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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Soldiers will teach Afghan farmers

It was a bittersweet day for the men and women of the National Guard's 201st Agribusiness Development Team, who were celebrated Monday in a departure ceremony at Fort Gordon.
By Adam Folk

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sinise honors promise with visit

When actor Gary Sinise visits Augusta today, it will be at the behest of a wounded soldier whose near-loss of his arms brings to mind the actor's most famous movie role.
By Adam Folk

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Teen shooting suspect to be tried as adult

A teenager accused of nearly killing a man during a burglary at Merrick Place Apartments in February will be tried as an adult.
By Adam Folk

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Doughnut shop told to remove Mickelson display

The celebrity gossip Web site TMZ reported that a representative for golfer Phil Mickelson visited an Augusta doughnut shop last week and ordered it to remove pictures of the 2010 Masters champion ...
By Adam Folk

Tournament traffic plan was success

In a gambit that appears to have paid off, traffic officials say their plan to turn Berckmans Road into a one-way street for Masters Tournament traffic helped to avert the kind of gridlock that ...
By Adam Folk

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

79 badges confiscated in Masters scalping arrests

For the second year in a row, the number of Masters Tournament badges seized by deputies because of illegal sales increased.
By Adam Folk

Monday, April 11, 2011

Schools to probe how scalpers got system's Masters badges

The Richmond County Board of Education has launched an investigation to determine how Masters Tournament badges that were supposed to go to local students ended up being sold to scalpers.
By Adam Folk

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Move into complex to begin soon

Hidden in plain sight, the National Security Agency's sprawling and secretive new complex on Fort Gordon is nearing completion.
By Adam Folk

Storm affects Tuesday practice round access

Gates to the Augusta National Golf Club opened on time this morning but the course was closed until 8:45 a.m. due to the storms sweeping through the area.  
By Adam Folk

Monday, April 4, 2011

Police warn about Masters badge sales

Deputies will be issuing warnings today to anyone caught trying to sell their Masters tickets near the Augusta National Golf Club.
By Adam Folk

Unit will teach farm techniques to Afghans

When his unit arrives in southeastern Afghanistan later this spring, National Guard Maj. Greg Worden's mission won't be to fight, but to plant.
By Adam Folk

Friday, April 1, 2011

Judge denies teen's bond

Family members of the 16-year-old charged with murder in the shooting of a friend during a party March 18 lied to investigators and ordered the defendant to do the same, a prosecuting attorney ...
By Adam Folk

Ministers' suit fights city's plan

A ministers group has filed a lawsuit to stop Augusta officials from reorganizing city departments.
By Adam Folk

Family lied about fatal shooting, prosecutor says

Family members of the 16-year-old Hephzibah boy charged with murder  lied to investigators and ordered the defendant to do the same, a prosecuting attorney said at a bond hearing today.
By Adam Folk

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Owner of country club pleads guilty in scheme

The chairman and CEO of the North Augusta Golf and Country Club pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday that he perpetrated a scheme to fund his purchase of the golf club.
By Adam Folk

Golf course owner pleads guilty to federal charges

The chairman and CEO of the North Augusta Golf and Country Club pleaded guilty today to federal charges that he perpetrated a scheme in order to fund his purchase of the golf club.
By Adam Folk

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Woman pleads guilty for role in drug-dealing ring

An Appling woman who was recorded ordering cocaine by telephone during an FBI wiretapping investigation last year pleaded guilty to her part in a drug-dealing ring that supplied users in three ...
By Adam Folk

Police arrest woman for deceptions

A local con woman is under arrest after deputies issued a warning that she might be back up to her old tricks.
By Adam Folk

Friday, March 25, 2011

Graduates praise work of program

The second graduation ceremony for the Augusta Judicial Circuit's Drug Court was a lesson in redemption and lifelong struggle from nine people who have worked for two years to become better.
By Adam Folk

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cases involving doctor reopened

As far back as 2005, concerned parents have been warning authorities that something was not right with psychologist Kenneth McPherson.
By Adam Folk
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Augusta VA supervisor sentenced to prison
In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.