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Columbia County searching for suspects involved in early morning armed robbery

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 8:57am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early Sunday morning armed robbery in Martinez after two suspects reportedly robbed a young man on his way home.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Glynn Moore: July 10 through the centuries has been a day of import

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 10:55pm
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Sometimes the cheapest way to write a column when you’re out of time or ideas, or both, is to look back into history to see what monumental events took place on a certain day – in this case, July 10 – and then to expound on them.

Read more Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

US buyout firm Apollo to buy ClubCorp for $1.1 billion

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 9:24pm
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WASHINGTON — Apollo Global Management has agreed to purchase ClubCorp – which owns more than 200 golf and country clubs, including Aiken’s Woodside Plantation – for $1.1 billion.

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1998 homicides remain unsolved

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 8:50pm
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Five homicides from 1998 remain unsolved in Richmond County. Two of the deaths, however, happened within 72 hours of each other, and investigators believe they might be connected.

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Rants and raves

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:50pm
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Stop the blanket lying about Democrats loving violence. It’s the Trump supporters who have been pushing it during the elections and onward. It’s Trump and his big mouth and lying fingers who provoke North Korea’s leader as he keeps poking falsely at Muslims. The man can’t do world business like a big childish bully.

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Strom Thurmond graduate going to Harvard

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:49pm
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EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Emily Santiago-Preachers is going to Harvard, even though it wasn’t her first choice.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

THE WAY WE WERE: The Forrest-Ricker Hotel

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:48pm
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You might say the old Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel was the right idea at the wrong time.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Warrenville man found dead near train tracks, but probably not hit by train

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:17pm
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A man found dead Friday beside railroad tracks in Warrenville, S.C., probably was not hit by a train, but officials don’t know yet what caused his death, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

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Man dies after crashing motorcycle

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 5:27pm
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An Augusta man driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed and not wearing a helmet died Saturday after slamming into a utility pole in the 2700 block of Vernon Drive, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

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Local delegation promotes repairing Lock and Dam, legislators pledge support

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 2:12pm
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Augusta and North Augusta spoke with one voice in Washington, D.C., last week about fixing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Rants and raves

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:43pm
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Sure, there are some folks who enjoy the constant political arguing, but more of us in both parties are tired of it. I would love it if this column would feature more Rants &Raves about anything except the government.

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Deafness helps shape MCG student in her career as physician scientist

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:02pm
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As she slices through the water at Augusta Aquatic Center, Kristin Ates can’t hear a sound. The same drive and endurance that fueled her as a top deaf swimmer is now pushing her on to a career as a physician scientist through her studies at Augusta University and elsewhere.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

No agreement on handling equipment scandal

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 8:51pm
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No arrests have been made, but a recent Augusta equipment scandal is keeping county officials busy trying to prevent a recurrence.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Kirby: It’s official, our driving is really bad

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 8:51pm
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An aggressive driver is one who tries to get back at you after you cut him off.

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City Ink: Time for city officials to sign a few pledges

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:32pm
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Augusta Commission member Sean Frantom’s proposal to require all city employees to sign a statement saying they won’t destroy, steal or remove city property after landfill employees got caught working on private property with city equipment is downright silly. Theft of services and equipment is already prohibited in city policy and by law, and everybody with a lick of sense knows it, even the officials who acted like they didn’t.

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Rants and raves

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:22pm
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Family coping as daughter suffers from rare genetic disorder

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 8:37pm
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BEECH ISLAND — The brand-new bright pink wheelchair sits in a corner in the darkened living room while 5-year-old Kylee O’Shields sits in the old one in the living room. There is an improvised foam padding to cover the metal where the headrest fell off and “she loses a piece of her wheelchair wherever she goes,” said her father, Rick.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Proposed Augusta equipment misuse policy hits roadblocks

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:06pm
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One effort to clamp down on misuse of Augusta property by making employees sign a statement is encountering resistance from commission members who say the statement is insulting to staff and not needed. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Hephzibah Fire Department receives donation from Firehouse Subs foundation

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:28pm
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The Hephzibah Fire Department is getting a financial boost with the donation of fire equipment Friday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

AP sources: US, Russia reach deal on Syria cease-fire

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:58pm
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HAMBURG, Germany — The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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