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Suspect in rural arson arrested

A Martinez man was arrested today and charged with felony second-degree arson in a fall 2008 case in which a hunting cabin was burned in Burke County, according to the Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner’s Office. Jerry L. Harden, 39, of the 4300 block of Roswell Drive, Martinez, wa...

12/18/09 - 4:22pm

Burn victim transfers hospitals

A Hephzibah man burned while trying to restore his disconnected electrical service Dec. 7 was transferred to Doctors Hospital in Augusta, where he remained in critical condition today. Berry M. "Monty" Arrington was initially taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital after he came in contact wi...

12/18/09 - 4:19pm

CarMax to open store between March and August

A chain used car dealership that has sat idle since its construction in May will finally open in the spring of 2010. CarMax decided a year ago to finish the construction of its new 13,500-square foot showroom and lot in west Augusta along Interstate 20 despite knowing that it would not immediately ...

12/18/09 - 4:04pm

Woman who robbed Domino's while pregnant gets 10 years

A young woman who robbed a pizza restaurant while she was seven months pregnant has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Assistant District Attorney Anthony Nicastro said Rochelle M. Hailey, 22, pleaded guilty Thursday in Richmond County Superior Court to armed robbery. Ms. Hailey had no prior cr...

12/18/09 - 4:20pm

Richmond schools announce Round Ball Classic next week

Richmond County school officials announced today that the system’s Holiday Round Ball Classic will take place from Monday through Wednesday at the James Roundtree Complex on the campus of T.W. Josey High School. Play begins at 11:30 a.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, accordin...

12/18/09 - 3:42pm

12 Bands Celebration at 4 p.m. today kicks off weekend filled with holiday fun

The weekend kicks off a bit early, with the 12 Bands Celebration opening at 4 p.m. today with Tara Scheyer and the Mudpuppy Band performing at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The event will feature a second concert at 8 tonight featuring the Blue Dogs. Admission is $12 for the afternoon concert and ...

12/18/09 - 3:29pm

Break-in, theft attempt foiled, woman says

An Augusta woman was home Thursday as two men kicked in the door of her Apple Court home and tried to steal a video game system. The 29-year-old woman said she works during the night and was home at 9:46 a.m. when her dog began barking, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. She hear...

12/18/09 - 2:58pm

Perdue in Augusta: No new taxes to balance state budget

Gov. Sonny Perdue said there would be no tax increases in his 2010 budget. Georgia's governor, visiting Augusta today to speak to a leadership group, also would not elaborate on potential cuts aimed to balance the state budget. "I never give any heads up about those,” the governor said in...

12/18/09 - 5:35pm

Perdue commends Augusta site for vehicle license changes

Changes coming for drivers licenses next year.

12/18/09 - 2:14pm

Lost files force coastal Georgia county to drop prosecutions

DARIEN, Ga. - A coastal Georgia district attorney is dismissing felony charges against more than 100 defendants in McIntosh County because investigative files are missing or have been mishandled. Each of the files contained a letter that explained no documentation had been located to support the pr...

12/18/09 - 11:06am
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