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Former Burke County teacher pleads guilty in student sex case

A former Burke County high school teacher was sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with a student. Ashley N. Ashe, 25, pleaded guilty ...

Teens acquitted of armed robbery

Two teens accused of robbing a man at gunpoint the evening of Jan. 14 were acquitted Thursday. Christopher C. McCrary, 15, and Keylan M. Baker, 16, ...

Man who shot restaurant worker during robbery attempt pleads guilty

An Augusta man accused of shooting a fast food restaurant employee during an attempted robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday. Fredrick J. Bolden, 23, pleaded guilty in Richmond ...

Republican Rick Allen targets overregulation in congressional campaign

Visiting each of the 19 counties in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District this week, Rick Allen looked at times like a seasoned businessman who has balanced ...

Director of National Security Agency speaks about private, government partnerships

The director of the National Security Agency said Thursday that the nation’s security rests on breaking down barriers between private and government sectors specializing in ...

Local owners sell Champions Retreat

For the first time in its almost 10 years of existence, Champions Retreat Golf Club is no longer locally owned. Tower Three Partners and its affiliate, ...

2 sought in drug-related shooting

Aiken police are seeking two men involved in a drug-related shooting on York Street and Edgefield Avenue on Tuesday. The victim told police he took drugs, ...

Car strikes bus carrying elementary school children on field trip

Police are working an accident where a vehicle ran a red light and struck a school bus carrying elementary school children on a field trip. Police ...

2 arrested in morning holdup

Two Jackson men are in custody after an unsuccessful armed robbery at Gas Plus on Jefferson Davis Highway Thursday morning. Police were called to the store ...

Nunn leads tight Senate race, poll says

    ATLANTA -- The closer the election gets, the harder it is to tell who is going to win, according to a poll released today showing ...

Steroid probe yields arrests

An Augusta man who told police he sold steroids to Richmond County deputies was booked in the Richmond County jail Wednesday. His brother was booked ...

SC Speaker Harrell quits, pleads guilty

    COLUMBIA — Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has pleaded guilty to six campaign finance violations and agreed to resign from office.   Harrell accepted a ...

Braves name Hart president of baseball operations

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations. Hart was hired as interim general manager on Sept. 22 and will ...

Australian golfer leads Asia-Pacific Amateur; Tianlang Guan one shot back

MELBOURNE, Australia — Todd Sinnott of Australia shot 5-under-par 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Tianlang Guan of China after ...

Metro Augusta unemployment declines to 7.3 percent for September

Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in September, down from 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday. The labor department cited ...

Frost advisory for parts of Georgia

ATLANTA — Forecasters have issued a frost advisory for part of north Georgia. A frost advisory issued by the National Weather Service is expected to expire ...

Burned dogs show up at Ga. vet hospital

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Several dogs with burn marks on their backs have shown up in a Georgia county, and no one seems to know ...

Morning wreck slows traffic

Expect delays at Peach Orchard Road near Bobby Jones Expressway after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler. According to Richmond County dispatch, the accident with injuries and ...

Bubble wrap suffocated SC woman

  BEAUFORT, S.C. — Prosecutors say a Hilton Head Island man suffocated his girlfriend with bubble wrap in August before stealing her Jeep and driving to ...

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