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Tax problems could have led to Warner Robins mayor's suicide

The widow of former Warner Robins Mayor Donald Walker says tax problems that could have hurt his re-election campaign may have contributed to his death.

10/17/09 - 3:21pm

Woman's purse snatched while leaving grocery store

An Augusta woman's purse was snatched while leaving a Hephzibah grocery store Friday night. According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report, the 60-year-old woman was returning a grocery cart to the front of the Bi-Lo in the 2500 block of Tobacco Road after putting groceries in her ...

10/17/09 - 12:03pm

Pitbull stabbed by mentally ill man

Police believe a mentally ill man stabbed a pitbull to death at an Augusta home Friday. Richmond County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home in the 2500 block of Milledgeville Road around 1:24 p.m. in regards to a case of animal cruelty, according to a sheriff's report. The victim...

10/17/09 - 11:48am

Jenny Sanford not talking about estranged governor-husband

Appears today at first public event since leaving husband.

10/17/09 - 11:48am

Chemistry Week events planned in Augusta, Aiken

Chemistry Week will be celebrated in Aiken and Augusta today with two interactive events. The American Chemical Society, Savannah River Local Section, will observe the 22nd annual celebration at USC-Aiken, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Georgia-Carolina State Fair, from noon to 4 p.m. Children an...

10/17/09 - 9:07am

Busy fall weekend has lots to do

The weekend kicks off with big-ticket entertainment options, including a variety of family-friendly events around Augusta, Evans and Fort Gordon. View all the weekend’s events at augustachronicle.com. BOSHEARS SKYFEST: Gates open 9 a.m., opening ceremonies 1:30 p.m. today-Sunday, Daniel Field,...

01/11/10 - 11:00am

Busy fall weekend has lots to do

The weekend kicks off with big-ticket entertainment options, including a variety of family-friendly events around Augusta, Evans and Fort Gordon. View all the weekend’s events at augustachronicle.com. BOSHEARS SKYFEST: Gates open 9 a.m., opening ceremonies 1:30 p.m. today-Sunday, Daniel Field,...

01/11/10 - 11:00am

Searchers combing SC counties for missing NY teen

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Searchers are planning to comb parts of two South Carolina counties this weekend for a New York teen missing for six months. People on horseback and all-terrain vehicles are also using dogs to search parts of Georgetown and Charleston counties today and Sunday for signs of...

10/17/09 - 8:16am

In fight over health care reform, Barrow gets the industry's bucks

Health care industry sending donations to congressman's campaign.

10/17/09 - 8:12am

Athens police blame recent surge of fake money on drug trade

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities think they might be closing in on counterfeiters who have been flooding Athens with fake money. The bogus bills - ranging in denominations from $5 to $100 - appear to be tied to the drug trade, police said. "We suspect the money is being circulated through the dope world...

10/17/09 - 7:56am

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Officers tell of trauma from taking life

Although every experience is different, officers who take a life often experience severe bouts of depression, alcoholism, marital problems, sleepless nights and feelings of being alone in the ...
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