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Man wanted in North Augusta shooting captured in Augusta

Richmond and Aiken county investigators captured a man earlier today who was wanted in a January shooting. Michael Allen Johnson, 19, of the 1300 block of Bettis Academy Road, Trenton, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill and possession of a weapon during the commis...

12/01/09 - 1:15pm

Bowden to retire after bowl game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will end his 44-year coaching career after the Seminoles play in a bowl game. Bowden will retire as the second winningest coach in major-college football behind Penn State's Joe Paterno. The 80-year-old Bowden has won 388 games in his ca...

12/01/09 - 4:00pm

Rosier Road holdup reported

Two men robbed a store on Rosier Road Monday night. A 52-year-old employee said the gun-wielding robbers entered Manna Mart wearing bandannas and demanded money from the register, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. As he opened the register, one of the robbers hit him in the bac...

12/01/09 - 12:49pm

Woman victim of burglar with blowtorch

A blowtorch-wielding burglar set a 42-year-old woman’s hair on fire after breaking into her home Monday night. The victim, who lives in Heritage Apartments on Heritage Circle, told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies that two men wearing ski masks forced their way through her front door....

12/01/09 - 12:42pm

Fort Gordon doesn't expect to see changes from Afghan effort

With President Obama expected to announce tonight a troop increase destined for Afghanistan, officials at Fort Gordon said they foresee no drastic change in day-to-day operations. Marla Jones, a spokeswoman for the post, said this morning the facility will continue training soldiers and performing...

12/01/09 - 10:53am

November police shootings still under investigation, GBI says

Officials said today they are still conducting interviews in two investigations involving Richmond County sheriff's deputies and the fatal shooting of suspects. Agent Pat Morgan, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said he expects to present his findings in the Nov. 18 shooting of Michael N...

12/01/09 - 10:45am

SC coastal bridge to close

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — A swing bridge linking Sullivans Island to the mainland closes this weekend to allow replacement of the span dating to World War II. Transportation Department officials say the bridge between the island and Mount Pleasant will close for about 10 days beginning Sunday. Th...

12/01/09 - 10:31am

Signal Center holds conference

The Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon is holding a conference this week to discuss how to merge existing networks into one global netowrk. More than 300 military members are expected at the conference, which runs through Friday. Sessions are being held throughout the post. There will be forums for...

12/01/09 - 10:07am

Harper Street lane closed

Part of an Augusta street will be closed until 6 p.m. today, according to a news release from the Augusta Engineering Department. The southbound lane of Harper Street, from 15th Street to the north parking deck entrance, is closed all day to allow for construction and equipment delivery at the Emer...

12/01/09 - 9:30am

Polls close; vote turnout mixed

Voting in today’s District 1 runoff election for the Augusta Commission was slow, Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said.

01/21/10 - 12:11am

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Former commissioner's case remains under review

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct ...
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