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President takes to Twitter to weigh in on high-stakes runoff

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:09am

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A Georgia congressional election is headed to a high-stakes runoff that’s shaping up as a referendum on President Trump ahead of crucial midterm elections next year. Read more

Associated Press Photos

Aiken County schools respond to social media concerns

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:34pm

Aiken County Public Schools has issued a statement on social media rumors of a threat to North Augusta High School on Thursday. Read more

From Staff Reports

Deputy wounds man pointing gun at motorists in Burke County

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:43pm

A Burke County deputy shot and wounded a man Wednesday night after responding to reports that someone was threatening motorists on Georgia Highway 23 with a handgun, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Read more

From Staff Reports

Board upholds terminations for city supervisors accused of discriminatory behavior

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:25pm

In a divided vote Wednesday, Augusta’s personnel board upheld the terminations of two construction supervisors accused of using a racial slur and making racially insensitive comments. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

City reveals proposed sources of funds for cyber parking deck project

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:39pm

Augusta officials have revealed the mix of funding sources they hope to use to cover interest-only payments for about seven years on a new parking garage to support the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Columbia County names Wallen new fire chief

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:02pm

Columbia County commissioners named Jeremy Wallen as new fire chief Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Augusta vets lobby Congress, discover funding came from Saudi government

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:49pm

Several Augusta area military veterans traveled in three groups to Washington, D.C., between December and March, lobbying Congress to amend the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, but have since discovered their efforts were funded by another nation. Read more

Staff Writer Thomas Gardiner

Man convicted of murder in Swainsboro cold case homicide

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 5:51pm

Phillip Scott Kirbywas convicted of killing Emily Pestana-Mason on Wednesday, just shy of the 15th anniversary of her brutal murder. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

O’Reilly out at Fox News

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:46pm

NEW YORK — Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Man accused in interstate collapse fire released on bond

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:15pm

ATLANTA — The man accused of starting a fire that caused a section of interstate in Atlanta to collapse has been released from jail after posting bond.

Read more Photos Associated Press

Aiken resident receives honor from Boy Scouts

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:50pm

An Aiken teenager has received the 2017 American Legion Department of South Carolina Outstanding Boy Scout Award. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Charges reduced against Augusta man in elderly exploitation case

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:24pm

An Augusta man accused of exploitation of an elderly person by using money set aside for his mother’s care pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man wanted for stealing television

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:12am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in identifying a thief.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Georgia House race down to Ossoff, Handel

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:10am

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Read more Associated Press Photos Bill Barrow

GameStop employee reports armed robbery

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:42am

An armed robbery was reported at an Augusta Gamestop on Tuesday. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Speaker: Senate inaction costing S. Carolina more than $1B

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:41am

COLUMBIA — House Speaker Jay Lucas said Tuesday that the Senate’s inability to pass a long-term road-funding plan has already put South Carolinians “on the hook” for an additional $1 billion, and the tab continues to climb. Read more

Associated Press

Rants & Raves

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:59pm

The article on Marion Williams’ desire to have an ordinance to have men pull their pants up to cover their underwear just flopped when he mentioned how much revenue Albany has raked in. Read more


Satellite state office on hold for further information

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:12pm

A request by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office to open up shop in Augusta Municipal Building was delayed Tuesday until a representative can present more information. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rosary balloon release to benefit Relay for Life

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:44pm

A rosary balloon release and prayer service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday to honor or remember loved ones touched by cancer. The service will take place at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown. Read more


Keselowski spends time at Augusta Fisher House

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:36pm
News Sports

Georgia has been good to Brad Keselowski this year, so on Tuesday the NASCAR driver gave back. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman