Stories by Bill Norton

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Texan helped lead local faith community

Dennis McBride, an elder emeritus of the Alleluia Community and one of its founders, died Friday after a long illness. He was 75.
By Bill Norton

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Bob Visintainer, Alleluia leader, dies

Bob Visintainer, an elder emeritus of the Alleluia Community, died Sunday at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a brief illness. He was 81.
By Bill Norton

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thomson mayor won't be charged

THOMSON -- Mayor Kenneth Usry will not face any charges in his handling of the Scott Huff incident, the city's police chief says, and the mayor said Monday he is not discussing the matter ...
By Bill Norton

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thomson worker out on medical leave

Scott Huff, a city supervisor who was suspended for driving a city vehicle after drinking, did not return to work as scheduled, and city administrator Don Powers said he is on leave.
By Bill Norton

Monday, June 27, 2011

Warren school accreditation restored

The Warren County School System has regained full accreditation.
By Bill Norton

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

University trying to buy McDuffie hospital

The McDuffie County Hospital Authority is considering a purchase offer from University Health Care System.
By Bill Norton

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thomson High principal selected

THOMSON -- The McDuffie County school board named a new principal to replace the departing Rudy Falana.
By Bill Norton

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Budget cuts are 'legalizing drugs,' Thomson DA says

THOMSON - State budget cuts are in effect legalizing illegal drugs in Georgia, District Attorney Dennis Sanders said today.
By Bill Norton

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ruling on McDuffie employee's appeal delayed

THOMSON --- A county employee who had appealed her three-day suspension got a hearing, but no satisfaction, before the McDuffie County Commission Tuesday night.
By Bill Norton

Thursday, April 21, 2011

McDuffie official won't be charged

THOMSON --- McDuffie County commissioners say they do not plan to take action on allegations that a fellow commissioner might have violated a limit on business with the county.
By Bill Norton

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grand prize will finance honeymoon

Handed the winning ticket for the $5,000 grand prize drawing at the March 22 Augusta Charity Golf Classic, the president of the Augusta Exchange Club immediately recognized the name of Rebecca ...
By Bill Norton

Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Power out: Slow day got slower for Broad businesses

Coffee Break Café on Broad Street was open and still serving from the sandwich bar but not the grill.
By Bill Norton

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

County sues over Yucca Mountain

Officials are suing the feds over the decision to abandon plans for a nuclear waste disposal site.
By Bill Norton and Stephanie Toone

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009

Businessman shoots himself during chase

Augusta businessman Jay Weinberger died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police chase early Saturday morning, the Putnam County sheriff said.
By Bill Norton and Stephanie Toone

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009

Businessman Jay Weinberger dead after police chase

Augusta businessman Jay Weinberger died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police chase early today, the Putnam County sheriff said.
By Bill Norton and Stephanie Toone

Friday, June 5, 2009

Suspect is arrested in officer shooting

Richmond County sheriff's deputies ended a two-state manhunt Thursday night with the arrest of a man sought in the shooting of a North Augusta Public Safety officer.
By Bill Norton and Preston Sparks

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

'Seeds from Sower' founder dies

Michael Guido, who founded a radio and TV ministry that spread the Christian message across the globe and drew thousands of visitors each year to the small town of Metter, Ga., died Saturday at ...
By Bill Norton

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

Evangelist Michael Guido dies

Michael Guido, who founded a radio and TV ministry that spread the Christian message across the globe and drew thousands of visitors each year to the small town of Metter, Ga., died Saturday at ...
By Bill Norton

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008

Fire destroys Davis Appliance

A well known Augusta business was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Battalion Chief Bryan McFeeley of the Augusta Fire Department said it took three to four hours for firefighters from 10 ...
By Bill Norton and Jonathan Overstreet
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