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High winds, possible tornado strike Barnwell County

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:23pm

A possible tornado left a path of destruction around Barnwell County on Saturday, particularly in the Blackville area. Read more

The People-Sentinel Photos Jonathan Vickery

Aiken County asks residents to help spruce up schools

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:59pm

Aiken County Public Schools is asking residents to participate in a “day of service” to spruce up schools by refurbishing flower gardens, pressure washing, trimming bushes, painting and building outdoor classrooms, sorting books, painting a mural and creating displays for student achievements, according to a news release. Read more

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Falcons fans hoping final Georgia Dome game ends with Super Bowl trip

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:55pm
Columnists News Sports

Augusta resident Kenneth “Peabody” Tarver believed last weekend’s “final game” at the Georgia Dome was the loudest place he’d ever been. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Scott Michaux

Fun on a rainy day

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:42pm

The 2017 Augusta Futurity wrapped up Saturday.  Read more


AU researcher studying blood pressure issues regarding women

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:39pm

It happens to Bonnie Church every time she eats pizza or meatballs or anything with a lot of hidden sodium in it. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

City Ink: Augustans weigh in on Trump’s inauguration

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:32pm
Columnists News

Former Richmond County Republican Party Chairman Dave Barbee, who will have enough candles on his cake today to set off the smoke alarm, got an early birthday present Friday when Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Kirby: Waste not, want not; Hope not

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:13pm
Columnists News

Many years ago I was in Atlanta for an all-day conference on the news media and the law. During the midday break, they brought us box lunches and I took a seat across from the late Charles Weltner, then a Georgia Supreme Court justice, and we began to eat and chat. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Augusta turkey oak may have local challenger for nation’s biggest

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:12pm

Just as the state seemed to confirm that an Augusta tree is the biggest of its particular species, public interest in the story might have uncovered another, more massive turkey oak in the Augusta area. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants and raves

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:12pm

Comments from our readers: Read more

Hundreds participate in Augusta Solidarity March

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:11pm

Undeterred by a rainy Saturday, several hundred people participated in the Augusta Solidarity March to show support for similar events worldwide regarding concerns about Donald Trump as president. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Connor Threlkeld

Tools, equipment stolen from work truck

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:09am

Employees of a Tennessee moisture control business reported that tools were stolen from their work truck Thursday night.

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Medical supplies, GPS stolen from vehicle

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:08am

On Friday morning, Richmond County law enforcement answered a call about items stolen from a vehicle.

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Suspect sought after shots fired into moving vehicle

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:08am

Richmond County deputies responded to a report of shots fired into a moving vehicle Thursday.

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Forever a long time to put a stamp on savings

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:00am
Columnists News

“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Operation Teammate to expand to Augusta

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:55pm

As a former member of the Air Force, Timothy Montjoy knows the feeling of leaving a child for service duties. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:44pm

Why on Earth would people not want to hear the good news about Augusta from Deke Copenhaver? Why does he have to distribute bad news when other outlets already do so? And what does it matter if radio station listeners are from outside our area? Deke was a nice mayor and if he’s going to be Augusta’s cheerleader on his show. More power to him! Read more


Supporters celebrate Trump inauguration

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:20pm

A handful of local people showed their support for the new president at rallies in Evans and Augusta on Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Appellate court reverses judge in transgender name change cases

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:39pm

Two transgender Columbia County residents whose requests to change their names to conform with their chosen sexual identities have won their appeals and will get new names. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Sheriff’s office announces arrest in gang case

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:17pm

Police continue to seek two of the 17 people connected to a local street gang. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Robin Allen elected president of Republican Spouses Club

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:15pm

Robin Allen, wife of Congressman Rick Allen, has been elected president of the Republican Spouses Club. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord