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John Deere awards grants to four Aiken County schools

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:58am
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Representatives with the John Deere Inspire Program awarded $55,000 in grant funding to four Aiken County schools Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

First waste shipment in three years leaves SRS

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:50am
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A shipment of transuranic waste left Savannah River Site on Wednesday for first time in three years Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Police fire officer recorded kicking handcuffed man

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:38pm
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ATLANTA — A Georgia police officer who was praised as courteous and professional last year was fired Thursday, less than 24 hours after authorities say he kicked a handcuffed man in the head. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Kirby: Share Lake Olmstead ballpark memories

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:19pm
Columnists News

The Augusta GreenJackets have returned to Lake Olmstead for what looks like their last season at the ball field that has existed in that general spot for three decades. It looks like the team’s new field is moving ahead over in North Augusta. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Tebow, GreenJackets opener produces sellout crowd

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:19pm
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James Thomas stood outside the Lake Olmstead Stadium gates, clad in orange and blue and full of anticipation. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Inexperienced Jaguar team seeks to defend its disc golf championship in second day of tourney

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:25pm
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Augusta University calls this year a rebuilding one after winning last year’s National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Brackett

Rep. Wayne Howard being treated for serious illness

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:30pm
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Rep. Wayne Howard is being treated for a “serious but not life-threatening” medical condition and his family desires privacy as his treatment continues, a family member says on the state legislator’s voicemail message. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Taxpayers on hook for missed city retirement contributions

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:09pm
News

Errors in making retirement withholdings and contributions for certain city of Augusta employees have been corrected after nearly a decade — but leave taxpayers on the hook for $89,009 in overlooked payments. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:04pm
News

There is a need for a left-hand turn at the Uptown division of the Charlie Norwood VA hospital. It is almost impossible to enter when you are coming down Wrightsboro Road. You usually have to turn on the caution or red light. Let’s protect our veterans!! Read more

Special

Final defendant in theft ring sentenced

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:18pm
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The last member of a south Florida crew that targeted women in the Martinez area for identity theft was sentenced Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Bond hearings in unrelated rape cases

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:13pm
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Bond was denied to one rape suspect Thursday but a $65,000 bond was granted for a second in Richmond County Superior Court. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Two teens arrested in Martinez after being found in street having sex

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 1:35pm
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Police say two teens who were seen having sex in the middle of the road in a Martinez neighborhood admitted to being on LSD. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Augusta man facing charges for fleeing on a motorcycle then wrecking into a vehicle

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:52pm
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An Augusta man is facing charges after fleeing from police on a motorcycle exceeding 100 mph then crashing into another vehicle. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken County authorities looking for two missing persons

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:37pm
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The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office needs help find two missing persons. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken police seek man who used stolen credit card

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:18am
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Aiken police are seeking a man who used a stolen credit card at multiple stores last month. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:09am
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Comments from readers: Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

SC prison failed 4 slain inmates, attorney says

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:42pm
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By Seanna Adcox

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Researchers at Augusta University and the University of South Carolina Aiken team up to research raptor egg

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:40pm
News

AIKEN - A scientist donated a 75-million-year-old raptor egg Wednesday to the University of South Carolina Aiken and it touched off some specific movie-related questions from the school children who attended the announcement. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

GreenJackets prepare for Tebow, busy opener

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:13pm
News Sports

The Augusta GreenJackets are preparing for one of the most anticipated home openers in years tonight.. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Disc golf championship begins four-day tourney

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:12pm
News Sports

NORTH AUGUSTA — It was rivalry day Wednesday at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships , but as the University of Oregon Ducks teed off against their state foes the Portland State Vikings, it seemed more friendly than adversarial. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

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