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Tickets remain for Shinedown concert tonight at Bell Auditorium

There are still a few hundred tickets left for tonight’s concert featuring Shinedown, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way at the Bell Auditorium. According to Kayla Ott, the marketing manager at the Augusta Entertainment complex, about 75 percent of the tickets have sold, leaving 500 to 600 tickets ...

10/19/09 - 5:33pm

Armed man robs Washington Road bank

An armed man robbed a Washington Road bank this afternoon, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money. Richmond County sheriff's investigators say the man hit the Wachovia Bank at 2835 Washington Road about 3:30 p.m. The man walked into the bank, flashed a gun in the waistband of his pant...

10/19/09 - 4:49pm

Aiken reduces bus service

AIKEN – Riders of the Best Friend Express no longer have a ride on Saturdays and will soon pay more to ride during the week. The bus service eliminated all routes on Saturdays because of budget cuts ordered by Aiken County Council earlier this year, said Lynnda Bassham, director of human servi...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Georgia's top environmental regulator quits for UGA job

Georgia’s top environmental regulatory official resigned today after accepting a position with University of Georgia. Dr. Carol Couch, who has been director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division since 2003, said her regisgnation will take effect Oct. 26, after which she will begin h...

10/19/09 - 2:44pm

Aiken man charged with moped theft

AIKEN – Aiken County sHeriff’s deputies arrested a man Sunday who they say stole a moped. Michael Deangelo Spencer, 39, of the 1200 Hatchaway Bridge Road in Aiken, was arrested at the Days Inn in the 2600 block of Columbia Highway around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news r...

10/19/09 - 2:38pm

Discuss The Color Purple at our book club meeting tonight

Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple will be discussed from 6:30 to 8 tonight during the first meeting of a book club sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle and the East Central Georgia Library System. The club will meet at the Fried­man Branch Library, 1447 Jack­son Road, Augusta, for an ...

10/19/09 - 2:35pm

Mark McClain's lawyer asks Supreme Court to halt execution

ATLANTA -- Condemned murderer Mark McClain is hoping his lawyers prevail with at least one of the pending legal motions filed with the Georgia and U.S. supreme courts in an effort to prevent his execution that is scheduled for 7 Tuesday evening. He was convicted of murdering Kevin Brown during a 2 ...

10/19/09 - 10:51pm

Augusta Half Marathon road closures

The Augusta Half Marathon will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in downtown Augusta. The following roads will be closed: Broad St. – the west bound lane from 9th St. to 5th St. will be closed from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 8th St. - between Broad St. and Reynolds will be closed from 6:30 to 7:15 a....

10/20/09 - 1:06pm

USC Aiken offers business networking opportunity

AIKEN – USC Aiken will offer an opportunity for speed networking on Thursday. The networking event, known as Business After Hours, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Convocation Center, according to a news release. Businesses from throughout the area will network with individuals in seven-minute ses...

01/07/10 - 3:27pm

Driver flees after car strikes house in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- An Augusta man crashed his car into a North Augusta home Sunday night and then fled the scene, police say. The resident of the house in the 1200 block of West Avenue reported hearing a loud crash in the front of his residence about 10:45 p.m., according to a police report. Officer...

10/19/09 - 12:05pm
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