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Man says ex-fiancee took rings, trashed them

A bride-to-be abruptly called off the nuptials and threw two rings worth $3,000 into the trash can, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report. The former fiancé, Donald Muirheid, told a deputy Tuesday that he bought a wedding ring set from Kay Jewelers, with explicit instructions that o...

07/28/10 - 9:10am

Work on bridge to continue until November

Work on a small 15th Street bridge between Broad and Greene streets will continue into November because of unforeseen problems, a Georgia Department of Transportation engineer said today.

07/27/10 - 8:34pm

Hotels' delinquent taxes paid, state says

An Augusta business owner whose hotels were padlocked Monday by the Georgia Department of Revenue has paid his delinquent taxes in full, the department said Tuesday. Jugal K. Purohit paid $940,861.72 by the end of business Monday, according to the department. The hotels and associated taxes were: St...

07/28/10 - 1:30am

Aiken man arrested after three-hour standoff

A 39-year-old man held Aiken Public Safety officers in a three-hour standoff Tuesday after refusing to leave his home when he was served with warrants. About 3:30 p.m., Joseph William Shaffer, of the 100 block of Raintree Court, was served warrants for second-degree burglary and petty larceny r...

07/28/10 - 1:32am

Richmond schools roll back taxes

The Richmond County school board voted unanimously tonight to tentatively roll back the county millage by 0.232 mills, resulting in a savings of $8.12 a year for the owner of an average $100,000 home.

07/27/10 - 6:51pm

Tigers' Parker at peace with decision

Quarterback Kyle Parker says there was a time this summer he thought his college football days were over.

07/27/10 - 7:50pm

New trial granted for SC man in Zoloft case

COLUMBIA  - A judge Tuesday ordered a new trial for a South Carolina man who blamed the antidepressant Zoloft after the then-12-year-old shot his grandparents.

07/28/10 - 5:50am

Sentence in child molestation case

A convicted child molester will spend at least 30 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty last week to four counts of aggravated child molestation.

07/27/10 - 8:02pm

Bernice King delays taking SCLC post

ATLANTA  — The Rev. Bernice King is waiting out the infighting at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and will not take the helm of her father's civil rights group as planned next month.

07/27/10 - 4:12pm

Missing teen found

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said it has found missing teen Patrick Alexander Nelson.

07/27/10 - 4:40pm
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