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Robbery at North Augusta bank

North Augusta authorities are searching for a man who robbed the Wachovia Bank branch on Georgia Avenue at West Buena Vista in North Augusta this afternoon. A man wearing a red golf shirt with white stripes entered the store and demanded money from a teller, according to North Augusta Public Safety...

10/08/09 - 3:38pm

Police ID man wanted in connection to cigarettes theft

Investigators have identified a man they say broke into three local convenience stores Monday to steal cigarettes.

10/08/09 - 2:06pm

Judge denies bond in jewelry store robbery case

A judge denied bond for one of two people charged in the Sept. 10 armed robbery of a Martinez jewelry store. Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. refused to grant a bond for Gerson Ayala Romero, 25, during a hearing in Columbia County this morning. Mr. Romero and Elisa Johanna Martinez, 24, were...

10/08/09 - 1:28pm

Augusta motel robbed by masked men

Two masked men robbed a Boy Scout Road motel early this morning. One of the armed men held a female employee at gunpoint while the second robber went into a back office and took cash from a drawer, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. Anyone with information on the robbers can call the sh...

10/08/09 - 1:23pm

Coble loses U.S. Mid-Amateur match

Augusta's Laura Coble lost in the championship match of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur today in Ocala, Fla. Martha Leach of Hebron, Ky., defeated Coble 3 and 2 at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club. The two were all square through nine holes, but Leach pulled away on the final nine and birdied ...

10/08/09 - 12:02pm

Augusta businessman pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

The owner of an Augusta business pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to filing false tax returns. Mark W. Taylor, 50, of North Augusta pleaded guilty to two counts, admitting he under-reported income from his business, Mark’s Truck Sales, in 2003 and 2004. He faces a maximum penalty of...

10/08/09 - 12:05pm

H1N1 vaccinations available Monday for toddlers in Richmond and Columbia counties

Vaccinations will be made available for healthy toddlers ages 2 to 4 in Richmond and Columbia counties.

10/08/09 - 12:07pm

Aiken County and SC authorities hunting two burglary suspects

Aiken County authorities are searching for two men they say are involved in a burglary at 518 Rainbow Falls Road in Graniteville on Thursday morning. Capt. Dave Myers, of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, said the bloodhound team, along with a helicopter from the South Carolina Law Enforcemen...

10/08/09 - 4:48pm

Thieves make away with nearly $13,000 in auto parts

Thieves stole nearly $13,000 worth of car parts from Fenders Auto Salvage on Martin Luther King Boulevard sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The burglars took 50 each of alternators, air-conditioning compressors and starters for the cars, according to a Richmond County Sheriff...

10/08/09 - 4:29pm

Autopsy fails to discover cause of teen's death

An autopsy failed to determine why an Evans teen died in his sleep early Wednesday morning. Evans High School senior Kevin Oskar Zettelmeier, 17, died sometime early Wednesday morning, said Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins. Mr. Zettelmeier’s grandparents went into his bedroom at their ...

01/08/10 - 1:22pm
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