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Augusta committee OKs broad review of solid waste department

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 8:32pm

Augusta’s Environmental Services Department is headed under the microscope. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Residents quiz DOT about bridge replacement, bike lanes, environmental concerns

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 6:47pm

People brought their questions to a public session on replacing the Interstate 20 bridges Tuesday, and the Georgia Department of Transportation had answers. Some liked them, some didn’t. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Prosecutors seek order to silence defense on classified information in Reality Winner case

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:28pm

The prosecutors in Reality Winner’s espionage case asked the judge Tuesday to sign a protective order that prevents the defense from revealing any classified information regardless of the possible publication of such information by the media. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Three accused of $20 million bid conspiracy at Fort Gordon enter not guilty pleas

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:49pm

An Army colonel, his wife and a former defense contractor accused of bribery and bid-rigging in an alleged $20 million conspiracy at Fort Gordon entered not guilty pleas Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Want to get rid of your old prescription drugs? Dropbox offers a solution in Augusta

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:00pm

Alarmed by the opioid drug crisis in Georgia and the Augusta area, the Richmond County Medical Society decided to do something about it by establishing a secure way to dispose of old and unused prescription drugs. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Crash causes car to run into front porch of home

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:38pm

A few drivers passing through the intersection of Essie McIntyre Boulevard and 15th Street did second takes Tuesday afternoon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating burglaries on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:56pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries that occurred this week at adjoining businesses. Read more

Staff Writer Nefeteria Brewster

Nike Peach Jam returns with star-studded field

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:55am
News Sports

Another Nike Peach Jam basketball tournament brings another load of talent to North Augusta’s Riverview Park Activities Center this week. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Four arrested in stolen vehicle after North Augusta chase

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:31am

Four suspects are in custody after they allegedly stole a vehicle and led officers on a chase through North Augusta on Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Former deputy sentenced in child molestation case

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:19am

A former sheriff’s deputy accused of molesting a young girl for several years was sentenced to serve 24 years in prison. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Update: Victims named in fatal accident on S.C. Highway 19

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:23am

Three motorists are dead after two vehicles collided late Monday night on South Carolina Highway 19 in Aiken County, according to the state highway patrol. Read more

Staff Writer Nefeteria Brewster

Augusta boxer brings home gold medal

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 7:23pm
News Sports

Augusta’s Jamel Robinson went to the Junior Olympic National Boxing Tournament last month with just two years of boxing experience and no prior trips to the annual event under his belt. Five days later, he returned home with a gold medal.

Read more Photos Jon Long

Local activist to hold community-wide fast for missing teen

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 6:47pm

A local activist is holding a community-wide fast Friday for missing teenager LaTania Janell Carwell.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Kirby: A well-earned vacation

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:13pm

The traveler sees what he sees.

Read more Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:00pm

Sylvia Cooper’s Sunday metro column City Ink perfectly sums up the total and absolute dysfunction of Augusta-Richmond County government.

Read more Special

Arrest made in police chase

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:31pm

A male suspect was taken into custody after leading deputies on a chase on Monday.

Read more Photos Staff Reports

Study abroad program allows Augusta resident to return to place of birth

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 2:35pm

It isn’t often that a study abroad program takes a student back to their place of birth. That’s exactly what happened to Augusta resident Dallas Hayes, thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Man accused of molesting teen facing additional criminal charges in federal court

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 2:00pm

A North Augusta man already facing multiple child molestation charges in Columbia County in connection with a missing teen now faces addition charges in federal court.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta leaders push for landfill audit

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 1:31pm

A few Augusta Commission members say the city Environmental Services Department is due for an audit.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Federal indictment accuses men of illegally selling firearms, drugs in Augusta area

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 1:27pm

Five men accused of illegally selling guns, including machine guns, and drugs in the Augusta area have been indicted on federal charges.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson