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Man charged in shooting death

A man was arrested early today in connection with a fatal shooting at the Econo Lodge at 2051 Gordon Highway on May 16. Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator William Leisey said Nicholas Nathaniel Johnson, 20, was arrested after deputies responded to a suspicious situation at the Heritage Apa...

01/03/10 - 8:17pm

3 die in S.C. mobile home fire

HONEA PATH — Authorities say three people have died in a mobile home fire in South Carolina. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown says 43-year-old Fred Jackson; his 46-year-old wife, Maxine Jackson; and their 19-year-old daughter, Faith Jackson, died of smoke inhalation in the blaze late ...

01/03/10 - 7:35pm

Car overturns on River Watch

A driver suffered minor injuries when a car overturned on River Watch Parkway about 11 a.m. today. No other cars were involved in the accident. The driver was treated at the scene for cuts and scrapes.

01/03/10 - 8:33pm

S.C. escapee still being sought

South Carolina authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from the minimum-security Catawba Pre-Release Center in Rock Hill on Saturday. William Newcomb was confirmed missing from the prison about 5:30 p.m. Newcomb is white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown...

01/03/10 - 3:43pm

Man found dead in car's trunk

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating the killing of a man found shot to death inside the trunk of a car. Police identified the man killed Saturday night in southwest Atlanta as 30-year-old D'anta Williams of Morrow. Police say he had been tied up and was shot at least five times insi...

01/03/10 - 7:35pm

Tour de Georgia might not return

ATLANTA — Cycling officials say if a major sponsor isn't found for the Tour de Georgia the race could be gone for good. The 8-year-old tour was canceled in 2009 as the economy faltered. Officials announced last week it won't happen this year, either. That puts the race — one of t...

01/03/10 - 7:34pm

Some schools closed Monday

Public school students in Richmond and Aiken counties return to class Monday, but those in other area systems are getting an extra day or two.

01/03/10 - 7:34pm

Couple charged with tattooing children

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — A Chattooga County couple was arrested for tattooing six of their children. WAGA-TV reports that PattyJo Marsh and her husband, 34-year-old Jacob Edwards, tattooed themselves and six children using a plastic pen body with a needle made from a guitar string conne...

01/03/10 - 11:01am

Lawal scores 29 in win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gani Lawal had 29 points and rescued Georgia Tech from a late collapse as the Yellow Jackets overcame 31 points from Derrio Green in a 76-67 victory over Charlotte tonight. After squandering a 15-point second-half lead, Lawal hit several key free throws and had a big block in...

01/02/10 - 11:30pm

Producer charged with murder

McDONOUGH, Ga. — Music producer Demetrius Lee Stewart, known as Shawty Redd, is being held in a suburban Atlanta jail on a murder charge.

01/02/10 - 7:59pm

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