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Teen holdup suspect arrested

NORTH AUGUSTA – Authorities have arrested a North Augusta teen wanted in a December armed robbery. North Augusta Department of Public Safety charged David Leeshawn Smith, 17, of Conifer Court, with grand larceny and armed robbery Tuesday, according to jail records....

01/20/10 - 4:34pm

Hyatt developer moving on downtown hotel plans again

A 139-room hotel bordering the Augusta Common is back on track now that the city is moving on its plans to construct a new convention center on Reynolds Street. Courtland Dusseau, managing partner for Alabama-based Legacy Hospitality LLC, is in Augusta today to work on construction and financing pl...

01/27/10 - 11:49pm

Insurance commissioner's hunting party hit by shot

ATLANTA — A spokesman for John Oxendine's gubernatorial campaign says a member of the state insurance commissioner's hunting party was sprayed by shot when a shotgun accidentally discharged. Campaign spokesman David Crim says Oxendine was hunting with his sons on Sunday at a quail hunt...

01/20/10 - 12:46pm

Haiti relief effort being organized by city and school officials

The Richmond County School System and Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver are working together to establish a relief effort for Haitian children following last week's devastating earthquake. The effort is a monetary fundraiser focused on helping Haitian children with everything from medical care to e...

01/20/10 - 3:14pm

Airline waives fee for church in Evans to send supplies to Haiti

West Acres Baptist Church scored a small victory as aid workers struggle to get help where it’s needed in Haiti. Today, a medical mission team from the Evans church is making its way to the earthquake-stricken country, carrying trunks full of medical supplies. Their airline, Delta, originally...

01/20/10 - 12:04pm

Open safe door reported earlier, police say

The case of a weekend break-in and $25,000 theft at the Richmond County Tax Office added a new twist this morning when sheriff's investigators said a Municipal Building employee reported to Marshal's Office security personnel the safe had been left open on Friday. No one appeared to act on ...

01/20/10 - 12:02pm

A seismic correction

As we just saw in Haiti, most earthquakes can't be predicted.

01/20/10 - 4:03pm

Authority meets with downtown merchants on parking proposal

Proponents for a new downtown parking management plan sat down with downtown merchants this morning. The merchants’ message was enforcement before meters. The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta is continuing its outreach about a plan to manage Broad Street parking, which has a controve...

01/20/10 - 11:25am

Parenting columnist John Rosemond set for Augusta talk

Family psychologist John Rosemond, whose column on parenting appears Sundays in the Your Life section of The Augusta Chronicle, will speak at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way. Admission is $10, or $15 per couple to hear the Charlotte-b...

01/20/10 - 11:25am

TSA nominee withdraws after pressure from SC's DeMint

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name this morning, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day. In a statement, Erroll Southers said he w...

01/20/10 - 11:46am
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