Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Pellet guns found at 2 Augusta schools this week

Three pellet guns were confiscated in separate incidents at two Richmond County elementary schools this week, officials said Friday.

Lane closings expected with construction

Lincoln and Columbia county residents might experience lane closings next week as crews continue work on the Little River Bridge project.

Romney won't seek White House

WASHINGTON - After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.

House burns, dogs die, SC woman charged

UNION, S.C. - A Gaffney woman has now been charged with setting a home on fire that killed two dogs that were inside the house.

2 teens charged in SC bank holdup

GEORGETOWN, S.C. - Two teens have been arrested in a bank robbery in Georgetown County last October.

Employee stole wedding gifts, police say

MACON, Ga. -- An employee at Macon's historic Hay House, where weddings are held, is accused of pocketing the presents.

Authorities say motorist was fleeing police

A single-vehicle crash killed a 50-year-old Aiken man Friday morning.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Pedestrian struck on Third Avenue, suffers minor injuries

Richmond County officials confirmed that a pedestrian was injured Thursday after being struck on Third Avenue.

Lions fall on road, long winning streak ends

Paine College blew a double-digit lead in the second half and fell at Morehouse, 62-61 on Thursday night, snapping their 13-game winning streak

Singer clears 'American Idol' hurdle

On Thursday, Augusta singer and musician Miranda Pokrzywinski could officially say the four words her family and friends had waited to hear: "I'm going to Hollywood!"

Cop finds drugs under suspect's boxers

A deputy found marijuana and crack cocaine hidden in an Augusta man’s boxers Wednesday during a traffic stop.

City's youth initiative gets underway

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis' effort to help the city's young people got under way Thursday with a brainstorming session at Richmond County TechnicalCareer Magnet School.

Verdict split in GRU shooting case

Keith James, who was shot at by Georgia Regents University Police Officer Wesley Martin, was acquitted Thursday of the two most serious charges he faced - aggravated assault on a police officer ...

Vogtle reactors delayed 18 months

The contractor consortium building two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle has announced an 18-month delay to complete the expansion project, according to a document filed Thursday.

Carl Jackson to be honoree at Mayor's Masters Reception

Augusta native Carl Jackson, who has caddied in a record 53 Masters Tournaments, was selected on Thursday to be the honoree of this year's Mayor's Masters Reception on April 6, the Monday of ...

Coroner identifies victim of house fire

The body found burned Wednesday in a Richmond County house fire has been identified as Charles Mitchell Keats, 61, of the 5200 block of Farmers Bridge Road.

Bill would allow ads on school buses

ATLANTA -- One idea to boost education funding is being offered by a senior House leader: ads on school buses.

Voters moving in Ga., could re-register at poll

ATLANTA -- Georgians could register to vote instantly on Election Day at their new polling place under legislation introduced Thursday as part of the Democrats' legislative agenda.

Graham lines up presidential bid

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's senior senator, Lindsey Graham has formed a political organization to assess the climate for a potential 2016 presidential bid.

Slain couple stopped to ask directions, witness recalls

On Wednesday, Angela Kinnett wondered if she and her husband were the last to see the Runions before the Cobb County pair met their killer.
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