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Judge refuses to try relatives separately

ELBERTON - Oglethorpe County court officials will call 140 potential jurors for the August trial of two men accused in a gruesome 2006 double murder in Arnoldsville. Therron Johnson of Athens and his nephew, Randy Lamar Johnson Jr. of Lexington, face robbery and murder charges in the deaths of Ronn...

06/20/09 - 12:40pm

Aiken County jail offers updates on offenders

The Aiken County Detention Center is among 23 jails in South Carolina that now offers a victim notification service. The service, funded by a grant through the S.C. Department of Corrections, offers crime victims information about those arrested via a phone call or e-mail. Victims can sign up to b...

06/20/09 - 12:00pm

Nature center opens new addition

ROSWELL, Ga. – Do you want to trade a snakeskin for a starfish? The Nature Exchange, where people can trade in items collected outdoors, is merely one part of Chattahoochee Nature Center's newest addition - its Discovery Center – which will officially open today. The Discovery Center...

06/20/09 - 10:19am

Former S.C. school superintendent confirmed as head of safety commission

WASHINGTON – South Carolina's former school superintendent has been confirmed as head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Inez Tenenbaum had the support of Republican South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint. DeMint defeated her in 2004 to win his Senate seat. Tenenbaum ...

06/20/09 - 10:08am

County to hold job fair

AIKEN — Aiken County has had trouble filling openings for some jobs in emergency services. “We have had some response to the job postings but nothing like you would think considering the economy,” said Assistant County Administrator Todd Glover, referring to 10 open county positio...

01/20/10 - 9:54pm

Hot weather today

Temperatures are expected to reach 100 today in the Augusta area. The high temperature could increase the risk of heat stroke and other heat related illnesses, according to medical experts. To avoid complications, they recommend letting your body acclimate to the temperatures before exerting yourse...

06/20/09 - 10:26am

Deadline to appeal tax assessment is Monday

Monday is the deadline for most Richmond County residents interested in appealing their property assessments. Property owners have 45 days to file an appeal once their property assessments are mailed to them. Most assessments were sent out May 5. Appeals must be submitted to the Board of Tax Asses...

06/20/09 - 9:18am

Traffic changes at Ft. Gordon's Gate 2 next week

Fort Gordon drivers should be prepared for detours starting Tuesday because of construction of Gate 2. According to a news release from the Public Affairs Office of the United States Army Signal Center & Fort Gordon, drivers will not be able to turn left from Gordon Highway into Gat...

06/20/09 - 8:11am

Atlanta DA wants woman's bond revoked in Easter crash

ATLANTA – Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says he wants bond revoked for a 22-year-old woman charged in a hit-and-run wreck that killed five people. Howard told WSB-TV that his office has received reports that Aimee Michael, who is under house arrest, has been going out at night. S...

06/20/09 - 8:05am

Obama names Martin to federal appeals court

ATLANTA – President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. District Judge Beverly B. Martin of Atlanta for a vacant seat on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 53-year-old Martin has been on the district court bench since 2000. She grew up in Macon, graduated from Stetson University and the U...

06/20/09 - 7:56am
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