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Elderly man robbed in room at motel

A 78-year-old man was robbed Friday night while staying at the Scottish Inn on Gordon Highway, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. The victim stated that he was in a motel room with the door open when a black male entered without permission and pushed him onto the bed and t...

08/01/09 - 3:17pm

Chili's employee, store robbed

A Chili’s employee was robbed at gunpoint as he was leaving the restaurant this morning, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. The employee was walking to his car parked in front of the restaurant in the Augusta Exchange shopping center about 3 a.m. when he was accosted....

08/01/09 - 2:22pm

Hundreds mourn Forrest

Mourners paid their respects to Augusta native Vernon Forrest on Saturday afternoon in a public memorial service at Bell Auditorium. Forrest, 38, was killed July 25 in a robbery in Southwest Atlanta. A crowd of about 400 people gathered for the three-hour service, which was held at the site where ...

01/20/10 - 10:02pm

Praying for schools

Area residents pray and walk for the well-being of local schools and students today.

01/08/10 - 1:58pm

Black denomination moves convention from SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A mostly black Christian denomination has voted to move its 2010 convention from South Carolina after the NAACP reminded them of the organization's tourism boycott of the state over the Confederate flag. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) said Friday that its Natio...

08/01/09 - 10:59am

Man arrested in connection to stolen vehicle

A Columbia, S.C., man has been arrested in connection to a stolen vehicle from an Aiken fast food restaurant late Friday. Samuel Watford, 37, of Columbia, S.C., was charged with grand larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle, and unlawful entry into enclosed places. The incident happened at the Krys...

08/01/09 - 10:50am

Forrest memorial service today

A memorial service for slain boxer Vernon Forrest will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bell Auditorium. Doors open at 1 p.m. For coverage of the memorial service, go to augustachronicle.com. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta will play host to a drop-in at the E.W. Hagler Unit at 1903 Division Stree...

08/01/09 - 10:11am

Two dead in murder suicide

Authorities say an Augusta man appears to have fatally shot a woman early this morning then turned the gun on himself. Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen identified the victims as Johnny Lee Lewis, 35, of Hale Street, and Tonya Sims, 34, of 1400 block of Wrightsboro Road. He said the...

08/01/09 - 7:15am

Klesko appears at GreenJackets game

Walking in flip flops in front of the GreenJackets dugout, Ryan Klesko tossed out welcoming conversation to strangers. “Good to see you,” he said to a coach. “How you doing?” he said as a player walked by. Above his brown-haired goatee, Klesko flashed an authentic smile and jo...

07/31/09 - 11:12pm

Wilkerson joins SAL team

When the Lowell Spinners arrived Friday morning in Vermont, Shannon Wilkerson received word to keep his bags packed. After a month’s stay in short-season ball, the 21-year-old former Augusta State outfielder earned a promotion. Wilkerson spent all day Friday traveling to Augusta to meet up wit...

07/31/09 - 11:08pm
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