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Edgefield County burglary suspect caught, charged

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man this afternoon on burglary charges, according to Cpl. Robbie Harter with the Sheriff’s Office. Robert Anthony Webber was arrested after officers chased him from the scene of a burglary at Republican and Martintown roads. Officers respo...

06/03/09 - 4:11pm

Counties on list for EPA money

Augusta and Columbia County will have opportunities to compete for portions of $54,775,000 in federal economic stimulus money awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to Georgia's Environmental Facilities Authority. The money provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment A...

06/03/09 - 3:52pm

Guilty verdict in shaken baby death

A man accused of killing a 2-month-old was found guilty of murder this afternoon in Richmond County Superior Court. The jury unanimously found Shaun Perdue guilty of malice and felony murder. Judge Carl Brown sentenced Mr. Perdue to a life sentence for both charges for allegedly shaking to death h...

06/03/09 - 4:32pm

Newspaper box thieves sought

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating several thefts of newspaper boxes. On May 5 at 12:25 a.m. one of the thefts was captured by a surveillance camera. The video shows what appears to be two white males in a four-door, white Buick Century stealing a paper box located at a store on U.S...

05/28/10 - 11:53pm

Aiken holdup suspect in custody

The Aiken Department of Public Safety says a suspect is in custody in an armed robbery last month at the Econo Lodge. Sherone Nealous has been arrested by the Houston County Sheriff's Office in middle Georgia, according to a press release. Mr. Nealous is wanted in the armed robbery that occurr...

06/03/09 - 3:38pm

Golf Hall board will meet Friday on gardens cleanup request

The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame’s board of directors will hold a meeting Friday morning via conference call to vote on whether to give Anthony Esposito and other volunteers access to the Reynolds Street Golf and Gardens this weekend. Mr. Esposito, founder and organizer of Growing Augusta the Gre...

01/12/10 - 3:33pm

'Person of interest' surrenders in death of man found in Windsor

Matthew Lamar Jackson Jr., 22, 2200 block of Windsor Road, Springfield, S.C., turned himself into the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at 11:30 a.m. today. According to a press release, Mr. Jackson has been listed as a person of interest in the homicide of Marques Tyler, whose body was found Feb. ...

06/03/09 - 2:05pm

Cedric Johnson will chair newly organized coliseum panel

As expected, the Augusta Richmond County Legislative Delegation today announced the appointment of Cedric Johnson as the new chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority. According to a news statement, in accordance with House Bill 813, Mr. Johnson will serve as chair of the restructu...

01/20/10 - 9:08pm

Baskin-Robbins seeking store developers for 10 locations

Baskin-Robbins announced today that it wants to “rapidly” expand its number of stores and is projecting 10 new stores in the Augusta metro area. The company is seeking potential franchise owners to develop the new stores. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunk...

06/03/09 - 1:44pm

Lumber Liquidators expands into Augusta

A national hardwood flooring company has opened a store in Martinez. Lumber Liquidators is now open at 3475 Old Petersburg Road, the former location of West Augusta Floor Service. Lumber Liquidators has two employees, said general manager Brandon Mitchell. “We like to keep it on a skeleton c...

06/03/09 - 12:31pm
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