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Police say Madison man accidentally killed self Christmas

MADISON, Ga. — Authorities are investigating the death of man who apparently accidentally shot himself while showing off his gun on Christmas morning. Neighbors told WSB-TV that the man dropped the loaded gun while showing it to his adult children Friday at a home in Morgan County. Police con...

12/26/09 - 7:33pm

Shot fired into Hephzibah girl's bedroom Christmas morning

Someone fired a shot into a 15-year-old girl’s bedroom early Christmas morning on the 2900 block of Arrowwood Circle in Hephzibah. A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that both the girl and her mother were awakened when they heard the gunshot about 12:30 a.m. The bullet came throug...

12/26/09 - 8:01pm

Man, 66, says he was beaten, bound, robbed in motel room

A 66-year-old Augusta man told police that two men and a woman kicked in the door of his motel room and robbed him at gunpoint at about 1:20 a.m. today. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the armed robbery occurred at the Parkway Inn at 2852 Washington Road. The man told police t...

12/26/09 - 6:54pm

Christmas crime: 18 vehicles broken into near North Augusta

More than 18 vehicles in several nearby North Augusta neighborhoods were broken into Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. The break-ins are believed to have occurred between 10 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday, according to Edgefield County sheriff’s investigators. They were reported on Copela...

12/26/09 - 6:35pm

Imported Ga. jury to hear case in slaying of former district attorney

A jury will be imported to Wayne County for the death penalty murder trial of Bobby Rex Stribling, who is accused of killing former longtime District Attorney Glenn Thomas in 2007. Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III has ordered the jury be selected from outside the five-county Brunswick Judicial ...

12/26/09 - 8:21pm

Fire destroys woman's Jonesboro home on Christmas Day

JONESBORO, Ga. — A Clayton County woman's home — and her Christmas presents — were destroyed Christmas Day when a fire broke out while she was across the street at her son's house. WAGA reports that no one was injured in the fire Friday at Sallie Williams' home. Authoriti...

12/26/09 - 5:28pm

SC environmental group fights Barnwell nuke dump permit

COLUMBIA — South Carolina environmentalists hope a court will force a nuclear waste dump in Barnwell County to bury its garbage differently. The State of Columbia reports the Sierra Club wants Chem-Nuclear to plug holes in burial vaults and line trenches with plastic instead of clay to make su...

12/26/09 - 5:15pm

Budget cuts threaten progress at South Carolina's juvenile jails

COLUMBIA — The director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice warns that budget cuts could bring down many of the improvements made in an agency once sued by the federal government because it treated children so badly. DJJ Director Bill Byars has been given permission to run a d...

12/26/09 - 5:11pm

Shoppers head back to stores to return, resize

Lawson and Deronda Templeton say they would have preferred not to exchange the vinyl record turntable they received as a Christmas gift, but after trying to play a record on it they found it was broken. “It’s hard to find,” Mrs. Templeton said of the turntable as they stood in line a...

12/26/09 - 5:15pm

Wet December a record across region

The wettest Christmas Day in Augusta history helped make this month the wettest December, too.

12/26/09 - 8:05pm

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