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New interactive exhibit unveiled at boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:20pm
News

The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson is unveiling its new interactive exhibit in downtown Augusta on Monday – just in time for Presidents Day.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Georgia Cancer immunologist among researchers assessing impact of antibiotics on cancer therapies

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:14pm
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Antibiotics commonly given to cancer patients at risk of infection could dampen the impact of certain kinds of therapies that rely on the patient’s immune response but does not seem to harm a kind of gene therapy with altered immune cells used to treat some cancers, said a researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Way We Were: Louis Harris — Reporter, editor, civic ambassador

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:12pm
News

Louis Harris might not have been the longest-serving editor of the “South’s Oldest Newspaper,” but he was certainly one of the most popular. Known for his charm and wit, he was one of Georgia’s most respected newsmen in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Prosecutor: Judge wrong to give SC lawmaker probation

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:34pm
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COLUMBIA — A prosecutor wants a judge to throw out a sentence of probation against a South Carolina lawmaker, saying her unwillingness to listen to his legal arguments left him worried the judge’s “impartiality has been undermined,” according to legal papers. Read more

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At mid-session, Georgia lawmakers take on taxes, transit

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:33pm
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ATLANTA — Activity at Georgia’s Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018’s 40-day legislative session. Read more

Associated Press

City Ink: Usry says no to mayoral run

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:32pm
Columnists News

Augusta restaurateur Brad Usry ended months of speculation Saturday by saying he will not challenge Mayor Hardie Davis for his job this year. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Innovative surgery used to rebuild teen’s foot nearly ripped off in accident

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:05pm
News

As he holds her right foot in his hands examining it, Dr. Edmond Ritter provokes a giggle from Jayden Fortner. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Money pours into race for Columbia County chair

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 9:55pm
News

Builders, real estate interests and the candidates themselves are pouring money into the race for Columbia County Commission chair, sweeping candidate Doug Duncan to an early lead. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 7:14pm
News

Nancy Pelosi speaking for 8 hours to members of The House demanding a vote on DACA, tied to passage of the spending bill. Is she looking out for American citizens jobs and safety? No, Nancy is just working on getting more immigrants that will be so grateful for what she is doing for them (not American Citizens) that they will vote for the Democrats. Read more

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KIRBY: You never hear the truth in the barber chair

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:13pm
Columnists News

Every barber thinks everybody needs a haircut. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Site plans show proposed changes for fifth hole at Augusta National

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:01pm
News Sports

Big changes could be coming soon to Augusta National Golf Club’s fifth hole, according to preliminary site plans filed Jan. 30 with the Augusta Planning and Development Department. Read more

Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Rants and raves

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:49pm
News

Are there any rocks large enough for Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O “Reilly, Newt Gingrich, Steve Bannon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, The Christian Right and the president to slither under….together? Read more

Augusta recreation centers vary widely in condition

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:22pm
News

It was a tale of two community centers Friday as city officials toured Bernie Ward and Warren Road, two Augusta facilities nearly the same age but with marked differences in condition. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Flu levels remain high locally, nationally

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:00pm
News

Flu remains at a high level in Augusta and nationally while the death toll mounts and others are showing up with serious complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Man sentenced in killing of highway workers in Aiken County

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:54pm
News

The driver who struck and killed two South Carolina highway workers last spring was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison without parole. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Longtime downtown restaurant Sandwich City has closed

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:57pm
News Business

A longtime downtown Augusta eatery has closed. Visitors to Sandwich City on Friday found the doors locked, the lights turned out and a message on the restaurant’s front door at the corner of 10th and Ellis streets. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida school shooting suspect

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:39pm
News

PARKLAND, Fla. — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI director to resign because of the agency’s failure. Read more

Associated Press Photos Kelli Kennedy Curt Anderson Tamara Lush

13 Russians charged with meddling to help Trump in election

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:34pm
News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda, aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read more

Associated Press

Augusta Fire/EMA awarded new $20,000 grant as dual effort with Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:21pm
News

A new grant awarded to Augusta Fire/EMA is geared to help educate the public about fire safety and provide smoke detectors for residents in need. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Augusta man accused of robbing two stores at gunpoint denied bond

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:21pm
News

An Augusta man previously convicted of armed robbery who has two new armed robbery charges was denied bond. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

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