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Coliseum strategy plotted at 'secret' meeting, members say

Asked for specifics about their allegations of legislator meddling, three Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members said Tuesday that they attended a secret meeting with state lawmakers at an east Augusta church, where they were instructed to keep former manager Robert “Flash” Gor...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

Funeral Thursday for UGA victim from Augusta

The funeral for Marie Bruce, an Athens woman killed in a Saturday shooting, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta with Dr. David H. McKinley officiating. Burial will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Ms. Bruce, an Athens attorney, grew up in Augusta, where most of her fami...

04/28/09 - 5:13pm

Execution stayed for Ga. white supremacist

ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a white supremacist just hours before he was to be put to death.

04/28/09 - 7:09pm

Community service for SC trooper who bumped runner

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina trooper caught on video bumping a running suspect with his patrol car will be allowed to perform community service and serve no prison time.

04/28/09 - 4:15pm

New bond hearing set in fatal beating

A new bond hearing date was set today for a Columbia County mother and son accused of murder. Rebecca Sears, 41, and her 20-year-old son Christopher Bowers face the death penalty for the alleged fatal beating of Laverne “Kay” Parsons, Mrs. Sears’ next-door neighbor....

04/28/09 - 5:21pm

Arena team offers Vick contract

ALBANY, N.Y. – Michael Vick has a place on a minor league football team if he can get reinstated by the NFL. The Albany Firebirds, an arenafootball2 franchise, have offered the 28-year-old quarterback a one-year contract at the league standard: $200 a week plus a $50 bonus for a win. Vick qua...

04/28/09 - 1:46pm

Update on Vick's bankruptcy plan

NORFOLK, Va. – Michael Vick's revised bankruptcy plan will incorporate many of the suggestions made by a judge who rejected his first proposal, but will still be based largely on resuming his once-lucrative NFL career, a lawyer for the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback said Tuesday....

04/28/09 - 12:59pm

US swine flu cases jump to 68

Federal health officials say the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has jumped to 64, and states say there are at least four more. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that the new count includes “a number of hospitalizations.” CDC officials...

01/08/10 - 1:25pm

Fire destroys Martinez home

No one was injured this afternoon after a fire damaged a two-story Martinez house near Belair Frontage Road. The fire began about 1:15 p.m. at 4377 Sandy Ridge Place, owned by Adam Black, and was fully involved when firefighters with Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue arrived on scene within five minut...

04/28/09 - 5:27pm

Aiken changes hours for storm debris drop-off

The hours of operation for an Aiken County drop-off area for debris from an April 10 storm are being changed. The temporary staging area in the Carrol H. Warner Memorial Research Park, accessed from Gateway Drive off U.S. Highway 278, will now be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, ...

04/28/09 - 5:06pm
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