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Richmond deputy arrested, fired after weekend bar fight

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy has been charged with aggravated battery after an altercation at a bar this weekend in which a Lexington, S.C., man suffered a dislocated jaw and two black eyes. Deputy Bryan Johnson was being held at the jail on $25,000 bond. He has also been fired from the S...

07/28/09 - 10:34pm

Ga. agency raising questions about Navy training effort

The Navy's plan to build an undersea training range off Jacksonville's coast is hitting new snags with environmental agencies in Georgia and Florida. Georgia's Department of Natural Resources wants long-term monitoring of how the range affects endangered right whales that raise their ca...

07/28/09 - 8:42am

SC minister charged with lewd act on child

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina minister has been arrested and accused of exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl who attended his church. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported today that 48-year-old Marion Leon Kosier Jr. of Harleyville Christian Church turned himself in to Dorcheste...

07/28/09 - 8:33am

Athens Regional hospital considers layoffs, pay cuts

ATHENS, Ga. — Athens Regional Medical Center officials are considering layoffs, pay cuts and health insurance increases to carve $14 million from the hospital's spending. The hospital's board is set to vote on the cost-cutting measures this morning. The moves include reducing weekend ...

07/28/09 - 8:17am

10th Street closure announced

The intersection of 10th Street at Hopkins Street will be closed until Aug. 15 while crews repair a storm drain. Crews will also close the part of 10th Street from Hopkins Street to Laney Walker Boulevard, according to a Richmond County Engineering Department press release....

07/28/09 - 7:47am

Augusta Tech offers scholarships

The Augusta Technical College Foundation has scholarships available for students who completed high school in 2009 and who have an interest in information technology. Students interested in studying in the computer programming, networking specialist or computer support specialist programs at August...

08/29/11 - 9:23pm

Dry July for much of Georgia

The reservoir-shrinking, lawn-killing drought of 2007 and 2008 may be over, but northeast Georgia is still dry, dry, dry. Over the past three months, the region has received only 47 percent of its normal rainfall. This June and July have been drier than last summer's - when the entire state ban...

07/28/09 - 6:07am

PTA event scheduled Aug. 8

A community-wide PTA event will be held Aug. 8 to increase involvement in the Richmond County school system. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Augusta State University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road. It will provide educational, financial and extracurricular resourc...

01/19/10 - 10:45pm

SC's new specialty license plate goes to the dogs

South Carolina motorists can now show their appreciation for the state dog on a specialty license plate. The state Department of Motor Vehicles recently unveiled a new tag honoring the Boykin Spaniel Foundation. Proceeds from sales of the tag will fund genetic research and specialty health clinics...

07/28/09 - 5:52am

Vernon Forrest exchanged gunfire before death, police say

ATLANTA — Atlanta police say former boxing champion Vernon Forrest exchanged gunfire with robbery suspects before being shot to death. Lt. Keith Meadows said Monday that investigators believe between 20 and 24 shots were fired from two guns. Meadows says police recovered Forrest's gun and ...

07/27/09 - 6:53pm

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