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3 slain in gang-related shooting in Savannah

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:20pm

By Russ Bynum

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Rants and raves

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:20pm

What’s the SCLC, Catholics and other Christians who historically have been staunch Democrats going to do now that pro-life supporters are no longer welcome in the Democrat party according to your new DNC chairman? After all, you can’t really be Christian and be in favor of murdering the unborn child, can you?

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Getting a quadcopter’s eye view

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:19pm


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Commission divided on baggy pants ban

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:32pm

Augusta commissioners remain divided on whether to ban saggy pants and a committee referred a vote to draft an ordinance to the full commission Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Susan McCord

Researcher looking into ways to battle glaucoma

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:35pm

Jimmy Painter and his wife, Joanne, were walking around the Augusta Mall in 1987 when he saw a sign for a free eye exam and decided to go in for one.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Thomson coach placed on administrative leave

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:24pm
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A Thomson High School teacher and coach has been placed on administrative leave, the McDuffie County Board of Education announced Tuesday.

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Federal trial concludes in Augusta armed robbery case

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:21pm

A federal court jury should begin deliberations Wednesday morning to determine if a Columbia man took part in armed robberies in Augusta in 2012.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Barnwell police chief terminated amid SLED investigation

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:48pm

Barnwell City Council unanimously voted to terminate Reuben Black’s employment as police chief effective Monday.

Read more The People-Sentinel Photos Jonathan Vickery

Paine president finalist optimistic about school’s future

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:00pm

Dr. Jerry L. Hardee, in line to be the next president of Paine College, has literally worked “all the way up” from a 19-year-old teacher to university administrator and college president. Even after six decades, he sounds enthusiastic about getting the struggling school back into the good graces of its accrediting agency, recruiting new students and creating a capital campaign to boost the school’s infrastructure. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Judge dismisses lawsuit in pipeline case

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:56pm

A lawsuit filed against pipeline company Kinder Morgan was dismissed last week.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Lakeside High team heads to national Science Bowl

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:15pm

An elite team of local students is headed to Washington to put their collective knowledge to the test at the U.S. Department of Energy Science Bowl.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Richmond Academy announces 2017 Hall of Fame class

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:35pm

The Academy of Richmond County announced Tuesday its 2017 Hall of Fame class, which includes Augusta University President Dr. Brooks Keel.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Missing person sought in Richmond County

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:58am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating a missing person.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Augusta woman charged with felony shoplifting

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:59am

An Augusta woman has been banned from the Augusta Mall and arrested on charges of felony theft by shoplifting.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought for child molestation, incest

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:56am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating a suspect wanted on charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and incest.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Man charged for breaking into Church’s Chicken

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:53am

A man was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to break into an Augusta business.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Augusta man shot in neck, hospitalized

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:51am

An investigation is ongoing after an Augusta man was hospitalized Sunday after being shot in the neck.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

College stars bolster draft stock through special teams

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:32pm

INDIANAPOLIS — More and more college coaches are putting their starters and even their stars on special teams as they seek to pile up every possible point in an era of pedal-to-the-metal shootouts and never-safe leads.

Read more Associated Press Photos Arnie Stapleton

Kirby: Some of the little differences between husband and wife

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:21pm

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

GOP chairman candidates hold debate in Columbia County

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:42pm

In six weeks, Georgia Republicans will elect a new state GOP chairman during their convention in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman