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City Ink: Work session strategy is always the same

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:26pm
Columnists News

When Augusta government officials talk strategy, the only real strategy they’ve ever come up with is to raise your taxes and fees. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Flash flood warning expires as crews repair power outages

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 8:20pm

Power crews are working to repair power outages and a flash flood warning has expired in the Augusta area.

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Two local attorneys on short list to fill state court judgeship

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 6:39pm

The short list of potential candidates to fill the seat of retiring Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby is composed of Robert “Bo” Hunter III and E. Freddie Sanders. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

KIRBY: Political power a true short story

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 6:35pm
Columnists News

I had lunch earlier this week with the Prime-Timers youth group at Abilene Baptist, and we were talking about vacations. One of those precocious youngsters asked me to name the most amazing place I’d ever been. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Victim identified in fatal accident on Deans Bridge Road

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 5:14pm

One man has died following a single-vehicle accident on Deans Bridge Road Saturday morning. Read more

From Staff Reports

8-year-old Salley golfer wins another world tournament

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 12:12pm
News Sports

Luke Parsons, the 8-year-old golf prodigy from Salley, S.C., has won the IMG Junior Golf World Championship in his age division. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Kirby: Mail delivers more travel tales

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 12:08am
Columnists News

The mailbox is full of your travel tales; let’s see who went where. Bob and Pam Boland, of Grovetown, send good news from the Pacific Northwest. “We are out here in the Seattle area visiting our first grandbaby! She turned 2 on July 2. A blessing." Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Students at Augusta University conduct their annual health fair for farm workers

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 12:08am

TRENTON, S.C. — Under a straw hat, a smile crossed Francisco Garcia’s deeply lined face Friday as he reflected on what years of going to the health fair at Costa Layman Farms has done for him and his health. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants and raves

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:58pm

“The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan Read more


Georgia Lions foundation begins GoFundMe for new devices

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:57pm

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is seeking donations on its new GoFundMe page throughout the month of July. Read more

From Staff Reports

Economic developers to hire south Augusta-focused employee

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 5:40pm

Augusta’s lead economic development agency on Friday took the first step toward hiring a full-time employee focused on south Augusta. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Foundation named after fallen officer donates holsters to marshal’s office

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:43pm

Though it’s been almost six years since the death of Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy J.D. Paugh, his legacy is still helping protect Augusta and its law enforcement officers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Former Masters, Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson dies

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 2:26pm

William W. “Hootie” Johnson never backed down from a fight. Whether it was on the football field, in the boardroom or over Augusta National Golf Club’s all-male membership, Johnson stood firm in his convictions. The former Masters Tournament chairman died Friday morning. He was 86. Read more

Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Federer, Cilic reach Wimbledon finals

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 1:57pm
News Sports

LONDON — Marin Cilic will face Roger Federer in the men’s finals at Wimbledon.

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Augusta Southern Nationals canceled

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 1:28pm

The Augusta Southern Nationals drag boat event scheduled for next week has been canceled. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Beech Island Waffle House robbed by masked gunman

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:19pm

A Beech Island Waffle House was robbed early Friday morning by a masked gunman Read more

From Staff Reports Photos

Augusta streetlight fees set to rise

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:34am

Augusta’s uneven streetlight fees, a problem uncorrected since consolidation two decades ago, coupled with rates not adjusted to cover new expenses, are the impetus for a possible streetlight fee increase that could be on next month’s tax bills. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Local day care helping out in pediatric cancer research fundraising

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:21pm

In a small building across the street from the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, Caeli Kess, 4, and Mackenzie Hull, 5, sit behind a small yellow lemonade stand raising money for research into pediatric cancer, some of which might eventually find its way to their neighbor. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Barnwell hires new police chief

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:18pm

Barnwell has a new police chief.  The City Council unanimously approved hiring Brian Johnson as chief of Barnwell Police Department earlier this week. Read more

The People-Sentinel Photos Jonathan Vickery

Kirby: Travelers tell their tales

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:13pm
Columnists News

Elizabeth and Jerry Barnes, of North Augusta,are covering the Midwest like a blue-sky landscape. I’m looking at 13 postcards that have arrived from their summer travels, including such hard-to-get states as Iowa, Idaho and Nebraska. They are trying to get up to 48 state visits by this summer and their discoveries are worth sharing. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby