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Woman who left baby in hot vehicle pleads guilty

3 hours 18 min ago
News

If alcohol hadn’t been involved, it would have been a different sentence, Judge Sheryl B. Jolly said Thursday. But it was and because of it, a baby died.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta mother who shot daughter gets suspended sentence

3 hours 38 min ago
News

Deloris Johnson lived for 68 years without a blemish on her record until last spring when a disagreement over her daughter’s parenting responsibilities turned violent. She ended up in jail for 10 days until her son could post bond, defense attorney Robert Homlar told the judge Thursday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Leak shuts down evaporator at Savannah River Site

5 hours 41 min ago
News

An element in the liquid waste cleanup process at Savannah River Site is offline after a number of leaks were identified inside.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Critical need for O negative blood

6 hours 41 min ago
News

Shepeard Community Blood Center is experiencing a critical need for O negative blood.

Read more Staff Writer Bianca Cain Johnson

Investment group acquires part of Fibrant plant

6 hours 56 min ago
News Business

An investment group headed by a former fertilizer company executive said Thursday it has agreed to purchase the ammonium sulfate section of Augusta’s Fibrant LLC chemical plant.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Augusta Christian’s Passmore dies

7 hours 17 min ago
News High school

Augusta Christian senior baseball player Drew Passmore died today from injuries he sustained in a car accident during the weekend.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Chris Gay

Man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend

12 hours 19 min ago
News

An Augusta man has been charged with stabbing his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Mock crash warns students against dangers of distracted, drunk driving

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:28pm
News

With prom just days away, Juvenile Court Judge Doug Flanagan had two pieces of advice for students at Evans High School and everywhere: Wear your seat belt. And wear your seat belt.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Rants & Raves

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:08pm
News

When will they ever finish River Watch Parkway near Interstate 20, particularly the traffic lights?

Read more Photos Special

2013 Augusta homicide at standstill

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:56pm
News

Criminal charges against two Augusta men remain on hold until an appeal court ruling, attorneys told Chief Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. on Wednesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Jefferson County voters pass nonbinding referendum on millage increase for hospital

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:31pm
News

A majority of Jefferson County voters said Tuesday they would support a millage increase to support operations at Jefferson Hospital.

Read more The News and Farmer Photos Parish Howard

Tree falls on Paine police department building

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:00pm
News

A tree collapsed on the Paine College Police Department during Tuesday night’s storm.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Institute had long connection with Augusta

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 5:45pm
News

Years before Richard Spencer was being profiled as the enigmatic leader of the “alt-right” movement, drawing Nazi salutes to his call to “Hail Trump,” an Augusta man was quietly laying the groundwork for the rise of the National Policy Institute.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Foundation stopped giving to ‘alt-right’ movement leader in 2015

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 5:42pm
News

The Augusta-based Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area severed ties with an organization tied to a white nationalist in 2015 after discovering the group’s “mission and purpose,” the nonprofit’s President and CEO Shell K. Berry said in a statement.

Read more Staff Writer Susan McCord

John W. Houghton building celebrates 100th anniversary

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 5:00pm
News

After standing firm for 100 years, an overnight storm wasn’t going to shake the John W. Houghton building.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Whole body vibration could provide exercise benefits to obese patients

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:00pm
News

Whole body vibration could provide exercise benefits to obese patients who might otherwise have trouble working out and could affect metabolic factors that are implicated in diabetes and other diseases, according to research at Augusta University.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Engineers bring real-world experience to North Augusta High School

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:28pm
News

Getting real-world exposure to jobs in their potential career field is difficult for many high school students, especially if those jobs use expensive or delicate equipment, are located on construction sites or take place beyond the fence line of a federal nuclear installation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:56pm
News

LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the attacker, and about 20 others were injured.

Read more Associated Press Photos Jill Lawless Danica Kirka

Augusta sets record high temperature

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:31pm
News

Augusta set a high temperature record Tuesday, breaking a mark that stood for 69 years.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Indictments accuse residents of exploiting elderly

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:25pm
News

A Richmond County grand jury returned indictments this week that accuse the defendants of taking financial advantage of elderly residents.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

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