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Man charged in two-car pile up

GLOVERVILLE – South Carolina Highway Patrol charged a Lexington man in a two-car crash earlier today. Benjamin Hughes, 31, was charged with driving too fast for conditions, said Tropper Judd Jones. Mr. Hughes was driving south in his 2008 Ford F-250 on Pine Log Road when he rear-ended a 2008 C...

12/07/09 - 4:01pm

Car crashes into Martinez bank

Police believe driver hit gas pedal instead of brake.

12/07/09 - 5:39pm

Three teens arrested following chase

Three Augusta teenagers were arrested last night following a two-county chase by sheriff’s deputies. The teens, whose names were not released, are charged with theft by receiving stolen property, according to Columbia County Sheriff’s Spokesman Capt. Steve Morris. Two of them are 16 years...

12/07/09 - 12:40pm

Teens arrested after 2-county chase

Three Augusta teenagers were arrested Sunday night after a two-county police chase. The teens, whose names were not released, are charged with theft by receiving stolen property, according to Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Two are 16 years old and another is 15, Cap...

12/07/09 - 8:30pm

Coroner identifies Thomson fire victim

THOMSON, Ga. – An elderly Thomson man lost his life in a house fire this morning, authorities say. McDuffie County Coroner Rhusha Mack identified the victim as 68-year-old Jessie Ramsey, who lived at 631 Adams Avenue. An autopsy was scheduled at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Labora...

12/07/09 - 1:34pm

One killed in Thomson house fire

THOMSON, Ga. – An elderly disabled man was killed in a house fire this morning.

12/07/09 - 11:44am

New speaker brings changes but doesn't change everything

ATLANTA -- A new chapter for the Georgia Republican party begins a little early with the installation of Mark Burkhalter as speaker of the House. Of course, a transition had to come one day from the men and women who first ushered in the current era of Republican rule after 135 years in the minorit...

12/07/09 - 10:52am

Recount expected in Atlanta

ATLANTA — A city councilwoman who sought to become Atlanta's first white mayor in a generation is expected to formally request a recount soon of last week's mayoral runoff. Former state Sen. Kasim Reed edged out Mary Norwood by 715 votes in the Dec. 1 contest for the nonpartisan mayor&...

12/07/09 - 10:01am

Quake shakes Ga. town

DEEPSTEP, Ga. — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook a small middle Georgia town on Sunday night, prompting dozens of calls from rattled residents. Washington County Emergency Management Director Russell Riner says there were no injuries or damage in the quake, which occurred near Deepstep, a town...

12/07/09 - 9:58am

TEE center meeting this morning

The Augusta Commission will meet at 11:30 this morning about getting the trade, exhibit and event center and measure moving after more than seven months of discussion and city elections. Also up for discussion will be the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem revitalization plans. The special called meeting ...

01/27/10 - 11:43pm
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