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Update: 8 die at nursing home as Irma’s aftermath brings new hazards

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:09pm

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could go on for days.

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TaxSlayer hires new marketing executives

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:52am
News Business

Augusta-based tax-services technology company TaxSlayer has hired three senior leaders to grow its product and marketing strategy. Read more

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Florida mayor: 5 dead from nursing home that lost power

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:11am

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): Read more

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Power outages still reported for Augusta area

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:21am

Milton Fennell was among the lucky ones whose power was restored Wednesday after Monday’s storm brought heavy rain and gusts of winds up to 58 mph to the Augusta area. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Man hospitalized after stabbing on East Telfair Street

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:20am

A man has been hospitalized after being stabbed in the 200 block of East Telfair Street on Tuesday night. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Gas prices continue to increase but may be leveling off

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:51pm

Gas prices in Georgia saw some of the biggest increases nationally over the past week due to recent storms, according to gas tracking agencies. Read more

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Rants and raves

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:08pm

Deniers of 2016 voter fraud, please explain how (a Republican elections official claimed that) Chicago had only 1,101,178 registered voters, but have 1,115,664 people cast ballots in 2016? My old school math  say  14,486 votes were illegally cast. Read more


Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:01pm

​SAVANNAH, Ga. — New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint – Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew. Read more

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Columbia County shelters closing

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:14pm

Columbia County will close the second of its two shelters to house Hurricane Irma evacuees Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

“Veterans Expressway” effort gains little ground

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:11pm

An effort to rename the John C. Calhoun Expressway faltered Tuesday with commissioners determining they were stopped by state law from doing so. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Red Cross partners with Goodwill Industries in hurricane relief efforts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:32pm

Goodwill Industries is collaborating with the Red Cross in Macon and Augusta to assist with the efforts concerning hurricane evacuees in the Central Savannah and Middle Georgia areas. Read more

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Cleanup efforts continue in wake of Irma

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:58pm

It appears the Augusta area weathered Tropical Storm Irma without major, widespread damage, though spokespersons in Richmond and Columbia counties said assessments are still ongoing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

CSRA College Night to be held Thursday evening

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:43pm

The CSRA College Night will take place Thursday at the James Brown Arena. Read more

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Storm damages power lines, downs trees, leaves thousands without power

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:53pm

Thousands remained without power Tuesday morning from damages sustained from Hurricane Irma. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Prestige Appliance files for bankruptcy

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:04pm
News Business

A South Carolina appliance retailer that expanded into the Augusta market last year has closed its stores after filing for bankruptcy.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Man in wreck is Irma’s second South Carolina death

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:25pm

COLUMBIA — The Latest on Irma’s effects in South Carolina (all times local):

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UPDATE: All Columbia County schools to reopen Wednesday; McDuffie, Jefferson schools to remain closed

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:24pm

Schools in the Columbia County School District will reopen Wednesday beginning at their usual times. Power has been restored at North Columbia Elementary School and that school will open again on Wednesday. Read more

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