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Local firm to build Kroc Center

An Augusta-based construction company, R.W. Allen General Contractors, was chosen Friday to build the Salvation Army’s Augusta Kroc Center.

01/15/10 - 4:37pm

Liquor store holdup a failure

Ernest Byrnes Fail lived up to his name Friday. Mr. Fail was charged with robbing a store then crashing a stolen truck into a police cruiser. The 40-year-old Hephzibah man was jailed on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possessi...

02/25/10 - 9:02am

Civil rights leader calls for more work to be done

At an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, a man who knew him well, the Rev. James Lawson, told an Augusta crowd today that more work is needed in the struggle for equality. “To remember the ‘60s in Augusta, you have come a long way. And you have a long way to go,...

01/15/10 - 3:29pm

Ga. Dept. of Labor reports unemployment claim rise

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor says more than 100,000 laid-off workers filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of nearly 40 percent. But Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today the figure represents a decline of nearly 28,000, or mor...

01/15/10 - 2:01pm

Truck hits Beech Island history center

AIKEN – A tractor trailer truck crashed into the Beech Island Historical Society on Thursday, leaving more than $3,000 in damage. South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Judd Jones said an unidentified tractor trailer ran into the overhang and porch of the building located in the 100 block of Ol...

01/15/10 - 4:39pm

Most agencies cut 9 percent, education cut 3 percent

Most agencies cut 9 percent, education cut 3 percent.

01/15/10 - 3:55pm

Football Bulldogs tap Cowboys assistant coach to run defense

Georgia signed a defensive coordinator today, hiring Dallas Cowboys line coach Todd Grantham.

01/15/10 - 1:47pm

Robbery attempt at Eighth and Broad

A 22-year-old Martinez man said someone tried to rob him with a fake gun about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Eighth and Broad streets. The victim said a man approached from behind and pulled out the gun, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. The robber demanded money then hit the victim wi...

01/15/10 - 12:00pm

Richmond school bus hits driver, police say

A Richmond County school bus driver was hit by a county school bus this morning. The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was walking and was hit by another bus at the Board of Education’s school bus depot at Augusta Technical College, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s L...

01/15/10 - 11:47am

Bond granted in May shooting

A man charged with murder after gunshots were fired into a crowd last May was granted bond this morning. Joseph Ty’re Downs, 18, was granted a $75,000 bond by Senior Richmond County Superior Court Judge Albert Pickett. Mr. Downs is charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault and pos...

01/15/10 - 11:41am
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