Canal bike ride 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, meet in lower parking lot, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; explore the single track trail at the waterworks on a bike ride downtown for lunch; moderate 14 miles; helmets required; bring bike (mountain, recreational medium to fat tire bicycle preferred), water bottles; free; facebook.com/events/377766585734887

Snowfest

Columbia County Snowfest noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; snow slides, rides, live music, concessions, arts and crafts, inflatables; $10, family four pack $30, ages 2 and under free; (706) 854-8636, columbiacountysnowfest.com

Meet an artist

Meet the Artist: Stephanie Forbes 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Hire Grounds Cafe, 3179 Washington Road; exhibit of Anxiety & Depression on display and for sale through January

Adopt-a-Highway

Sierra Club Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up; meet at Wendy’s inside Pilot Service Station, Interstate 20 at Riverwatch Parkway; cleaning up a mile stretch on Riverwatch Parkway; (706) 863-2324, sbooher@aol.com

Roundtable

6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, Tom Elmore, author of A Carnival of Destruction – Sherman’s Invasion of South Carolina presents on the Battle of Columbia; meets third Monday each month, Snelling Center at the Goodwill Complex, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s Restaurant $12; membership $25 per year individual/$40 couple; Gwen Fulcher Young, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, (706) 736-2909, civilwarroundtableaugusta.com

Sierra Club meeting

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; presentation by Dr. Cathy Tugmon on a recent trip to China; refreshments; free, open to the public

Hispanic-American book club meets

Circulo de Lectores Hispanoamericanos;
first organization
meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, GRU Summerville Campus, Allgood Hall Room 227, 2500 Walton Way

Categories: Local

Mega Millions - 01/13/2015

Georgia Lottery - Tue, 1/13/2015 11:00 PM
12-20-25-50-51 Mega Ball: 07 Megaplier: 5X Estimated Jackpot: $270 Million
Categories: Local

Fantasy 5 - 01/13/2015

Georgia Lottery - Tue, 1/13/2015 11:00 PM
05-09-13-31-35 Estimated Jackpot: $334,000
Categories: Local

North Augusta police say man fatally shot by wife

Latest News from North Augusta Today - Tue, 4/8/2014 4:06 PM

Police said a woman shot her husband in their North Augusta Gardens apartment while their four small children were home.

North Augusta Public Safety officers were called to Apartment 1701 at the Marion Avenue complex around 10:30 a.m. and discovered Dakota Cook, 21, with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center where he died from his injuries, Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release.

Police have charged his wife of four years, 20-year-old Terry Cook, with murder. According to a news release, the shooting appears to be the result of an ongoing domestic dispute.

The couple’s four children, ages 4 months, 1, 3 and 4, were at home at the time of the shooting but were not injured, Lt. Tim Thornton said. The children are in the custody of their grandparents.

Reach Bianca Cain Johnson at

bianca.johnson@augustachronicle.com.

Categories: Local

Local Easter Egg Hunts: Send in your event

Latest News from North Augusta Today - Tue, 4/8/2014 12:36 PM

Easter is right around the corner and we’re compiling a list of Easter egg hunts in North Augusta and Belvedere. If your church, organization or business is having an Easter egg hunt, please send details to nikasha.dicks@northaugustatoday.com.

Categories: Local
loading...
Top headlines

Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. -- A CSX train carrying chemicals derailed in Martin about 2:40 a.m. today, and hazardous-materials teams are working the scene near the Archroma plant, which has been evacuated.
Search Augusta jobs