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Homeless man reports someone shot him

A 27-year-old homeless man was shot four times Monday night while sitting inside his vehicle in the 2000 block of Third Avenue. Christopher Ciechan told deputies that someone approached him from behind and began shooting, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said. The victim said he fled to the...

07/28/09 - 7:16pm

Forrest memorial planned for Saturday

A memorial service for Vernon Forrest will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at James Brown Arena, his family said Tuesday. Flowers should be sent to W.H. Mays Funeral Home, 1221 James Brown Blvd., and donations should be made in his name to The Augusta Boxing Club, 1929 Walton Way. The funeral is schedu...

07/28/09 - 7:27pm

Partial parking garage collapse in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Authorities in Alpharetta say at least part of a parking deck at a medical facility has collapsed.

07/28/09 - 3:15pm

Atlanta police continue search for killer of Vernon Forrest

Atlanta police said today they continue to review information and run down leads in the weekend shooting death of boxing champion Vernon Forrest, an Augusta native. Atlanta Police Detective Lt. Keith Meadows told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his agency is sorting through multiple leads tha...

07/28/09 - 3:13pm

Columbia County to review rules on roadside memorials

Columbia County officials are planning to review an ordinance requiring roadside memorials to be removed after a year. At today's Public Works Services Committee meeting, officials discussed a request from a resident to remove a Mullikin Road memorial for Christian Giles, 24. Mrs. Giles died Ju...

07/28/09 - 3:02pm

Father of college star Tim Tebow will speak in Aiken

AIKEN -- Bob Tebow, father of University of Florida football standout Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker at an Aiken Baptist Association men’s ministry event next month. The gathering will take place at Millbrook Baptist Church, in Aiken, on Aug. 11, starting with a 5:45 p.m. fish fry and fo...

07/28/09 - 2:54pm

Richmond schoolteachers facing more furloughs to trim budget

All Richmond County school employees, including teachers, will be furloughed one day, Superintendent Dana Bedden announced this afternoon during a news conference on how he plans to offset a $7.2 million shortfall.

07/28/09 - 7:15pm

Columbia County schools expected to review furlough plan

Columbia County school officials likely will review today a new school calendar to allow for teacher furloughs. In the latest round of state budget cuts, Gov. Sonny Perdue reduced school budgets by 3 percent and cut the equivalent of three working days of teacher salaries. The budget reduction and...

07/28/09 - 1:47pm

Lewiston Road traffic slows

Lewiston Road at I-20 was temporarily closed due to a power line down that has fallen across the roadway, Columbia County authorities say. Traffic now appears to be running normally....

07/28/09 - 1:41pm

Civic center to invest in future after busy summer

After a summer of acts and events that attracted more than 12,500 people to the James Brown Arena, Richmond County Coliseum Authority members voted Tuesday to invest more money into improving the venue for future acts. The coliseum board voted unanimously to spend about $193,240 on improvements to...

01/20/10 - 10:08pm

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