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Mangrum runner-up medal sells for $9,775

The 1940 Masters Tournament runner-up medal given to Lloyd Mangrum has been sold at auction for $9,775. Kenley Matheny of said that price included a 15 percent buyer's premium. Only one bid came in for the silver medal, and it matched the reserve price of $8,500. The auction...

11/23/09 - 11:27am

Mower ruled no motor vehicle

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that a riding lawn mower does not fit the definition of a motor vehicle. The court, by a 4-3 vote, overturned the conviction of Franklin Lloyd Harris, who was convicted of stealing a riding mower from a Home Depot in Dalton in 2006. Harris was als...

11/23/09 - 10:54am

Toddler kills himself with gun

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A Hall County man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after his 21-month-old son found a loaded handgun in the home and accidentally shot himself to death. Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland says the father, 33-year-old Raley A. Lane, was in the same room when the...

11/23/09 - 10:54am

Man arrested in fatal stabbing

Authorities arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing his friend during a fight Saturday night. Dancer Wayne Richter, 20, who was stabbed several times, was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m. at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release. Mr. Richter died fr...

11/23/09 - 10:41am

Fort Discovery accepts food

Fort Discovery will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be open Friday and Saturday, according to a news release. The hours of operation Friday and Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Discovery will resume its regular 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday schedule next week. Accord...

11/23/09 - 10:33am

Sex offender challenge rejected

ATLANTA -– The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a man's challenge to Georgia sex offender registry law, which requires registration within 72 hours after a change of address. Derrick Todd Dunn moved into a motel in Gordon County in January before moving six days later into a permanent ho...

11/23/09 - 10:23am

Emergency response day set

Jenkins White Elementary Charter School will offer an emergency response day for pupils Tuesday morning. The program, coordinated by Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, will include interactive exhibits and special guests from the Richmond County sheriff’s canine team, Augusta-Richmond County ...

11/23/09 - 10:16am

Richmond County schools open

Columbia County schools are out all this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, but classes continue today and Tuesday in Richmond County. Originally, Columbia County pupils were to attend classes through Tuesday, but in July the county’s school board made scheduling changes to accommodate the tea...

01/19/10 - 11:28pm

Brown turkey giveaway deemed a success

No one turned away at turkey giveaway, says event organizers.

07/09/14 - 7:17pm

Free holiday dinner planned

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be offered to the community from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Olmstead Community Center. The menu will include ham, turkey, chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes, potato salad, corn, rice, yams, green beans, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, rolls and drinks. The ...

11/23/09 - 9:45am
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