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Man kills grandson, shoots wife

COMMERCE, Ga. – Police say a Jackson County man has shot and killed his 6-year-old grandson and wounded his wife before being shot by police. Police said Sunday they shot 55-year-old Robert L. Clark after he opened fire on police. The boy was identified as Michael Levigne. His 5-year-old bro...

06/08/09 - 8:50am

Man kills grandson, shoots wife

COMMERCE, Ga. – Police say a Jackson County man has shot and killed his 6-year-old grandson and wounded his wife before being shot by police. Police said Sunday they shot 55-year-old Robert L. Clark after he opened fire on police. The boy was identified as Michael Levigne. His 5-year-old bro...

06/08/09 - 8:50am

Wednesday blood drive planned

Columbia County EMA and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a Summer Preparedness Blood Drive on Wednesdayat two locations in preparation for the higher summertime need for blood - and a decline in blood donations. Sites to donate are: Evans Government Center Auditorium - 10 a.m. until 7...

06/08/09 - 5:44pm

SC hurricane drill this week

South Carolina officials are advising motorists traveling near the state’s coast Thursday to look out for additional law enforcement patrolling the area to prepare for hurricanes. The South Carolina Department of Safety will conduct a hurricane evacuation exercise that will test lane reversal...

06/08/09 - 5:44pm

Hurricane drill will alter SC traffic

South Carolina officials are advising motorists traveling near the state’s coast Thursday to look out for additional law enforcement patrolling the area to prepare for hurricanes. The South Carolina Department of Safety will conduct a hurricane evacuation exercise that will test lane reversal...

06/08/09 - 4:20am

Lakers beat Magic in overtime, take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-0 in the NBA Finals, beating the Orlando Magic 101-96 in overtime Sunday night. Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, and Pau Gasol had a big overtime and finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers moved within two wins of their 15th championshi...

06/07/09 - 10:15pm

Police chase ends in fiery crash

A police chase involving an armed robbery suspect ended tonight when the driver lost control of his SUV and crashed in a fiery blaze at a downtown Augusta hotel....

06/07/09 - 10:55pm

Missing man found near home

An 81-year-old Jefferson County man who suffers from dementia and had been missing since Friday afternoon was found tonight. Jefferson County sheriff's Lt. Robert Chalker said Elmer Lane was found about 8:30 p.m. in a wooded area about two miles east of his home. "Lane is in good condition con...

06/07/09 - 9:26pm

Gasoline prices still going up

Gasoline prices in the Augusta area continue to rise, consistent with state and national trends. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Augusta today was $2.38, up nine cents from the week before and 42 cents more than it cost a month ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge report. National...

06/07/09 - 6:37pm

Augusta day-care accident inspires Barrow legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to give day-care providers an incentive to tell parents about their insurance status. U.S. Rep. John Barrow, a Savannah Democrat whose 12th District extends to Augusta, introduced the federal legislation in response to a 2001 accident at an Augusta day-ca...

06/07/09 - 5:50pm

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