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Clemson picked to win ACC again

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

The reigning champion Tigers were picked on 144 of 191 votes released Monday from media members attending last week’s league media days. Atlantic Division rival Florida State was second with 39 votes, while Coastal Division favorite North Carolina was picked on seven.

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Ga. man, stolen gun in Pa. theater

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MONACA, Pa. — A Georgia man is jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater.

Twenty-one-year-old William Gossett, of Covington, was arraigned Sunday on charges of receiving stolen property and carrying an unlicensed firearm stemming from his arrest Saturday evening at the Cinemark Theater in Center Township. That’s in Beaver County, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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2 dead, 17 injured in Fla. nightclub shooting

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded, officials said Monday.

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Chief appraiser's contract, tax-exempt properties raise questions

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 1:40am

Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.

Commissioners met for an hour Tuesday behind closed doors on issues with the board but took no action. Late Friday, Mayor Hardie Davis called for a 9 a.m. commission meeting Monday to discuss “personnel.”

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Augusta homicides up, but no cases recently

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:05pm

Although Augusta homicides are up compared with this time last year, police say they believe a two-month absence of any is proof that some of their crime initiatives are paying off.

Augusta has had 14 homicides in 2016. Last year at this time, it had 10.

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Martinez man, 77, drowns in Aiken fishing pond

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:45pm

An early afternoon fishing accident has killed a Martinez  man.

Howard Seymore, 77, was pronounced dead, according to Aiken Coroner Tim Carlton.

The coroner said it appeared that Seymore and a friend were fishing on the bank of the pond near 660 Ridge Road when Seymore's fishing line became entangled on debris in the water.

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Clinton names Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:16pm

ORLANDO, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.

In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate."

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Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 6:17pm

MUNICH — An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief of police in the Bavarian capital said Saturday.

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Bond granted in child abuse case

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:31pm

A 22-year-old Augusta man facing child abuse charges in the injuries suffered by his 2-month-old son was granted a $15,000 bond Friday.

Johnny Hairston was arrested July 1 on a charge of cruelty to children in the first degree. A condition of his bond is not to have any contact with the baby, Senior Judge Albert M. Pickett said Friday in Richmond County Superior Court.

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Georgia signs data-sharing deal with Waze traffic app

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:45pm

 

The Georgia Department of Trans­portation has announced a partnership with Waze, a popular navigation app that warns drivers of traffic delays, police and wrecks.

Waze works by allowing users to report road disturbances that would slow someone’s drive. Drivers in that area will be alerted so they can adjust their route before being stuck in a jam.

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Mothers charged with leaving kids at motel

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:42pm

Two mothers were charged after leaving their young children alone at a motel while they went to X-Mart to flirt.

Pamela Evette Freeman, 34, and Ramonica Prisaillia Hampton, 35, were booked into the Richmond County jail early Friday on three counts of deprivation of a minor.

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Police seek man who fired shots at car

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:39pm

Police are seeking a man who they say fired multiple shots at his girlfriend’s vehicle on Wednesday.

Shon Dwayne Robinson, 25, is being sought on a charge of aggravated assault. He was last seen driving a black, four-door vehicle, possibly a Mitsubishi Galant, with tinted windows.

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Moms charged with leaving kids at motel

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Two mothers were charged after leaving their young children alone at a motel while they went to X-Mart to flirt.

Pamela Evette Freeman, 34, and Ramonica Prisaillia Hampton, 35, were booked into the Richmond County jail early Friday on three counts of deprivation of a minor.

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Kissingbower theft suspect arrested

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:00pm

One of two men who robbed a Kissingbower Road store in June has been arrested.

Jahmel Malik Palmer, 20, was booked into the Richmond County jail Thursday on a charge of armed robbery.

According to an incident report, two men entered Family Dollar, 1801 Kissingbower Road, the evening of June 27 and demanded the manager open the safe. The men also threatened to kill three employees. They left with more than $1,000 in cash and several cartons of Newport cigarettes.

 

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Aiken officer named in traffic stop lawsuit resigns

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 2:55pm

 

An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer named in a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations during a 2014 traffic stop has resigned, Chief Charles Barranco confirmed.

Master Cpl. John C. Medlin did not reference the lawsuit in his resignation letter, which was submitted Wednesday, only stating it had been a pleasure to work at the agency for the past 20 years.

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Body found in old house

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 2:38pm

 

Officials are investigating a badly decomposed body discovered by a pre-demolition crew at a Wilder Street home earlier Friday.

Crime scene technicians and sheriff’s office investigators were called to the scene after the crews discovered the body at the 1539 Wilder Street home about 9 a.m.

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Bus tour puts spotlight on growth, opportunities in south Augusta

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:30am

South Augusta was the singular focus of a packed bus of city officials, staff and residents during a nearly four-hour, 48-mile tour Thursday.

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Augusta mayor to hold fishing event for children

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 8:20pm

 

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, his father and his son, Benjamin Davis, are holding a fishing rodeo Friday for summer camp students at the Mayor’s Fishing Hole, 1836 Lock and Dam Road.

“I love fishing with my papa and my dad, and not many kids know how much fun it is to fish,” Benjamin Davis said. “Since ‘the mayor’ has a fishing hole, we should use it to teach kids how to fish and show them how to enjoy it.”

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Riverwalk shooter hunt continues

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:14pm

 

Three weeks after a shooting that sent fireworks observers scurrying on Riverwalk Augusta, police said they are no closer to identifying the second unknown shooter.

The other suspected shooter, 30-year-old Clinton Lamont Coleman, remains in the Richmond County jail where he was booked following his release from the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to the face and leg. The injuries were sustained during the exchange of gunfire near Unisys on the Riverwalk around 10 p.m. immediately after the fireworks ended.

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Mom gives birth at Augusta convenience store

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 1:05pm

A woman gave birth to a baby boy at a Lumpkin Road convenience store this morning, according to first responders.

Gold Cross and firefighters were dispatched to Circle K at the intersection of Lumpkin and Deans Bridge roads about 11 a.m.

Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said the woman was already delivering in the restroom when firefighters arrived at the scene. She said mother and child were doing well and transported to an area hospital.

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