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Local Update - March 27, 2007

Posted: 03/27/2007 - Man flees scene after causing accident; Warren County principal accused of sex crimes makes plea deal; three sex offenders wanted; funeral for Deputy Eric Sikes; cause of fire that killed Grovetown couple still unknown.

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Temporary Washington Road lane closures March 28

Posted: 03/27/2007 - Temporary lane closures will be in place on State Route 104 (Washington Road) at Davis Road on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for installation of a water main.

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Davis Road temporarily closed March 29

Updated: 03/27/2007 - Davis Road will be closed at Knight Road on Thursday night, March 29, 2007 for storm drain crossings. The utility work will take place during the hours of 7 pm to 7 am. Davis Road will be open to local traffic only.

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Another accident on dangerous stretch of Highway 56

Posted: 03/27/2007 - Four people were sent to the hospital after an accident on Mike Padgett Highway. Deputies say a Dodge pickup rear-ended another truck that was turning left and forced that driver into oncoming traffic.

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NSA to open facility at Fort Gordon

Updated: 03/26/2007 - Augusta will soon play a new role in the War on Terror. The government agency that breaks down enemy communication and protects our own is opening a new facility at Fort Gordon.

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One man in hospital, another in jail after morning shooting

Updated: 03/26/2007 - The family of 39-year-old Juan Tanksley says he had just arrived to work at the Community Grocery on 13th Avenue when he was shot twice: once in the back and once in the leg. Now they want the guns off the streets.

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Cause of deadly Grovetown fire still unclear

Updated: 03/26/2007 - Two people died in a mobile home fire on Whiskey Road in Grovetown. Fire investigators hope what's left of the home is enough to determine what sparked a blaze that killed David Inglett and his girlfriend Elizabeth Davis.

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On Your Side: Break Out

Updated: 03/26/2007 - If you've got a cell phone, chances are you've got a contract to go with it that can keep you locked in for years. Now you may have some options to get out without breaking the bank.

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Four in hospital after accident on Mike Padgett Highway

Updated: 03/26/2007 - Four people have been taken to the hospital after an accident on Highway 56 (Mike Padgett Highway). It happened in the 3900 block, not far from the scene of the fatal accident that happened on Saturday (March 24).

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Washington Road Dollar General robbed

Posted: 03/26/2007 - The Dollar General in the 2500 block of Washington Road was robbed at gunpoint at 3:24 pm. Richmond County investigators are looking for a man with a silver handgun.

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Local Update - March 26, 2007

Posted: 03/26/2007 - Viewing for fallen deputy; two die in Grovetown fire; men wanted by US marshals could be in area; driver could face charges in car accident that caused father's death; plane lands without gear down at Augusta Regional.

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FEMA adds Warren County to disaster list

Updated: 03/26/2007 - It's been nearly a month since an EF-2 tornado destroyed homes and lives. Now Warren County storm victims say they finally have some hope. FEMA has added Warren County to the federal disaster list for storm aid.

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Deputies crack down on underage drinking during Steeplechase

Updated: 03/26/2007 - The 41st annual Aiken Steeplechase drew a large crowd Saturday afternoon...but it also drew a lot of underage drinkers. In an effort to stop the problem, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office was out in full force.

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Stranger Danger session teaches kids self defense

Updated: 03/26/2007 - A local karate center held a training session to teach kids what to do if a stranger approaches them. The local kids who attended now know some quick techniques to cut their odds of being kidnapped in half.

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Shooting on 13th Avenue

Updated: 03/26/2007 - One man has been arrested after a man was shot twice at the Community Grocery on 13th Avenue, near MLK Boulevard. 39-year-old Juan Tanksley was shot in the back and the leg at 9:26 this morning.

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Deputy kidney transplant successful

Posted: 03/23/2007 - A deputy who lost his life is saving another. 17 years ago, Deputy James was shot five times on active duty. Recently, a transplanted kidney he got from his mother started to fail. Now he has new hope, thanks to one family's generosity.

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11 injured when car trying to avoid deer slams into church bus

Posted: 03/23/2007 - A church van filled with mostly family members crashed last night, sending victims to three different hospitals. It happened just before 10 o'clock on Long Cane Road in Johnston. That's near the Edgefield-Saluda County line.

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Human skeletal remains found in woods off Laney Walker

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Human bones were found in the woods off of Laney Walker Boulevard Thursday night. Investigators have been working nonstop for the past 24 hours trying to figure out whose remains these are and how they ended up there.

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Man jailed for five months with no day in court

Posted: 03/23/2007 - It's been five months since a shootout in Augusta's Cooney Circle. Now most of the suspects are out of jail, but one of them is still behind bars...and his friends and family want him out.

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On Your Side: Rat Poison in Pet Food?

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Health officials say rat poison is what killed 15 pets and caused countless more to become very sick. Some veterinarians say the symptoms don't match and think there may another contaminant to find in the recalled pet food.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - March 22, 2007

Updated: 03/23/2007 - This week's deadly motorcycle crash happened in a dangerous area: near the Family Y on Wheeler Road. Deputies say driving out of turn happens there every day.

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Local Update - March 23, 2007

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Fallen officer gives colleague second chance at life with organ donation; two bad accidents overnight; three arrested after convenience store robbery; human remains found.

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