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House leader Burkhalter changes mind on seeking speaker job

Mark Burkhalter sites future business considerations.

12/08/09 - 7:06am

Man charged in May shooting

An Augusta man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting May 16. According to Richmond County jail records, Jonathan Devar Harrell, 19, of the 500 block of Richmond Hill Road, was charged today with murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission o...

12/07/09 - 11:42pm

City attorney's proposal would put some restrictions on media

The Augusta Commission’s Legal Administration committee didn’t meet today because it lacked a quorum, meaning an attempt by General Counsel Chiquita Johnson to get news reporters out of public meeting rooms will have to wait until a later date. If enacted, some of the changes she’s p...

01/21/10 - 12:38am

Death-row inmate dies

ATLANTA — Georgia Department of Corrections officials say a death-row inmate who was injured in an "alleged suicide attempt" last month has died. Spokeswoman Sharmelle Brooks told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that 43-year-old Timothy Woodrow Pruitt died at Augusta State Medical P...

12/07/09 - 11:13pm

State probing complaint in Atlanta mayoral voting

ATLANTA — Secretary of State Karen Handel is investigating a complaint that a handful of voters in the November election for Atlanta mayor cast ballots in the wrong precinct.

12/07/09 - 9:20pm

McCoy, Tebow among five Heisman Trophy finalists

NEW YORK – Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy are headed back to the Heisman Trophy presentation as finalists, along with running backs Mark Ingram and Toby Gerhart and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Tebow is trying to become the second two-time Heisman winner. The Florida quarterback won the award in ...

12/07/09 - 7:24pm

Columbia County man shot in leg during break-in

A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg during an Evans break-in Monday morning. A Columbia County sheriff’s report says a burglar entered the home in the 500 block of Blue Ridge Crossing about 2:30 a.m. He pointed a handgun at a man sleeping there and demanded money. When the man said he had no...

12/07/09 - 10:52pm

In search of Zhu Zhus?

Does your child want a Zhu Zhu pet for Christmas? Good luck. The toy hamsters are one of the holiday’s hot items, but they’re not in stock currently at local Toys “R” Us, Target or Wal-Mart stores. The packed parking lot of Toys “R” Us this afternoon was symptom of th...

12/07/09 - 5:14pm

Green, Norwood highlight All-SEC football team

After sweeping through the season unbeaten, top-ranked Alabama has claimed the top three individual awards on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. Running back Mark Ingram was named offensive player of the year, linebacker Rolando McClain the top defensive player and Nick...

12/07/09 - 3:36pm

Georgia relaxes restrictions on who can get H1N1 vaccine

Almost everyone in the Augusta-area can now get the vaccine.

12/07/09 - 6:08pm
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