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Two sought in morning holdup

Police are searching for two men involved in an armed robbery this morning at the Check Exchange at 3215 Wrightsboro Road. Richmond County Sgt. Calvin Chew said that at about 7:40 a.m. two men approached the manager at the front door while he was unlocking the business. One of the robbers was armed...

09/03/09 - 5:17pm

Defense rules in 7-3 victory

Steve Spurrier improved to 19-1 in openers as a college head coach as South Carolina defeated North Carolina State 7-3 tonight.

09/03/09 - 10:20pm

Goodell says Vick eligible to play in Week 3

NEW YORK — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is eligible to play beginning in the third game of the regular season. Goodell met with Vick for 45 minutes Thursday before announcing his decision. Vick, a former Atlanta Falcons QB who was recently si...

09/03/09 - 4:48pm

Hatney to be 4th commissioner on TEE Center panel

Mayor Deke Copenhaver confirmed today that Commissioner J.R. Hatney will be the fourth member of his committee formed to find a solution to the trade, exhibit and event center dilemma. The other three, who accepted the mayor’s offers Wednesday, are Joe Bowles, Joe Jackson and Corey Johnson....

01/20/10 - 11:59pm

None hurt in Columbia County bus accident

Though some Columbia County pupils were likely late getting home from school this afternoon, none were injured when their bus was involved in a minor Martinez wreck. The wreck occurred at about 3 p.m. near the intersection of The Pass and Furys Ferry Road. A 2002 Toyota Tundra failed to yield while...

01/08/10 - 1:57pm

Public workshop on open government laws set for Sept. 21

The Augusta Chronicle and other local media will present a workshop on Open Government at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the auditorium of the Richmond County Board of Education building, 864 Broad St.

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

Flu like illness increasing in the Southeast, CDC says

About 36 children are among those who have died from the novel influenza A H1N1 virus this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. The number of people with flulike illness is increasing in the Southeast, particularly in Georgia, which is now at widespread status, the ...

09/03/09 - 4:55pm

Federal indictment for Hephzibah man

A Hephzibah man arrested in July in connection to a fight with an off-duty police officer in the West Lake subdivision was federally indicted Wednesday. Bobby Lee Roberson, 45, was allegedly involved in shootout with a Medical College of Georgia officer after the officer found Mr. Roberson sitting ...

09/03/09 - 3:30pm

7 arrested; 3 sought in Aiken drug probe

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office announced today that a three-month drug probe has netted seven arrests and has officers searching for three others. The bust, according to authorities, occurred on Wednesday at the American Hearth Inn on Jefferson Davis Highway and two apartments at th...

09/03/09 - 3:12pm

Two more qualify for commission race

Two more candidates paid qualifying fees today to run for Augusta Commission. Harrisburg activist and former hairdresser James “Butch” Palmer is in the race for District 1, where incumbent Betty Beard isn’t seeking reelection. He’ll be running against William Fennoy and Matt Ait...

01/21/10 - 12:33am

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