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Civic Center to be named after James Brown

Updated: 01/09/2007 - He's got a street, a statue, and soon the Augusta Civic Center will bear his name. The Coliseum Authority voted Tuesday to rename the civic center to the James Brown Arena.

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Young couple dies in fire

Posted: 08/23/2006 - A young couple died early Tuesday morning when their Buck Road mobile home caught fire. It happened near the Richmond/Columbia County line, near Wrightsboro Road.

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Sheriffs to investigate Evans Middle personal information breach

Updated: 08/28/2012 - Superintendent Tommy Price says the old Evans Middle School building was supposed to be locked up, but kids may have gotten in and taken information. Today he asked the sheriff's office to make sure all of it has been returned.

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Remains found in Columbia County swamp

Updated: 08/22/2006 - The remains of a dead body found in a swampy area between Harlem and Grovetown may belong to a Columbia County man who went missing in June. Surveyors discovered the remains early yesterday afternoon near Hamilton Road off Wrightsboro.

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Behzadian guilty of second-degree vehicular homicide

Updated: 08/22/2006 - An MCG researcher is guilty of second-degree vehicular homicide and driving on the wrong side of the road, two misdemeanors in the death of an 18-year-old Lakeside High student.

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Arrest made in murder of elderly man

Posted: 08/22/2006 - 29-year-old Jason Joseph Whiteley is behind bars, charged with the murder of 69-year-old Larry Knighton. Knighton was found dead at his home on Sunday.

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Prosecution witnesses testify in Behzadian trial

Updated: 08/21/2006 - The trial of MCG doctor Mohammad Ali Behzadian began today. The doctor of pharmacology is accused of causing the death of an 18-year-old Lakeside High School student in a head on accident 3 years ago.

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Neighbors of murdered elderly man say crime on rise

Updated: 08/21/2006 - 69-year-old Larry Willie Knighton was found dead by his wife after she came home from a trip. Neighbors say they want deputies to start paying more attention to the area they call home.

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Old Augusta buildings hotbeds for crime

Updated: 08/21/2006 - Old dilapidated buildings are a common sight in parts of downtown Augusta, but they're more than just an eyesore. The sheriff's office says abandoned homes and businesses are a perfect place for drug deals.

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Proposed decrease in bus service has residents concerned

Updated: 08/21/2006 - "Commissioners, please don't bother the bus," says Arthur Scarboro. "Please do not cut the budget--we absolutely need this. It's a necessity for me and my family, and many others in the community I'm sure."

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Elderly man found shot to death

Updated: 08/21/2006 - No suspect yet in the case of an elderly man found shot to death. 69-year-old Larry Knighton was found yesterday in the doorway of his home.

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Man turns self in for Wachovia robbery

Posted: 08/21/2006 - A man is behind bars for the robbery of the Wachovia bank on Walton Way. 41-year-old Steve Bush turned himself in to the Richmond County Sheriff's Department Saturday.

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Man dead in downtown hit-and-run

Posted: 08/21/2006 - A 56-year-old man was found dead in the street after a hit and run in downtown Augusta. Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened.

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Behzadian trial begins

Posted: 08/21/2006 - The trial for former Medical College of Georgia teacher Mohammad Ali Behzadian starts today. The 60-year-old teacher is charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and driving under the influence in the 2003 death of Brandon Layton.

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Proposed cuts in Augusta budget have neighbors nervous

Posted: 08/18/2006 - Short of raising taxes, the only way to balance the city's budget is cutting spending. Almost every city department faces cutbacks, with the sheriff's office taking one of the largest hits.

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Laurie Ott interviews Katie Couric, Part 2

Posted: 08/18/2006 - The new anchor of the CBS Evening News has made an unlikely rise to the top. And when she hits the airwaves September 5, Katie Couric knows there's a lot on the line.

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Five arrested in drug, gun investigation

Posted: 08/18/2006 - Five people have been arrested after a six-month drugs for guns investigation in Aiken County. Aiken County deputies found guns and drugs at two homes in Bath.

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Stanko sentenced to death

Posted: 08/18/2006 - Last week a jury convicted Stephen Stanko of killing his girlfriend and raping a girl in the home. Today, that jury gave him the death penalty.

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Woman dead in two-truck wreck on Highway 1

Updated: 08/18/2006 - One woman is dead after an accident on Highway 1 in Aiken County. Sheriff Michael Hunt says a Ford F-150 was turning into a Ford dealership when another F-150 broadsided it.

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