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Robbery theft suspect identified

Authorities have released the name of an armed robbery suspect who was involved in a police chase that ended Sunday night when he crashed into a downtown Augusta hotel. Police began following the Roger A. Bettis, 28, after they say he robbed the Greg's Gas Plus at 525 Atomic Road shortly before 10:...

06/08/09 - 5:42pm

Davidson aces graduation tests

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was one of only four schools in the state in which all juniors passed all four of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests on their first try, according to results released this afternoon. A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School wasn&#...

01/15/10 - 1:46am

Columbia County to meet on marketing survey

The Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau will play host to a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss a market research study. The study was conducted during recent months by Judy Randall of Randall Travel Marketing. Ms. Randall visited Columbia County attractions, hotels and retail outlets a...

06/08/09 - 3:14pm

Beard proposes $7 million bond issue for inner city revitalization

The Augusta Commission's Finance Committee deadlocked today on a proposed $7 million bond issue to fund revitalization work in the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Commissioner Betty Beard's proposal will go to the full commission without a committee recommendation. Ms. Beard had ...

01/20/10 - 11:43pm

World Changers volunteer on Augusta mission

Sharing your faith with all the right words and verses can be hard, especially at 15, said Tiffany Rowlett. “But showing your faith? That's something I can do,” said the Okeechobee, Fla., native. “I can hammer, I can paint.” This week, she will, along with nearly 300 other Southe...

01/20/10 - 9:02pm

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to state's voter ID law

ATLANTA - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal to the oft-challenged Georgia law that requires voters to show photo identification before they cast their ballots. The move Monday means a January 2009 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to upho...

06/08/09 - 1:54pm

Supreme Court won't hear Ga. voter ID issue

ATLANTA - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal to the oft-challenged Georgia law that requires voters to show photo identification before they cast their ballots. The court's action today means that a January ruling by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap...

06/08/09 - 2:33pm

GreenJackets shake up roster

A series of Monday morning roster moves has caused a shakeup on the Augusta GreenJackets pitching staff. The Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants lost left-handed reliever Daniel Runzler and right-handed starter Paul Oseguera, who were sent to the Giants' Advanced-A affiliate in San Jo...

06/08/09 - 1:48pm

Young Professionals to face off in charity softball game

The Aiken Young Professionals and Young Professionals of Augusta will have a charity softball Game on Saturday July 11th. The game will be played at Lake Olmstead Stadium with gates opening at 5 p.m. and first pitch at 6. Tickets for the game are $10 which includes entry into the Thursday, July 16 ...

01/11/10 - 4:03pm

NC man arrested on Aiken child sex charge

AIKEN -- A Charlotte, N.C., man has been arrested in what authorities are calling an Internet predator sting by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. Sampson Nimmo, 25, was arrested Friday after authorities say he communicated with a person he thought was a 12-year-old girl and said that he wante...

06/08/09 - 6:11pm
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