Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for bribery, and money laundering. Nagin was convicted February 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for projects, both before and after Hurricane Katrina. The bribes came in […]
Augusta Commissioners are getting closer to choosing a new city administrator. They’ll interview the top three candidates for the job on Wednesday. For now, city officials aren’t saying who they are or where they’re from. Augusta has been without a city administrator since Fred Russell was fired in December.
Two more people were arrested Monday in connection with Saturday’s drive-by shooting at a local shopping center that left a teen injured. 23 year old Alexis Blowers of Augusta and 21 year old Emmanuel Smith of Grovetown were each charged with aggravated assault. 17 year old Brandon Hilton was already behind bars, charged with […]
Some Columbia County motorists will need to change their commuting habits for the next few weeks. A stretch of Blue Ridge Drive is closed while crews make repairs to storm water infrastructure. The closure affecting Blue Ridge Drive between Bristol Road and Old Evans Road is expected to last through July 25. Traffic officials […]
Governor Nathan Deal is in Augusta today, along with the chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals, to talk about the possibility of clinical trials here of the company’s investigational marijuana-based drug to treat children with certain seizure disorders. Dr. Geoffrey Guy will give a presentation on “Finding the Medicine in Marijuana” to students and staff at […]
A hit-and-run wreck closed a portion of Georgia Avenue in North Augusta this morning. Authorities say 21 year old Christian Manly drove into a curb, then crashed into a tree and utility pole before crossing all eastbound lanes of traffic and slamming into a tree in front of a home on Summit Avenue. The […]
The 14 year old victim of a weekend drive-by shooting on Agerton Lane in Augusta is in stable condition at Georgia Regents Medical Center. The teen, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest as an SUV passed by Jimmy John’s restaurant, across from Regal Cinemas. Authorities have arrested 17 year […]
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says 13 people were arrested for driving under the influence on the Fourth of July. They say that’s far less than last year, but still 13 too many. The arrests were the result of three road safety checks that were done over a five-hour period on Friday. Authorities say […]