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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 lo...

01/21/10 - 6:32am

December jobless rate matches record high of 10.3 percent

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in December, matching the record high reported last July. According to a press release, the jobless rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point from...

01/21/10 - 6:27am

SC governor apologizes in final state-of-state speech

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford praised the wife he cheated on and apologized for what he says is the last time in his final state-of-the-state address. Sanford praised his wife for her grace in handling what he called the storm of his affair during tonight's speech in the Hous...

01/20/10 - 11:05pm

Memorial planned for student who died Wednesday at ASU

Kristian Thompson, 20, from the Atlanta area, died about 3:50 p.m. in her room at University Village, said Mark Bowen, the chief deputy coroner.

01/20/10 - 10:38pm

USC Aiken wins third in a row

AIKEN - The USC Aiken women shot 60.7 percent from the field in the second half en route to a 66-51 win over Flagler tonight in a Peach Belt Conference basketball game. Combined with a pair of road wins, including an overtime victory at Clayton State last week, USC Aiken has won a season-high three...

01/20/10 - 9:22pm

Lady Jags drop 12th in a row

Augusta State interim women’s coach Clint Bryant was pleased with his team’s execution, but not its shooting tonight. The Lady Jaguars turned in another dismal offensive performance and fell to UNC Pembroke, 57-47, in a Peach Belt Conference basketball game at Christenberry Fieldhouse. A...

01/20/10 - 9:17pm

Golfer opens with 10-under 62

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Shane Bertsch hopped out of his RV and excelled on a course he hadn't seen in over 10 years, opening with a 10-under 62 at the Hope Classic for a two-stroke lead over Alex Prugh and Jeff Quinney. Bertsch was the last player to register for the five-day, four-course tour...

01/20/10 - 7:55pm

Consultants discuss plan to renovate Miller Theatre

Symphony Orchestra Augusta introduced a trio of consultants to members of the Augusta arts community Wednesday, hired to pursue the Miller Theatre restoration project. The informal, informational meeting dealt not only with issues the consultants believed would need to be addressed, but also the c...

01/20/10 - 5:48pm

SC teen charged with threatening to wipe out high school

LUGOFF, S.C. — Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy who threatened to kill everyone at his South Carolina high school while chatting on an Internet gaming site. Kershaw County Sheriff's Capt. David Thomley says the moderator of the site in the United Kingdom contacted the FBI early ...

01/20/10 - 4:37pm

Georgia Southern hoops team put on probation

STATESBORO, Ga. – The NCAA placed the Georgia Southern men's basketball program on probation for two years on Wednesday after finding major academic violations. The NCAA said today a former assistant coach provided course work and in some cases completed the work for the two players from 2...

01/20/10 - 6:01pm
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