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Burke mom of 11 gets alternate weekends in jail for 10 years

WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- The mother of 11 children found living in an abandoned shack without food, running water or electricity pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to spend alternate weekends in jail for the next 10 years. Christine Long was sentenced by Superior Court Judge James Blanchard Jr....

08/01/09 - 7:15am

Memorial service for Forrest set for Bell Auditorium

A memorial service for slain boxer Vernon Forrest will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bell Auditorium. Doors open at 1 p.m. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta will play host to a drop-in at the E.W. Hagler Unit at 1903 Division Street from 4-6 p.m. Saturday to accommodate those that wish to grieve ...

08/01/09 - 7:52am

Braves acquire Adam LaRoche

ATLANTA – Adam LaRoche is headed back to the Atlanta Braves, and Casey Kotchman is returning to the American League.

07/31/09 - 4:23pm

Dealers to keep offering Cash for Clunkers this weekend

Despite its confusion and funding concerns, Augusta-area new car dealers said they’ll continue to participate in Cash For Clunkers over the weekend. “We decided that based on the latest information we have, we would at least continue today and tomorrow. After that, I’m not sure, but ...

07/31/09 - 3:24pm

School board honors Joe Scott

The Richmond County Board of Education paid special respects to Joe Scott this afternoon. Mr. Scott served on the board until his death on Saturday. The Rev. Johnny Hatney delivered an inspirational message during this afternoon's called board meeting....

01/08/10 - 1:22pm

Weather warning issued in Aiken County

AIKEN -- The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Aiken County until 3:45 p.m. Doppler radar indicates a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph is moving northeast at 30 mph near Aiken. Reports of large hail, damaging winds or f...

06/01/10 - 8:36pm

Police want to talk to Hephzibah man about thefts

Authorities say they want to talk to a Hephzibah man in connection to a series of burglaries throughout Richmond County. Terry Black 23, of 2806 Lake Ontario Street, is wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator Alton Creech. D...

07/31/09 - 2:34pm

Police seek 2 in electronics theft

Richmond County investigators are trying to identify a man and woman caught stealing more than $1,000 in electronics from Target on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway Sunday. According to a sheriff’s report, a male suspect placed the items in a female’s purse and they walked out of the store. T...

08/01/09 - 7:54am

Woman arrested, 3 men sought in Aiken holdup

AIKEN -- Aiken authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Aiken woman in the attempted armed robbery of a taxi cab and are looking for three men in the case. Taqueisha Stephanie Keitt has been charged with attempted armed robbery and assault and battery with intent to kill, according to Aiken County ...

07/31/09 - 2:29pm

Georgia Bank & Trust parent reports lower quarterly income

Southeastern Bank Financial Corp., holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust of Augusta and Southern Bank & Trust of Aiken, reported today that its second quarter income was $637,000, lower than the $2.4 million earned in the second quarter last year. “We continued to be profitable in a...

07/31/09 - 2:27pm

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