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Burglar takes ammo, sex toys

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta woman said she returned home Monday to discover a burglar had broken into her Short Street residence and taken ammunition and sex toys. According to a report filed with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, the woman -- who had been gone since Thursday ...

05/18/10 - 11:01am

North Augusta convenience store robbed

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Two men -- one armed with a shotgun -- robbed the Circle K at 226 Georgia Ave., late Monday night. According to an police incident report, the holdup happened at 11:06 p.m. The bandits were last seen running south toward the Movie Place store. A witness saw ...

05/18/10 - 10:37am

Stolen car crashes into pawn shop

A stolen car was used early this morning in an attempt to gain entry to AA Pawn, 2609 Peach Orchard Road, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.   A witness observed the vehicle ram the doors, but said the driver left the car and the scene when the effort proved unsucce...

05/18/10 - 10:14am

Mayor announces new senior complex

Mayor Deke Copenhaver announced today the construction of Edinburg Pointe, a 112-unit complex of senior apartments and single family homes in south Augusta. The complex will be located on 13.3 acres behind a car rental lot at 2006 Gordon Highway. The development's 72 units of housing for s...

05/18/10 - 10:09am

SC gets home-ported cruise liner

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina is ushering in a new era of tourism with the first cruise liner to be permanently based in the state. The Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Fantasy arrived in port Tuesday morning as a sail boat fired a gun in salute and a tug boat escorting the ship sent arc...

05/18/10 - 10:06am

Columbia County road closing Thursday

  •   Columbia County motorists will face a temporary road closure Thursday for all through-traffic on Park West Drive.  The road closure will prevent any traffic from using Park West Drive between CDP Industrial Boulevard and Old Wheeler Road. The closure takes place from 9 a.m. to 5...

    05/18/10 - 9:41am

SC police kill robbery, assault suspect

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Police in South Carolina have shot and killed a man who investigators say robbed a store, abducted and assaulted a woman. Multiple media outlets reported the shooting happened near Summerville High School late Monday morning. Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers says the...

05/18/10 - 8:25am

Ga. police officer kills fox after attacks

TYRONE, Ga. - Police in Tyrone say a police officer killed a fox after the animal bit three men at a body shop in the Fayette County community. One man, Walter Wilson, says he received puncture wounds to his arm when the fox lunged for his face Monday afternoon. Police say the fox bit two other...

05/18/10 - 8:14am

GBI arrests 2 after body found in Macon County

Authorities have charged two with murder in the death of a 21-year-old man found along a rural Macon County road. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, authorities have charged 23-year-old Jason Slaughter and 30-year-old Donna Slaughter, both of Mauk, with murder. Authorities say the pai...

05/18/10 - 5:29am

Court hears more from boy held in closet

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Jimmy's mother and stepfather threatened to make the 12-year-old spend every night in a closet until he was 18, a court was told Monday.

05/18/10 - 5:23am
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