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Robbers crash near Washington Road interchange of I-20

Traffic was backed up tonight near Washington Road and Interstate 20 after a robbery suspect crashed his car and took off on foot. Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Gay said police were following the car about 6 p.m. after a reported robbery at Huntington Apartments in the 2900 block of Peri...

01/22/10 - 8:37pm

Deputy warden named interim director of Animal Services

Sharon Broady, a deputy warden at the Richmond County Correctional Institution, has been named interim Animal Services director, City Administrator Fred Russell said today.

01/22/10 - 8:27pm

Early voting for state Senate runoff expands Monday

The Richmond County Board of Elections will extend early voting hours to 6 p.m. starting Monday in the final week to cast ballots early for the state Senate district 22 runoff election. In two weeks of early voting so far, 410 people cast their ballots. The runoff race features Democrats Hardie Dav...

01/22/10 - 7:07pm

Early voting for state Senate runoff expands Monday

The Richmond County Board of Elections will extend early voting hours to 6 p.m. starting Monday in the final week to cast ballots early for the state Senate district 22 runoff election. In two weeks of early voting so far, 410 people cast their ballots. The runoff race features Democrats Hardie Dav...

01/22/10 - 7:07pm

Early voting for state Senate runoff expands Monday

The Richmond County Board of Elections will extend early voting hours to 6 p.m. starting Monday in the final week to cast ballots early for the state Senate district 22 runoff election. In two weeks of early voting so far, 410 people cast their ballots. The runoff race pits Democrats Hardie Davis a...

01/22/10 - 7:05pm

Wreck kills Augustan, 58

An Augusta man was killed this afternoon after he lost control of his vehicle on Mike Padgett Highway. Gregory Zurkin, 58, was traveling southbound on the road approaching Country Place Road when his right side tires left the roadway and caused him to lose control, said Richmond County Deputy Coron...

01/22/10 - 8:26pm

Education chief urges class-size flexibility for Ga. school boards

ATLANTA – Georgia's top education official said today that as local school boards face more state cuts they should be given greater control to set larger class sizes.

01/22/10 - 7:00pm

Ga. Watch wants consumer chief to act in PSC cases

ATLANTA — A Georgia watchdog group is calling on the governor's consumer affairs chief to get involved in cases before the state's Public Service Commission that could boost utility rates. Georgia Watch said Joseph Doyle has not intervened in a single rate case before the PSC. The grou...

01/22/10 - 5:10pm

Mavericks planning exhibition games

At the prodding of league officials, the Augusta Mavericks indoor football team decided Thursday night to cancel its 2010 regular season as a member of the Southern Indoor Football League. The team instead plans to play two home exhibition games and attempt a return in 2011 as an expansion team. &#...

01/22/10 - 6:45pm

Four-day school week proposal drawing online comments

Readers have had a lot to say in the comments and on Facebook about the proposal for a four-day school week for Richmond County schools. The story, first published online Thursday, said the proposal came from ...

01/22/10 - 5:37pm
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