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Michigan bank bandit suspect arrested in Augusta

A Michigan man was arrested Thursday in Richmond County on charges that he robbed two banks in his home state. Oscar Augustus Williams, 38, is accused of committing the robberies near Saginaw, Mich., according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator James Kelly. Deputies made the arrest at ...

06/26/09 - 11:11am

Eisenhower selected for World Golf Hall of Fame

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Former president Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose passion for golf helped to boost its popularity after World War II, was selected Friday to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He will be the first U.S. president in the Hall of Fame when he is inducted posthumously N...

01/15/10 - 11:30am

Police seek North Augusta bandits

AIKEN -- Aiken County authorities are investigating an armed robbery of a North Augusta gas station that occurred last night. Police say that about 10:30 p.m. two men entered the Kangaroo Express at 349 Edgefield Road, one pointing a gun at the cashier and demanding money. The cashier gave the pers...

06/26/09 - 11:44am

Death of Michael Jackson prompting run on music stores

Many shops in Augusta sold out last night.

06/26/09 - 9:51am

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Thursday’s sudden death of pop legend Michael Jackson has created a run on his music. Many stores in Augusta sold out last night. “With the tragic death of Michael, we are sold out currently,” Augusta Best Buy Manager Steve Maxcy said this morning. Mr. Maxcy said the store sold out...

06/26/09 - 9:37am

Aiken-Augusta region under air advisory today

The Augusta-Aiken area joins metro Atlanta today as one of several cities across the Southeast under a health advisory for rising levels of air pollution. “In this range the outdoor air is likely to be unhealthy for some people,” said the “orange” advisory, issued by Georgia...

06/26/09 - 11:50am

Family Circle magazine honors Evans for family living

Evans was honored in a national forum by being named one of the 10 Best Towns for Families in Family Circle magazine’s August edition. “I am delighted, how exciting,” said Beda Johnson, executive director of Columbia County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. The magazine edition...

06/26/09 - 10:31am

Coroner identifies suspect who took his own life after standoff

A man wanted by deputies in Richmond and Columbia Counties killed himself during a standoff in Bath, S.C., early this morning. Aiken Coroner Tim Carlton identified him as Martin Jarrett, 36. He had barricaded himself in at his residence at 130 Railroad St. in Bath, after deputies attempted to serv...

06/26/09 - 12:23pm

Coming Sunday: Chronicle looks at efforts to change health care

With more than 45 million people uninsured and health care eating up a larger and larger slice of federal and state budgets, as well as household budgets, the need to enact reforms seems stronger than ever. But what those reforms will look like is a battle likely to consume the next several weeks in...

06/26/09 - 7:58am

Home of Kathy Cox, Ga. school chief, is in foreclosure

Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox, who filed for bankruptcy last year, will have her Peachtree City home on the auction block on July 7. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported today that a legal notice of the auction was printed in the Fayette Daily News last week. Cox and her husband, de...

06/26/09 - 7:52am
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