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Robbery attempt at Eighth and Broad

A 22-year-old Martinez man said someone tried to rob him with a fake gun about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Eighth and Broad streets. The victim said a man approached from behind and pulled out the gun, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. The robber demanded money then hit the victim wi...

01/15/10 - 1:00pm

Richmond school bus hits driver, police say

A Richmond County school bus driver was hit by a county school bus this morning. The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was walking and was hit by another bus at the Board of Education’s school bus depot at Augusta Technical College, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s L...

01/15/10 - 12:47pm

Bond granted in May shooting

A man charged with murder after gunshots were fired into a crowd last May was granted bond this morning. Joseph Ty’re Downs, 18, was granted a $75,000 bond by Senior Richmond County Superior Court Judge Albert Pickett. Mr. Downs is charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault and pos...

01/15/10 - 12:41pm

Georgia Medicaid deficit could exceed half-billion dollars

Community Health Commissioner Rhonda Medows says Georgia's Medicaid shortfall for Fiscal 2011 will be in the neighborhood of $635 million.

01/15/10 - 12:00pm

Atlanta civil rights veteran becomes Internet sensation

Platt's fan base exploded after the show Wednesday night, as his audition hit YouTube and Twitter. Within hours, he had been clicked and tweeted into one of the Internet's most popular topics.

01/15/10 - 11:56am

Barbecue tonight to help ailing Richmond sheriff's investigator

A barbecue fundraiser is being held tonight for a Richmond County Sheriff’s investigator who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The event will be at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus building at 1501 Monte Sano Avenue, according to a press release. The meal will be $10 per person or $2...

01/15/10 - 11:46am

One injured in west Augusta apartment shooting

A shooting during an attempted armed robbery outside an Augusta apartment complex sent one man to the hospital Thursday night. According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Department dispatcher, the shooting happened at about 6:45 p.m. at Westchester Apartments at 2905 Arrowhead Drive. The victim ...

01/15/10 - 12:59am

Love, Johnson among leaders

HONOLULU – Davis Love III went two months without competing, the past month without even feeling grass under his feet. He played today at the Sony Open like he had never been away from the game. Love played bogey-free in more wind than he was expecting at Waialae, making birdie on his last hol...

01/14/10 - 9:00pm

Ga. ready to help Haiti, Perdue says

ATLANTA - Georgia is ready to offer aid to Haiti, including sending people and temporarily housing U.S. citizens fleeing the effects of this week's earthquake, Gov. Sonny Perdue said today. "Georgia will stand by and do it's share of the American humanitarian efforts in the spirit of whatev...

01/14/10 - 6:27pm

Wizards star charged with felony

Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a felony, carrying a pistol without a license, following a locker room confrontation with a teammate.

01/14/10 - 6:42pm
 
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