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.

Wreck slows Washington Road traffic

A wreck has blocked most lanes of Washington Road, according to Richmond County dispatch.

Police find working drug lab in man's car

An Augusta man is facing charges after police found an active drug lab inside his vehicle.

Work on Thurmond Dam spillway gates done

Years of repair work on Thurmond Dam's spillway gates were completed this week, and the reservoir level will no longer be restricted below its full summer pool.

Purse snatched by two men

Police are seeking two men who snatched a woman's purse outside a Tobacco Road restaurant on Thursday.

Allen lauds GOP budget plan

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen says legislation House Republicans approved this week to balance the federal budget in fewer than 10 years through "meaningful" spending cuts "promotes greater economic ...

Gun fired in latest Athens holdup try

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police say someone fired a gun Thursday night during an attempted armed robbery west of downtown.

Ball hits, kills Georgia baseball player

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Valdosta High School officials say a freshman athlete is dead after a baseball struck him in the head during a game.

Harry Reid won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced this morning he will not run for another term in 2016,

SC charges after fight over cinnamon bun

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police say a fight over a cinnamon bun has led to an attempted murder charge against a Myrtle Beach woman.

SC cop car thief crashes, dies

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Greenville police say a man has died after stealing a marked patrol car and crashing it into a brick wall.

More meetings on pipeline

Opponents of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will get a state-conducted public hearing on the project as well as more scrutiny of how much the pipeline would benefit Georgia.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Georgia 'religious freedom' bill stalls in committee

A divisive "religious freedom" bill stalled Thursday in a Geor­gia House committee after a Re­pub­lican member successfully added anti-discrimination language.

Paine debt continues climb

As Paine College continues an aggressive fundraising campaign to turn around years of decline, the school’s most recent financial audit shows climbing debt and more revenue loss over the last ...
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