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Man killed when truck crushed by container

EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man was killed this morning when the small Ford truck he was driving was crushed by a tractor trailer container unit. The unit had been knocked astride when the tractor trailer carrying the container collided with an old train trestle entering Edgefield. Officials sai...

10/26/09 - 11:15am

Break-in suspect tried to shoot deputy, police say

Authorities say the arrest of a Martinez man this morning might clear up several Augusta thefts and car break-ins. Richmond County deputies arrested Dustin Levi Overstreet, 20, of the 400 block of Blue Ridge Parkway, a day after a scuffle with a deputy, who said the suspect pointed a small pistol a...

10/26/09 - 10:48am

Aiken County reports traffic fatality

AIKEN - One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash this morning. The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. near Mount Beulah and Old Barnwell roads. It involved a motorcycle and a car, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. Once family members are notified, Mr. Carlton said he would release the na...

10/26/09 - 10:40am

NAACP will hold political forum today

The Augusta Branch NAACP will hold a political candidates forum at 7 p.m. today at the Henry Brigham Center, 2456 Golden Camp Road. Candidates running for the Board of Education and the Augusta Commission have been invited to participate. Applications for life and regular membership will be availab...

01/21/10 - 12:40am

Woman acts like a dog to frighten intruder

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens woman scared off a would-be burglar about 11 p.m. Saturday by acting like a dog, an Athens-Clarke police report said. When a suspicious man tried turning the woman's door knob, she got on the floor and began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog, police sai...

10/26/09 - 9:51am

SC fair closes to lower crowd

COLUMBIA — No more corn dogs and elephant ears at the South Carolina State Fair. The 12-day run of the fair ended Sunday night in Columbia. The State newspaper reported attendance was nearly 410,000. That compares with nearly 426,000 in 2008. State Fair manager Gary Goodman says the economy ...

10/26/09 - 8:23am

Ga. official sues over own rule

RIVERDALE, Ga. — A member of the Riverdale City Council is suing the city for what he calls illegal activity. Councilman Rick Scoggins has filed a lawsuit alleging a city ordinance designed to keep sidewalks and property clean is not legal. Mr. Scoggins, who voted for the ordinance, became ups...

10/26/09 - 8:01am

Atlanta wants video monitors

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta is applying for federal stimulus money to expand the monitoring of city streets with video cameras. Video cameras are trained on a few dozen Atlanta locations now. City officials hope a greatly expanded program would deter or help solve such crimes as the rash of ...

10/26/09 - 7:55am

Couple wed after cancer walk

Most brides' processions down the aisle end in mere minutes, but Carol Bitner's promenade lasted for three days and 60 miles. Bitner and her walk-mate, Bill Caputi, were married Sunday after finishing the Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraising trek from Buford to Atlanta. About 2,200 people walke...

10/26/09 - 7:42am

Man faces hearings in SC wildfire

CONWAY, S.C. — A man fined in the most destructive wildfire in South Carolina history is faching a court date to answer to charges. Court documents show the trial for Marc Torchi is set for Wednesday in Central Jury Court in Conway, a magistrate-level court. Torchi had earlier requested a jury...

10/26/09 - 7:24am

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Nuke supplier agrees to changes after cheating

ATLANTA - A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification ...
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