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7 in custody after morning raid

Federal, state and local police agencies descended upon the Dogwood Terrace housing project off 15th Avenue this morning as part of major investigation into drug sales in that area. Anthony Russo, the supervisory senior resident agent of the FBI’s field office in Augusta, said seven people are...

04/27/09 - 1:38pm

Augusta Canal begins to refill

Workers have begun the gradual process of refilling the Augusta Canal, which has been drained since Jan. 27 to allow workers to install new pipes linking the Waterworks Pumping Station with the city's drinking water plant on Highland Avenue. Drew Goins, the acting director of the Augusta Utilit...

04/27/09 - 1:27pm

3 arrested in North Augusta bank robbery

Police have arrested three North Augusta men in Thursday's the armed robbery of the Bank of America on Martintown Road. Officers have charged Quinton R. Harmon, 19, of the 200 block of Bryant Avenue, Roosevelt Johnson Jr., 19, of the 600 block of Celeste Avenue, and David J. Dixon, 18, of the 5...

04/27/09 - 1:13pm

Marie Bruce newspaper photos show her growing up in Augusta

[BEGINCODE] var noPhotosSidebar = 1; [ENDCODE] Marie Bruce, the Athens woman who died Saturday, was known in the college town for her love of theater and work as an attorney. But for many in Augusta where Ms. Bruce grew up, she was remembered as a young girl with many achievements. These were of...

04/27/09 - 12:07pm

Former Laney star transfers to Lander

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Former East Tennessee State guard Kami Phillips, a former Laney star, is transferring to Division II Lander next fall. Lander announced Phillips’ move Monday. Phillips is a 5-foot-9 guard from Augusta, who played about 15 minutes a game and averaged 2.3 points and 3 ass...

04/27/09 - 11:39am

Architectural historians plan meeting for Harrisburg project

Architectural historians hired by the city to inventory Harrisburg – part of an effort to secure grants for one of the poorest sections of Augusta – will hold a public meeting Tuesday to explain their goals, hear input and start assembling oral histories. Starting at 4 p.m., an historian ...

04/27/09 - 11:27am

Savannah state senator now running for Georgia governor

ATLANTA — A Republican state senator from Savannah tells The Associated Press he is throwing his hat in the ring for governor. Eric Johnson had been running for lieutenant governor. He decided to switch races after Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle withdrew from the governor's contest citing health pr...

04/27/09 - 11:07am

Pontiac driving into sunset

[BEGINCODE] [ENDCODE] Will Schafer is sad to see Pontiac go....

04/27/09 - 3:49pm

Perry upgraded to fair condition

AIKEN – Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William “The Refrigerator” Perry has been upgraded to fair condition in a South Carolina hospital. The 46-year-old Perry has been hospitalized for two weeks to deal with complications from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a chronic inflammation...

04/27/09 - 10:52am

Quality Road to miss Derby

NEW YORK – Quality Road won’t run in the Kentucky Derby. Expected to be among the favorites, Quality Road missed a final workout Monday morning at Belmont Park and was declared out of Saturday’s Run for the Roses by trainer Jimmy Jerkens. “We couldn’t train him so we decid...

04/27/09 - 9:45am

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