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Life in prison for convict involved in burglary, shootout

An Augusta man who took his son and a teenage nephew on a burglary that turned into a shootout will return to prison for life, the prosecutor who handled the case said Thursday. Clarence A. Tanksley, 48, was convicted of armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and a weapon violation for the Jul...

03/26/09 - 11:13am

Judge closes Brown hearing

AIKEN - Lawyers for a trustee in the James Brown estate requested a closed court session this morning.

03/26/09 - 10:18am

Atlanta area counties facing tornado watch today

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a tornado watch for the southern counties of metro Atlanta as a line of storms moves in from Alabama. Clayton, Fayette, Henry and Coweta counties are includes in the watch that runs through 2 p.m. today. The Weath...

06/01/10 - 8:39pm

Mall beating suspect photos released

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of two men suspected in the robbery and beating of a man last fall in the restroom of the Sears store at Augusta Mall. In November, Lawrence Stephens, 54, was beaten and robbed in the Sears’ restroom at the Augusta Mall, according t...

03/26/09 - 10:07am

McDuffie County school superintendent announces move to South Carolina

McDuffie County School Superintendent Mark Petersen is leaving at the end of this school year.

03/25/09 - 7:54pm

Augusta State to face Cal Poly Pomona in Final Four

The Augusta State University Jaguars will face off against Cal Poly Pomona (24-7) in the Division II Final Four Thursday night.

01/19/10 - 10:43pm

Woman beaten during burglary

A Grovetown woman was beaten this morning after walking in on a burglary, police said.

03/25/09 - 4:32pm

House votes 'no' on expanding homestead exemption

ATLANTA - House Democrats have again helped defeat a measure that would have doubled a tax break for homeowners amid concerns that it would force local governments to cut services or hike property taxes amid the economic downturn.

03/25/09 - 2:29pm

North Augusta robbers sought

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Police are seeking two men in the robbery of a Bank of America branch in North Augusta this morning.

03/25/09 - 2:37pm

Brown trustee says appeal likely

AIKEN – Even if a settlement could be reached in the court case involving James Brown’s estate, a court-appointed trustee testified today, an appeal of the agreement could take two more years.

03/25/09 - 2:15pm

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