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Officers recall man's integrity

Thomas J. Perry, the first black lieutenant in the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, died Tuesday.

01/06/10 - 8:16am

SC charities sent fake checks in Christmas hoax

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Authorities say someone sent forged checks to South Carolina charities last month in a cruel Christmas hoax. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Wednesday the local Salvation Army received a fraudulent $25,000 check, which officials deposited and used to buy food and ...

01/06/10 - 8:12am

Roaches, rats, then arson used in strip club feud

After the luxurious Club Onyx started taking business from other strip clubs, the operators of rival Platinum 21 dreamed up ways to shut it down.

01/06/10 - 9:28am

Census tour bus plans stop today at Southside Y

The 2010 Census Road Tour bus will visit Augusta today, stopping at the Southside Y at 2340 Milledgeville Road from 2 to 6 p.m. The visit is part of the Census Bureau's efforts to increase awareness about the population count. Henry Armstrong, Census Bureau partnership specialist for Augusta, ...

01/06/10 - 6:03am

Perdue names panel to select Ga. child advocate

ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue has formed a nominating committee to select a new child advocate for Georgia. Georgia's current child advocate, Tom Rawlings, is leaving to lead the Guatemala office of a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that fights child abuse and child trafficking for prostit...

01/06/10 - 5:59am

Ga. couple's stuff stolen while they're jailed

JEFFERSON, Ga. -- A Hoschton, Ga., couple reported Sunday that burglars ransacked their home and stole more than $12,500 worth of their possessions while they were locked up in the Jackson County Jail over New Year's weekend. The couple were last at the house about 2 a.m. New Year's Eve, an...

01/06/10 - 5:54am

History museum features SRS filmmaker today

Augusta filmmaker Mark Albertin will talk about his film Displaced -- The Unexpected Fallout From the Cold War today at 12:30 p.m. at the Augusta Museum of History. The program is free for museum members and $3 others. Bring lunch; beverages, dessert provided. Call (706) 722-8454 for information....

01/06/10 - 5:56am

Richmond schools on watch for Thursday night snow

The Augusta region is more likely to see rain or snow showers.

01/06/10 - 9:57am

UGA fraternity suspends pledging amid hazing allegation

ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia fraternity chapter won't be pledging any new members, at least for the present. According to a letter e-mailed to members of Alpha Phi Alpha on the heels of an alleged hazing incident at Fort Valley State University, the century-old fraternity won't b...

01/06/10 - 5:21am

Atlanta judicial leaders ready for deep cuts

ATLANTA — Georgia's biggest court system is bracing for budget cuts that could force more than 1,000 defendants back into Fulton County's already overcrowded jail. The Fulton County Commission is set to consider 10 percent budget cuts today that could total more than $50 million. Chief...

01/06/10 - 5:08am
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