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Ga. prison releases Augusta serial rape suspect by mistake

Charles “Tony” Anthony James, 34, still faces charges that include aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated battery in attacks on three Augusta women in May and June of 2008.

01/29/10 - 8:34am

Aiken man sentenced for sex assault of child

Marcus Antonio Mitchell, 32, pled guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree.

01/06/10 - 6:33pm

Fire causes heavy damages to house in McDuffie County

DEARING, GA. -- More than a dozen firefighters battled a fire that caused considerable damages to a house near Dearing this afternoon. There were no injuries reported. Bobby and Janice Evans were in nearby Harlem when they got word from a neighbor that their home, located at 5461 Adams Chapel Road...

01/06/10 - 5:47pm

Fire causes heavy damage to house in McDuffie County

More than a dozen firefighters battled a fire that caused considerable damages to a house near Dearing this afternoon.

01/06/10 - 8:16pm

ASU assistant physics professor gets honor

Augusta State University assistant professor Trinanjan Datta has received a national honor in the field of physics. Dr. Datta has been named one of seven theoretical physicists in the U.S. to be named a Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara, ...

01/06/10 - 5:38pm

5 years later, Graniteville still remembers deadly train crash

GRANITEVILLE -- When Don Laird drives by the intersection of Canal Street and Aiken Road, he said his mind goes back to the phone call he received on Jan. 6, 2005. His brother had called him to say his son had not returned home. Mr. Laird said he knew almost instantly that his nephew would not be r...

01/06/10 - 6:33pm

Ex-Richmond deputy indicted

The former Richmond County Sheriff deputy accused of soliciting a bribe was indicted this week. The Richmond County grand jury issued the indictment against Victor J. Goad, accusing him of theft by extortion and violation of the oath of a public officer. Mr. Goad, who was fired after the allegat...

01/06/10 - 1:14pm

Bandits rob Augusta woman, 65

Two bandits pushed their way into a 65-year-old woman’s apartment Tuesday night and robbed her of $680. The victim’s son told deputies that two others knocked on the door of their Kelly Street apartment and asked to speak to someone, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report said. Th...

01/06/10 - 1:08pm

Woman's purse grabbed on Broad Street

A 53-year-old woman told deputies that a man snatched her purse while she was in the 1000 block of Broad Street Tuesday night. The woman said a man lunged at her while she was walking and grabbed her purse, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. They struggled briefly and she fell o...

01/06/10 - 12:58pm

Reward offered for stolen truck, had been in family for years

The 1971 Ford F-100, had been in the victim’s family for 34 years and was passed down from grandfather to grandson.

01/06/10 - 2:27pm
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