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Agency clarifies South Augusta economic development job

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:48pm
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Augusta’s lead economic development agency on Thursday finalized its end of the deal to create a full-time position dedicated to south Augusta. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Five-vehicle accident near Bobby Jones at Windsor Spring Road

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:35pm
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There’s been an accident involving five vehicles near Bobby Jones Expressway at Windsor Spring Road (eastbound). Read more

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Mary J. Blige concert postponed

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:02pm
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The Mary J. Blige concert scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.

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Electricity should be restored to all Augusta customers by Saturday, Georgia Power says

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00pm
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Georgia Power said almost all of the power should be restored in Augusta by noon Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Man accused of taking Evans girl across state lines pleads guilty to federal charge

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:32pm
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A man who took a Columbia County teen across state lines for a sexual encounter pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal crime punishable by 10 years to life in prison.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Florida nursing home deaths spur efforts to protect elderly

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:18pm
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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Emergency workers around hurricane-scarred Florida worked to make sure elderly residents were safe, evacuating multiple assisted-living facilities, after eight people died in a sweltering nursing home that lost its air conditioning in the storm.

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Windsor Spring intersection to close for 10 days

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:30pm
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Patterson Bridge Road at the Windsor Spring Road intersection south of Willis Foreman Road will close Friday to complete realignment to new construction.

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Electricity should be restored to all Augusta customers by Saturday, Georgia Power says

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:05pm
News

Georgia Power said almost all of the power should be restored in Augusta by noon Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Economic development authority executive director to retire

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:05pm
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The Augusta Economic Development Authority’s executive director will retire Dec. 31.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

McDuffie County schools to reopen Friday

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:03am
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McDuffie County schools will reopen Friday, according to a release from the school district.

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Rants and raves

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:06pm
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There are those that desire to eliminate all statues and memorials of the civil war, slavery and all other items that glorify those ideals. The libraries are filled with books and documents that glorify this era. Some are fiction and some are factual and historical. Are we to also purge all of these? Read more

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Thousands of dollars stolen in armed robbery

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:28pm
News

A Peach Orchard Road car wash was the victim of an armed robbery on Sunday morning. Read more

From Staff Reports

Columbia County begins cleanup effort

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:22pm
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Columbia County officials said crews were out Wednesday utilizing the new software to complete storm damage assessments before debris cleanup gets underway Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Evacuees escape second hurricane at same Grovetown hotel

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:34pm
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Every few hours, Deb Karambelas braved the driving wind and rain brought on by Tropical Storm Irma to walk each of her six dogs. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

High school shooting in Washington state kills 1, injures 3

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:26pm
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ROCKFORD, Wash. — A shooter opened fire at a high school in a tiny town in Washington state Wednesday, killing one student, injuring three others and sending worried parents to the school in a frenzied rush, authorities said.

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Road closures planned for Augusta’s Arts in Hearts Festival

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:53pm
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Several roads are scheduled to close along Broad Street ahead of Augusta’s Arts in the Heart Festival this weekend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Hurricane evacuee gives birth in Augusta

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00pm
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Ellianna Mae Yanik was supposed to be born last Thursday in Brunswick but her parents fled to Augusta the day before to get out ahead of Hurricane Irma. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

McDuffie County schools to remain closed Thursday

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:26pm
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The McDuffie County School System central office, schools and the Prime Time After School Program will continue to be closed Thursday because of power outages. Read more

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USC Aiken celebrates top ranking as regional public college

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:41pm
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Students, faculty members and even Ace, the USC Aiken mascot on Wednesday celebrated the school’s 13th selection as U.S. News and World Report’s No. 1 Public Regional College in the South, according to the 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Large debris piles to be removed by secondary hauler at no extra charge to Augusta homeowners

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:23pm
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Augusta homeowners with debris piles too large for city waste haulers will see them removed by a secondary hauler at no extra charge, a city official said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

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