An Aiken man accused of burning the home of his child’s mother after threatening and assaulting her was arrested Sunday after local and state authorities found him hiding in a Clearwater home.
Dowell Clinton Fulmer, 49, was jailed in the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree arson and numerous violations of a court protection order, according to Sheriff Michael Hunt.
COLUMBIA — A special picture hangs on the wall at Silver Bluff coach Al Lown’s home.
It’s from the 2001 state championship game, and Lown is shaking his father’s hand. The two are looking at the scoreboard after Lown’s Bulldogs defeated Batesburg-Leesville for the Class AA title.
“It’s pretty cool,” Lown said. “I like that one.”
The Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center has opened an internal investigation into its housekeeping staff after a guest reported Sunday that a maid had entered her room and stolen more than $3,000 worth of jewelry, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Are you a teacher, parent or community member with concerns about today’s public education system? The state’s top leaders want to hear what you have to say.
Members of the Georgia House and Senate education committees will hold a joint town hall meeting Tuesday at Georgia Regents University to gather input from the public on everything from budget cuts to classroom instruction.
It will be the eighth meeting of its kind held around the state this year, which House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, said is a new approach at outreach.
Years ago, Jack O’Keefe played alongside Vaughn Taylor on the Hooters Tour and even wished his old friend luck during a 2007 Masters Tournament practice round.
Now, O’Keefe is working at Taylor’s former stomping grounds.
At a Monday morning news conference, the former Mississippi assistant coach was announced as the new Georgia Regents men’s golf coach. O’Keefe, 44, replaces Kevin McPherson, who departed in September to become the Coastal Carolina men’s coach.
Army Spc. Jared Bland has a Purple Heart, but that does not mean his heart is completely whole.
More than a year after receiving the honor at Fort Gordon, the South Carolina national guardsman said that at least once a week he honors the three soldiers who never made it home from his unit’s deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.
They were 1st Lt. Ryan Rawl, 30; Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Bradford, 30; and Sgt. John Meador II, 36.
Police say a man fired a warning shot with an assault rifle Sunday afternoon before robbing an Augusta man at gunpoint.
About noon, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in reference to shots fired, according to an incident report.
When deputies arrived, several black males fled on foot and scaled a fence behind the site. Deputies attempted to follow them but were unable to locate them in the wooded area.
Every time Sandra Johnson would visit her fiancé John Cummings at Augusta Hills nursing home, he would be on a different floor, in a different room, with a different roommate.
Most of the patients with whom Cummings, 53, shared a room were 20 years older. Some suffered from comas, Johnson said.
“When I would go see him, I could see his emotions were down,” she said. “There was no stability in his life. It was unbearable to watch.”
More than an hour before the start of the 49th annual Columbia County Christmas Parade on Sunday, Gene and Dolores Mathes claimed a small patch of grass in front of the Cracker Barrel on North Belair Road.
The Evans couple sat among thousands of other people in lawn chairs lining the procession route as they waited for their chance to see their grandson, Brandon Kelvington, march in his first parade with the Greenbrier High School JROTC program.
LOS ANGELES — A fiery car crash north of Los Angeles has killed 40-year-old Paul Walker , the star of the Fast & Furious movie series, and one other person in the vehicle.
Deputies found a Porsche Carrera GT engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision Saturday afternoon in the community of Valencia, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
With Paine filling up the bucket all night, Georgia Regents responded by doing the little things.
K.J. Sherrill scored a game-high 23 points as the Jaguars bounced back in the second half for an 80-76 win Saturday night at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
Georgia Regents (4-2) extended its winning streak to 10 games over the Lions (4-3). The Jaguars shot just 44 percent from the field, while Paine shot 62 percent. Still, Georgia Regents managed to fend off their city foe.
Police say vandals poured paint and wrote expletives on the side of the Department of Juvenile Justice building downtown sometime between Friday and Saturday.
Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the building at 985 Broad St. after John Bowen, the building’s manager, noticed white paint splattered on the outside wall of the building, according to an incident report.
Police say an Augusta man turned himself in after breaking a window at Planned Parenthood on Saturday morning.
Odus Vaden McCutcheon, 54, of Central Avenue, has been charged with felony criminal damage to property in the second degree in connection with the incident, according to Richmond County jail records. He is being held on a $2,500 bond.
Police are looking for three men who robbed a Hephzibah home while impersonating Richmond County officials.
About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 3500 block of Side Saddle Court, where three people told them that three masked black men kicked in the front door and demanded money and jewelry, according to an incident report.
The armed suspects shouted, “Richmond County! Get on the ground!” when they entered the house, the report said.
A woman reported she was assaulted before her home was set on fire Saturday morning, according to a statement from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
About 11 a.m., the New Holland Fire Department was called to the 600 block of Gooseneck Road in Aiken.
The woman told sheriff’s deputies that Dowell Clinton Fulmer, 49, broke into her home, grabbed her by the hair and threatened her before starting the fire. Police say Fulmer fled the scene before authorities arrived.
Most Augusta Commission members take advantage of a perk of the job: travel.
One or more members of the city’s governing body have traveled to at least 26 out-of-town conferences – from Athens, Ga., to Pittsburgh, Chicago and Seattle – over the past two years, with more planned as the year ends, according to accounting records and credit card statements obtained by The Augusta Chronicle.
During the period, commissioners registered 159 hotel nights, each costing $100 or more per night.
At least one dental implant experiment conducted on dogs at Georgia Regents University this year is over and the six hound mixes have been euthanized, but the furor in the community has not gone away.
Biology freshman Hannah Kellems was so appalled when she read the media reports of the experiments this month, she began paperwork to transfer to another college.
ATLANTA — The statue of Tom Watson, a controversial east Georgia politician known a century ago as one of the nation’s leading populists, was moved Friday from the west entrance of the Georgia Capitol.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that crews took down the bronze statue on Friday when the building was closed for a state holiday.
A quarterfinals matchup billed as a potential one-sided affair became a shootout that had Laney dreaming of a playoff upset.
The result was an upset-minded Laney team walking through the darkness of its locker room tunnel in defeat, while Lovett advanced to the Class AA semifinals in a scrappy comeback.
Lovett scored 21 unanswered points to beat Laney 35-33 on Friday night.
Both teams exchanged scoring blows throughout the game. The Wildcats (10-3) shocked the crowd by holding a 20-7 halftime lead on three second-quarter touchdowns.
Richmond County sheriff’s deputies will be breaking a sweat next year, and not just when they’re chasing bad guys.
Beginning Jan. 1, the Sheriff’s Office will implement a new physical fitness testing program, tentatively named The Total Fitness Program, to promote a healthier force.