Latest News

  • Syndicate content

Hephzibah man slain in Tampa; Suspect in jail, another sought

Police in Tampa, Fla., said today they are continuing to search for a suspect in last week’s fatal shooting of a Richmond County man. Andrew Alan Jones, 21, of Hephzibah, was shot Dec. 20, and pronounced dead the following day at Tampa General Hospital, authorities said. His funeral was schedu...

12/28/09 - 1:13pm

It could now cost $16,000 to fix broken Copeland school windows

The 158 windows found smashed at Copeland Elementary School Christmas Eve won’t be completely replaced when classes resume after the holidays, officials said today.

12/28/09 - 3:42pm

Thieves break in while couple out of town for Christmas

A couple returned home after Christmas to find thieves had broken into their Skinner Mill Road apartment and stolen pills and blank checks. The 26-year-old victim said she and her husband spent Christmas in Mississippi and when they came home they found that someone had smashed a rear kitchen windo...

12/28/09 - 12:01pm

Armed robbery suspect found hiding under bed

Deputies arrested an armed robbery suspect found hiding under a bed inside an apartment on Fayetteville Drive Sunday night. The victims told deputies they gave the suspect, 23-year-old Brandon James Henderson of 2364 Dublin Drive, a ride to Avery Point Apartments, according to a Richmond County She...

12/28/09 - 12:29pm

State representative to be sworn in

Earnest G. Smith will be sworn in Tuesday as representative to the Georgia House Disctrict 122 seat. Mr. Smith, who ran unopposed, will take the oath at 2 p.m. in Courtroom No. 2 on the second floor of the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building on Greene Street, according to his election commit...

12/28/09 - 9:17am

Madison County looks at noise

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. -- Madison County Commission might have an answer for the problems some county residents have with noisy neighbors during the day. The solution has been in Georgia law the whole time, Commissioner Bruce Scogin says. Scogin will brief fellow commissioners today on a state law that...

12/28/09 - 8:35am

SC deputy fired after fight

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A sheriff's deputy has been fired after he fought fellow deputies who responded to a disturbance call. Television station WYFF reported that the Greenville County Sheriff's Office fired 43-year-old Deputy Eric McKaig after the disturbance in Simpsonville on Saturday ...

12/28/09 - 8:11am

UGA plays bowl game today

The University of Georgia Bulldogs will play Texas A&M University in the Independence Bowl at 5 this afternoon in Shreveport, La. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. The 6-6 Aggies lead the series with the 7-5 Bulldogs, 3-1. For more on the game, see

12/28/09 - 7:55am

Man shot walking on bike trail

ATLANTA -– Atlanta police say a man was shot and killed while walking on a bicycle trail. Police say they don't have a motive for the shooting Sunday night on the trail, which runs through the city's Washington Park. Acquaintances say the unidentified man was on his way back after wal...

12/28/09 - 7:37am

Feds study SC reactor design

COLUMBIA — Federal regulators are reviewing the safety design of two nuclear reactors planned in central South Carolina. The State reported Monday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to make sure the buildings containing key parts of the South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. reactors ...

12/28/09 - 7:33am
Search Augusta jobs