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Former Aiken teacher arrested on sex charges

Acts involved 14-year-old girl last summer.

11/02/09 - 7:19pm

Criticism but no crime in student letter, school cop says

A letter found last month by Richmond County school public safety officers contained harsh criticism about a Davidson Fine Arts teacher but no criminal threat, an official said this morning. Public Safety Lt. Richard Roundtree said an officer in his department discovered the letter, which included ...

01/15/10 - 2:56am

UGA-Auburn, South Carolina-Florida times set

Georgia's Nov. 14 home game against Auburn will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. A decision on which channel will carry it will be made after Saturday's games. Also, South Carolina's home game Nov. 14 against No. 1 Florida is set to be televised nat...

11/02/09 - 1:54pm

Florida suspends star LB for eye-gouging incident

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida coach Urban Meyer has suspended Brandon Spikes for the first half of Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt after the star linebacker attempted to gouge the eyes of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey in a 41-17 victory. Meyer says Spikes was retaliating after getti...

11/02/09 - 1:46pm

New Cheddar's open on Walton Way Extension

Cheddar’s Casual Café opened today at 3609 Walton Way Ext. Cheddar’s is a sit-down restaurant with a full bar and outdoor patio. It seats 300 people and will employ 150. The restaurant is run by Macon-based C&P Restaurant Co., which also runs the Captain D’s restaurants i...

11/02/09 - 1:46pm

Flu shots available this week across the region

After a frustrating wait for those seeking a shot against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, some injectable vaccine is finally becoming available in the Augusta area. These clinics are only for those in the priority group: pregnant women; those ages 6 months to 24 years old; adults ages 25 to 64 wi...

11/02/09 - 2:11pm

Sanford to talk jobs, government efficiency in Aiken

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford will be making two stops in Aiken this week to speak with residents about what officials are doing to bring jobs, attract investment and make government more efficient. On Thursday, the Republican governor plans to visit the Aiken Kiwanis at 12:30 p.m. at Eejay&#...

11/02/09 - 1:02pm

Richmond schools extend absence policy

Richmond County school system officials have decided to extend their policy suspending requirement of a doctor’s note for excused absences. Since Sept. 8, the system has allowed students to use a signed note from a parent or guardian amid concerns of potential absences from the novel influenza...

11/02/09 - 2:14pm

Police arrest Paine students found in old Tubman school

Six Paine College students were arrested Sunday night after deputies found them inside Tubman Middle School. Lt. Scott Peebles, of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, said it did not appear that they were trying to steal or break anything inside the school and were just “acting stupid&#...

01/19/10 - 1:22am

Weekend burglar strikes businesses

Authorities are investigating several weekend break-ins at a Hephzibah shopping center at 2763 Tobacco Road. The burglar used a brick to smash the glass window at two stores and took a cash register and a large, flat-screen TV, according to Richmond County sheriff’s reports. Two other busines...

11/02/09 - 11:11am
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