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Humane Society director visits

The Georgia state director of the Humane Society of the United States will be in Augusta on Wednesday. Cheryl McAulifee will meet with the public and answer questions on what can be done to help animals and current animal protection legislation. In Augusta, the meeting is Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m....

09/07/09 - 5:45pm

Business robberies rise, assaults drop from early summer high

A two-month spike in Augusta’s aggravated assault numbers appears to have dissipated in August, only to be replaced with a sharp increase in business and bank robberies. Preliminary August statistics from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office show the number of aggravated assaults fell fro...

09/07/09 - 5:56pm

Ga. high court to hear claims of errors in Richmond conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in the case of an Augusta man sentenced to death in 2004. The Attorney General's Office and lawyers for Robert O. Arrington, 62, will defend their opposing positions on the fairness of Mr. Arrington’s Richmond County Superior Court...

09/07/09 - 3:59pm

Smoke from controlled burn

Columbia County officials say a controlled burn is responsible for large amounts of smoke seen this afternoon in the vicinity of Columbia Road and Hereford Farm Road....

09/07/09 - 6:53pm

Weinberger family offers statement

The Weinberger family issued the following statement this afternoon following the weekend death of Jay Weinberger....

09/07/09 - 4:52pm

Atlanta area woman killed as bullet comes through window

ROSWELL, Ga. — Police in Roswell are investigating the killing of a 20-year-old woman who died when she was struck by a bullet fired through an apartment window. Officials said Fantasia Byrd arrived in the Atlanta area less than two weeks ago. Police say numerous shots were fired through the w...

09/07/09 - 2:33pm

Crash after freeway chase kills Ga. motorcyclist

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Patrol says a motorcyclist who sped down Atlanta freeways while being pursued by police died when he crashed and was thrown into oncoming traffic. Troopers identified the victim of the Sunday night accident as 44-year-old John Frederick Freeman of McDonough. State ...

09/07/09 - 12:15pm

Walk to raise hunger awareness

Golden Harvest Food Bank will hold a Hunger Awareness Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, starting at the Aiken Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W....

09/07/09 - 10:11am

Assault rifles stolen from Ga. police car

JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County police say they are looking for two assault rifles stolen from a police squad car. Clayton County Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Rebecca Brown says the police car was one of three broken into at the same apartment complex. Brown says the thieves tore open a d...

09/07/09 - 10:04am

Summer temp only hits 100 twice

This summer's temperatures have been about average, weather experts say, but there is one indicator that things might have been a bit cooler. The Augusta area has seen only two days this year where the temp topped 100. Al Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in West Columbi...

09/07/09 - 7:48am

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Former commissioner's case remains under review

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct ...
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