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Kidnapping victim now suspect in boyfriend's armed robbery

A Harlem woman believed to have been kidnapped by her boyfriend, after he robbed Grovetown residents at gunpoint in their home Friday, has now been charged in that crime. Shashawna Diane Odell, 27, of the 500 block of Lou Lane, was charged Sunday with robbery, tampering with evidence and hindering ...

03/30/09 - 2:22pm

School worker will take place of coliseum panel member

Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Mason plans to remove Willie Law from the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority and replace him with Charles E. Harris. The appointment is on Wednesday’s Augusta Commission meeting agenda. According to a questionnaire attached to the agenda and Richmond County...

01/20/10 - 11:54pm

North Augusta pupil dies

A North Augusta Middle School pupil died after collapsing during P.E. Witnesses said James C. Fox, 14, completed a 200-yard slow run when he collapsed near his teacher. The teacher began CPR until EMS arrived and took James to the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Hospital. He was pronounc...

03/30/09 - 1:54pm

Ripken to attend GreenJackets opener

Cal Ripken Jr. will help the Augusta GreenJackets open the home portion of the 2009 season with an appearance at Lake Olmstead Stadium on April 16. The team, owned by Ripken Baseball Group, announced last week that the Baseball Hall of Famer planned to attend a GreenJackets game this season. A stat...

03/30/09 - 1:38pm

ANALYSIS: Georgia looks ahead at dangerous economic future

ATLANTA -- Jack Hill pictures himself staring down the barrel of Clint Eastwood's gun in a "Dirty Harry" movie. "'Do you feel lucky, punk?'" Hill quotes from the movie. "Well, I guess I'm the punk, and I don't feel too lucky." Hill, the well-respected chairman of the Senate App...

03/30/09 - 1:01pm

Aiken launches hydrogen plan

AIKEN – Federal, state and local officials gathered in Aiken County this morning for the opening of a hydrogen fueling station considered a first of its kind on the East Coast. “What you’re seeing today in Aiken and later in Columbia is a landmark event for the state of South Carolin...

03/30/09 - 12:27pm

Air quality meeting Wednesday

State and federal regulators will meet Wednesday in Augusta to offer members of the CSRA Air Quality Alliance more insight into a plan to designate Richmond County as a non-attainment zone under the Clean Air Act. The 1 p.m. meeting at Julian Smith Barbecue Pit will include presentations by air qua...

03/30/09 - 12:05pm

Columbia County slaying suspect staged shooting, police say

Richmond County investigators said today the shooting case involving a Columbia County woman now charged in the beating death of her neighbor, was staged to distract law enforcement. Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said his department plans to submit its evidence in the case to the district attorn...

03/30/09 - 7:56pm

Thurmond Dam water flow into Savannah River halted Sunday

Flows from Thurmond Dam into the Savannah River were halted Sunday after heavy rains downstream offered an opportunity to conserve water in Thurmond Lake. “We stopped the outflows from the dam on Sunday after we saw that inflows at Stevens Creek were approaching 9,000 cubic feet per second,...

03/30/09 - 10:40am

Hearing planned today for son, mother held in fatal beating

A first appearance hearing will be held today for Christopher Bowers and Rebecca Sears, two Columbia County residents accused in the fatal beating of Laverne Katherine Parsons in her Grovetown home. The hearing will be closed to the public in case the mother and son say anything during the proceedi...

03/30/09 - 9:50am

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Augusta man gets life without parole in killing

Jonathan Lee Felton, 23, was convicted in Richmond County Superior Court of murder and weapon charges for the Oct. 25, 2010, shooting death of 22-year-old Eric "Easy" Wright.
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