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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Interstate bridges over canal, river will be replaced

The $75 million project will replace all four bridges with three travel lanes in each direction with shoulders on the inside and outside.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augustans search high, low to catch Pokémon with new smartphone app

A smartphone app that launched less than a week ago has Augustans joining the rest of the country playing a game where their phone can "capture" virtual monsters called Pokémon.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Police report increased displays of gratitude

Local law enforcement agencies said it isn't uncommon for officers to get words of thanks or for someone to pay for their meal if they're in uniform, but recent expressions of gratitude have ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

'Ghost bikes' at crash sites offer memorial, warning

A solid white bike chained to a spot in Hephzibah will serve as a memorial for a 15-year-old's lost life and a reminder about bicycle safety.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Salvation Army auto auction preview underway

Vehicle previews for the Salvation Army auto auction are underway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek pink-haired suspect

Police seek pink-haired theft suspect
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputies respond to Dollar General holdup

Deputies were called to the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday at Dollar General on Deans Bridge Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Morning shooting in Beech Island

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting in Beech Island.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Jackson man's 1987 homicide still unsolved

Aiken County authorities found Jimmy Purvis dead with a gunshot wound to his head at his home on McElmurray Avenue on Nov. 27, 1987.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, July 8, 2016

Police comb through tips on 2nd riverwalk shooter

Police continue to receive tips on a possible second suspect in the shooting on Riverwalk Augusta after the Fourth of July fireworks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Heat index will push past 100-degree mark

It could be toasty this weekend with temperatures and heat indexes pushing past the 100-degree mark.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Heat advisory issued for area

There is a heat advisory for most of the Augusta area until 7 p.m., the National Weather Service says.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Prison guard seeks separate trial in inmate beating case

An Augusta federal court judge is considering a motion to separate an Augusta State Medical Prison guard's case from two other guards, all of whom are accused of beating a handcuffed inmate.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fort gunfire training may be heard

Don't be surprised if you hear machine gun fire or detonations near Fort Gordon this week, officials warned.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man commits suicide at hospital

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed a man committed suicide just outside the Doctors Hospital emergency room this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Counterfeit bills found at Martinez pharmacy

Columbia County sheriff's deputies were called to CVS, 3527 Old Petersburg Road, on Wednesday after an employee was counting money from the register and noticed two $20 bills felt slightly different.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta man sentenced in kid porn case

Matthew Brandon Stewart, 33, faced charges of aggravated sexual battery, five counts of child molestation, three counts of bestiality and five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Two charged in death of Warrenville child

According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, police became involved after a local hospital alerted them on June 22 of a possible child abuse-related death.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Truck fire backed up Washington Road traffic

Deputies were called to Washington Road at Eisenhower Drive about 3:20 p.m. to assist in traffic control while firefighters work to put out the fire.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

North Augusta couple relives nightmare of Fourth shooting

The Fourth of July celebration Monday at Riverwalk Augusta was memorable for all the wrong reasons for Hillary Odom and her family.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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