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Court rejects Davis appeal

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis in the killing of a Savannah police officer.

04/16/09 - 5:51pm

Man aquitted of murder, but gets life in prison for robbery

A jury acquitted a young man of murder but found him guilty of armed robbery. The Richmond County Superior County jury deliberated about seven hours today to reach the split verdict in the case of Desmond Grissam, 18. Mr. Grissam was 16 years old when he and Tavaris Wilcher were arrested for ...

04/16/09 - 7:31pm

Arrest in Aiken gun incident

AIKEN -- Aiken County authorities have arrested a man after responding today to a disturbance in which a gun was fired. Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell said police responded just after 5 p.m. to a report of a disturbance between neighbors in which one of them fired a weapon. Capt. El...

04/16/09 - 5:45pm

Elderly couple's checks stolen, used

Police say an elderly couple’s checks are being used by thieves across the area to make fraudulent payments. Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator Shane McDaniel said they aren’t sure how the checks were stolen, but someone may be giving them out to different people. Three people, ...

04/16/09 - 5:13pm

Police seek beer-grabbing bandits

Police are searching for two beer-stealing bandits suspected in nine snatch-and-grab robberies at local convenience stores this month. The two men drive a primer gray Chevrolet Malibu and they take turns driving the getaway car, said Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Aaron Hannsz. The same men...

04/16/09 - 6:11pm

Downtown stadium a step closer

A new downtown baseball stadium for Augusta moved closer to reality Thursday. Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver and Cal Ripken Jr., whose group owns the Augusta GreenJackets, said at a news conference that they had a conference call with Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue about moving forward with the project. ...

01/20/10 - 9:52pm

Legislator to run for Congress

State Rep. Rex Rice will formally announce his candidacy to represent South Carolina's 3rd District in Congress today, according to a news release.

04/16/09 - 5:11pm

Ripken to throw out first pitch tonight

Some general admission tickets remain available for tonight's Augusta GreenJackets season opener that will feature appearances by baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. "We expect a good walk-up crowd," GreenJackets general manager Nick Brown said...

01/20/10 - 9:52pm

Keen stays out of governor's race

ATLANTA — Despite front-runner Casey Cagle's departure from the governor's race, Jerry Keen says he's not going to run, although many people are asking him to.

04/16/09 - 2:59pm

Ga. man accused of attempting murder for hire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities in Alabama say they have arrested a Georgia man accused of trying to have seven people killed.

04/16/09 - 2:48pm

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Augusta pensioners eye benefit increase

With an eye on the millions remaining in the city's oldest pension funds - its 1945 and 1949 plans - a handful of retired city and county employees are reviving a push to increase their monthly ...