Three men have been charged with a carjacking early Wednesday morning on McNutt Road.
Steven Mark McDowell, 26; Andrew Tyler Putnam, 30; and Anthony Paul Gormley, 28, have all been charged with carjacking and robbery by force in the incident.Syncronex: Metered
A police car, weapons and other property were stolen during a break-in at a small Aiken County police department overnight.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the break-in at the Perry Police Department and Town Hall, 1075 E. Railroad Ave. in Perry.Syncronex: Metered
The downtown Augusta library will be discounting books this weekend.
The Mega Book Sale will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta Headquarters Library, 823 Telfair St. The sale is put on by the Friends of the Augusta Library.Syncronex: Free
NEW YORK — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion.
DreamWorks stockholders will receive $41 for each share they own. That’s a 24 percent premium to the company’s Wednesday closing price of $32.20. The companies put the deal’s value at about $3.8 billion.Syncronex: Metered
ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia President Jere Morehead asked for thoughts and prayers for the families of four UGA students killed in a horrific traffic accident Wednesday night in a somber Thursday morning press conference.
”Let us draw together as a UGA family and care for each other,” said Morehead, who added he’d “not really” slept since learning of the accident on Georgia Highway 15 in Oconee County shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
ATLANTA — A civil rights lawyer who became Georgia's first black federal court judge has died.
Retired U.S. District Judge Horace Ward died Saturday at age 88. Funeral arrangements are pending, said Alfonso Dawson Mortuary funeral director Andre Hannah in Atlanta.
Ward challenged segregationist practices at the University of Georgia in the early 1950s.Syncronex: Metered
JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a central Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary.
Daniel Anthony Lucas became the fifth person the state has executed this year. He was put to death by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson. Warden Bruce Chatman told witnesses the time of death was 9:54 p.m.Syncronex: Metered
Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis is taking the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to Jaguar Field.
Davis and the Augusta University Jaguars are holding a free baseball clinic and game day activities for boys and girls Saturday as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball Summer,” according to a news release.
“This is a great opportunity for our children to get involved with role models who enjoy and love the game, while being active and doing something positive,” Davis said.Syncronex: Metered
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has released three 911 calls that followed last week’s shootings in Appling that claimed five victims before suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes turned the gun on himself.Syncronex: Metered
The father of Steven James Murray, who is accused of killing a Florida priest, told police his son called him during a high-speed chase to say police would have to kill him because he wasn’t going to prison.
Murray, 28, now sits in the Burke County jail on a charge of murder while two other states rack up more charges against him. Bond for the murder charge was denied last week.Syncronex: Metered
A 40-year-old Augusta man was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening after he attempted to cross Gordon Highway on foot.
According to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Allan Rollins, deputies were called to the 2100 block of Gordon Highway near the Hampton Inn about 10:30 p.m. after Robert Turner was struck by a vehicle. Turner, who was wearing dark clothing and crossing in a non-lit area, was found at fault in the crash for not crossing in a crosswalk.
Turner is being treated for a broken leg and head trauma.Syncronex: Metered
Lights have started going up on River Watch Parkway, but it still might be a few weeks before your nightly drive gets any brighter.
This week, construction crews began installing about 200 lights to the median in the four-mile stretch of River Watch between 15th Street and River Shoals Parkway. Kyle Collins, spokesman for the Department of Transportation, said it will take about four weeks to complete the lighting portion of the project, and lights will not be turned on until the installation is complete.Syncronex: Metered
MONCKS CORNR, S.C. — A skull found in Berkeley County last November has been identified as that of a Spartanburg woman reported missing more than two years ago.
Coroner Bill Salisbury said in a news release Tuesday that the skull has been identified as that of 28-year-old Nicole Goodlett. She was the mother of three and was reported missing by her family March 12, 2014.
She was last seen in Simpsonville around Christmas the previous year.Syncronex: Metered
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens continued his campaign to “unmask” those who seek children for sex, a regular occurrence in Augusta, at a Metro Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday.
“Clearly this occurs in your area,” he said. “It is a regular activity that kids are sold for sex, as bad as that sounds.”Syncronex: Metered
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Two women have been arrested after 38 cats were found living inside their minivan.
Sandy Springs police tell local media that a concerned citizen recently flagged down officers and informed them of a van filled with many cats.
Tom Poorman of Fulton County Animal Control says officers ended up finding 38 cats living inside the vehicle, including tiny, days-old kittens inside a cup holder. He says conditions in the minivan were filthy.Syncronex: Metered
PHILADELPHIA — In a front-runner’s rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the GOP’s “presumptive nominee.” Hillary Clinton was dominant in four Democratic races and now is 90 percent of the way to the number she needs to claim her own nomination.Syncronex: Metered
Augusta Commission members got an early glance Tuesday at the Downtown Development Authority’s $1 million plan to enhance Riverwalk Augusta, starting with two large, illuminated arches.
Estimated at $525,000 for both in DDA Director Margaret Woodard’s presentation, the arches would be visible from Broad Street a block away, guiding visitors to the riverwalk, she said.Syncronex: Metered
They spent their days as players and assistants before ascending to head coaching roles at their alma maters.
James Leonard and Antwaun Hillary then worked as Border Bowl assistants before they officially took another step up.
On Tuesday, Aquinas coach Leonard and Strom Thurmond coach Hillary were introduced as the head coaches for Team Georgia and Team South Carolina for Border Bowl IV. The game is set for noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Laney’s stadium.Syncronex: Metered
The James Brown Birthday Bash is returning May 3 for the first time since 2007. Brown’s band will get
back together at the free concert, it was announced Tuesday.
Standing in front of the James Brown statue in downtown Augusta, George Claussen, the founder of Friends With Benefits, announced that a sizeable donation from Copenhaver Consulting has enabled concertgoers to attend without charge.Syncronex: Metered
The James Brown Family Birthday Bash on May 3 will reunite 13 members of the James Brown Band with some special guests, it was announced today. General admission is free.
Special guests include Sharon Jones, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Rob (Nasty Delicious), Gavin Hamilton (Funk You) and Greg Hester.Syncronex: Metered