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Augusta main library closes Friday

The main branch of Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will close at the end of business Friday in preparation for the June 25 grand opening of its new facility.Books checked out from the main branch won't be due until the new 823 Telfair St. facility opens June 25, but patrons may return books a...

04/28/10 - 12:42pm

First Bank of Georgia parent posts income growth

Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Inc. records $838,000 profit in the first quarter.

07/16/10 - 7:50pm

More Ga. gubernatorial candidates qualify

ATLANTA -- Roy Barnes, Karen Handel, Ray McBerry and David Poythress all formally qualified this morning to be on the July primary ballot for governor. Handel chose to alert the press and hold a brief rally on the Capitol steps. Fellow GOP candidate McBerry held a smaller rally without TV camer...

04/28/10 - 11:22am

Student suspended for cell phone images

A Westside High School special needs student has been suspended for the rest of this school year and next after authorities say they found pictures on his cell phone of marijuana, money and the student showing gang signs, according to tribunal results released today. The incident was reported on Mar...

04/28/10 - 9:38am

Artist Jim Harrison at weekend benefit

A South Carolina artist and author will make an appearance in Augusta this weekend for a special cause. Jim Harrison, whose artwork encompasses scenes of rural America, will sign and donate a print of his work as a fundraising item for Julie's House, a Columbia County shelter for homeless women and ...

04/28/10 - 9:21am

SC woman pleads guilty to embezzling

ANDERSON, S.C. - A South Carolina has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the bank where she worked for than 20 years. Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald said 44-year-old Kimberly O. McAbee of Woodruff pleaded guilty in federal court in Anderson on Tuesday to the embezzlement of bank funds...

04/28/10 - 9:13am

Man sentenced in slaying of disabled veteran

ANDERSON, S.C.  - A South Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison in the abduction and shooting death of a disabled veteran. Multiple media outlets reported that 37-year-old William Bradley Scruggs pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday in Anderson in the August shooting death o...

04/28/10 - 7:47am

Body found in burning Fulton camper

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.  - Authorities in Johns Creek in north Fulton County are investigating an early morning fire in a recreational vehicle that left one man dead. Johns Creek Assistant Fire Chief Pat Wilson says neighbors heard an explosion early today, and investigators found the burning RV ...

04/28/10 - 7:43am

Cobb County kills sports complex plan

MARIETTA, Ga.  - The Cobb County Commission has voted to deny bonds for a $72 million sports complex proposed for the Powder Springs area. The vote followed a tentative decision last week by commissioners to stop the county's involvement in the project. The complex had been proposed by local bu...

04/28/10 - 7:39am

Edgefield plans public roads meeting

There will be a public meeting May 6 to discuss in Edgefield County to discuss proposed improvements to U.S. 25 between Brighthop Road and Augusta Road. The meeting will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Education Building at 2451 Edgefield Road in Trenton, according to ...

04/28/10 - 7:12am
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