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Man gets 30 years for shooting, riot

A man accused of both shooting his girlfriend and being involved in last February's riot in the Richmond County Jail has received a 30-year prison sentence. Jatavious Laron January, 21, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the shooting of 18-year-old Samara Jones in June 2007, according...

05/18/10 - 2:10pm

Richmond teacher, students praised

Richmond County teacher, two students to be recognized at today's Richmond County school board meeting.

05/18/10 - 3:44pm

Hilton Head center fined for lapse

COLUMBIA -- The Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head doesn't think it deserved a $2,500 fine, but paid the penalty imposed by the state health agency anyway. "In our effort to continue to provide uninterrupted service to our patients, we paid the fine without contesting," said Roger Phillips, ma...

05/18/10 - 4:57pm

MARTA to stop accepting old tokens for rides

ATLANTA - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority says any commuters who still have tokens had better use them soon. MARTA stopped issuing tokens three years ago, but has continued to accept them in vending machines toward the purchase of tickets. Now, MARTA says the deadline for using...

05/18/10 - 1:18pm

Houston County, Ga., hospitals fire CEO

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - The Houston Healthcare System's board has fired CEO Grady W. "Skip" Philips and appointed an acting CEO. The board named acting Chief Operating Officer Cary Martin as acting CEO at its meeting Monday night. The board did not give an explanation for Philips' termination and ...

05/18/10 - 11:47am

School year begins to end this week

This is the final week of classes for many Georgia students across the region. Most South Carolina students will wait until June.


05/18/10 - 9:05pm

Plant accident to be investigated

The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration says it will investigate this morning's accident that injured an employee at the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. on North Leg Road. The employee, whose name has not been made public, had his leg severely injured in a fo...

05/18/10 - 3:01pm

Burglar takes ammo, sex toys

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta woman said she returned home Monday to discover a burglar had broken into her Short Street residence and taken ammunition and sex toys. According to a report filed with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, the woman -- who had been gone since Thursday ...

05/18/10 - 11:01am

North Augusta convenience store robbed

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Two men -- one armed with a shotgun -- robbed the Circle K at 226 Georgia Ave., late Monday night. According to an police incident report, the holdup happened at 11:06 p.m. The bandits were last seen running south toward the Movie Place store. A witness saw ...

05/18/10 - 10:37am

Stolen car crashes into pawn shop

A stolen car was used early this morning in an attempt to gain entry to AA Pawn, 2609 Peach Orchard Road, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.   A witness observed the vehicle ram the doors, but said the driver left the car and the scene when the effort proved unsucce...

05/18/10 - 10:14am
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