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Rants and raves

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:11pm

Now that the Augusta Coliseum Authority has met in secret and decided where the next James Brown Arena will be built, it’s time for them to tell us how they propose to fund it. And don’t bother asking this taxpayer to vote to approve a massive SPLOST 8 to fund it. Read more


Salvation Army seeking donations this weekend

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 8:00pm

The Salvation Army of the Greater Augusta Area will hold its sixth annual Food 2 Fight Hunger Saturday at the Kroger at 2801 Washington Road. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

911 calls on fatal deputy shooting show department knew early it was an officer

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:51pm

Less than two minutes after a June 15 fatal shooting, Richmond County Sheriff officers heard the first description of the suspect. Two minutes later they learned the victim was one of their own, Gregory Cooke, 43. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Lane closure scheduled for construction on I-20 westbound

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:55pm

Motorists planning to travel west on Interstate 20 in Augusta should expect delays next week. Read more

Staff Writer Nefeteria Brewster

‘Saturday Night Live,’ Westworld’ lead Emmy Award nominations with 22 nods

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:50am
News Things to Do

LOS ANGELES — “Saturday Night Live,” powered by madcap skits skewering the Trump administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin’s florid portrayal of the president and Melissa McCarthy’s manic, gender-busting take on press secretary Sean Spicer.

Read more Associated Press Photos Lynn Elber

Venus Williams reaches 9th Wimbledon final

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:34am
Sports News

LONDON — Venus Williams reached her ninth Wimbledon final and first since 2009, turning in her latest display of gutsy serving to beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday.

Read more Associated Press Howard Fendrich

Fort Gordon welcomes new commander for medical center

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:36am

The staff at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center welcomed Col. David E. Ristedt on Thursday as the new commander for the medical center at Fort Gordon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Man arrested for assault with baseball bat

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:53am

A suspect wanted for assaulting a man with a baseball bat in the Alpine Villa Apartments on Monday has been arrested, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Suspect from Monday pursuit named

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:34am

On Monday, deputies from the sheriff’s office were led on a chase from Lake Michigan Drive to Meadowbrook Drive. Authorities said the pursuit began on Lake Michigan after a deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop. Read more

Staff Writer Nefeteria Brewster

Perseverance pays off for Columbia County graduates

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:37pm

School’s out for local summer school students, and it’s out forever for 56 seniors after completing requirements to graduate through the Columbia County School District. Students from Evans, Greenbrier, Grovetown, Harlem and Lakeside high schools spent two extra months in school to make sure they completed their high school education. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Rants and raves

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:31pm

I have come to the realization that we are all being manipulated like little puppets and doing exactly as the control freaks in the media want us to do: bicker, fight, and perpetuate discord so that the great American society will fail and fall. Read more

Lake residents chide Corps at drought plan workshop

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:21pm

With less than a day left in a 30-day comment period on a new drought-contingency plan, the US Army Corps of Engineers came to North Augusta on Wednesday to see if area residents had any. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Augusta Utilities, Engineering moving to Walker Street

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:22pm

In a matter of weeks Augusta Utilities and Augusta Engineering plan to relocate the bulk of administrative and customer service functions – including bill payment – to a renovated building at 452 Walker St. downtown. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

North Augusta boy nearly dies of heart, muscle maladies

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:42pm

Amauri Williams needs help. He has to learn to walk again. He can’t even chew solid food and swallow it. He can barely talk.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Reality Winner’s defense getting boost from supporters

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:04pm

The parent company of the online media outlet that published an extensive article based on the classified document suspected of being leaked by Reality Leigh Winner has thrown its weight and money behind the Augusta woman who is the first person prosecuted under the Espionage Act by the Trump Administration. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Murder indictment returned in March homicide

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:39pm

An Augusta man was indicted on charges of murder and weapon violations in connection with an Augusta slaying that occurred in March. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Victim identified in Columbia County fatal crash

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:08am

Authorities have identified the man killed in a crash Interstate 20 as Gilbert Engel, 84, of Thomson. Read more

Staff Reports Photos

Update: Augusta shooting victim identified

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 8:41am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:57pm

I wonder if sugar tastes bitter to the person who wrote the letter (July 9) about The Star-Spangled Banner? Read more

Program to help Harrisburg residents buy fresh food and vegetables begins third year

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:55pm

Thomasena Sanderlin, 51, spent a career in food service, first in the Army and then at East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta. But she really had her eyes opened when she began to explore the local organic food scene. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin