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Logging truck overturns on Mike Padgett Highway

Posted: 03/13/2006 - A log truck accident makes a big mess in south Augusta. Deputies say a logging truck was speeding down Mike Padgett Highway, coming toward Augusta around 3 o’clock today, when it overturned.

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Aiken County manhunt ends on Gordon Highway in Augusta

Posted: 03/13/2006 - A Warrenville man, sought in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts in Aiken County, is being held by Richmond County authorities in Augusta, Georgia. The Richmond County Sheriff's Department on Saturday arrested Christopher E. Arthur, 27, 140 Jon Road, Warrenville, South Carolina.

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Car crashes into mobile home

Posted: 03/13/2006 - Earlier this week, a man police say was driving under the influence struck and killed a man in Augusta. On Saturday night, there was another accident with the same reported cause in North Augusta.

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Fire in Hephzibah claims life of grandmother

Posted: 03/13/2006 - Fire breaks out in south Augusta, and an elderly woman dies in the blaze. It happened at the plantation Ares Mobile Home Park on Sunday morning.

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Alzheimer's Association holds 7th annual Education Symposium

Posted: 03/13/2006 - A chance for Augustans to get help in dealing with a disease that often means a lot of suffering for patients and their families. The Alzheimer’s Association held its seventh annual Education Symposium Saturday at Fort Gordon.

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Red Cross fire relief budget goes up in flames

Updated: 03/13/2006 - They come to your rescue when you need it the most, but now they need some rescuing themselves. Many associate the Red Cross with big disasters like hurricanes...but most of their funds go to small disasters, mainly house fires.

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Overstreet dismisses Merry lawsuit, elucidates abstention law

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet has dismissed a lawsuit against Augusta commissioners, the mayor and the government. Government watchdog Woody Merry filed that lawsuit in February after he says commissioner Marion Williams was abstaining from voting to prevent the mayor from breaking tie votes.

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Missing child found

Updated: 03/10/2006 - 11-year-old Toby Alan Heffner, Jr. was found Friday at about 11 am. The boy left a note at his home Thursday saying he was running away and was missing since Thursday around 5:00 pm.

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$500 reward offered for arrest of Christopher Arthur

Posted: 03/10/2006 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Warrenville man suspected in a series of burglaries since December 2005 in North Augusta, Warrenville, Gloverville and Aiken, South Carolina.

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Augusta awarded $50,000 in Preserve America Grant funds

Posted: 03/10/2006 - Augusta was announced as one of the winners of the first Preserve America Grants this morning by First Lady Laura Bush in Washington, D.C. One of only 45 recipients, the city of Augusta has been awarded $50,000 to conduct a wayfinding plan that will emphasize the historic, cultural and heritage tourism resources of Augusta.

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Free CPR class March 25

Posted: 03/10/2006 - The Augusta Red Cross is sponsoring a “Free CPR Saturday” later this month. To participate, you have to sign up by Monday, March 13.

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Augusta native solos at nationally-televised King funeral

Updated: 03/09/2006 - He's performed all over the world, but Augusta native Timothy Boyd Miller got his start right here in Augusta. He started out singing in the church choir…and in February he soloed at the late Coretta Scott King's funeral.

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Hit and run suspect previously arrested for DUI

Updated: 03/10/2006 - Investigators say a man with a history of drunk driving killed a pedestrian and then ran. Christopher Vogt is in the Richmond County jail tonight under charges of vehicle homicide in the first degree, DUI and hit and run.

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