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Vacant house destroyed by fire

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed one vacant house at 1578 Holley St. this afternoon and caused significant damage to another in the Turpin Hill neighborhood. Witnesses reported seeing nothing around 1:30 p.m. when a call went out to Augusta Fire Department, according to Lt. Car...

05/02/10 - 6:41pm

Bank customer wanted change, got surprise

ATHENS, Ga. - A man leaving a bank was ordered to the ground when police mistook him for a robber during a false alarm, according to an Athens-Clarke police report. Officers arrived at Athens First Bank, 310 Alps Road, about 4 p.m. Friday, after the manager reported the branch was being robbed, poli...

05/02/10 - 2:39pm

UGA student dies in rock-climbing fall

A UGA freshman who was an experienced climber died in a fall at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

05/02/10 - 2:16pm

McMaster to reveal Sanford probe results

South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster said today he will make an announcement Monday on his office's investigation into the travel of Gov. Mark Sanford.

05/01/10 - 5:05pm

Martinez structure fire causing black smoke

Black smoke can be seen over Martinez this afternoon because of a fire at a storage shed.  Smoke can be seen for some distance, according to a news bulletin from emergency officials....

04/30/10 - 5:59pm

Black smoke coming from Columbia County fire

A structure fire off Columbia Drive near Martinez Boulevard in Columbia County is creating a large plume of black smoke that is visible for some distance, according to Columbia County Emergency Management. The fire involves a storage shed and camper, Emergency Managment Director Pam Tucker said...

04/30/10 - 5:37pm

There's much to do in Augusta this weekend

It's a great weekend to be out and about, with events ranging from a charity plane pull to the big country music festival A Day in the Country.

 

04/30/10 - 4:03pm

Store employees robbed while making deposit

Authorities are searching for a suspect they believe robbed two Yankee Candle employees Thursday night. The employees were making a night deposit around 10 p.m. at a Wachovia Bank in the 3400 block of Wrightsboro Road when the suspect reached into their vehicle and presented a handgun, according to ...

04/30/10 - 1:47pm

Child molestation reported

Authorities are investigating the molestation of an 8-year-old girl Thursday. Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to The Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics in reference to a sexual assault around 9 p.m., according to an incident report. A woman told police she beli...

05/28/10 - 9:45pm

Columbia County candidates all Republican

Columbia County continues to maintain its status as a Republican stronghold as no Democrats qualified this week to run for any commission seats.Five Republicans qualified for the commission races - three incumbents and two challengers.Commission Chairman Ron Cross and challenger Brett McGuire qualif...

07/10/10 - 1:51am
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