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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify man in connection to financial fraud

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:55am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man wanted in connection to a financial transaction card fraud. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

House panel advances bills to clean up South Carolina nuke mess

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:41am

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers are moving forward on proposals to shake up state laws and boards that enabled the nuclear fiasco that has cost ratepayers billions. Read more

Photos Associated Press

School: 6 Georgia elementary students involved in pill distribution

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:20am

ROCHELLE, Ga. — The superintendent of a Georgia school district says six elementary school students were involved in the distribution of prescription medication. Read more

Associated Press

U.S. scientists try first gene editing in the body

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:16am

OAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease.

Read more AP Chief Medical Writer Photos Marilynn Marchione

Rants and raves

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:35am

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Water coalition’s “Dirty Dozen” list highlights Georgia’s water issues

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:40pm

The Georgia Water Coalition on Tuesday announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” list spotlighting threats to the state’s water resources. The Savannah River appears twice on it for concerns related to two separate energy projects. The Altamaha River makes its fifth appearance for ongoing pollution from the Rayonier Advanced Materials pulp mill in Jesup. Streams, wells and wetlands are listed as at-risk statewide, pointing to a loosening regulatory climate at both the state and federal level. Read more

Savannah Morning News Photos Mary Landers

Car crash causes power outage in North Augusta

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:25pm

Nearly 500 homes are without power in North Augusta following a car crash Tuesday night. Read more

From Staff Reports

Augusta Commission extends city administrator’s contract

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:07pm

Augusta City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson gets another three years to lead city government following an Augusta Commission vote Tuesday . Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Evans middle student arrested for bomb threat

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:51pm

Police said an 11-year-old Evans Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly making a bomb threat on a school bus. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Commission OKs $93 million riverfront development concept

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:15pm

The Augusta Commission authorized a $93 million mixed-use development by an unnamed developer to go at the city-owned waterfront depot property at 511 Reynolds St., with $14 million in public financing to come from the Downtown Development Authority issuing bonds. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

I-20 lane in Aiken County closed tonight

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:36pm

The left lane of Interstate 20 westbound in Aiken County from mile marker 35 to mile marker 36 will be closed from 9 tonight until 6 a.m. Wednesday to install traffic recorder equipment.

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Richmond County schools exploring reducing class periods

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:25pm

Richmond County high school students may soon see a slight change in their school day schedule. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Higher gas prices heading into holidays

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:24pm
News Business

An unwanted holiday gift for area motorists appear to be higher gas prices. Read more

Photos Staff Reports

First lady Deal visits elementary schools

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:56pm

With a 15-year career in education, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal knows the importance of reading. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Gadgets, comfort, luggage: A gift guide for travelers

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:14pm

NEW YORK — What’s in your bag when you take a trip? What gadgets, tools and comfort items are essential? Read more

AP Travel Editor Photos Beth J. Harpaz

Gunman picking random targets kills 4 in Northern California

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:11pm

RED BLUFF, Calif. — A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in a rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people at several sites and wounding others at an elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said.

Read more Photos Associated Press

Westside High School student dies after dirt bike accident

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:36pm
News Sports High school

Michael McElmurray, a Westside High School student who attended Augusta Christian the previous two years, died Tuesday morning after sustaining injuries during a weekend dirt bike accident. He was 16. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Chris Gay

Trial underway in home invasion case

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:33pm

Antwone Scriven held them hostage for hours, threatening to kill them and the two small children in the house, two women testified Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Update: Identity of pedestrian involved in fatal accident released

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:51am

A homeless man who was killed after being struck by a vehicle along Deans Bridge Road on Monday night has been identified. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating deputy involved traffic accident

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:44am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving an on-duty deputy Tuesday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster




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