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Three men accused on check charges in Aiken

AIKEN – Three men are accused of altering written checks and re-writing them for more than $3,000. Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Marcus Bass, Michael Wilcox and Thomas Kelly with false information last week, and other charges could be pending once the investigation is complete, sai...

09/30/09 - 4:46pm

Man convicted of rape, kidnapping

A jury convicted a young Augusta man of rape, kidnapping and aggravated stalking charges this afternoon. Jamal R. Staten, 20, was convicted of the crimes in Richmond County Superior Court for an Oct. 6 attack on a former girlfriend. The young woman told the jury this week about how Mr. Staten, who...

09/30/09 - 5:47pm

Comedy is powerful for Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey, who performs Saturday at James Brown Arena, began his career as a stand-up comedian in the mid-1980s. Although he’s cutting back his gigs, he said the careful application of humor is important to everything he does. He said comedy is powerful, because it makes meaningful messages...

09/30/09 - 4:09pm

Trash dumping grows as problem at former Belvedere park

BELVEDERE -- A former park tucked behind Celeste Avenue in Belvedere has become a neighborhood dumping ground despite the fact that a recycling center is less than a mile away. Rodney Cooper, Aiken County solid waste supervisor, said the old Marshall Park has been a problem area for illegal dumping...

09/30/09 - 3:56pm

Bridge painting could delay traffic around North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Crews will be painting several bridges in North Augusta over the next two weeks which could cause traffic delays for drivers. There will be flagmen at the bridge sites to control traffic and the majority of the work will happen during the daytime, a press release said. The roads a...

09/30/09 - 3:51pm

Halloween tale can earn you a prize

We have two entries so far in our scary Halloween story contest. We're offering prizes of $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 to third place. To enter, give us your best scary story. It could be something spooky that actually happened to you, something wholly original, or your v...

09/30/09 - 3:02pm

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

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