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Fire damages house

A fire early today in the 2000 block of Edgar Street displaced an Augusta family and sent a Richmond County firefighter to the hospital for heat exhaustion. The fire was reported about 2:30 a.m., and caused extensive damage to the one-story residence, said Special Operations Chief Wayne Taylor. The...

01/12/10 - 12:41pm

Aiken shooting suspect surrenders

Aiken police hold a warrant for Leviel Priester of Aiken for assault and battery with the intent to kill.

01/12/10 - 7:59pm

Perdue to boost transportation, mental-health funding

Governor said the only area of state budget to see an increase would be mental- health care to provide additional treatment on an out-patient basis.

01/12/10 - 1:30pm

Icy roads keep Ga. schools closed

Roads remained icy in some Georgia counties, especially in the mountains, and some schools remain closed. Schools in Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and Pickens counties remained closed today. The Carroll County school district in west Georgia delayed the start of classes by two hours. More...

01/12/10 - 10:54am

Sheriff returns 3 deputies to duty after November fatal shooting

Three Richmond County narcotics investigators are back on regular duty this morning, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said. The three -- identified as Philip Hambrick, Jason Saal and Mike Swint -- went on desk duty in November when they were involved in the fatal shooting of drug suspect Michael Nestor, 30....

01/12/10 - 4:31pm

Third-place finisher endorses Hardie Davis in Senate runoff

Third-place special election finisher Taylor Bryant has thrown his support behind Hardie Davis in the Feb. 2 runoff, which will decide who replaces Ed Tarver as the District 22 state senator. Mr. Bryant, a Libertarian who ran against three Democrats for the seat, said his party normally doesn't...

01/12/10 - 10:33am

Fort Gordon, other bases look at trimming basic services

Military officials have cut the portion of the Army budget dedicated to running bases by 20 percent this year.

01/12/10 - 11:03am

GOP senator to unveil gun bill

ATLANTA — Changes could be under way for Georgia's firearms laws. State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, a strong backer of gun rights, will unveil legislation today which he says will clarify the state's confusing laws governing where residents can carry weapons. Seabaugh said that when he talks...

01/12/10 - 7:34am

Ga. sex offender challenges registry

ATLANTA — A man convicted of aggravated child molestation is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to rule that requiring him to register as a sex offender after he serves his sentence violates his constitutional rights. The court is scheduled today to hear arguments from Jim Phillip Hollie. The 33...

01/12/10 - 7:31am

Atlanta ex-jailers facing trial

ATLANTA — Two former Fulton County Jail officers are facing a trial in connection with charges they filed false reports and made false statements in the death of an inmate. The trial of Curtis Jerome Brown Jr. and Mitnee Markette Jones is set to begin today. Prosecutors say the two falsified ...

01/12/10 - 7:28am
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