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Woman charged with murder in November stabbing

Authorities have arrested a woman wanted in the fatal stabbing of Jimmy Finley Jackson on Nov. 27. Anna Maria “Tattoo” Barrett, 45, is charged with murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator James Kelly. Resp...

12/31/09 - 3:57pm

Fewer states seeing widespread swine flu, CDC says

CDC officials say swine flu vaccine is increasingly easy to get, with more than 118 million doses now available.

12/31/09 - 4:15pm

Watch Night services will ring in new year

Several Augusta-area churches will ring in the new year with a Watch Night service. Watch Night is a tradition, but its history isn't clear. One explanation for the service's prominence in black churches involves the emancipation of slaves. President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclam...

12/31/09 - 4:15pm

Some county offices closing early today

Augusta-Richmond County Probate Court is closing at 1 p.m. today. The solicitor's office may be closing early but the time is undecided at this time. The clerk of court's office will be open until 5 p.m. with a skeleton crew...

12/31/09 - 1:44pm

AT&T drops Tiger Woods

NEW YORK – AT&T Inc. said today it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the world’s top golfer, who’s taking a break from the sport to focus on his marriage after his admitted infidelity....

02/20/10 - 1:06am

Couple held at gunpoint and robbed inside apartment

An Augusta couple was held at gunpoint inside their apartment early this morning then forced to drive their assailants to an ATM to steal more cash. The two victims told deputies they were unloading groceries outside their home at the RiverCreek Apartment complex on Center West Parkway when a man a...

12/31/09 - 12:35pm

Fight over woman leads to stabbing

Police say a fight over a woman caused one Hephzibah man to stab his brother multiple times Wednesday night. Tommy Lee Smith, 45, of the 4700 block of Windsor Spring Road, is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, according to a Richmond County S...

12/31/09 - 12:08pm

Dog euthanized that attacked girl

AIKEN – The dog accused of attacking a North Augusta 6-year-old girl earlier this week has been euthanized. Aiken County Animal Control Chief Officer Bobby Arthurs said the pit bull dog, which was stabbed by a 10-year-old boy trying to save the girl’s life, was euthanized at the Ark Anima...

12/31/09 - 3:35pm

Colleagues recall a federal judge who made them better jurists

Judge who died Wednesday influenced region with his rulings.

12/31/09 - 11:07am

Show to benefit Aiken animal shelter

AIKEN – Three Runs Plantation will hold a dressage and schooling show to benefit the Aiken County Animal Shelter next week. Those interested in competing have until Saturday to enter the Dressage and Combined Test School Show, which will be held at 9 a.m. Jan 9 at the plantation, located on Wh...

12/31/09 - 10:45am

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