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Bank security expert advises credit cards over debit cards

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:53pm

Pete Stuart has a debit card, but he almost never uses it. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Georgia-Pacific will build new lumber mill in Warren County

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:41pm
News Business

Georgia-Pacific Corp. on Tuesday said it will build a new softwood lumber production facility in Warren County that will create an estimated 30 to 40 jobs. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Sias launches campaign for reelection

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:10pm

Augusta Commissioner Sammie Sias touted “teamwork” and cooperation in a bid for reelection to the commission Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Conditions at community center continue to bother commissioners

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:56pm

Upset about the conditions at a south Augusta community center, some Augusta Commission members hijacked a discussion about park improvements to demand action on what they perceive to be safety and health issues at the facility. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Silver Bluff’s Able resigns

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:48pm
News Sports High school

Burton Able has resigned as Silver Bluff’s athletic director and head football coach. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Tucker connection leads to blood drive being called off

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:25pm

The heated three-way race for Columbia County Commission chair led to a Saturday blood drive being called off by Shepeard Community Blood Center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Woman to face grand jury in exploitation of elderly case

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:13pm

An Augusta woman arrested on Christmas Eve when the 88-year-old man she was entrusted to care for was found in frail condition in a dirty house reeking of methamphetamine will face the grand jury for possible indictment. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Groundbreaking next week on Columbia County performing arts center

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00pm

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners will break ground Feb. 28 on the county’s $31-plus-million performing arts center in Evans. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Cook Out burger chain plans Aiken restaurant

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:56pm
News Business

The fast-growing Cook Out regional burger chain is coming soon to Aiken . Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Two men in custody in connection with armed burglary at Grovetown residence

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:20pm

Two men are in police custody following an armed burglary in Columbia County, according to authorities. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Georgia adoption agencies could reject same-sex couples under bill

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:36pm

ATLANTA — A proposal that would allow religious adoption agencies in Georgia to refuse to work with same-sex couples has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read more

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Lakeside high school student arrested for knife possession on school property

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:19am

A Lakeside High School student was arrested for possessing a pocket knife on school property on Friday, according to a police report from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Read more

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Georgia man arrested for giving goat whiskey, cocaine

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:27am

GRAYSON, Ga. — A man Georgia authorities say participated in forcing a goat to ingest whiskey and cocaine has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

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GDOT to hold open house for Burke County bridge replacement plans and proposed detour

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:14am

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to hold an open house for a proposed detour for construction of a bridge in Midville, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

North Augusta tables changes to ordinance on public consumption of alcohol

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:38pm

The North Augusta City Council decided to take its time Monday on amending the city ordinance on consumption of alcohol in public.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:20pm

By Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington

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Columbia County Bookings Feb. 15-19

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:06pm

SC lawmakers get dubious emails about nuclear reactors

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:58pm

COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers say they’re receiving dubious emails that urge them not to pass laws that the senders say could kill a proposed sale of SCANA Corp. to Dominion Energy. Read more

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