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One arrested, others sought in carjacking

Police have arrested a North Augusta man and are looking for others accused of carjacking a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Tuesday. Authorities identified the man arrested as 25-year-old Maurice Sentell Bradham, of Philpot Lane....

09/30/09 - 2:46pm

Hyatt planner says no to arena TEE site

Developer Courtland Dusseau says he’s not interested in building a Hyatt hotel downtown if the James Brown Arena’s exhibition hall becomes the trade, exhibit and event center site. Taking the city’s $20 million on hand and using it to renovate the arena was proposed by former Mayor B...

01/27/10 - 11:42pm

Palmer accuser currently on parole

The man accusing Harrisburg activist and Augusta Commission District 1 candidate James “Butch” Palmer of pointing a shotgun at him last week is currently on parole, having done two stints in state prison over cocaine charges. Elliot M. Davis, 37, said his past shouldn’t matter. ...

01/21/10 - 12:41am

Former Laney star signs with Georgia State

Harold Doby has measured in his mind how long it takes to get from Augusta to Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. “It’s about one hour, 45 minutes,” he said. The former Laney basketball standout has the distance memorized, because he has spent the last 18 months playing ba...

09/30/09 - 1:56pm

Michael Vick agrees to repay money from pension plan

WASHINGTON – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has agreed to repay at least $416,000 that he is accused of illegally withdrawing from a pension plan. The Labor Department said today the payment settles a lawsuit against Vick for making transfers from the plan sponsored by a celebrit...

09/30/09 - 1:50pm

Aiken attorney faces federal charges

Aiken – An Aiken attorney faces federal charges in a mail fraud and embezzlement scheme worth millions of dollars. John Harte, 63, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering on Sept. 18, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney W. Walter Wilkins Office. He h...

09/30/09 - 12:35pm

Aiken birthday sneak peek event

AIKEN – Aiken residents will be offered a sneak peek into Aiken’s 175th birthday celebration on Saturday. Organizers of Celebrate Aiken! invite residents to attend the PowerPoint presentation at 2 and 3 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street. After the 1...

09/30/09 - 12:12pm

Beat the Pros winner announced

Harry Lane of Grovetown is the winner of the Beat the Pros contest for Week 5. Harry was one of 10 people who correctly picked nine out of 10 high school football games, which beat the best effort by our pros (8-2). Harry won the drawing and will receive a Beat the Pros T-shirt. To play the conte...

09/30/09 - 11:29am

Appeals court upholds doctor conviction

A former Augusta area gynecologist convicted of molesting a child in 2007 was fairly tried and convicted, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled. In an opinion released last week, the court affirmed Jerry Lee II’s conviction in Columbia County Superior Court. He was sentenced to 20 years in pr...

09/30/09 - 10:03am

Subway robbed Tuesday night

The Subway at 3007 Deans Bridge Road in Augusta was robbed late Tuesday night.

09/30/09 - 9:32am

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