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Man dies after crash on I-20

THOMSON, Ga. – A 22-year-old Lithonia, Ga., man died today from injuries received in a single-car crash near Thomson late Sunday, authorities say. McDuffie County Coroner Rhusha Mack identified the victim as Cordele Alexander Gresham, of the 3700 block of Raiders Ridge Drive. The coroner said ...

09/07/09 - 6:37pm

Stricker wins Deutsche Bank Championship

Steve Stricker birdied the final two holes to win the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston today.

09/07/09 - 5:59pm

Woman reports stolen purse, gunplay

A woman reported a man snatched her purse and fired a shot from a handgun Sunday night. The woman told a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy that the crime occurred in the parking lot of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road, around 11:45 p.m. Sunday....

09/07/09 - 5:57pm

Woman reports attack, stolen car

An Augusta woman reported that while she was being kicked and beaten by a group of women Sunday night, a man took the opportunity to steal her car. According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report, the woman told officers that she was driving on the 600 block of Eve Street when she dropped her ...

09/07/09 - 5:50pm

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

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