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Monday, April 20, 2015

Georgia has what film-makers want

Georgia film commissioner tells Augusta Rotary Club that state has everything a moviemaker wants

Jetliner diverted to Augusta

A jet bound for Charlotte, N.C., was diverted to Augusta Regional Airport after the U.S. Airways regional jet had mechanical troubles.

National Weather Service confirms tornadoes in Augusta area

A National Weather Service survey team determined that a tornado touched down Sunday in Aiken, another hit Burke and Richmond counties and a third hit Edgefield County.

Woman killed in one-vehicle wreck

Richmond County sheriff's deputies responded to the crash at Old Waynesboro Road at Gully Springs Drive about 9:35 a.m.

Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

ATLANTA -- Democrats in the Georgia Legislature last week celebrated their influence in passing two of the most significant bills of the 2015 session.

Aiken teen charged in armed robbery

An Aiken teen charged with the armed robbery of an Aiken business told police he was forced to commit the crime.

Migos members arrested after Georgia Southern concert

STATESBORO, Ga. - All three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after they left the stage at a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University,

Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

Petroleum pipelines have a peculiar past in Georgia. Their history was built on support of national defense in World War II and altered in the 1990s by angry and influential plantation owners.

Pipeline meeting crowd expected

The Georgia DOT is expecting more than 100 people, and anti-pipeline groups are expecting even more at the first public hearing about the Palmetto Pipeline.

Savannah schools may curb homework

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- When it meets next month, the Savannah-Chatham school board will consider a proposed policy that would limit the amount of homework students are assigned each day.

3 women bound, robbed

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking two men who entered an Augusta home, bound three women and left with cash and personal items.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Parole board rescinds plan to free rapist in letter to DA

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with ...

Schools prepare for new cybersecurity curriculum

As five schools in Rich­mond and Columbia counties begin implementing a new "cybersecurity" career pathway this summer, teachers and students are busy preparing for the new curriculum.

How do you get the governor to sign your bill? (Be polite)

ATLANTA - When the General Assembly adjourned after having passed hundreds of bills, that's not the end of the process for people wanting to see their proposals become law.

Police seek armed robbery suspect

Byron Danta Harris, 22, is facing charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, theft by receiving and hit and run.

Cops seek name of hit-and-run victim

Authorities are seeking help identifying a man killed last night after being struck by two hit and run drivers.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Family Dollar store robbed late Thursday

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men suspected of robbing the Family Dollar on Central Avenue in Augusta late Thursday.

Pedestrian in critical condition

A pedestrian is in critical condition at Doctors Hospital after being struck during a hit-and-run accident in Augusta.

Learning center burglarized

A filing cabinet key and surveillance video camera were stolen during an apparent burglary last week at the Sylvan Learning Center on Furys Ferry Road in Augusta.

Lady A tour bus catches fire

GARLAND, Texas - A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, though no one was injured.
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