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Man surrenders in May incident

A man wanted in a May fatal shooting turned himself in to authorities late this afternoon. Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles said Joseph Ty’re Downs turned himself in at about 5 p.m. at the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center. Mr. Downs has been charged with one count of murd...

01/04/10 - 8:09pm

SRS announces dates for tours open to public throughout 2010

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions will offer an expanded number of 4-hour public tours of Savannah River Site during 2010. Clif Webb, the company’s vice president of public affairs, said 23 tours have been scheduled with enough space to accommodate 1,150 people. During 2009, 14 tours were held,...

01/04/10 - 7:31pm

GOP Rep. Brown stepping down

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, a farm boy who rose to became one of South Carolina's most powerful politicians, announced today he will not seek a sixth term in Congress so he can spend more time with his family. "While this has been a difficult decision to make, I...

01/04/10 - 3:40pm

Westside High rifle team qualifies for nationwide event

Westside High School’s NJROTC Rifle Team has been ranked No. 6 nationwide and has qualified to attend the Navy National Championships in Ohio on Feb. 11-13, Richmond County schools spokesman Louis Svehla announced today. Westside’s team ranked No. 6 out of 542 teams nationwide. The top 10...

01/04/10 - 3:27pm

10-year-old loved his dog, but feared girl, 5, was 'going to die'

NORTH AUGUSTA — Kalyl Jackson hated to punch and stab his family’s pet pit bull terrier, but he knew he had to do it – his friend was in danger. The shy Moss Creek Elementary fourth-grader said that it made him sad to hurt the dog he loved but that he felt good about his role in sav...

01/05/10 - 9:04am

Kemp named secretary of state

Former Athens Sen. Brian Kemp won appointment today, a boost to his ongoing campaign for the post full time.

01/04/10 - 9:17pm

Augusta's city attorney to resign; will get severance package

Augusta General Counsel Chiquita Johnson has signed an agreement to resign in exchange for a severance package, City Administrator Fred Russell confirmed. She signed the paperwork around 4:30 p.m. today, and her resignation will be effective at 9 a.m. Tuesday, he said....

01/04/10 - 9:35pm

Richmond schools seek more response on survey

Richmond County school officials say there has been a low response so far to two online surveys they recently posted seeking public input. According to schools spokesman Louis Svehla, just 227 surveys have been filed as of today. Tonight and Tuesday, Richmond County parents will again receive a pho...

01/04/10 - 1:39pm

ASU's Madgen goes for scoring record tonight

He needs 15 points to pass Francis Marion's Carlton Farr on the all-time list.

01/04/10 - 4:45pm

Men charged in theft of Tubman school bleachers

They were seen pushing the bleachers in grocery shopping carts, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robbie Silas.

01/29/10 - 7:34am
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