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Clearwater resident and dog bit by loose pit bull

A Clearwater resident said he was bit by a roaming pit bull after trying to break up a dog fight this afternoon. The victim was transported to Aiken Medical Regional Center for a bite on the left hand, said Aiken County Animal Control Chief Officer Bobby Arthurs. The pit bull was involved in a figh...

11/23/09 - 6:14pm

SC gov faces 37 charges he broke state ethics laws

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces ethics charges he broke state laws more than three dozen times by violating rules on airplane travel and campaign money, according to details of the allegations released Monday. It's up to the state attorney general to decide whether ...

11/23/09 - 2:56pm

Resolution to raise sales tax by a penny approved unanimously

Resolution for eighth penny will go before full commission next week.

01/21/10 - 12:35am

Hunter rescued but kayak still missing

A stranded Augusta waterfowl hunter was rescued from the Savannah River shoals during the weekend after his kayak filled with water and was pushed downstream by unseasonably strong currents. David Simmons, 42, had paddled upstream to a series of small islands in the river on Saturday – the ope...

11/23/09 - 2:03pm

Community group blasts Aitken for missing candidate forums

A group calling itself a "collective body representing every aspect of the black community" held a news conference Monday behind the Municipal Building, at the base of the Lady Justice statue, criticizing Augusta Commission District 1 candidate Matt Aitken for not appearing at three candidate forums...

01/21/10 - 12:38am

Local murder conviction reversed

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of murder in Richmond County should get a new trial because prosecutors failed to disclose their key witness had worked out a deal that could have reduced his sentence.

11/23/09 - 1:11pm

Someone sets man's car on fire

An Augusta man told police on Sunday that someone had set fire to his car while it was parked next to his garage. The incident occurred at the 3600 block of Audubon Place. The homeowner said that at about 6 a.m. Sunday he heard several loud noises outside and looked out to find an unknown person ha...

11/23/09 - 12:18pm

Man caught on video tampering with soda machine

A man was caught on video surveillance breaking into a soda machine at an Augusta heating and air business over the weekend. The man, described as white and wearing a baseball hat, dark zip-up jacket and jeans, was seen forcing open a door and entering a secured office area of Plunkett Heating and ...

11/23/09 - 12:14pm

Large candy cane used in attempted burglary

Police say they believe a large plastic candy cane was used in an attempted burglary of an Augusta Kawasaki/Suzuki dealership on Sunday. At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, an officer found a front window broken out at the 2531 Peach Orchard Road location. Nothing appeared to be missing, but authorities did...

11/23/09 - 12:11pm

Man attempts to pass off counterfeit bill

A man attempted to use a $100 counterfeit bill at an Augusta business Sunday night. According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the man entered the Sprint Food Store on Gordon Highway at about 9 p.m. Sunday and tried to purchase some items with the fake money. When a worke...

11/23/09 - 12:08pm

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