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Armed men rob pedestrian

A man walking near Olive and Sullivan roads early this morning was robbed of $15, a pack of Newport cigarettes and five lottery scratch-off tickets, according to a Sheriff's Office incident report. The victim, a 47-year-old man, said he was walking about 12:20 a.m. when three men drove up. Two ...

05/20/10 - 9:59am

Man, 57, tells police of Eve Street attack

Five to six men attacked and robbed a 57-year-old Augusta man Wednesday afternoon at the 500 block of Eve Street, according to a police report.  The men, believed to be in their late teens to early 20s, took the victim's wallet about 2 p.m. They punched and kicked him in the...

05/20/10 - 9:36am

Police capture pizza store bandit suspect

Police captured a suspect Wednesday night in the robbery of Little Ceasars, 1631 Gordon Highway. According to a Sheriff's Office incident report, a man identified as Dustin Jarron Smith, 26, came into the store about 8 p.m. and told store employees he would be making a withdrawal...

05/20/10 - 9:31am

Gator cornered in Atlanta suburb

DACULA, Ga. - Gwinnett County police say a 5-foot-long alligator was captured after an officer spotted it on a lawn in a subdivision in Dacula. Police say they don't know how the full-grown alligator got there, well north of its natural habitat. They say the officer called for help, and two animal c...

05/20/10 - 8:55am

Fire burns SC church, no injuries

ANDERSON, S.C. - Fire has destroyed the sanctuary of a church in northern South Carolina, but no injuries have been reported. Multiple media outlets reported the fire was reported at the Centerville Church of God in Anderson County shortly before 6 a.m. today. Anderson County Fire Chief Billy G...

05/20/10 - 8:50am

Labor department: Augusta added jobs in April

As the state reports its jobless rate decline for April, it also said Augusta added jobs last month.

07/16/10 - 7:47pm

SC worker dies in 60-foot fall from bucket truck

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. - A worker who was trimming trees has died after falling 60 feet from a bucket truck on the South Carolina coast. Multiple media outlets reported that 48-year-old Bill Hucks of Galivants Ferry died about midday Wednesday. Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says Hu...

05/20/10 - 7:35am

Ga. unemployment rate shows slight decline

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.4 percent in April. That's down one-tenth of a point from March. It's the 31st consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national rate, which is 9.9 percent. A year earlier, Georgia'...

05/20/10 - 7:31am

Former DeKalb officer facing bribery charges

ATLANTA - A former DeKalb County deputy police chief has been indicted on charges of taking bribes. Forty-six-year-old Donald Frank was arraigned Wednesday. The four-count indictment accuses him of accepting bribes to influence the performance of his official duties. Forty-six-year-old Amin Bud...

05/20/10 - 4:26am

Georgia plans hearings on nuclear plant costs

ATLANTA  - Utility regulators are planning hearings on the cost of adding two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.

05/20/10 - 4:23am
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