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Funds to finance SRS lab project on solar energy

An American Recovery & Reinvestment Act-funded project under way at Savannah River National Laboratory will study how special coatings that mimic structures found in nature can increase the usefulness of solar energy....

06/26/09 - 8:42am

LATEST: Restaurant fire deemed arson

Fire investigators have deemed the fire that destroyed an Augusta restaurant early Friday as arson. Richmond County Fire Lt. Neal Brown said Friday night that the fire at North Leg Family Restaurant was a cover up for a burglary that occurred around 2:30 a.m. The burglars stole meat and other food ...

06/26/09 - 11:10pm

GOP candidate for governor to launch walking tour of Georgia

TIFTON, Ga. — State Rep. Austin Scott, a Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is embarking on a 1,000-mile "Walk of Georgia" tour. Scott, of Tifton, plans to start the tour Saturday at Chickamauga in northwest Georgia. The purpose of the walk is "to meet citizens, listen to their concerns...

06/26/09 - 6:43am

Gwinnett wedding party hurt when deck collapses

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Several children were among members of a wedding party in Lawrenceville who were hurt when a second-story deck collapsed during a picture-taking session. Gwinnett County fire spokesman Tommy Rutledge said four children and one adult, all unnamed, were treated at area hosp...

06/26/09 - 6:35am

Agency issues alert for fake Security Federal cashier's checks

AIKEN -- A bank in Aiken has notified federal authorities of some counterfeit cashier’s checks that are in circulation, bearing the bank’s name. According to an alert report issued this week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Security Federal Bank, on Richland Avenue, has repor...

06/26/09 - 6:32am

Cause of Athens theater fire remains mystery

ATHENS, Ga. - Investigators said Thursday they have been unable to determine what sparked the blaze that gutted the Georgia Theatre last week, but it appears to have begun in a dressing room and closet. Investigators did not find evidence of arson, and have classified the cause of the fire as “...

06/26/09 - 6:29am

Woman robbed on Walton Way

A 20-year-old woman said she was robbed at gunpoint Thursday while checking her vehicle’s engine in the 1900 block of Walton Way. The victim said a man rode up to her on a blue bicycle and demanded her pocket book, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. The two argued then the s...

06/26/09 - 6:22am

Center to seek free agent deal

When the name Robert Dozier, of Memphis, was called with the final pick of the NBA Draft, Garret Siler never said a bad word. “He’s a good guy,” Siler said. After a long, draining NBA Draft, the former Augusta State All-American never heard his phone ring or his name called Thursday...

06/26/09 - 12:50am

James Brown daughter recalls Jackson's respect for father

When Michael Jackson walked onto the stage at James Brown Arena on Dec. 30, 2006 to say a few words about the man from whom he emulated many of his dance moves, the thousands there beseeched him to do a few of his own. He didn’t. Deanna Brown Thomas knows why and is grateful for the pop singer’s...

07/09/14 - 7:16pm

563rd homer ties Reggie Jackson

ATLANTA - Alex Rodriguez tied Reggie Jackson with his 563rd home run and Mariano Rivera earned his 499th career save in the New York Yankees' 11-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves tonight. The Yankees have won two in a row after a three-game losing streak. New York took sole possession of second...

06/25/09 - 11:17pm
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