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Men found drunk, firing shotgun from shed

Two men were arrested early this morning after officers found them intoxicated and firing a shotgun from inside a shed.According to Richmond County jail records, Charlie Edgar Schlein, 52, and Troy Zebubure Bridges, 39, both of the 3500 block of Mike Padgett Highway, were each charged with one count...

03/21/10 - 10:49pm

Man reports robbery at downtown motel

A man told officers that he was robbed at gunpoint outside his room at a downtown motel late Saturday night.The robbery happened about 10:30 p.m. at the Budget Inn at 441 Broad St., according to a Richmond County sheriff's report. The man told officers that the robber approached him on the...

03/22/10 - 12:14pm

Councilman's prayer leads to complaint

A woman who observes Spartanburg County Council meetings for the League of Women Vvoters complained about a councilman's prayer that invoked Jesus and mentioned abortion and same-sex marriage.

03/21/10 - 2:19pm

Warren County man dies in fire

A Warren County man apparently died of smoke inhalation in a fire at his home Friday night.

03/20/10 - 7:38pm

Man struck by pickup in serious condition

A 29-year-old Martinez man who was hit by a vehicle Wednesday near his home on Old Evans Road remains in the hospital today. Brandon Fleeman was listed in serious condition this afternoon, according to a Medical College of Georgia Hospital spokeswoman. Fleeman was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck ...

03/20/10 - 4:37pm

Ga. senator leaves Congress race

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Republican Senator Don Balfour will not run to replace John Linder in the U.S. House. The Snellville-based lawmaker says he wants to focus on running an efficient Rules Committee. He says he's looking forward to welcoming his son home soon from his service in Afghanistan and ...

03/19/10 - 7:24pm

KKK to delay Aiken County rally

AIKEN -- The KKK will postpone their rally until June, according to Tim Bradley, Grand Dragon of the Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

03/19/10 - 5:25pm

Augusta mayor, others take readiness test

Mayor Deke Copenhaver and several other Augusta leaders agreed to be tested today to "set an example" for the city becoming a certified Georgia Work Ready Community. "I haven't had much time to prepare, but I'm hoping for a platinum score just the same," Copenhaver said. The series of tests, adminis...

03/19/10 - 4:03pm

SC, Fla. plan suit over health care

COLUMBIA - South Carolina and Florida say they're ready to sue if health care reform legislation passes this weekend.

03/19/10 - 3:55pm

Volunteers sought for Saturday cleanup

  The Augusta Canal Authority is seeking volunteers and volunteer groups for its semi-annual spring cleanup to be held Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at Lake Olmstead Park near the boat ramp. Previous volunteer-staffed cleanups have removed tons of trash from the ...

06/15/10 - 10:41pm
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