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House speaker joins GOP chorus calling for Roy Moore to quit

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:07am
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Washington Republicans calling upon Roy Moore to drop out of his embattled race for the U.S. Senate in the wake of allegations by a second woman that the conservative Alabaman groped her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.

Read more Associated Press Photos Alan Fram KIMBERLY CHANDLER

FDA approves first digital pill to track patients

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:44am
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WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking identity of man wanted in connection to financial fraud

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:21am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man wanted for questioning in reference to financial transaction fraud.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Police hunt possible serial killer after 4th slaying in Tampa neighborhood

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:04am
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TAMPA, Fla. — Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for gunning down four people for no apparent reason in just over a month.

Read more Associated Press Photos Tamara Lush

Columbia County authorities seeking identity of theft, credit card fraud suspect

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:27am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man in connection to theft and use of a stolen credit card.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

North Augusta moves money to get parking deck underway

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:56pm
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In a special called meeting Monday, the North Augusta City Council voted to transfer money it had set aside for the Riverside Village hotel parking deck and conference facilities, and to split with the developer the cost of adding more parking spaces.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Pedestrian struck, killed in Augusta

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:25pm
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A pedestrian was struck and killed Monday night at the intersection of Deans Bridge and Murphy roads.

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Augusta departments scheduled to move if building plans approved

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:58pm
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A new slate of renovations and demolitions will keep Augusta employees on the move.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Assessors board to watch indictment of appraiser’s organization

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:30pm
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The Richmond County Board of Assessors will “keep an eye” on a criminal indictment filed against a Macon organization headed by Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross, and “if there’s more involvement, we’ll handle it when it happens,” board Chairman Bill Lee said Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:26pm
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If the mayor of Waynesboro is forced out of office for his misdeeds, he should move to Augusta and run for mayor next May; he’d fit right in. Read more

KIRBY: Fall is the time to leave

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:26pm
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“Come, little leaves,” said the Wind one day. “Come over the meadows with me and play.”

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Recent adventures help change Augusta couple’s lives

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:50pm
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It was a whirlwind weekend for one Augusta couple, flying to New York so Dr. Abigail Cline could deliver her award-winning essay to a prestigious foundation and then flying to Los Angeles so her husband, attorney Hunter Appler, could compete in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions that continues airing this week.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:40pm
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

Read more AP Chief Medical Writer Photos Marilynn Marchione

Burke County Sheriff’s Office begin emergency medical response training for deputies

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:10pm
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Deputies from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office will now receive emergency management response training as a way to fill the gap in an emergency response.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Mitch McConnell, Roy Moore each insist the other should quit

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:19pm
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WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Republican said Monday that GOP candidate Roy Moore should quit his Alabama race amid allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. Moore fired back that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the one who should leave, saying he “has failed conservatives and must be replaced.”

Read more Associated Press Photos Alan Fram Bruce Schreiner

Aiken’s Kalmia Plaza sold to Florida investor

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:07pm
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A Florida investor has acquired Kalmia Plaza shopping center in Aiken, according to a local commercial real estate firm.

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8-year-old dies from injuries following fatal crash

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:53pm
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An 8-year-old child died Monday from injuries suffered in an accident along Old Barnwell Road in Aiken County this weekend.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

North Augusta students launch tomatoes to make the grade

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:51pm
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Few teachers would accept students throwing tomatoes in their direction. North Augusta High School science teacher Kathy Gambill not only encourages it, she grades them on it.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Roadwork to begin along Ga. 47 in Columbia County

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:50am
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Road work along Georgia Highway 47 in Columbia County is scheduled this week.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Aiken County’s Class of 2017 scores lower on ACT than 2016

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 9:01pm
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Aiken County’s Class of 2017 scored lower on ACT evaluations than their counterparts in 2016, but still topped statewide numbers in almost every category.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

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