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Raped in Columbia County jail by cellmate, teen tells deputies

A Martinez teen told police he was forcibly raped by his cellmate last week while serving time in the Columbia County Detention Center. The 17-year-old man told jailers Friday morning that during the night his 19-year-old cellmate came to his bunk, pulled his pants down and forcibly sodomized him d...

11/30/09 - 1:53pm

Energy chief breaks ground at SRS

The new Biomass Cogeneration Facility replaces a deteriorating coal powerhouse.

11/30/09 - 5:02pm

Jail offers online inmate roster

The public can now view inmates booked in Richmond County’s jails online. The sheriff’s new online inmate inquiry went live on Nov. 19 and is accessible from the city of Augusta’s Web site. By typing the name of a person booked into the jail, or simply clicking on the recent bookin...

03/10/11 - 11:42am

North Augusta policeman fired following domestic arrest

NORTH AUGUSTA – A North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer has been fired after being arrested for domestic violence earlier this month. Brandon Cameron was fired Wednesday after the department conducted an internal investigation into the incident involving the three-year, Public Safe...

11/30/09 - 10:57am

Water main break leaves Evans Middle School without service

A break in a water main has left Evans Middle School without water this morning. The main office of the Columbia County Board of Education, located next to Evans Middle on Hereford Farm Road, also has no water, according to a press release from school officials. Officials said the problem has been...

01/08/10 - 12:09pm

Shoppers log on to Cyber Monday

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to help shoppers avoid scams this Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the online counterpart to last week's Black Friday, minus the long lines. The bureau urges consumers to trust their instincts — offers that sound too good to be true often aren't. ...

11/30/09 - 11:44am

Augusta Commission runoff Tuesday

The contentious race for the District 1 Augusta Commission seat will be decided Tuesday in a runoff between Matt Aitken and Bill Fennoy. Mr. Aitken, who is white, finished first in the general election earlier this month in a district that's 65 percent black. He received 40.19 percent of the vo...

01/20/10 - 11:38pm

SC considers brig for detainees

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is visiting a Navy brig in the Charleston area that could hold Guantanamo Bay detainees. McMaster told The Associated Press on Monday he doesn't want any detainees brought to South Carolina and hopes Congress will keep the p...

11/30/09 - 9:02am

Ga. holiday crashes kill 13

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Patrol says 13 deaths were reported on state highways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

11/30/09 - 8:47am

Serena fined, faces suspension

Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock tells The Associated Press that tennis player Serena Williams has been fined a record $82,500 for her tirade at this year's U.S. Open and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another "major offense" in the next two years.

11/30/09 - 11:43am

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