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First execution of 2017: man convicted of killing neighbor

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:56pm

JACKSON — Georgia on Wednesday carried out its first execution this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his 73-year-old neighbor 25 years ago. Read more

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Augusta Assembly honors new members

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:52pm

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Rants & Raves

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:46pm

More public officials need to get out of their offices and talk with taxpayers. Read more


Augusta fires EEO officer

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:28pm

Augusta equal employment opportunity officer J.G. Long was fired Tuesday, a day after he requested a meeting with the Augusta Commission about issues such as undue influence on investigations and conflicts of interest. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Friends grieve death of transgender man who petitioned for name change

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:05pm

Supporters who celebrated with Rowan Feldhaus when he won a court battle to change his name to match his gender identity are grief stricken by his sudden death earlier this week. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

One confirmed killed in I-20 wreck

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:20pm

A North Carolina woman was killed in one of two accidents that shut down traffic on Interstate 20 Wednesday evening. Read more

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Aiken High’s Tucker named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:57pm

Aiken High School student Frelicia Tucker, already a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner and recipient of a $20,000 scholarship from Coca-Cola, has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Seventh annual VA walk fights homelessness, disease

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:18pm

Volunteers and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees rolled and strolled their way along Riverwalk Augusta on Wednesday to support area veterans issues. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

North Augusta stadium groundbreaking set for May 25

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:20pm
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Groundbreaking for the new GreenJackets stadium in North Augusta’s newly named Riverside Village at Hammonds Ferry will take place at noon May 25, according to a news release. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Columbia County officials find no evidence to support hostile work claims

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:46pm

Columbia County officials said Wednesday there is no evidence to support claims of a hostile work environment raised by and against the county’s former emergency services director and against the county administrator. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Fugitive’s run ends with arrest in Statesboro

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:42pm

Law enforcement officers arrested a man in Statesboro on Tuesday they contend had been a fugitive for nearly a year, during which time they believe he killed a woman. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man pleads guilty to sexual assault on child

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:18pm

An Augusta man jailed without bond nearly three years pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges in a child sexual abuse case. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Aiken man arrested in string of fires

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:02pm

An Aiken man has been arrested in connection to fires at four homes in the past two months. Read more

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Commission votes down inmate labor but advances racetrack proposal

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:48am

State prisoners won’t be tearing down houses in Augusta’s Hyde Park, but plans for a new racetrack advanced slightly at an Augusta Commission meeting Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Aiken inmate found hanged in cell

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:33am

An Aiken County jail inmate, Adam Crow, 36, of Trenton, was found hanged in his cell Tuesday night, the coroner reports. Read more

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Aiken County shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:53am

A Tuesday night shooting on Dry Branch Road in Aiken County left one man dead and one man injured.

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Columbia County commissioners OK restructuring of former Emergency Services Department

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:49am

Columbia County Commissioners OK’d a restructure of its Emergency Management Services Division, creating a new Information Technologies Division and realigning the human resources department to report to the county administrator. Read more

Staff Writer Abbigail Lennon

Expert on wolves tout recovery of species across country

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:37pm

Far from being the fearsome beasts of myths and fairy tales, wolves are scared of humans and avoid them in the wild while serving as “engineers of biodiversity” by playing a vital role in the ecosystem, an official with the California Wolf Center said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Public art, riverfront work debated at commission meeting

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:16pm

Sweeping plans to install public art and enhance the riverfront were met with funding questions at a Tuesday presentation before the Augusta Commission. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord