Feds seek suspects in Augusta gun ring

...Augusta. The indictment states that between October 1997 and November 1998, the suspects purchased about 138 handguns from pawnbrokers in Augusta and Hephzibah. The guns - .25 caliber, .380 caliber and 9 mm - were then resold in New York, the indictment...

Mrs. Gussie Coffsky

...Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, with Rabbi Amy Greenbaum officiating. Mrs. Coffsky, a native of Augusta, was a homemaker and a pawnbroker. She was a life member of Hadassah and Daughters of Israel. She was a member of Adas Yeshurun synagogue and Ahavath Achim...

Pawn brokers say getting loan is not difficult or scary

...Broad Street in Augusta.The National Pawnbrokers Association reports that the average...500 for it. It's business."Some pawnbrokers recommend shopping around for the best...are set by the state. In Georgia, pawnbrokers can charge up to 25 percent interest...

Owners defend their gun sales

...wrong. A-1 Jewelry and Pawn Inc., in Augusta, and AAA Pawnbrokers, in Hephizbah, are among five Georgia dealers named in...of A-1 Jewelry and Pawn, denied that his store - or AAA Pawnbrokers, owned by his son Greg Driggers - broke any firearms laws...

Senate works to get title loan regulation

...by gutting a separate bill and adding the original provisions. As in the earlier version, the legislation requires title pawnbrokers to give customers advance notice before repossessing their car. It also allows for loan principal to be paid down quicker...

Whose kingdom are we in?

Jason Collins, Kim Kardashian, David Petraeus, Mark Sanford, American Idol, title pawnbrokers, payday lenders, DUI offenders and legalized gay marriage are examples of why the United States is more like the kingdom of Satan...

'Hardcore Pawn' star to attend Augusta Gun Show in April

...The star of a cable network pawn show will appear at the Augusta Gun Show in April.Seth Gold, a third-generation pawnbroker, appears on the truTV show Hardcore Pawn, which is in its sixth season and set in his store American Jewelry and Loan...

Bookworm: 'The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus'

...age 70.Through the centuries, because of miracles and anecdotes connected to him, Nicholas became the patron saint of pawnbrokers, newlyweds, bankers, voyagers, firemen, pilgrims and others. And he's beloved by generations of children who know...

Bill would track title-pawn industry, inform consumers

...according to filings with the state. Under existing law, title-pawn businesses are not regulated but are treated like other pawnbrokers, who can charge as much as 25 percent a month for the first three months and 12.5 percent a month after that. "We get...

Pawn shops stay busy

...in the past few years, and the increase in Christmas sales reflects that growth, said Jackie Kinlaw, president of the Pawnbrokers Association of Georgia. He estimated there are 800 stores in Georgia and hundreds more that offer loans for car titles...