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Augusta gets grant for beautification

The city of Augusta will receive a $50,000 GATEway Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation that will be used to beautify the right-of-way at Doug Barnard Parkway and Lock and Dam Road in front of the city's Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. Mayor Deke Copenhaver said the grant-funded ...

05/25/10 - 1:10pm

Man claims day-care owner attacked him

A Hephzibah man told police he was attacked by the owner of an Augusta day-care center after the two began to argue over a business deal. According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, Christopher M. Thompson, 41, also said he pulled a handgun away from Raymond Ogelsby du...

05/28/10 - 9:41pm

Man robbed of $700 on Gordon Highway

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are are searching for two men connected to an armed robbery this morning on Gordon Highway. According to a sheriff's incident report, the two men drove into a Gordon Highway parking lot in an older model blue Pontiac Bonneville about 2:50 a.m.&n...

05/25/10 - 11:56am

Sex and scandal back in SC politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Sex and scandal are back again in South Carolina's political air.

05/25/10 - 7:40pm

North Georgia sheriff says staff acted properly

RINGGOLD, Ga. - The sheriff of Catoosa County says he will defend his detectives  against a lawsuit by a former kindergarten teacher.

05/25/10 - 9:27am

One charged in drug sweep

THOMSON -- One man has been charged after a countywide drug sweep Monday in McDuffie County.


05/25/10 - 10:58am

SC state-owned utility OKs exec raises

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - The South Carolina state-owned utility Santee Cooper has approved pay raises for five top executives. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the utility's board had approved 3 percent pay increases for the executives in April, but gave bigger raises to two of ...

05/25/10 - 8:55am

Ga. governor OKs bill banning drug K2

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that bans the drug K2, also known as synthetic marijuana. Perdue said on Monday he had signed the bill, sponsored by Rep. Jay Neal, R-Lafayette, and Sen. Ed Harbison, D-Columbus. At the time the legislation was being considered, Harbison said the me...

05/25/10 - 8:50am

Stray bullet kills bystander in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Atlanta police say two people were killed in a gunfight, including a 16-year-old bystander who was trying to run away to avoid trouble. Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows says the gun battle broke out Monday night in southwest Atlanta. Meadows says the 16-year-old was walking through a...

05/25/10 - 8:48am

Plane makes emergency landing at Ga. airport

CHAMBLEE, Ga. - A federal official says a plane having landing gear problems made an emergency landing at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane made the emergency landing just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday. The plane, a twin-engine Ces...

05/25/10 - 8:45am
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