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Suspect arrested in Thursday Stevens Creek Road shooting

2 hours 57 min ago
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody in Thursday night’s shooting on Stevens Creek Road.

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Augusta among the most “stressed” cities, study says

20 hours 16 min ago
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A new study says Augusta is among the top 10 “most stressed” cities in the U.S. But chronic stress may have more to do with perception and the need to find more positive coping mechanisms and balance in life, an Augusta psychologist said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Report: Numerous security policy violations in deadly Georgia inmate escape

20 hours 17 min ago
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ATLANTA — Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush forward to overpower and kill the guards who had violated numerous security procedures, officials said Friday in reports on the deadly June escape. Read more

Associated Press Photos Kate Brumback

Scientists say upcoming solar eclipse will provide unprecedented research opportunities

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:34pm
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Solar scientists from across the U.S. on Friday said an eclipse that will darken portions of the country Aug. 21, including part of South Carolina, represents an unprecedented opportunity to do a wide variety of research. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Rants and raves

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:57pm

Georgia Power closing local business offices statewide

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:57pm
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Georgia Power customers preferring to make payments at the company’s local offices will soon have to consider alternative methods. Holly Crawford, a spokeswoman for Georgia Power, said the company will close offices statewide Oct. 12. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

New teachers prepare for first school year

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:55pm
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When Tommy Rider began teaching Leah Bohannon about agriculture when she was a young student, , little did he know his mentorship would inspire her to teach others. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Local Boy Scouts district appoints new chairman

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 7:10pm
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The Boy Scouts of America’s local district has appointed Stephen Montgomery as its newest chairman to oversee program, membership and finance functions of the Scouting region that includes Richmond, Burke, Emanuel, Jefferson and Jenkins counties. Read more

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Couple suing Aiken police over body search settle some claims

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:37pm
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An Aiken couple who contend they were subjected to invasive body searches in the middle of a busy street in broad daylight have settled some of their claims against the officers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Bond denied to Augusta man accused of shooting three people, killing one

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:35pm
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An Augusta man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an elderly man in May was denied bond Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:35pm
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WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Read more

Associated Press Photos Ken Thomas Julie Pace

Oct. 8 show added for Kevin Hart

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:20am
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Kevin Hart will add a second show to his stop in Augusta. Read more

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Man arrested after bank robbery downtown

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:33am
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A man has been arrested in connection to a Friday morning robbery at Suntrust Bank downtown. Read more

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University CEO discusses recent Trinity Hospital acquisition

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:06am
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As he walked down the hallway of University Hospital Summerville, Jim Davis glanced out the window and was struck by the scenery. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

North Augusta planning commission approves Riverside Village hotel

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:05am
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North Augusta’s Planning Commission gave a preliminary OK on Thursday to the Crowne Plaza Hotel development in Riverside Village at Hammond’s Ferry. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Defense in accused NSA leaker case opposes prosecutors proposed order of protection

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:04am
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The attorneys for the Fort Gordon contractor accused of leaking national defense information have filed their own proposed order regarding how classified documents are handled in her espionage case. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Girl says mother asked for forgiveness before stabbing

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:44pm
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ATLANTA — Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried to seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker. Read more

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Campers at asthma camp learn about managing the condition

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:09pm
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While many children returning to school in the next few weeks are looking forward to running on the playground or participating in gym class, those activities will be difficult for many of them and in some cases life threatening, due to asthma. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Rants and raves

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00pm
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Roads & Bridges, please clean and cut Settlement Road in south Augusta, it has never been done . Read more

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More details emerge in hearing for two suspects in June double homicide

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:09pm
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In addition to finding a victim’s body on property owned by one suspect’s family, Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies found 9 mm shell casings, broken glass, blood stained gloves and duct tape, a detective testified Thursday at a joint preliminary hearing for William Krepps and Vaughn Verdi. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

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