Attorney general finds no state law violations by resigned Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith

...hanging out" with friends at the Northwood Road home owned by Augusta Communications owner Spiro Papadopoulos and getting a massage while also serving as the only Troop E officer on duty that week.He also admitted to earning a "finder's fee" for securing...

Barber and golf businesses heading downtown

...Refinery is a men's-only grooming lounge that provides haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials, shaves, waxing and massage.The businesses target similar demographics, Pond said."She's attracting some of the same folks that we would see on...

Prostitution arrests thwart license request to open Wheeler Road massage parlor

...operator's license this week for a therapeutic massage parlor because of his wife's prostitution...application he submitted in July to open "AA Massage" on Wheeler Road.Voulgaris was nearly...city's ordinance regulating therapeutic massage operator's licenses.He added the committee...

South Carolina man missing $1,200 after massage

...woman he met on the Internet stole $1,200 from him while giving him a massage.The 53-year-old man told police he met a woman named Katie at the...store to buy a drink.The man said he had already paid her $350 for the massage.

Baby shower will help centers

...director Susan Swanson.The center offers classes to teach young men and women how to be good parents. Topics include infant massage, safety issues, resumes, and how to apply for jobs.As parents attend classes, they earn points that can be redeemed for...

4 sentenced in Ga. massage case

...Ga - The owner and several employees of a middle Georgia massage parlor have been sentenced on prostitution, conspiracy and...Telegraph of Macon" reports the former owner of Soft Hands Massage and Spa, 51-year-old Hyeon Chae, has been sentenced to...

Top stories of 2014: Smith resigns from District 7 commission post

...McDonough, Smith's top boss at the patrol, pointed out.Smith who said he was "just hanging out" and had obtained a massage at the house, resigned his commission seat Sept. 8. His term would have ended in 2016.Commissioners selected Hap Harris...

Massage chair bandit sought by Atlanta area cops

...searching for a man who they say is stealing money from mechanical massage chairs at several businesses in Atlanta's suburbs. Gwinnett...uses a pry tool to force open the cash box attached to each massage chair. In one case, the suspect entered while the business...

Massage can ease physical pain, squelch stress

Massage had always been a dirty word for DeeDee...Martinez. "I had always thought of a massage parlor as sort of a nasty place," she...administrative job at the Augusta School of Massage and received her first massage. "Once...

Life & style
Massage therapy or prostitution? Lawmakers want to know

...ATLANTA -- Ever wondered what goes on in massage parlors that stay open all night? Lawmakers...would overhaul the state's rules governing massage therapy, setting up a state board to license massage therapists and inspect their workplaces...