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North Augusta bank robbery suspect arrested

NORTH AUGUSTA – Authorities have arrested a man wanted for an April 2009 bank robbery. DeKalb County police officers arrested Anthony M. “T-Money” Martin Saturday on unrelated charges, but later determined that he was the fourth suspect in the robbery of the Martintown Road Bank of A...

01/22/10 - 3:47pm

Bond granted man charged with stabbing brother in dispute

Bond was granted today for a man accused of stabbing his brother multiple times over a woman. Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. set a $30,000 bond for 45-year-old Tommy Lee Smith, who is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. Deputies were called to...

01/22/10 - 2:22pm

Augusta history museum to reduce hours, close its store

The Augusta Museum of History will cut its hours to a four-day week in February and also close its museum store, according to executive director Nancy Glaser. “Given the many economic challenges facing the museum, starting Feb. 1, 2010, the Augusta Museum of History will be reducing its hours ...

01/22/10 - 4:13pm

Former deputy pleads not guilty to bribery at arraignment today

A former Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy, arrested last year on an extortion charge following accusations he took money during a traffic stop, pleaded not guilty today during an arraignment. Victor James Goad Jr., 33, of the 300 block of Avery Landing, Martinez, was charged with theft by exto...

01/22/10 - 1:42pm

SC jobless rate hits record 12.6 percent in December

South Carolina's unemployment rate rose sharply in December to a record 12.6 percent despite a drop in the number of people looking for work.

01/22/10 - 3:49pm

Aiken birthday celebration continues with Saturday event

AIKEN – Aiken will continue its yearlong 175th birthday celebration with a watering trough dedication Saturday. The Banksia Watering Trough Dedication, in memory of Dogwood Stable’s Summer Squall, will begin at 11 a.m. on the South Boundary side of the Serpentine Wall of the Aiken County ...

01/22/10 - 12:54pm

Man with knife tried to rob her at ATM, woman says

A knife-wielding bandit tried to rob an Augusta woman as she pulled up to a Washington Road ATM in her car Thursday night. The victim told deputies she was at the Bank of America at 2853 Washington Road when a man approached her car from behind and pointed a knife through her driver-side window, ac...

01/22/10 - 12:39pm

Augusta Futurity rookie win $100,000 Amateur for 5/6-Year-Old go-round

In his first Augusta appearance, Luis De Armas marked 217 aboard Chief Red Puff to win the $100,000 Amateur for 5/6-Year-Old go-round this morning. De Armas of Caracas, Venezuela, is one of five riders advancing to tonight's finals, which will begin after the Area 18 Youth Scholarship finals a...

01/22/10 - 12:04pm

Perdue budget adds fees, hikes Ga. state employee premiums

ATLANTA -- Among the details of Gov. Sonny Perdue's budget recommendations coming into focus from three days of legislative hearings are his reliance on added fees and higher insurance premiums for state workers. People seeking birth and death certificates will have to pony up more, and those w...

01/22/10 - 10:17am

Reform of SC jobless-benefits agency stalls

COLUMBIA -- A bill to restructure the S.C. Employment Security Commission has stalled following a move by Sen. Robert Ford, D-Charleston. “We’re in the middle of a recession and we’re trying to change the agency in charge of jobs and keeping statistics for the (federal ) Department o...

01/22/10 - 7:16am
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