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Mom made son kill hamster with hammer, police say

WARM SRPINGS, Ga. — Police have arrested a Georgia woman who they say forced her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer as punishment for earning a bad grade. Meriwether County sheriff Steve Whitlock told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday night that the 12-year-old boy told his tea...

01/22/10 - 5:28pm

Man leaves 3-year-old son in car after fleeing police

Police are looking for a man who fled during a traffic stop and left his 3-year-old son behind in the vehicle. A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that warrants have been taken out on Walter Donta Geter, 30, of the 1500 block of Holley Street, on charges of obstruction of a law enforceme...

01/22/10 - 12:47am

North Augusta hair salon burglarized

A North Augusta hair salon was burglarized between late Wednesday and early Thursday. Someone broke into Great Clips and stole a deposit bag containing $520 and a broken safe. According to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report, the burglary occurred some time between 9 p.m. W...

01/21/10 - 11:32pm

Columbia County missionaries plan return trip to Haiti

Donnie and Cindy Rogers hope to create community-wide relief effort for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

01/21/10 - 11:23pm

Authorities plan to charge man with murder in death of baby son

Authorities say that they plan to charge an Augusta man with murder following the death of his 3-month-old son on Thursday. Corduray Keith Scott, 22, of the 1800 block of Fayetteville Drive, was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree cruelty to children, according to Richmond County sher...

01/21/10 - 8:48pm

Aiken chamber won't support highway plan

AIKEN – Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce announced this morning that it withdraws its support for the city’s proposed highway overlay district ordinance due to concerns about costs to business owners. The chamber’s board of directors met this morning to discuss the ordinance, which ...

01/21/10 - 6:58pm

Aiken man arrested for Pickens county murder

AIKEN – An Aiken man and another suspect were arrested in connection to a murder in Pickens County. Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Christopher Robert Murray, 21, of Clemson Drive, with murder around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montmorenci area, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a ...

01/21/10 - 6:53pm

Fast-food employee robbed making bank deposit

An employee of the Bojangles restaurant at 3852 Washington Road was the victim of an armed robbery and carjacking while she was making a bank deposit for the restaurant Wednesday afternoon. According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of t...

01/21/10 - 6:38pm

Father catches boys in daughters' room, makes them pray

SYLVANIA, Ga. – A Screven County father who found two young men hiding in the bathroom of his house held them at gunpoint and made them pray aloud until deputies arrived and arrested them on charges of criminal trespass. Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile said the man’s daughters, age 14 an...

01/21/10 - 6:30pm

ASU remembers student who died suddenly this week

Kristen Thompson, 20, a junior psychology major, died unexpectedly Wednesday.

01/21/10 - 6:29pm
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