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Rants and raves

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:08pm

Deniers of 2016 voter fraud, please explain how (a Republican elections official claimed that) Chicago had only 1,101,178 registered voters, but have 1,115,664 people cast ballots in 2016? My old school math  say  14,486 votes were illegally cast. Read more


Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:01pm

​SAVANNAH, Ga. — New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint – Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew. Read more

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Columbia County shelters closing

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:14pm

Columbia County will close the second of its two shelters to house Hurricane Irma evacuees Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

“Veterans Expressway” effort gains little ground

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:11pm

An effort to rename the John C. Calhoun Expressway faltered Tuesday with commissioners determining they were stopped by state law from doing so. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Red Cross partners with Goodwill Industries in hurricane relief efforts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:32pm

Goodwill Industries is collaborating with the Red Cross in Macon and Augusta to assist with the efforts concerning hurricane evacuees in the Central Savannah and Middle Georgia areas. Read more

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Cleanup efforts continue in wake of Irma

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:58pm

It appears the Augusta area weathered Tropical Storm Irma without major, widespread damage, though spokespersons in Richmond and Columbia counties said assessments are still ongoing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

CSRA College Night to be held Thursday evening

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:43pm

The CSRA College Night will take place Thursday at the James Brown Arena. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Storm damages power lines, downs trees, leaves thousands without power

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:53pm

Thousands remained without power Tuesday morning from damages sustained from Hurricane Irma. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Prestige Appliance files for bankruptcy

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:04pm
News Business

A South Carolina appliance retailer that expanded into the Augusta market last year has closed its stores after filing for bankruptcy.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Man in wreck is Irma’s second South Carolina death

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:25pm

COLUMBIA — The Latest on Irma’s effects in South Carolina (all times local):

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UPDATE: All Columbia County schools to reopen Wednesday; McDuffie, Jefferson schools to remain closed

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:24pm

Schools in the Columbia County School District will reopen Wednesday beginning at their usual times. Power has been restored at North Columbia Elementary School and that school will open again on Wednesday. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Two suspects sought in Columbia County

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:19am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s office is seeking two suspects who attempted to purchase items from Circle K at Woodbridge in Evans using multiple credit cards which were declined. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Georgia governor urges evacuees to stay in place, but those in Augusta begin leaving

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:00am

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Irma was a “different kind of natural disaster” for the state but despite his warning that evacuees should probably stay put, most of them housed in Augusta left to return home Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Augusta human resources director resigns

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:41am

Michael Loeser, Augusta’s human resources director for less than two years, announced he is retiring. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Irma: Miami Beach residents allowed to return home

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:20am

MIAMI — The Latest on Irma (all times local):

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Latest: Power outages still reported

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:08am

By 11 a.m. Tuesday, power has been restored to the majority of people in the Augusta area.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Closings for Augusta area for Tuesday

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:40pm

Here is the latest on closings/openings caused by Irma in the Augusta area for Tuesday.

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Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 9:59pm

MIAMI — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.

Read more Associated Press Photos Jennifer Kay Doug Ferguson