First of 16 defendants in drug trafficking case pleads guilty

...for what federal investigators contend was a major drug trafficking operation in Georgia pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court.Charvis Lawrence, 32, pleaded guilty to a single charge of use of a communication facility in the commission...

Augusta man pleads guilty in income tax fraud scheme

...guilty Monday to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft in a tax fraud case.Dewand Ware, 37, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to his role in a tax fraud scheme - cashing more than 100 tax refund checks that were fraudulently obtained by...

Doubters calmed by Clemson's offense under new coordinators

...Indianapolis Colts that university officials say is meant to protect their 12th Man trademark.The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Houston is intended to protect the phrase "Home of the 12th Man" and variations of it that the university...

Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

...May 2012.Now Jackson, 60, could return to prison for up to five years. He's scheduled for sentencing by a U.S. District Court judge Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in August to what was nearly a carbon copy of his earlier crime."After...

Guilty pleas entered in Hephzibah bank robbery

...38, admitted they joined with Ricardo M. Mobley to rob the bank Jan. 9. Mobley pleaded guilty last month in U.S. District Court.According to FBI task force member Joseph Francois III, the three men were spotted in the getaway car as they...

Fort Gordon contract $104 million over original estimate

...was a one-time (deal)," the audit stated.Fort Gordon's contract was not reviewed in this audit, but a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed in Augusta revealed that an employee of IAP Worldwide Ser vices, an Akima subcontractor, was arrested...

Putting out a fire

...performed and was reinstated in 1997 at his same pay and rank.The next step in his extortion case is an appearance in U.S. District Court for arraignment and bond consideration.Augusta Fire Chief Chris James said last week he submitted a termination...

Augusta businessman pleads guilty in scam

Bennie Johnson, 69, pleaded in U.S. District Court to wire fraud in a plea agreement that could mean 13 months in prison.

Augusta pair plead guilty in Cabela's weapon thefts

...federal firearm charges.Chartavis D. Graham, 18, and Edward Quantese Pollard, no age given, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to theft of firearms from the inventory of a federal firearms licensee.Richmond County sheriff deputies responding...

Georgia peanut plant managers who helped convict their boss in salmonella case face sentencing

...prospect of going to prison themselves.Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore were scheduled to return Thursday to U.S. District Court for sentencing by the same judge who sent their ex-employer, former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart...