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Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Car wash has $700 in change stolen

Police are seeking a man with heavy pockets who stole $700 in change from an Augusta car wash.

SC break-in blamed on God, aliens

FORT MILL, S.C. - Police say a couple broke into a theme park that was closed for the offseason near the South Carolina-North Carolina line, and the woman told investigators that God and aliens ...

2 sentenced in homeless check scam

COLUMBIA - Two Atlanta men have been sentenced for recruiting homeless people in South Carolina to cash counterfeit checks.

Hilton Head's got floating mystery

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Environmental officials have not figured out what the white fiber-like material is that is floating near a marina on Hilton Head Island.

Ga. motorist kills man shoveling dirt

LOWELL, Ga. - An Alabama man shoveling dirt from a road in Georgia has been struck and killed by a motorist

Fired for Bible study, Ga. jailer says

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A former deputy says he was fired from his job at the Hall County Jail for ministering to former inmates.

Postal worker stole veteran pain pills

MACON, Ga. - A former postal employee has pleaded guilty to stealing packages containing prescription medications intended for veterans.

SC tweaks public information law

COLUMBIA - Amid worries over identity theft, police work, and the exposure of dead people's personal information, a Senate panel advanced a pair of bills aimed at closing some gaps in the Freedom ...

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Colgrove, 13, claims third Augusta Futurity title

Blakley Colgrove is a year older, wears braces and continues to do what she does best - win in Augusta.

Georgia cutter claims amateur title

After struggling in two other events, Jordan Vaughn and Wild Haired Fitz found success in the Unlimited Amateur 4-Year-Old finals at James Brown Arena. The pair marked 213.5 to claim the event by ...

Man dressed as woman steals steaks

A man dressed as a female allegedly stole $45 worth of meat Thursday from an Augusta business.

Sias pushes public safety in animal ordinance revision

Revamping Augusta's animal ordinance to include mandatory spay and neuter laws and other protections for animals can't move forward without also addressing the need to protect humans from ...

'Throwback' hip-hop replaces rock on 95.5 FM

Listeners accustomed to hearing rock music on 95.5 FM will now pick up hip-hop songs from past decades.

New inspector named for MOX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new inspector for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site, according to a news release.

Gordon to retire as full-time driver

Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the sport as it exploded in popularity a generation ago, said Thursday that he will retire as a full-time driver after ...

Smoking affects millions in Ga.

ATLANTA -- Tobacco use -- the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States -- has a devastating impact in Georgia.

Wreck kills Grovetown woman

A Grovetown woman died and a man was seriously injured in a single car wreck near Wednesday afternoon.

UGA to work on diversity

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia is "stronger now than at any point in our 230-year history," said UGA President Jere Morehead on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Redbox machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo

Red Box machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo on Tobacco Road.

76-year-old Augusta woman has bottle thrown at car

An elderly female had a bottle thrown at her vehicle Wednesday after telling two young men to stop littering.
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