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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Man gets prison for stalking

A man under two different court orders to stay away from an Augusta woman was convicted of aggravated stalking for continuing to harass her.

Country rapper to play Masters Week event

In 2008, Ford released his debut album, Ride Through the Country, which included the singles "No Trash in My Trailer" and "Cold Beer."

GRU search committee seeks leader

The committee held its initial meeting to receive its charge from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby to find a replacement for Ricardo Azziz. 

Reynolds and Broad streets reopen

After a week and a half of railroad construction, the intersection of Sixth and Reynolds streets, as well as Sixth and Broad streets, have reopened to traffic.

Rifle fires during Craigslist sale

A gun accidentally fired as two people exchanged a Craigslist purchase Thursday in the parking lot of Goodwill Job Connection, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Woman pleads guilty in arson case

Christian S. Jones, 25, admitted she set fire to a mattress in her Lumpkin Road Apartment on May 11. The fire spread to eight other apartments in the building.

Prison nurse guilty of giving inmate tobacco

Tara D. Belangia, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two reduced counts of giving prohibited items to an inmate without the warden's permission.

Fire destroys Fort Gordon building

An early morning fire destroyed a building at Fort Gordon on Thursday.

Mount Vintage golf course under new management

KemperSports has been hired by the bank that owns Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club to manage the facility and its amenities.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Glitch causes delay in energy assistance

EOA Energy Coordinator Patricia Johnson said the delay was caused by a coding error in the accounting system that has been corrected and that residents should expect to receive funds within the ...

Jaguars complete season sweep of Pacers

Keshun Sherrill scored a game-high 21 points as Georgia Regents knocked off USC Aiken, 88-69, in the regular season finale Wednesday night at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Officer who shot handcuffed man cleared

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednes­­day that the man was armed with a handgun that police ...

Paine looking to close regular season with win

Paine coach Jimmy Link is quick to let his players know everything in regards to postseason play.

South Carolinians fighting mental illness need housing assistance

COLUMBIA — About 5,500 South Carolinians at any given moment are fighting mental illness and in need of housing assistance, according to study results aired before a Senate panel Wednesday.

S.C. lawmakers seek data on racial profiling

COLUMBIA — Lawmakers have taken a step closer to securing data about racial profiling by law enforcement in South Carolina.

Two middle school students charged with gun possession

Aiken Public Safety investigators charged two middle school students Wednesday with possessing a gun on school grounds.

Cosby show still scheduled

Comedian Bill Cosby, accused of sexual assault by numerous women, will appear Saturday in Augusta despite several other cancellations for shows in cities across the nation.

Sleet reported across Augusta

Sleet has been reported in some parts of the Augusta area, according to Columbia County Emergency Management Director Pam Tucker.

Man charged with attacking father with golf club

A Grovetown man was charged Tuesday after authorities say he attacked his father with a golf club.

Weather delays Georgia woman execution until Monday

The Georgia parole board says it will not spare the life of the only woman on the state's death row, but weather has pushed the execution to Monday.
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