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Arrest made in December slaying

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested 22-year-old Bennie Lorenzo Bell of Augusta, and charged him in the Dec. 28 slaying of Henry Mendez Stokes, at 1631 Cleveland Street. 

05/28/10 - 9:57pm

Items worth $8,200 stolen from Radio Shack

Someone broke into a Radio Shack in Augusta over the weekend and stole items worth more than $8,200.According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, a deputy was dispatched to the Radio Shack at 3206 Peach Orchard Road at about 6:30 a.m. today in reference to a burglary alarm. When the officer ...

02/15/10 - 1:08am

Robbery, 2 shootings reported at same business

Two shootings and a robbery were reported early today at the same business.According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, a 20-year-old man told a deputy that he was at a private party at Harvey's Soul Food, 1241 Steiner Ave., when he was shot in the chest. He was taken to University Hospital...

02/15/10 - 1:09am

Arrest made in December homicide

Authorities have arrested and charged a man in connection with a Dec. 28 murder on Cleveland Street.According to Richmond County jail records, Bennie Lorenzo Bell, 23, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.A Rich...

02/15/10 - 1:09am

Utility's 9.5% rate increase request draws fire

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.'s requested rate increase would add about $140 a year to the typical residential power bill.

02/15/10 - 1:10am

Lowery released from Atlanta hospital

The Rev. Joseph Lowery has ended a two-week stay at an Atlanta hospital.

02/15/10 - 1:11am

Two charged in damage to gas station

Two North Augusta men are charged in connection with damage at a gas station Friday night.Michael Anthony Moorer, 25, of the 100 block of Southern Pines Drive, and Donovan Bertez Johnson, 20, of the 100 block of Chalet North Entrance, were charged with malicious injury to real property under $1,000....

02/15/10 - 1:11am

Man charged in restaurant stabbing

A North Augusta man is charged in a stabbing at the Wild Wing Cafe early today.

02/15/10 - 1:11am

Newspaper: Funds went to closed charities

A shelter for battered women and a food pantry both received money from the head of the Atlanta-based Southern Christian Leadership Conference after they had closed, an Ohio newspaper reports.

02/15/10 - 1:11am

Mississippian dies in I-20 crash

A blues guitarist from Greenville, Miss., died today when he was ejected from the vehicle in which he was riding on Interstate 20 in Aiken County.

02/15/10 - 1:12am
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