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6-year-old hid in attic, wasn't in balloon

Sheriff Jim Alderman turned to reporters during a news conference and held thumbs up and said, "He's at the house."

10/15/09 - 6:45pm

Colclough, Blocker-Adams fined for campaign-filing violations

ATLANTA -- Onetime Augusta politicians Richard Colclough and Helen Blocker-Adams must pay fines for failing to file campaign forms now that the State Ethics Commission accepted their plea agreements today. Mr. Colclough agreed to a $1,500 civil penalty and $375 in late fees for failing to submit ca...

10/15/09 - 2:07pm

Columbia County teen takes own life, sets house afire, officials say

Columbia County authorities said today it appears an 18-year-old Evans man took his own life after setting his parents' home on fire. “Evidence suggests arson/suicide,” said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said. “It remains an open death investigation. It is pre...

01/08/10 - 4:04pm

Assessors board denies trying to force ex-Regency Mall site sale

Augusta Board of Assessors Chairman Charles F. Smith insisted today that raising the taxable value of the shuttered Regency Mall property was not done to force its owners to sell or redevelop it. Board member Bill Lockett, currently running for the Augusta Commission District 5 seat, said as much i...

01/21/10 - 12:41am

Airport's Buster Boshears is planning to retire in January

Said he plans to step down after serving the airport since March 1997.

01/11/10 - 11:04am

Clayton County wants state of Georgia to save bus system

JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County officials say the only way to save the county's struggling bus system is to secure state or federal funding. County Commissioner Wole Ralph said Wednesday the future of the county's cash-strapped C-Tran bus system is "in the hands of the Legislature" af...

10/15/09 - 1:16pm

Clayton County wants state of Georgia to save bus system

JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County officials say the only way to save the county's struggling bus system is to secure state or federal funding. County Commissioner Wole Ralph said Wednesday the future of the county's cash-strapped C-Tran bus system is "in the hands of the Legislature" af...

10/15/09 - 1:15pm

Macon man laments loss of lucky penny

MACON, Ga. — Ralph Baker isn't too upset that he lost $60 when someone broke into his Macon apartment and stole his wallet. It's the penny that was hidden inside the black billfold that he says he'll miss the most. Baker picked up the penny off the ground at a Long Island train sta...

10/15/09 - 1:13pm

Weekend history program honors Cashin

The Edward J. Cashin Memorial Symposium on Georgia History will take place Friday and Saturday. The first session will start at 10 a.m. Friday at the Augusta Museum of History at the corner of Broad and Sixth streets, according to a news release. A second session that day will begin at 2 p.m. at t...

01/19/10 - 10:46pm

SC Highway Patrol names local captain

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Highway Patrol has announced the promotion of a new captain who will oversee Troop Seven, which includes Orangeburg, Bamberg, Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Allendale and Hampton counties. According to a news release, Clyde T. Stephens of New Ellenton was promoted on W...

10/15/09 - 10:39am

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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