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Greenbrier teacher hit with car, student charged

An Evans teen was arrested after a Greenbrier High School teacher was struck by a car. Tyler Pierce Lee, 17, of Woody Hill Circle, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday on a $20,100 bond, according to jail personnel....

01/07/10 - 9:45pm

Sales tax issue discussed in legislative meeting

Augusta commissioners, Richmond County school board members and area state representatives met this morning to discuss priorities for the state's new legislative session. One issue discussed was a proposed Municipal Option Sales Tax, which would add an extra penny in sales tax on the dollar in ...

01/07/10 - 1:19pm

Savannah pupils seem to ignore wounded elephant campaign

SAVANNAH -- The circus animal cruelty protest outside Hodge Elementary School didn't have a big impact on the children.

01/07/10 - 11:19am

Monroe County, Ga. may get natural gas power plant

FORSYTH, Ga. — Oglethorpe Power officials say they may build a 600-megawatt natural gas-fired plant in Monroe County. Greg Jones, Oglethorpe Power's public relations director, says the plant would be located on land Oglethorpe owns in Smarr, a few miles south of Forsyth. Oglethorpe already...

01/07/10 - 10:39am

Man sought since August shooting now in custody

Deputies arrested a convicted murderer who was wanted since August after allegedly shooting two people at the Augusta Super Inn. Frederick Lee Singletary Jr., 30, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by ...

01/07/10 - 9:33am

DSM acquires full ownership of Augusta polymer facility

Royal DSM N.V. announced this morning that it bought out its joint venture partner and acquired full control of a polymer facility at Nylon Polymer Co. in east Augusta. Shaw Industries Group Inc. and DSM Chemicals North America were previously joint venture partners in NPC. Financial details and t...

01/07/10 - 11:15am

Dent Boulevard repair delayed

Problems with a water line have caused officials to postpone the closure of R.A. Dent Boulevard indefinitely. The road was scheduled to close for five days next week between Spellman Street and Goss Lane while crews replaced a sewer line. Steve Cassell, traffic engineer for Richmond County, said c...

01/07/10 - 6:13pm

Slight sleet across region , but few problems

Wintry weather has brought precipitation over portions of the Augusta region late today, but few problems. There were reports of light sleet and flurries falling in Columbia County. however, County Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker said it should not cause any problems on the ro...

01/07/10 - 9:56pm

UGA dorm fight leads to arrests

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia police arrested a student and her boyfriend early Wednesday after she locked him in a room at her Russell Hall dormitory during an alcohol-fueled dispute, UGA police said. Lacey Erin Peek, 19, and her boyfriend, Kyle Brian Monson, 18, were each charged with und...

01/07/10 - 7:05am

South Georgia duck hunt ends with 1 dead, 1 hospitalized

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Baxley couple's duck-hunting trip ended tragically on the Altamaha River. Appling County sheriff's deputies recovered the body of Archie Courson, 32, shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday a few hundred yards from where he and his girlfriend, Gwen Spell, were thrown overboard wh...

01/07/10 - 7:00am
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