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Police looking for Chuck E. Cheese robbers

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery at an Augusta restaurant early this morning....

06/20/09 - 6:53pm

S.C. Mom arrested for neglect a day after giving birth

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says he has arrested a woman who gave birth to her fifth child Friday on charges of unlawful neglect of a child. Twenty-six-year-old Nicole Demeka Ford is being held on $75,000 bond. Lott said Saturday that all of Ford's children are in st...

06/20/09 - 6:51pm

Cyclists celebrate upcoming summit

A week after the International Mountain Bicycling Association named Augusta as the host city for the 2010 IMBA World Summit, members of the local chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association knew they had their work cut out for them. “Today we’re trying to get the word out,”...

06/20/09 - 5:09pm

Miss Riverblast Pageant tonight

The Miss Riverblast Pageant will be held tonight. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets are $10 for adults;$5 for children. For more information, call (706) 826-0026...

01/19/10 - 10:44pm

Buffet co-owner gets 21 months in prison

RINCON - One of the owners of a popular Chinese food buffet in this Effingham County city was sentenced to 21 months in prison Thursday for conspiracy to harbor and employ illegal immigrants at his restaurant. U.S. District Court Chief Judge William T. Moore Jr. also sentenced Guo Hua Jiang, 36, to...

06/20/09 - 2:18pm

COMING SUNDAY: Profile of Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden

Dana Bedden’s life and his experiences might make him a unique fit to address the challenges faced by Richmond County, a school system with high poverty, operating under a decades-old desegregation order and plagued by low expectations. Growing up in a Florida housing project, Dr. Bedden didn&...

06/20/09 - 2:10pm

Barnes leads Open; rain suspends play

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Ricky Barnes had the best day of anyone at Bethpage Black. He only had to play nine holes. He knocked in a 45-foot birdie putt that put him in the record books with the lowest 36-hole score in U.S. Open history. He had a one-shot lead going into the third round. And he stil...

06/20/09 - 8:03pm

Judge refuses to try relatives separately

ELBERTON - Oglethorpe County court officials will call 140 potential jurors for the August trial of two men accused in a gruesome 2006 double murder in Arnoldsville. Therron Johnson of Athens and his nephew, Randy Lamar Johnson Jr. of Lexington, face robbery and murder charges in the deaths of Ronn...

06/20/09 - 1:40pm

Aiken County jail offers updates on offenders

The Aiken County Detention Center is among 23 jails in South Carolina that now offers a victim notification service. The service, funded by a grant through the S.C. Department of Corrections, offers crime victims information about those arrested via a phone call or e-mail. Victims can sign up to b...

06/20/09 - 1:00pm

Nature center opens new addition

ROSWELL, Ga. – Do you want to trade a snakeskin for a starfish? The Nature Exchange, where people can trade in items collected outdoors, is merely one part of Chattahoochee Nature Center's newest addition - its Discovery Center – which will officially open today. The Discovery Center...

06/20/09 - 11:19am

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