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Resident startles would-be burglar

  A 49-year-old disabled woman told police that she was at her Mike Padgett Highway home early today when a burglar smashed through her front door. The woman said the man threw a rock to break the glass door but when he saw her inside, he said, "Oh," and ran away, a Richmond County sheriff...

03/26/10 - 7:26am

Riverside Inn closed today, police say

Officials have ordered a downtown hotel to close after receiving health and safety complaints. The Riverside Inn on Fifth Street was ordered to close this morning, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Gay. The city's licensing and inspection department carried out the order.  ...

03/25/10 - 12:28pm

Unnamed injection molding facility gets initial approval from Augusta authority

Project Zebra gets approval to seek $78 million in bond financing for injection plastic molding facility that could bring 100 jobs to Augusta.

07/16/10 - 8:54pm

Police hope to question Augusta shooting victim

A man who's remained unconscious since he was found nude and bleeding from a gunshot wound last week awoke this morning. Investigators hope to interview Antionous Thomas later today, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Lt. Calvin Chew....

03/25/10 - 10:16am

Ex-coach to speak on Alzheimer's

Hall of Fame football coach Frank Broyles will speak during Masters Week about his late wife's battle against Alzheimer's disease. Broyles, a former University of Arkansas  football coach and athletic director, will give a talk -- Alzheimer's disease: A Family Affair -- from ...

03/25/10 - 9:17am

Former SC official released from prison

GREENVILLE, S.C.  - A former executive with a failed South Carolina investment company has been released from prison because he is terminally ill. The Greenville News reported that former Lt. Gov. Earle Morris Jr. was released March 12 from the Lee Correctional Institution in Bish...

03/25/10 - 9:08am

Crash kills Atlanta carjacker

ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a man stole an SUV from a woman on an Atlanta street, then was killed in an accident after he drove the vehicle onto Interstate 20. Atlanta police spokesman James Polite says the woman was forced out of the SUV late Wednesday night. He says the driver got onto I-20 ...

03/25/10 - 9:03am

Georgia doesn't want Guantanamo prisoners

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has a message for President Barack Obama: we don't want prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. The chamber approved the measure by a 116-47 vote Wednesday night urging officials in Washington not to locate the terrorism suspects within Georgia borders. The measure was sponso...

03/25/10 - 6:13am

Ga. soldier sentenced for selling stolen computers

  DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A Douglasville soldier will spend 15 months in jail for selling more than $185,000 worth of stolen U.S. government computers. Thirty-eight-year-old Earl Lamont Smith admitted pocketing the money from the sale of thousands of surplus government computers he claimed wou...

03/25/10 - 2:02pm

Tiger Woods schedules Masters interview

Tiger Woods will speak to a gathering of media on April 5, the Monday of Masters Week and the first day of practice round play.

03/25/10 - 9:23am
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