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Hawes to stay in mental facility

An Augusta mother found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing deaths of her two young children will remain in a mental institution for at least another year.

08/03/09 - 3:14pm

Police looking for Hephzibah man for questioning

Richmond County investigators continue to ask for the public’s help in the search for a Hephzibah man wanted for questioning in a series of burglaries in Richmond County. Terry Black 23, of the 2800 block of Lake Ontario Street, is wanted on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted f...

08/03/09 - 12:21pm

Augusta man beaten, robbed

An Augusta man told police he was beaten and robbed while trying to enter his apartment early Sunday. The 40-year-old victim said two men approached him and hit him in the back of the head with a stick, a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report said. The victims then began kicking him in the ...

08/03/09 - 9:37am

Man posing as deputy swindles woman

A 25-year-old Augusta woman said a man claiming to be a Richmond County deputy swindled her out of $747 Sunday. The victim said she received a call from “Officer Porter” who said the victim’s friend was in jail for DUI, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s office report. The...

08/03/09 - 9:31am

Man posing as deputy swindles woman

A 25-year-old Augusta woman said a man claiming to be a Richmond County deputy swindled her out of $747 Sunday. The victim said she received a call from “Officer Porter” who said the victim’s friend was in jail for DUI, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s office report. The ...

08/03/09 - 9:29am

Sales tax-free weekend coming to S.C.

Now that the Georgia sales tax holiday is history and families have stocked up on school supplies, clothing and computers, it is time for those in South Carolina to do the same. Georgia’s tax-free shopping weekend ran through Sunday. South Carolina customers can shop tax-free from 12:01 a.m. F...

08/03/09 - 12:05pm

Rabies vaccination clinic has good response

Seventy two pet owners from throughout the Augusta area took advantage of a Saturday rabies vaccination clinic held in Columbia County, according to a release from Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker. The clinic, which was held at the Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue headquarters, saw 29 pet owners...

08/03/09 - 10:46am

Aiken Council meeting to examine research center leases

An administrative committee of the Aiken County Council will meet Tuesday to discuss several issues, including lease extensions for a couple of companies at the county's Cooperative Research Center in the Savannah River Research Campus. The first lease extension is proposed for Graham Internati...

01/20/10 - 9:54pm

Imperial refinery hazards reduced before blast, documents say

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Imperial Sugar Co. was trying to root out hazards at its local refinery before it blew up last year, interview reports and sworn statements indicate. But some of those documents also suggest Imperial's efforts were too little, too late and - at least at first - failed to target...

08/03/09 - 7:38am

CSRA Hydrangea Society meeting set

The CSRA Hydrangea Society announced today that it will offer a program on “Pendleton King Park and The History of the King Family” at 7 p.m. August 20 at Aiken Technical College. According to a release, the public is invited to hear Dr. Tom Mills and Martha Bertrand speak on the topic. T...

08/03/09 - 10:46am
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