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SC sheriff resigns

WINNSBORO, S.C. — Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young says he is stepping down after more than 20 years in office because of health reasons. Young ...

Martinez-Evans Little League team advances in state tournament

The Martinez-Evans Little League 11-12 year-old Americans hopped into the driver’s seat with a 9-1 win over host Warner Robins on Monday night. The MELL Americans ...

Child's mouth taped shut; mom arrested

An Augusta mother has been charged after nurses discovered she taped her 2-year-old son’s mouth shut to keep him quiet. Georgia Regents University police were called ...

Setback for health care law

  WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and ...

Giants sign ex-Brave Uggla

  PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.   Uggla was released last Friday by the ...

UGA lineman charged

  ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of felony aggravated assault/family violence. It’s his second arrest this offseason, ...

Augusta Christian delays college plan

A two-year college planned to open this fall by Augusta Christian Schools has been postponed for one year. Augusta Christian Head of Schools David Piccolo ...

Richmond County tax commissioner's office closed Thursday, Friday

The Richmond County tax commissioner’s office will be closed for a half-day on Thursday and all day Friday as operations are moved to a new ...

Voters return to polls to settle runoffs

Voters will return to the polls today to decide a handful of runoff elections. Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said she expects, ...

Beech Island shooting suspect arrested

A suspect in last week’s shooting in Beech Island was arrested Monday at the home of a family member, deputies say. Alex James Pitts, 21, ...

Selfless employee embodies mission of Augusta Red Cross

Margaret McCord has never had much difficulty finding people to help the local American Red Cross with blood drives, community fundraisers and disaster relief efforts. Augusta ...

Augusta firefighters battle through summer heat

Sgt. David Williams speaks for many of the firefighters at Augusta Station No. 8 when he says summer is the hardest time of year. “These months ...

Longtime Masters City volunteer Ralph Herndon dies at 83

  He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Richmond County Health Department. But Ralph Herndon will ...

Man shot on Central Avenue

A 25-year-old man was shot Monday afternoon in Richmond County. Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Central Avenue about 6 p.m. and found a black ...

The reporter who made a mistake

  SAVANNAH, Ga. -- My first job out of college was with the Savannah Evening Press, the afternoon counterpart to the Savannah Morning News.   The Evening Press ...

Burke weapons dealer admits to illegal sales

  A former Burke County firearms dealer pleaded guilty Monday to illegally selling weapons to a convicted felon and to out-of-state residents. William Debow, 52, who spent ...

Florida State, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions. The league announced its predicted order ...

Kingston in Augusta before Tuesday runoff

With former Tea Party favorite Karen Handel by his side, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston touched down at Daniel Field Airport Monday in a final push ...

Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested in SC

A former member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, ...

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