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Atlanta civil rights veteran becomes Internet sensation

Platt's fan base exploded after the show Wednesday night, as his audition hit YouTube and Twitter. Within hours, he had been clicked and tweeted into one of the Internet's most popular topics.

01/15/10 - 11:56am

Barbecue tonight to help ailing Richmond sheriff's investigator

A barbecue fundraiser is being held tonight for a Richmond County Sheriff’s investigator who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The event will be at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus building at 1501 Monte Sano Avenue, according to a press release. The meal will be $10 per person or $2...

01/15/10 - 11:46am

One injured in west Augusta apartment shooting

A shooting during an attempted armed robbery outside an Augusta apartment complex sent one man to the hospital Thursday night. According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Department dispatcher, the shooting happened at about 6:45 p.m. at Westchester Apartments at 2905 Arrowhead Drive. The victim ...

01/15/10 - 12:59am

Love, Johnson among leaders

HONOLULU – Davis Love III went two months without competing, the past month without even feeling grass under his feet. He played today at the Sony Open like he had never been away from the game. Love played bogey-free in more wind than he was expecting at Waialae, making birdie on his last hol...

01/14/10 - 9:00pm

Ga. ready to help Haiti, Perdue says

ATLANTA - Georgia is ready to offer aid to Haiti, including sending people and temporarily housing U.S. citizens fleeing the effects of this week's earthquake, Gov. Sonny Perdue said today. "Georgia will stand by and do it's share of the American humanitarian efforts in the spirit of whatev...

01/14/10 - 6:27pm

Wizards star charged with felony

Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a felony, carrying a pistol without a license, following a locker room confrontation with a teammate.

01/14/10 - 6:42pm

Michigan company plans SRS jobs

A $33.3 million contract to provide 252,000 cubic yards of concrete for the closure of two defunct nuclear reactors at Savannah River Site was awarded this week to a Michigan company. The award to Champion, Inc., of Iron Mountain, Mich., will mean up to 116 more jobs coming to SRS as part of the fu...

01/14/10 - 5:55pm

Two Augusta men to be paroled next week

Two Augusta men serving prison terms for manslaughter in unrelated killings are being paroled this month. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles notified local authorities that Rodriquez Santez Nelson and Johnny Bariel Brown are scheduled to be released Jan. 20 and Jan. 19, respectively. Mr. Nelso...

01/14/10 - 5:21pm

Perdue says Ga. should vote on transportation tax increase

Gov. Perdue said he would back a statewide vote in 2012 on a 1-cent sales tax hike to create a steady funding stream to build and repair roads and transit lines.

01/14/10 - 4:28pm

Fire destroys Appling house

A brick home in Appling has been destroyed in an afternoon fire. Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters were called shortly after noon to 7133 Postell Drive, near Dozier Road, and reported finding a brick home engulfed in flames. Much of the home collapsed inward by the time firefighters brough...

01/14/10 - 3:30pm
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