Current weather

  • Clear sky
  • 82°
    Clear sky

Defense asks evidence be suppressed in triple-homicide case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:55pm

 

Richmond County Cpl. Mitchell Freeman was on his way to work May 21, 2013, when a long-time friend called him in a panic.

Steven Jones, of Macon, hadn’t been able to reach his parents, Roosevelt and Edna Jones, or brother, Russell Jones, in about a day.

After a disturbing exchange with his other brother, Ryan, Steven Jones had a gut feeling something was wrong.

When Freeman arrived at the home on Pinnacle Place Drive for a welfare check, he saw three cars parked in the yard but got no answer at the door.

read more

Man robbed outside skate park

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:40pm

Richmond County deputies are searching for a male suspect accused of “robbing a man by force” Wednesday outside a local business.

Approximately 10:29 p.m., deputies arrived at Vice Versa Skate Park on the 1800 block of Killingsworth Road, where a 20-year-old victim said he was robbed after a physical altercation with an unidentified suspect, according to a RCSO incident report.

According to the victim, during the fight, the suspect stole his cell phone and fled on a white bicycle towards Gordon Highway.

The suspect was last seen turning southbound onto Wilco Avenue.

read more

False police reports rare in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:25pm

Police expect some embellishment when investigating a crime, but records show that false reports of a missing mountain lion in Aiken and a child abduction in Augusta this week are rare – and rather bizarre – occurrences.

So far this year, 14 crimes have been falsely reported in Richmond and Columbia counties, and as a result, 10 people have been arrested, mostly for bogus claims of sexual assault, robbery, gun violence, and stolen or damaged property, according to records provided by those counties’ sheriff’s offices.

read more

SC announces drunken driving crackdown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:43pm

 

South Carolina police agencies plan to crack down on drunken driving through the Labor Day weekend and hope social media will spread the word with younger drivers.

“With the kickoff of Sober or Slammer, I cannot stress the importance of not drinking and driving,” Capt. Keith Grice, the Troop 7 commander of the South Carolina High­way Patrol, said at a news conference Thursday in Aiken.

read more

Isakson to visit Augusta on Tuesday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:30pm

 

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will be in Augusta on Tuesday for a number of veteran-focused meetings and a defense update.

Isakson will begin his visit with a tour of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where he will meet with facility staffers, according to a news release.

read more

Small plane crashes near Charleston

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:30pm

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — A small plane with two people aboard has crashed in Mount Pleasant.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen in Atlanta says the single-engine Cessna 150 crashed shortly before noon Thursday while it taking off from Mount Pleasant Regional Airport.

The plane crashed in a swampy area about 100 feet from the end of the runway.

read more

Greater Augusta Arts Council to host art events and workshops with newly acquired grant

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:24pm

 

The Greater Augusta Arts Council plans to use a recent grant to provide art events and workshops.

The council was one of this year’s recipients of a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and Symphony Orchestra Augusta were other local recipients.

The arts council will begin its series of grant-funded art events and workshops called “Aspirations: Building a Better Community” this fall, according to a news release.

read more

North Augusta man facing drug charge

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:18pm

A North Augusta man is facing drug and obstruction charges after he tried to flee from custody Wednesday, police said.

Officers pulled over a Mitsubishi Galant on Walton Way about noon for defective brake lights and an improperly displayed tag. During the stop, a Toyota Camry, which had been following the Galant, pulled over to wait.

While talking with the Camry’s occupants, who were not facing any traffic violations, the officer detected a smell of marijuana, an incident report states.

read more

Police seek lottery ticket burglar

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:15pm

Police are seeking a man suspected of stealing nearly 400 lottery tickets during a burglary Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to an alarm activation at Esquire Fashion and Beauty Supply, 3250 Wrightsboro Road, about 3 a.m. and found the glass door broken and a brick inside the store.

Surveillance video showed a white man in a gray sleeveless shirt and blue jeans enter the store by smashing the glass and then leave with two columns of lottery tickets.

read more

Long lines as H&M opens

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:35am

The line stretched out the door this morning as the two-story H&M store opened at the Augusta Mall.

The store was announced in May 2013.

The 23,000-square-foot site will carry apparel and accessories for women, men and children. The Augusta store is the first in eastern Georgia for the Swedish retailer.

Follow News-Times:

News-Times Video »

CONTACT US

  • Main: 706-868-1222
  • Fax: 706-823-6062
  • Email: cnt@newstimesonline.com
  • 4272 Washington Rd, Suite 3B, Evans, Ga. 30809

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES