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Man shot outside convenience store

A man was shot Wednesday night in the parking lot of an Augusta convenience store.

07/30/09 - 9:28am

Four-day tax holiday kicks off

James Klugh, an Augusta Kmart store manager, said the tax holiday is one of the store’s biggest shopping seasons.

07/30/09 - 7:24pm

Columbia County man gains notoriety as Miley Cyrus stalker

Columbia County man attracting police notice for his pursuit of "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus.

07/30/09 - 6:44am

No danger in Greenwood train derailment

GREENWOOD, S.C. — Several train cars have derailed in Greenwood, but authorities say there is no danger to the surrounding neighborhood. Multiple media outlets report at least six cars fell off the tracks this afternoon not far from downtown. Officials say three of the cars were carrying aut...

07/30/09 - 11:57pm

Georgia water use up slightly after state restrictions loosened

ATLANTA — Water use in north Georgia has risen slightly since the state relaxed strict outdoor water restrictions put in place amid a historic drought — but remains far below the water use levels of two years ago — encouraging officials seeking to prove Georgia residents are not "wat...

07/29/09 - 8:54pm

Hit-and-run suspect arrested; family recalls victim

Screven County authorities arrested a suspect in the Tuesday night Richmond County hit-and-run that killed one woman and injured another. Police said Willie David Bragg Jr., 62, had been taken into custody this afternoon. Richmond County Sheriff's Cpl. Danny Whitehead said deputies believe Mr....

07/29/09 - 10:19pm

5 groups targeted for flu vaccine

Children and pregnant women should be a priority for a new vaccine for the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, which will be provided by the federal government, perhaps in mass vaccinations, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this afternoon.

07/29/09 - 5:34pm

Former Teacher of Year resigns amid GBI investigation

THOMSON – One of McDuffie County’s top teachers has resigned amid an ongoing probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation....

07/29/09 - 5:33pm

Aiken native also selected

Reigning player of the year Jonathan Dwyer, of Georgia Tech, and rookie of the year Russell Wilson, of North Carolina State, and Florida State linebacker Dekoda Watson, an Aiken native, headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference preseason team. The ACC today announced the 24 selections as determine...

07/29/09 - 5:06pm

Mestek closing Wrens plant on Saturday

Mestek Inc. in Wrens is closing its doors on Saturday, putting 91 employees out of work. The company is shutting down the Jefferson County plant in response to difficult economic conditions and rapidly deteriorating profitability, according to a company statement. Production is being moved to othe...

07/29/09 - 4:51pm

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Former commissioner's case remains under review

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct ...
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