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Ga. moves to ban gassing animals

 ATLANTA -- Georgia's 10 remaining animal gas chambers would be outlawed under legislation that inched a step closer to passage this morning.

04/01/10 - 12:05pm

Augusta motel guests report robbery

Authorities said two women who were in Augusta for the Masters next week were robbed and their friend was kidnapped from the Motel 6 on Boy Scout Road early this morning. The women, who are from Atlanta and Austell, Ga., said their friend known only as "Greg" offered to take them to the practice rou...

04/01/10 - 10:13am

Police catch 4 teens near ARC

Four teenagers were found hiding in the woods near the Academy of Richmond County Wednesday after authorities said they sprayed "silly string" on the front sidewalk and flag pole. The teens, at least three of whom are Richmond Academy students, were found hiding in the 2000 block of Hampton Avenue b...

04/01/10 - 10:09am

Meeting to discuss Klan rally plans

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is holding a 10 a.m. briefing on the Ku Klux Klan's rally resuming on Saturday.

05/29/10 - 12:34am

Morning fatality is Graniteville woman

A two-vehicle accident this morning in Bath killed a Graniteville woman. Jackie L. Cooper, 24, of Graniteville, was killed in the accident at Highway 421 near Anthony Drive, according to a news release from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. It appears she failed to yield the right of way and was str...

04/01/10 - 9:37am

Augusta blaze injures firefighter

Augusta firefighters were called out this morning to a house fire at Martin Luther King Drive and Swanee Quintet Boulevard.  The house was vacant, but Chief Howard Willis said a firefighter suffered second-degree burns on his hand when his glove slipped while he was moving a hose. The cause of ...

04/01/10 - 2:34pm

18 have settled in Imperial fire case

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Eighteen cases have been settled for victims of the Feb. 7, 2008,  fire and explosion at the Port Wentworth Imperial Sugar Co. refinery, an attorney confirmed Wednesday. Fourteen people were killed and dozens of others injured in the inferno. Forty-four civil cas...

04/01/10 - 4:58am

Augusta jobless rate declines

The metro Augusta unemployment rate declined in February, the Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning. The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in February, down from a revised 9.9 percent in January. The jobless rate in metro Augusta in February 2009 was 8.9 percent. G...

04/01/10 - 4:32pm

Augusta man sought in Jackson thefts

  AIKEN -- The Aiken Sheriff's Office holds larceny warrants for the arrest of an Augusta man, it said today in a news release. Deputies are seeking Darren Marquis Reeves, 22, of the 200 block of East Telfair Street, on charges of burglary and grand larceny. On March 19 Reev...

05/29/10 - 12:34am

Grovetown issues water restriction

Grovetown officials imposed a drought-level outdoor watering restriction on residents because of construction on the city's water system. The city is operating on two of the its three water storage tanks because the third was dismantled to make way for a new larger one as part of an ongoing wat...

03/31/10 - 6:01pm
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