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Teen asks board to rename new middle school for his aunt

Seventh-grader Matthew Bishop has asked the Richmond County school board to reconsider the name of Pine Hill Middle School.

04/21/09 - 8:51pm

Aiken man extradited from NC, facing 20 sex charges

A 32-year-old Aiken man has been extradited from North Carolina to face 20 sex charges that authorities say occurred over nearly a decade. Marcus Antonio Mitchell, of the 1100 block of Chatfield Street, faces 10 charges of lewd act on a minor and 10 charges of criminal sexual conduct with minors da...

04/21/09 - 6:20pm

Woman whose shot in the air killed friend pleads guilty

An Augusta woman who fired a gun into the air during a July Fourth celebration, killing a friend, pleaded guilty today.

04/21/09 - 5:48pm

Perdue signs Ga. Power bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has a signed a bill that will hike electric bills for Georgia Power customers to pay for the construction of two nuclear reactors near Augusta.

04/21/09 - 5:40pm

VIDEO: Dinosaur Jr. shoots music video

The rock band Dinosaur Jr. is in town for a concert tonight at Sky City. We followed them earlier in the day as they filmed a music video in downtown Augusta. A longer video will be available later today....

04/21/09 - 5:35pm

'Refrigerator' Perry hospitalized in serious condition

AIKEN -- Aiken native and former defensive lineman William “The Refrigerator” Perry has been admitted to Aiken Regional Medical Centers and was listed in serious condition as of 5 p.m. today, hospital spokeswoman Melissa Summer said. Ms. Summer said she couldn’t say when Mr. Perry wa...

04/21/09 - 5:10pm

Perry reflects on Masters loss

It’s been 10 days since Kenny Perry lost the Masters Tournament in a sudden-death playoff. While Angel Cabrera took the green jacket home with him to Argentina and the rest of the world moved on to the next thing, Perry has been stuck in the moment....

04/21/09 - 5:09pm

USC Aiken places fourth in Peach Belt

In Carthage, N.C., defending champion USC Aiken shot its lowest round of the tournament to finish fourth in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at Little River Golf Club. The Pacers, who are ranked fourth in NCAA Division II, finished the 54-hole event at 296-298-294–888, 22 shots behind winn...

01/19/10 - 1:59am

Angry man throws sandwich, breaks $800 Subway sign

Police say an angry, but unidentified restaurant-goer decided to vent his frustration Monday by throwing his sandwich at a Subway restaurant’s sign. Valued at about $800, the man destroyed the neon sign about 9 p.m. Monday after an employee refused to remake his sandwich, according to a Richmo...

04/21/09 - 4:57pm

Job fair attracts almost 500

Almost 500 people came to Augusta State University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse this afternoon hoping to land a job. Burke Johnston, a recently laid off machine operator, said searching for a job for the first time in more than nine years was tough, but the job fair made it easier. “You ha...

01/19/10 - 10:43pm

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Body found in Lake Thurmond

About 4 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a white male, around 35-years-old, had been found near the Chamberlain's Ferry Boat landing area, according to Lincoln ...