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Crash in Columbia County causes injuries

Deputies are heading to the scene of a crash with injuries in Columbia County. The crash occurred around 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Washington and Ridge roads, according to a Columbia County 911 dispatcher. The two-vehicle accident did cause injuries, but there are no details yet on the sever...

05/23/09 - 5:15pm

Ga. lakes back for Memorial Day

Georgia's lakes have recovered from a three-year drought in time for abundant recreation over the Memorial Day weekend — if it only stops raining long enough for people to have fun. The forecast for most of Georgia calls for cloudy skies and a chance of showers and thunderstorms for the ne...

05/23/09 - 3:09pm

Holiday events to honor sacrifice

A number of Memorial Day weekend events are planned across the Augusta area. They include: HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK WEEKEND SERVICE: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Hillcrest Memorial Park Veterans Monument, 2700 Deans Bridge Road; free ; public welcome to come at 7 a.m. to help place flags on veterans’ g...

05/23/09 - 10:22am

Best & Brightest Preview: Laura Lemley

Laura Lemley is one of 21 seniors selected for The Augusta Chronicle's Best and Brightest Award for 2009.

01/08/10 - 5:31pm

Mall driver denied bond

An Augusta man accused of deliberately driving into a crowd of people outside Augusta Mall was denied bond today. At least two people are still hospitalized from the May 15 encounter . Keith L. Varner Jr., 19, was charged with six counts of aggravated assault. Mr. Varner hit the victims afte...

05/22/09 - 11:27pm

Coleman pitches LSU past South Carolina

HOOVER, Ala. --- Louis Coleman pitched eight strong innings and Matty Ott worked out of a bases loaded ninth-inning jam to lead LSU to a 4-1 victory over South Carolina Friday night and keep the Tigers alive in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The top-seeded Tigers (43-16), who won last year...

05/22/09 - 11:00pm

Suspect sought on burglary charges

Richmond County authorities are looking for a 17-year-old man on burglary charges. Christopher Lamar Scott, is also wanted in Burke County for violating his probation. He is known to frequent the Boykin Road and Fairington areas in Richmond County. He has also been seen in the River Road area of Bu...

05/22/09 - 5:04pm

Judge still reviewing settlement of James Brown estate

AIKEN -- More than six weeks after a judge began deliberating a proposed settlement in the late singer James Brown’s estate, a ruling was still pending on Friday, according to county clerk of court officials. Aiken Circuit Judge Jack Early has had the settlement for review since April 6, when the ...

07/09/14 - 7:14pm

Aiken sets court date for suspect in acts against children

AIKEN -- A 23-year-old Aiken man arrested on charges involving minors will have a first appearance in an Aiken County courtroom on July 10, said 2nd Judicial Circuit Solicitor Strom Thurmond Jr. Andrew Martin Leeth, of the 3900 block of Pheasant Run Drive, was arrested this week and faces a charge ...

05/22/09 - 4:48pm

Screven sheriff calls for end to wet T-shirt contests at dragstrip

SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Sheriff Mike Kile says he’s going to do everything he can to make sure no more wet T-shirt contests are held in Screven County. “I don’t like them. I don’t think it’s right to have them. I don’t think it’s good for Screven County,” he said. ...

05/22/09 - 4:25pm

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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