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Mother not charged after fight with teen son

An Augusta woman was briefly arrested on child cruelty charges after her son told police that she had hit him on the face and upper chest with a belt. Richmond County jail records state that Patricia Diane Hewitt, 38, of the 3500 block of Biltmore Place, was arrested Wednesday morning in connection...

01/21/10 - 9:48am

Ambulance, bus in wreck this morning in North Augusta

North Augusta authorities are at the scene of a wreck involving an ambulance and a Best Friends Express bus this morning. The accident occurred at the intersection of Alta Vista and Buena Vista avenues near Lions Park at about 8:30 a.m., according to a North Augusta Public Safety dispatcher. There...

01/21/10 - 10:13am

Couple robbed on Riverwalk

Two people were robbed at the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta on Wednesday night. A Richmond County dispatcher said that the robbery occurred about 8:55 p.m. at a Riverwalk park. It was not known whether any force or weapons were used during the robbery attempt....

01/21/10 - 1:19pm

Fast-food employee robbed making bank deposit

An employee of the Bojangles restaurant at 3852 Washington Road was the victim of an armed robbery and carjacking while she was making a bank deposit for the restaurant Wednesday afternoon. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the parking lo...

01/21/10 - 7:32am

December jobless rate matches record high of 10.3 percent

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in December, matching the record high reported last July. According to a press release, the jobless rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point from...

01/21/10 - 7:27am

SC governor apologizes in final state-of-state speech

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford praised the wife he cheated on and apologized for what he says is the last time in his final state-of-the-state address. Sanford praised his wife for her grace in handling what he called the storm of his affair during tonight's speech in the Hous...

01/21/10 - 12:05am

Memorial planned for student who died Wednesday at ASU

Kristian Thompson, 20, from the Atlanta area, died about 3:50 p.m. in her room at University Village, said Mark Bowen, the chief deputy coroner.

01/20/10 - 11:38pm

USC Aiken wins third in a row

AIKEN - The USC Aiken women shot 60.7 percent from the field in the second half en route to a 66-51 win over Flagler tonight in a Peach Belt Conference basketball game. Combined with a pair of road wins, including an overtime victory at Clayton State last week, USC Aiken has won a season-high three...

01/20/10 - 10:22pm

Lady Jags drop 12th in a row

Augusta State interim women’s coach Clint Bryant was pleased with his team’s execution, but not its shooting tonight. The Lady Jaguars turned in another dismal offensive performance and fell to UNC Pembroke, 57-47, in a Peach Belt Conference basketball game at Christenberry Fieldhouse. A...

01/20/10 - 10:17pm

Golfer opens with 10-under 62

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Shane Bertsch hopped out of his RV and excelled on a course he hadn't seen in over 10 years, opening with a 10-under 62 at the Hope Classic for a two-stroke lead over Alex Prugh and Jeff Quinney. Bertsch was the last player to register for the five-day, four-course tour...

01/20/10 - 8:55pm
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