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Bus drivers show in force to meeting

Richmond County school bus drivers showed up in force today to a Transportation Council meeting where issues of driver absenteeism, tardiness and route delays were again discussed. In the meeting, which was followed by a somewhat contentious back and forth between some drivers and school officials,...

12/17/09 - 3:35pm

Woman is robbed in her apartment

A woman was robbed in her Amli Way apartment Wednesday night by someone who claimed to have hit her car. The victim told police that a woman knocked on her door and said she might have hit her car, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. When she opened the door, a man wearing a mask ...

12/17/09 - 3:30pm

Woman's purse stolen

A 27-year-old woman said someone pushed her to the ground and stole her purse on Alexander Drive at Brookhaven Way Wednesday afternoon. The victim said a heavy set man wearing a leather jacket and a beanie hat came from behind and pushed her face to the ground, according to a Richmond County sherif...

12/17/09 - 3:25pm

First downtown parking meter forum draws dozens

It was a sparse crowd gathering in the main hall of the White’s Building on Broad Street at noon for the first public forum on the proposal to return parking meters to downtown. A second forum will be held at 6 p.m. today.

12/17/09 - 7:31pm

Woods named player of year by golf writers

Tiger Woods, Jiyai Shin and Loren Roberts have been named 2009 Players of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America. It is the 10th time in the last 13 years Woods has won the award, according to a press release from the organization. All three players will be honored at the GWAA’s A...

02/20/10 - 1:08am

Ft. Gordon soldiers heading home for holiday break

Up to 5,000 expected to leave town until Jan. 3.

12/17/09 - 11:49am

Ga. to request loan for unemployed

ATLANTA — State officials will request $70 million in federal loans when to sustain Georgia's dwindling unemployment insurance trust fund or face being unable to pay benefits to 260,000 unemployed Georgians as soon as next week. Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced the plan today,...

12/17/09 - 11:32am

Police: Bengals' Henry dies

NFL receiver dies after fall from pickup truck.

12/17/09 - 11:42am

Cremated remains found in Atlanta-area storage

EAST POINT, Ga. — A lawyer says 96 boxes of cremated remains from a former funeral home have been found in an East Point storage unit. WSB-TV reports that Neil Gordon, a bankruptcy attorney and the trustee for the Sellers Brothers Funeral Home, told the station that his staff was looking for f...

12/17/09 - 9:54am

Parking meter public meetings today

The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta is holding two public meetings today on its proposal to install 1,000 parking meters in the Broad Street corridor. The meetings will be held at the White's Building, 936 Broad St., at noon and 6 p.m. There will be no formal presentation of the plan...

12/17/09 - 11:04am

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