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Deputies actions justified, instructor told grand jurors

Law enforcement officers spend many hours in training before they can carry a gun, said a training expert who testified before the Richmond County grand jury this week. How and when to use deadly force is drummed into the heads of recruits because if they do fire their weapons, it will likely be a ...

05/06/09 - 7:13pm

Midland Valley softball team wins District V championship

On the strength of its solid pitching and defense, No. 1 Midland Valley pulled out a 1-0 victory over Airport tonight to win the District V Championship. Amber Holley scattered three hits over seven innings to pick up the win. Catcher Haley Zuehlke made two key defensive plays late, and the defense...

05/06/09 - 7:13pm

Augusta man acquitted of murder charges

An Augusta man has been acquitted by a jury of murder charges.

05/06/09 - 6:50pm

USC Aiken ties for 14th in Division II regional

In Muscle Shoals, Ala., USC Aiken tied for 14th today in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional and failed to qualify for the Division II National Championship later ths month. The Pacers, who began the final round in 12th place, shot 11-over 299 to finish at 32-over 896, 28 shots behind win...

01/19/10 - 1:00am

GBI report released, offers Elmore shooting details

The witness whose account of the Justin Elmore shooting mirrored what the police videos revealed this week was an 8-year-old girl. The child’s statement to Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents was in the GBI investigative report shared with the Richmond County grand jury Tuesday. The jury ch...

05/06/09 - 5:37pm

Man, 51, arrested after Broad Street stabbing incident

A 51-year-old Augusta man was arrested today following a stabbing incident at a Broad Street convenience store. The victim’s wounds did not appear fatal, police said. Carl Bailey, 700 block of Broad Street, was charged with aggravated assault, jail records show. He was arrested after an alter...

05/06/09 - 8:07pm

Quake recorded near Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A weak earthquake has been recorded near the South Carolina coast, but officials say there are no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

05/06/09 - 4:19pm

Two Augusta military cases probable new flu

Two members of the military from Augusta are probable cases of novel influenza virus A H1N1 but it is unclear whether they are in the Augusta area or are currently stationed in Texas, a Georgia health official said Wednesday. They are among four new probable cases of the new virus; those cases have...

05/06/09 - 9:46pm

Parrot found; owner sought

Polly wants his owner. Columbia County Animal Care and Control workers today captured a bright green parrot after an Evans woman found it dining at her bird feeder. Columbia County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker said the Windmill Plantation resident called animal control when she saw...

05/06/09 - 4:27pm

Commissioner wants fee killed

The next time Augusta commissioners meet, a proposal to kill the city’s $1 per night hotel fee will be on the table.

01/27/10 - 10:42pm

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