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Board of Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition for most undergraduate students

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

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition 2 percent for next school year for most undergraduate students. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Fairfield Inn planned for Washington Road

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:54pm
News Business

A Middle Georgia-based hospitality company will soon begin work on its third Marriott-branded hotel in the metro Augusta market, a 100-room Fairfield Inn & Suites near the corner of Washington Road and Interstate 20. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Westminster picks Case as head of school

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:38pm

The Westminster Schools of Augusta announced Tuesday that Brian Case will be the next head of school. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

RCSO to offer “Shred Day” on Friday

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:07pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual “Shred Day” at the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Administration building at 401 Walton Way. Read more

Staff Writer Doug Stutsman

Sheriff’s office to offer prescription drug “take-back day”

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:46pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a prescription drug “take-back day” on April 29 at CVS pharmacies in Augusta. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Ground broken on “heart of county”

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:20pm

Columbia County leaders officially broke ground at the site Tuesday of what they say will be the heart of the county. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Energy Secretary Perry invited to visit Savannah River Site

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:15pm

Since settling in to his new position as Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry has yet to visit the Savannah River Site, but a group of Congressional representatives wants to change that. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Deputies fire shots at armed man, but no one injured

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:02pm

Two Evans men were arrested in a dispute between neighbors that led to shots being fired by police after one of the neighbors barricaded himself in his home before exiting with a gun drawn.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Harlem woman dies in head-on collision

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:18am

A Columbia County man is in custody following a deadly accident Monday in Harlem. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Thieves hit Apple Store at Augusta Mall

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:10am

The Apple Store at the Augusta Mall was burglarized Sunday night. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Paine College names 2 finalists for president’s post

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:00am

Paine College’s board of trustees announced it has two finalists to succeed President Samuel Sullivan. Read more

Staff Writer Tom Corwin

Highway rupture in Atlanta sends motorcyclist flying

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:51pm

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The Doolittle Raid: The Day we knew we could win

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:12pm

If you are a patriotic American, over the next several years, you should honor and remember, with justifiable pride, the 75th anniversary of many major events of World War II. The first of these memorable milestones is almost upon us. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid against Japan was not one of the great battles of the war. But, the effect it had on the outcome of the war was incalculable.

Read more Special Photos Eric Hogan

North Augusta OKs road realignment, work orders

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 8:41pm

North Augusta City Council approved Monday a realignment of Railroad Avenue on the Project Jackson site and appropriated money to let the Ballpark Village contractor tackle some work to keep the project on schedule.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

S.C. dam bills unlikely to pass in 2017

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 8:02pm

Just 18 months after catastrophic flooding in South Carolina connected to Hurricane Joaquin, many of the dams and flood control systems remain damaged in the Palmetto State.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

City might house Secretary of State satellite office

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:57pm

An effort by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to open a regional satellite office at Augusta Municipal Building goes before the Augusta Commission for approval Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta tax digest up by 2 percent

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:02pm

Augusta’s digest of taxable property is up 2 percent, to about $10 billion, after county tax appraisers finished their annual reassessment of real estate and personal property.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 6:06pm

Much light and love to Rep. Wayne Howard during this convalescence. Let us know how else we can help besides prayers. We appreciate your service to the community!

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Kirby: Ballpark memories beside the lake

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 6:03pm

There is a lot of enthusiasm out there. I have talked personally with 200 families who would like to see baseball in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Gas prices hold steady, AAA reports

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:59pm

AAA reports gas prices leveled off over the weekend after rising for more than two weeks. Before the weekend, gas prices nationwide rose an average of 12 cents in 19 days, 13 cents in 14 days in Florida, 13 cents in 18 days in Georgia and 14 cents in 20 days in Tennessee.

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