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Wanted Edgefield man surrenders to authorities

EDGEFIELD - An Edgefield man authorities wanted on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor turned himself in within hours of information being released via local media outlets on Wednesday.

08/27/09 - 9:55am

200 turn out for ceremony on improved Augusta water plant

There were linen-covered tables heaped with food and fine pastry – but the primary menu item was a more precious commodity: water. “It is the key to economic growth in any community,” said Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who joined almost 200 guests today during dedication ceremonies for the ...

01/20/10 - 11:59pm

Thurmond Lake fish kill subsiding

One of Thurmond Lake’s most severe – and most peculiar – fish kills appears to be subsiding. ”It certainly has slowed down considerably, but we are still picking up a few fish almost every day,” said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the Army Corps of Engineers....

08/27/09 - 9:27am

Burn victim clings to life; alleged assailant still held

A 42-year-old Athens woman who was doused with kerosene and set on fire more than a week ago remained on life support at a hospital in Augusta on Wednesday, her daughter said.

08/27/09 - 8:22am

Roswell teen hurt after leaping from school bus

ATLANTA - A Roswell teen has been injured after leaping out of a moving school bus.

08/27/09 - 8:17am

Fatal shooting suspect was released from prison in May

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has captured Kelvin Steffor Johnson as a suspect in the murder of Martha Greene on Wednesday night.

08/27/09 - 3:14pm

Sixth Street repairs will affect traffic

Drivers will be forced to navigate around parts of Sixth Street over the next few months because of road repairs. The Augusta Engineering Department announced that Sixth Street from the Walton Way overpass to Telfair Street will be closed starting Friday so a new sewer line can be installed. Constr...

08/27/09 - 6:35am

Burglars take electronics, games

Burglars stole more than $6,700 worth of electronics from a home on the 600 block of Westbury Drive in Augusta. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the burglars entered the home at some time between 10:15 p.m. Tuesday and 6:50 a.m. Wednesday. The owner returned home to find the gl...

08/27/09 - 6:28am

Augusta July jobless rate unchanged at 10.2 percent

The unemployment rate for metro Augusta in July was 10.2 percent, unchanged from June, the Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning. In the Georgia metro counties, the unemployment rate increased from 9.8 percent in June to 10.2 percent in July. On the South Carolina side, it went down: fr...

08/27/09 - 10:03am

Woman dead; husband shot; suspect sought in Hephzibah

Richmond County investigators are searching tonight for a man they believe fatally shot a Hephzibah area woman, wounded her husband and fled in the couple's pickup truck.

08/26/09 - 11:09pm

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Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 102 assaults, four of which was classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 22, occurred on Aug. 17.
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