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Former Polk County jailer indicted

ATLANTA – A federal grand jury has indicted a former sergeant at the Polk County jail on a felony charge of using excessive force against an inmate. The former jailer, 25-year-old Joshua David Lowe of Aragon, Ga., is scheduled for an initial court appearance on Monday before U.S. Magistrate J...

05/28/09 - 11:24pm

Police looking for suspects in health department break-in

Police are looking for suspects after a break-in at the Mosquito Control division of the Richmond County Health Department in which about $48,000 worth of equipment was stolen.

05/28/09 - 9:57pm

Scout officials say Aiken County camp doesn't fit in with plans

The closure of an Aiken County Girl Scout Camp is raising concerns from local residents, but officials with the organization say that it does not meet the criteria laid out in a recent long range plan. Camp Cofitachiqui and five other camps across the state will be closed as part of the plan, which...

05/28/09 - 7:37pm

MySpace robbery confession leads to guilty plea

COLUMBIA – A man who confessed to robbing a South Carolina bank in a message posted on MySpace has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Joseph Northington of Roanoke, Va., will be sentenced later for using a firearm during a crime of violence. Authorities say Nor...

05/28/09 - 6:14pm

North Augusta man, 24, sentenced on drug charge

A 24-year-old North Augusta man was sentenced today in federal court to 262 months imprisonment for armed drug trafficking, according to a U.S. Attorney’s office release. Andre Jamal Tillman was sentenced in Columbia by United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour. He had pleaded guilty to...

05/28/09 - 6:12pm

Chamber selects Top 10 Young Professionals to Watch

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Augusta Magazine has selected the Augusta region’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch. They were chosen through a competitive nomination process that started in March. The designation was developed this year by the chamber to ann...

01/19/10 - 12:29am

Police say suspect was stealing wire from utility poles

Police arrested a man today who is accused of stripping 32 power poles near the Academy of Richmond County of their copper grounding wire. Anthony Brown, 37, faces charges of second degree criminal damage to property and possession of tools during the commission of a crime, according to Richmond Co...

01/13/10 - 10:27pm

Music in the Park to feature Packway Handle Band

The Packway Handle Band will perform at North Augusta's Music in the Park tonight. The performance at Maude Edenfield Park off East Buena Vista Avenue begins at 7 p.m. The rain location is the North Augusta Community Center. Admission is free, and patrons are advised to bring a chair or blanke...

05/28/09 - 3:40pm

ESPN announces layoffs

BRISTOL, Conn. – ESPN has notified about 100 Connecticut employees that they will be losing their jobs. The layoffs are part of a plan announced by ESPN Chief Executive George Bodenheimer in January, when he told employees the sports television giant would be reviewing its entire operation and...

05/28/09 - 3:38pm

Lack of Yucca option, causing nuclear waste woes, groups says

Savannah River Site’s Community Reuse Organization will join other groups that oppose the Obama administration’s decision to scrap plans for a permanent nuclear waste repository in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. Rick Toole, chairman of the regional economic development group, told members ...

05/28/09 - 2:43pm

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Missing teen found dead

The body of Nicholas Charles Dunn, 18, was found Tuesday in the woods behind Cross Creek High School, according to a statement from Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
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