Sunday, March 29, 2015

HEAT team changes driver behavior, officials say

Less than two years after the Richmond County Sheriff's Office received a traffic enforcement grant designed to target dangerous driving behavior, officials are saying they're witnessing change.

Advance voting opens in runoff

Advance voting and voting by mail in the District 7 Augusta Commission special election runoff starts Monday in the Richmond County Board of Elections office.

Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Jimmy Walker won his hometown Texas Open on Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.

Pearl the obese dog gradually losing weight

After six months in the care of DNA rescue and through a careful rehabilitation program, Pearl has lost 15.7 pounds, down from the 76.5 she weighed when she was found as a stray on Kensington ...

State to push Gracewood patients out

Georgia is under a 2010 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice after the federal government sued over the conditions in the state hospitals, part of an effort to enforce the U.S. Supreme ...

Saturday, March 28, 2015

State denies records to grieving mother

Cornelius James had just turned 18 when he died, before his mother could establish formal legal guardianship, and the state is now using that to deny her a copy of its own investigation into his ...

Woman dies after Heard Avenue fire

A woman was hospitalized and later died late Saturday after she was found unresponsive in a burning Heard Avenue duplex.

Augusta man accused of armed robbery

An Augusta man is accused of armed robbery after deputies say he held a woman at gunpoint early Saturday.

International Star claims Louisiana Derby

International Star outgamed the Todd Pletcher-trained Stanford on Saturday afternoon in a battle down the stretch before prevailing by a neck at the Louisiana Derby.

Woods Watch is on again

The Tiger  Watch has become another Masters tradition unlike any other.

Soldier transition battalion draws complaints

In the past five years, soldiers have filed 76 complaints against Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion - fifth-most among the 33 units that received at least one complaint.

Stormwater fee to pay salaries

While the city has presented maps of work requests, it has no firm timeline or detailed list of how and where an estimated $15 million in new annual revenue will be spent.

Deal orders states to prepare for marijuana bill enactment

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Friday ordering state agencies to start preparations for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Man in wheelchair struck by vehicle

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Richmond County.

Gamecock women edge Tar Heels

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.

Rants & Raves

Obama says the Ferguson protests “were understandable.” Based on what?

Female suspects sought in beauty supplies theft

A suspect is sought for allegedly stealing items from Ulta Beauty on Robert C. Daniel Parkway.

Augusta's community cleanup day set for Saturday

Augusta's community cleanup is set for tomorrow.

Martinez home heavily damaged in afternoon fire

Firefighters were called to 406 Padrick Street in Martinez just after 3:30 p.m., when a resident of the home heard an explosion outside, according to Columbia County Battalion Chief Danny Kuhlmann.

Aiken County fugitive arrested in Augusta

A fugitive wanted by the Aiken Department of Public Safety was arrested Thursday in Richmond County.
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Pearl the obese dog gradually losing weight

After six months in the care of DNA rescue and through a careful rehabilitation program, Pearl has lost 15.7 pounds, down from the 76.5 she weighed when she was found as a stray on Kensington ...
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