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Ga. drivers can keep roadkill bears

ATLANTA - Hit a bear in Georgia and you can take it home under a bill passed Thursday by the Legislature. The bill, which is headed to the governor for his signature, clarifies that people who run over and kill bears or deer to keep the animals instead of turning them over to the state Department of...

04/30/10 - 5:51am

South Ga. teacher avoids weapons charges

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A grand jury has declined bring felony charges against a former Camden County High School  teacher who was arrested April 14 for having weapons in his car on school property.

04/30/10 - 5:39am

Chronicle's Mike Ryan honored with award

The Augusta West Rotary Club awarded on Thursday its 2010 Louis Harris Award to Michael Ryan, editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle. The club has presented the award annually since 1979 to honor the memory of Harris, a community leader who was a longtime editor of The Chronicle...

04/29/10 - 5:15pm

Public hearing on Graniteville pool closing

    Graniteville residents will get a chance for public input on the closing of the Aiken County Recreation Center pool. Last month county council was recommended to close the 1950s pool. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the pool needs about $93,000 in repairs, which...

04/29/10 - 4:58pm

SC dropouts could lose drivers license

COLUMBIA -- The House has passed a bill to revoke the drivers license of teenagers who accumulate seven or more unexcused absences, drop out of school or are expelled.

04/29/10 - 4:29pm

Aiken teen beaten, hospitalized after basketball game

AIKEN -- A 14-year-old Aiken boy was sent to the hospital Wednesday after he was chased and beaten by three boys after a basketball game, according to Aiken Public Safety incident reports. The teenager was wrapping up a game on Aldrich Street in Crosland Park when he was hit in the face by "Gup," he...

04/29/10 - 3:42pm

Surveillance video shows thefts, police say

Authorities have released surveillance video of a man who was arrested, charged with breaking into numerous soda machines and stealing cash.

04/29/10 - 5:09pm

Video poker machines seized in Aiken

AIKEN -- Four video poker machines and cash were seized from North Side Bait and Tackle convenience store in Aiken, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. An investigation of the York Street store by the sheriff's office and Aiken Public Safety found games on the machines were illegal, and ...

05/29/10 - 12:32am

Joey Brush qualifies for PSC

ATLANTA -- Former Augusta-area state Sen. Joey Brush qualified today to run for statewide for the Public Service Commission.

07/10/10 - 1:51am

Meth lab shut down, police say

Authorities shut down a meth lab at 504 Beaufort Drive near Milledge Road today. Richmond County Sheriff's Sgt. Allan Rollins confirmed this afternoon that deputies raided the home. Rollins said a narcotics investigator went to Beaufort Drive this morning after neighbors complained about the noxious...

04/29/10 - 5:31pm
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