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Driver charged with homicide, DUI after truck plunges into canal

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:11pm

The driver of a pickup that plunged into the Augusta Canal early Sunday has been charged with vehicular homicide and drunken driving, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department.

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Students first to graduate ‘outstanding’ RPM program

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:31pm

Twenty-four Richmond County students were recognized Saturday as part of the first graduating class of the Reaching Potential through Manufacturing program. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Connor Threlkeld

Rants and raves

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:30pm

Trump is dragging his party of liars down, down, down with him. Unfortunately, he’s dragging the rest of our country down as well. His fingers and his mouth provide lie after lie of what he announces personally. And now he’s gotten Spicer and others in trouble because he’s telling them different things from what he will then announce so that they sound as much as liars as Trump himself is. I wonder if Trump really told all the truth about the latest ISIS information to the Russians? Read more


Festival celebrates National Armed Forces Day

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:08pm

Evans Towne Center Park was clad in red, white and blue Saturday for the annual Thunder Over Evans festival. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Nuclear worker advocates Critical Nurse Staffing opens two regional offices

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:18pm

For former nuclear workers in the Augusta area fighting for compensation for cancer and other exposure-driven health complications, an ally opened two offices last week to bolster their efforts. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Summer school no longer for just failing students

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:18pm

Summer school no longer fits its image of the past. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Jury to decide if liability exists in case where woman’s last wishes denied

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:17pm

Georgia law gives every resident the power to decide how much medical intervention may be employed to prolong life. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

AU researcher: Drinking sweetened beverages is a fast train to obesity

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:52pm

Constant drinking of sugary liquid caused lab animals to quickly become resistant to an important appetite control hormone even faster than eating a high-fat diet, a situation that could be completely reversed by taking them off the liquid, research at Augusta University found. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

City Ink: Cross expected nothing from inquiry and he got it

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:50pm
Columnists News

In affluent Columbia County, nothing’s wrong. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Kirby: The Augusta waitress who rivaled Lindbergh

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 3:40pm
Columnists News

Whatever happened to Agnes Hollimon? Don’t know her? Well, 90 years ago today, this slightly built waitress with a baby at home performed for a crowd of about 10,000 gathered on Broad Street. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Augusta GreenJackets present ballpark features

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:17pm
News Sports

NORTH AUGUSTA – A long and grueling process for Augusta GreenJackets leadership is starting to bear fruit. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Rants & Raves

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:44pm

Concerning the on-again, off-again subject of a drag strip: Do certain Augusta Commission members believe that if a drag strip was such a big demand, the private market place would have built one years ago? Twelve miles from downtown Augusta, the town of Jackson has a drag strip. Does the market demand another drag strip? Read more


Kirby: The race we all run

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:41pm
Columnists News

The old dog was dreaming again. He was curled up in his little bed at the foot of ours when my wife and I heard the faint barks. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Freewheeling 3-wheelers

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:39pm

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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Summer could be hot one

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:54pm

It looks as though this summer is going to be a hot one. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Johnson says he was blindsided by Tucker’s allegations

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:57pm

Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson said he was blindsided by claims he created a hostile work environment by former Emergency Services Division director Pam Tucker, after nine years of working together. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Former commissioner Todd to challenge Sias for District 4 seat

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:05pm

Just making a one-year residency requirement, former Augusta Commission member Moses Todd said he is moving to District 4 to challenge Sammie Sias for his seat next year.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Bond denied to Augusta man accused of child abuse

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:34pm

Bond was denied Friday an Augusta man accused of child abuse for allegedly hurting his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Bond denied in rape, kidnapping case

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:28pm

A rape suspect who previously faced a child molestation charge as a juvenile was denied bond Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Silver Bluff Junior ROTC students deliver donated goods to vets in Augusta hospital

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:27pm

Basic toiletries and hygiene items like soap are included in the cost of stay for patients at many hospitals, but those in VA hospitals, including Augusta’s Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, are on their own. One local high school group, though, pitched in to make a difference. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner