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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

New Richmond County award honors top school bus drivers

At the beginning of this school year, transportation officials created a "bus driver of the month" award to convey appreciation to employees.
By Doug Stutsman

Edgefield couple killed, house set on fire

David Burnett, Chief Deputy Coroner for Edgefield County, identified the victims as Charles Deas, 32, and Andrea Deas, 25.
By Doug Stutsman

School board member seeks anthem protest suspensions

A Richmond County school board member wants athletes, cheerleaders and band members who wear school-bought uniforms to be punished if they don't stand during the national anthem.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Butler High community helps Savannah evacuees

Sixteen years ago, Camiliza Walker was named 2000 homecoming queen at Butler High. This past weekend, she was at her alma mater under much different circumstances.
By Doug Stutsman

Mystery endures in '99 slaying

In broad daylight, an early 1980s model Oldsmobile drove by the home of Jason Larry Toomer and several shots were fired. Two bullets struck the 26-year-old, killing the Augusta resident on March ...
By Doug Stutsman

Pardon Our Mess: Walton Way light pole damaged

A light pole was knocked over in front of the Bank of America building.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Augusta ends collections for hurricane evacuees

Augusta is no longer in need of donations for Hur­ricane Matthew evacuees, Richmond County Emer­gen­cy Management officials stated Sunday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County schools closed today

Richmond County schools will remain closed Tuesday because several sites continue to house hurricane evacuees from Savannah, Ga.
By Doug Stutsman

Wife of Georgia governor visits evacuees in Augusta

Deal spent around an hour in Augusta on Sunday morning, checking on evacuees from Hurricane Matthew.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Board candidates Pulliam, Frazier disagree on state of schools

Barbara Pulliam, who has served three terms on the Richmond County school board, is being challenged in District 4 by Wayne Frazier, also a longtime educator in the school system.
By Doug Stutsman

Gas leak contained in Jenkins County

The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saturday that there was a gas leak at Magnolia State Park.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman arrested on murder charges

A 28-year-old female was arrested Friday and is facing murder charges.
By Doug Stutsman

TV meteorologist faces charges

An Augusta man remains in jail Saturday after being arrested Friday on charges related to sexual exploitation of children.
By Doug Stutsman

UGA-USC fans take part in annual Border Bash

For a brief moment, Callie Thompson's mind escaped what she left behind in Charleston. Her home. Her furniture. Her husband's vehicle - all of which could be damaged by the developing threat of ...
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Minchew seeks 5th school board seat

Helen Minchew is seeking her fifth term as a member of the Richmond County school board this November. Minchew, first elected in 2001, is being opposed by Tony Whiteside for the District 10 seat.
By Doug Stutsman

Student adviser series: A.R. Johnson eighth-grader Tatum Minter

In early September, state school Superintendent Richard Woods named 108 Georgia students to serve on his 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Among those chosen were six pupils from the Richmond ...
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County public schools to close Monday

Richmond County schools will be closed Monday to help shelter evacuees from Savannah.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Aiken County law enforcement hold media luncheon

Law enforcement and media members joined for two hours Thursday to address ways to improve communication.
By Doug Stutsman

Veteran challenges Barnes for school board seat

After serving 15 years on the Richmond County Board of Education, Marion Barnes is facing a challenge this November from Brian Green for the District 1 seat.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken school opens doors to hurricane evacuees

School wasn't in session, but it didn't take long for the parking lot at South Aiken High to fill up Thursday morning.
By Doug Stutsman
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