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Authorities plan to charge man with murder in death of baby son

Authorities say that they plan to charge an Augusta man with murder following the death of his 3-month-old son on Thursday. Corduray Keith Scott, 22, of the 1800 block of Fayetteville Drive, was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree cruelty to children, according to Richmond County sher...

01/21/10 - 7:48pm

Aiken chamber won't support highway plan

AIKEN – Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce announced this morning that it withdraws its support for the city’s proposed highway overlay district ordinance due to concerns about costs to business owners. The chamber’s board of directors met this morning to discuss the ordinance, which ...

01/21/10 - 5:58pm

Aiken man arrested for Pickens county murder

AIKEN – An Aiken man and another suspect were arrested in connection to a murder in Pickens County. Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Christopher Robert Murray, 21, of Clemson Drive, with murder around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montmorenci area, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a ...

01/21/10 - 5:53pm

Fast-food employee robbed making bank deposit

An employee of the Bojangles restaurant at 3852 Washington Road was the victim of an armed robbery and carjacking while she was making a bank deposit for the restaurant Wednesday afternoon. According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of t...

01/21/10 - 5:38pm

Father catches boys in daughters' room, makes them pray

SYLVANIA, Ga. – A Screven County father who found two young men hiding in the bathroom of his house held them at gunpoint and made them pray aloud until deputies arrived and arrested them on charges of criminal trespass. Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile said the man’s daughters, age 14 an...

01/21/10 - 5:30pm

ASU remembers student who died suddenly this week

Kristen Thompson, 20, a junior psychology major, died unexpectedly Wednesday.

01/21/10 - 5:29pm

Georgia lawmakers resist hospital tax idea

ATLANTA -- Legislative budget writers today expressed their reluctance to imposing a new, 1.6-percent tax on hospitals proposed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. The governor’s commissioner of community health testified before a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees this morning,...

01/21/10 - 1:04pm

Columbia commission candidate for chairman to announce

Retired businessman Brett McGuire will formally announce this evening his intention run for Columbia County Commission chairman. McGuire will make the announcement at 6 p.m. during the grand opening of his campaign headquarters at 4158 Washington Road, Suite 10, Evans. An Appling resident, McGuire i...

05/18/10 - 9:39pm

Augusta Regional Airport surpasses 200,000 departures

The Augusta Regional Airport had its best year since 2000 with passenger boardings surpassing 200,000. The airport had 202,908 departing passengers in 2009, it reported today. That is a 12 percent increase over 2008. In 2000, there were 208,444 enplanements, according to Federal Aviation Administr...

01/21/10 - 12:49pm

Four day school week considered by Richmond County school board member

Richmond County school board Vice President Alex Howard told members of a school transportation council today that a four-day school week should be considered. "We've got to think outside of the box with furlough days," he said in the meeting after asking how much could be saved in transportati...

01/21/10 - 3:00pm

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