An Augusta man was robbed and assaulted Thursday morning in Richmond County.
About 8 a.m., deputies found Reginald Alan Trumpler, 32, bleeding and naked at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and 12th Street.
Deputies questioned Trumpler, who said he came to Anderson Avenue to buy drugs and was robbed of $180 and his clothes, the report said.
The victim said he was hit in the head with a pistol and struck with a golf club.
He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.
Few things are quite as loud as a marching band practice.
Percussion instruments rattle teeth, bellowing tubas punch through chests and the room vibrates with energy as the performances reach a crescendo.
Students swing their instruments to the beat, laughing as they nail a particularly difficult tempo or note. The drab gray Academy of Richmond County classroom struggles to contain the roughly 60 students playing their instruments and choreographing movements as more continue to trickle inside.
As Cynthia Zamot turned into the main entrance of Georgia Regents University, she saw hundreds of T-shirts lining both sides of Walker Street.
Each shirt had a message, many of which left the 49-year-old sexual assault victim feeling “overwhelmed with emotion.”
“It was like I wrote them,” she said. “It’s incredible to know that people feel the same pain I felt – and still feel – after all these years.”
With the boards of Augusta’s two largest hospitals meeting Thursday, University Hospital and Georgia Regents Health System revealed very different financial pictures for the first of this year.
A key rating agency, however, changed to a negative outlook on University – which showed a positive margin of $7 million in its first quarter – and warns its pursuit of a Columbia County hospital could lead to a downgrade of the rating on its bonds.
University Hospital is making its first big foray into Aiken County with a $20.2 million assisted living center.
University’s boards voted Thursday to pursue the 88-bed, 86,000-square-foot project at The Village at Woodside neighborhood in Aiken.
Jim Davis, the University CEO, said the hospital was approached by developers of Woodside to create the new assisted living center, similar to facilities University operates at Brandon Wilde.
“This would give us a nice presence in Aiken,” Davis said.
Police continue to search for another suspect in an April 16 drive-by shooting.
Two men were wounded – one in the buttocks and one in the foot and hip – when shots were fired from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Brown Street about 8:30 p.m.
Fredrick McArthur Nelson Jr., 21, was found by police Tuesday. A second suspect, Carl Antonio Nipper, 26, surrendered the next day.
Police are seeking information on a third suspect, Reginald Forest, 27.
An engineer, pastor and for seven years a state legislator, Sen. Hardie Davis says he’ll bring legislative experience and the ability to compromise to city government if elected mayor May 20.
Cooped up inside for what has been described as one of the Southeast’s harshest winters, a record number of residents are booking vacations in search of more tropical climates, but some travel agents said the cold weather isn’t entirely responsible for the surge in sales.
Travel agents in Augusta and Aiken say other contributing factors might include higher airfares to Europe and uncertainty in euro and British pound exchange rates.
A young Augusta man who killed without any apparent reason was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Jonathan Lee Felton, 23, was convicted in Richmond County Superior Court of murder and weapon charges for the Oct. 25, 2010, shooting of 22-year-old Eric “Easy” Wright.
“It was a senseless death,” Assistant District Attorney Garon Muller told the jury Monday in his opening statement.
A request to remove the judge assigned to preside over the capital murder trial for a Hephzibah man accused of killing his parents and little brother was denied Thursday.
NORTH AUGUSTA — Medical billing company Medac Inc. announced Thursday that it will move headquarters from west Augusta to North Augusta, with construction of a two-story office to begin later this year.
The company, which had offices in Augusta for more than 20 years, had been courted to move into the former Fort Discovery in downtown Augusta. The 550-employee company will spend $12 million to consolidate three locations and add 65 jobs, said co-founder and president Bijon Memar.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Aiken Department of Public Safety are searching for suspects after a series of unrelated vehicle break-ins.
Police are asking the public to be vigilant about locking and securing their vehicles and putting belongings out of sight.
The Augusta West Rotary Club on Thursday awarded its 2014 Louis Harris Award to Austin Rhodes, an afternoon radio talk-show host on WGAC.
The club has presented the award annually since 1979 to honor the memory of Harris, a community leader who was editor of The Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Herald in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
In accepting the award, Rhodes thanked WGAC management, his co-workers and many colleagues in attendance for their support over the past two decades.
As the chief executive of an Augusta-based bank takes on new responsibilities with the American Bankers Association, the bank announced Thursday a new president will oversee local operations.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A simple impression won’t likely get you far, but if your impersonation of a Savannah icon nails that character, Old Savannah Tours might have a gig for you.
COLUMBIA— A special education teacher from Horry County has been named South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year.
Jennifer Ainsworth of Socastee High School was announced as the winner in Columbia on Wednesday night. She was among five finalists from across the state.
Ainsworth said her inspirations are her 96-year-old grandmother, her late mother and her former class teaching assistant who died last year.
A well-known Augusta scam artist charged at least seven times since 2010 with plying strangers with hard-luck stories, then taking their money, is behind bars again.
Police said Eva Carrol Smith, 47, was arrested Thursday, this time suspected of snatching money from a woman on Broad Street Wednesday after telling her not only had she been locked out of her car, but was pregnant with twins.
In recent years Smith has been often charged with misdemeanor theft by deception, mostly in incidents in the medical district and downtown.
Authorities have identified an Augusta man who said he was shot by a stranger Wednesday.
While in the parking lot of Good Hope Baptist Church at 710 E. Cedar St., David James Towns, 39, told deputies ge was shot three times in the face by an unidentified black male, according to a Richmond County incident report.
Investigators acknowledge Towns was wounded, but said Thursday they are uncertain what caused his wounds.
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An Augusta man shot early Wednesday morning has been identified.
While in the parking lot of Good Hope Baptist Church at 710 E. Cedar St., David James Towns, 39, was shot three times in the face by an unidentified black male, according to a Richmond County incident report.
Deputies found the victim about 5:30 a.m. after responding to a call in the 3800 block of Belair Road. Towns was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center with what they described as nonlife-threatening injuries.
Augusta’s Sand Hills, like many of the city’s older neighborhoods, suffers from being a bit forgotten, despite being in the center of town.
Situated midway between Georgia Regents University’s Summerville Campus and Augusta National Golf Club, Sand Hills homeowners had no trouble expressing their chief concern to Augusta mayoral and senate candidates at a Tuesday forum: Dilapidated, abandoned homes, and the problems that frequent them.