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One woman dead, another in custody after fatal stabbing

A woman died this afternoon after being stabbed during an altercation in Cherry Tree Crossing housing project, and the Richmond County Sheriff’s department said they have another woman in custody as a suspect. Lt. Scott Peebles said Courtney Smith, 18, is facing a murder charge in the death of...

12/22/09 - 6:18pm

ASU stays put in Division II basketball poll

Augusta State checked in at No. 3 in the latest edition of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II men's poll, released this afternoon. The Jaguars (9-0) remain behind No. 1 Central Missouri (10-0) and No. 2 Florida Southern (9-0). While Augusta State stayed in third place, t...

12/22/09 - 6:20pm

Group says Trexler family owes $250,000 for care of horses

COLUMBIA — Animal advocates say the family of a former South Carolina agriculture official owes them more than $250,000 for caring for dozens of starved horses.

12/22/09 - 6:20pm

Secretary of state leaving office to focus on run for governor

ATLANTA — Karen Handel said today that she will step down as secretary of state to focus on her bid to become Georgia's first female governor.

12/22/09 - 3:57pm

Poker-playing priest from Aiken loses out on $1 million prize

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina priest missed the $1 million top prize in a poker tournament to be televised this weekend, but he won $100,000 for his church and he hopes his participation gives viewers a "fun twist" on their perceptions of the priesthood.

12/22/09 - 5:30pm

McDuffie man hit wrong house with firebomb, authorities say

THOMSON, Ga. - Authorities say Robert Holt, 25, wanted to get back at his old girlfriend by throwing a Molotov cocktail through the window of her home. But he got the wrong house. He is being held today without bond, charged with throwing the firebomb through the window of a Dell Drive house on Su...

12/22/09 - 1:13pm

Shooting victim is identified

The victim in the shooting on Augusta's Sixth Avenue this morning has been tentatively identified as Charles Rodriquez Harris, 41, with no known address. The Richmond County Coroner’s Office, it is trying to notify any next of kin of Mr. Harris. Arrest records indicate that he might also h...

12/22/09 - 9:44pm

Pitcher Javy Vazquez sent to Yankees for Cabrera

NEW YORK - Two people familiar with the trade tell The Associated Press that pitcher Javy Vazquez has been traded back to the New York Yankees by the Atlanta Braves.

12/22/09 - 12:29pm

SCLC leadership is removed

ATLANTA -– Officials at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference have removed the organization's board chairman and treasurer while they conduct an internal investigation into claims of mismanagement.

12/22/09 - 6:21pm

Men held in couple's deaths

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A missing Effingham County man was found slain in a north Georgia river Monday, one day after the body of his wife was found nearby. Two men have been charged in the killings.

12/22/09 - 6:20pm
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