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Woman dies hours after early morning wreck

A 49-year-old Blythe woman died this morning after she was involved in a two-vehicle wreck while crossing Gordon Highway on Barton Chapel Road. The wreck was reported at 7:42 a.m., and the victim - identified as Martha Conn of the 100 block of Gin House Road - was pronounced dead at 9:54 a.m., acco...

12/29/09 - 5:38pm

False crime report covered up drug transaction, police say

An Augusta man has been arrested after he lied to police in order to recover the money that he lost during a drug deal, police said. Rontavious Ellison, 19, of 912 Champion Pines Lane, was charged with false report of a crime, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. Mr. Ellison told ...

12/29/09 - 3:28pm

Man robbed at mall food court

A thief stole a man’s wallet from his hands inside the Augusta Mall food court Saturday. The 20-year-old victim said he was counting his money when two men approached him and asked about the location of a motel, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. One of the men then snatche...

12/29/09 - 3:43pm

Man exposed self on riverwalk, woman says

A 57-year-old Augusta woman said she chanced on a man exposing himself as she was walking along Riverwalk Augusta on Monday night. She said she was near Seventh Street on the riverwalk about 8:25 p.m. when the man, described as being white, slender and about 25 years old, began fondling himself, a ...

12/29/09 - 3:33pm

Three arrested in Aiken robbery

AIKEN – Authorities have arrested three people they believe robbed a group of friends Saturday night. Shawiday Pope, 21, Marion Pope, 25, and John Drayton, 20, all of Aiken, were charged with four counts each of kidnapping and four counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, Aiken Department...

12/29/09 - 3:37pm

Coroner says circumstances of death are suspicious

AIKEN - A 16-year-old Aiken County youth was pronounced dead at Medical College of Georgia Hospital today, and Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said the circumstances of the death are suspicious. Brian Conner of Windsor Road in Springfield was pronounced dead of a single gunshot wound to the head....

12/29/09 - 6:09pm

Rain expected Wednesday night; New year will start cold, clear

Hope you got a good umbrella and thick jacket for Christmas. In the next few days you’re going to need both as rain enters the Augusta area starting Wednesday night and lasts through New Year’s Eve afternoon. Cold temperatures will follow, ushering in the new year. “It’s going...

12/29/09 - 11:31am

Augusta mural project leads to family event

The Art Factory and Augusta Utilities Department will hold the Art on the Wall, Wall Walk commemorating the completion of Phase I of the large art mural on the clearwell walls bordering Highland Avenue. The Wall Walk will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Wrightsboro...

12/29/09 - 3:51pm

Civil War items to be auctioned

Among the items belonging to the Union officer: his military sabre, various uniform components and several documents that bear the signatures of U.S. presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew Johnson.

12/29/09 - 12:40pm

Semi hits car on I-20, overturns

A tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 20 this morning after striking a car parked in the eastbound lane.

12/29/09 - 9:55am
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