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Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

ARC student to advise school chief

In early September, Georgia state Superintendent Richard Woods named 108 students to serve on his 2016-17 Student Advisory Council. Among them were six from the Richmond County school system.
By Doug Stutsman

Man arrested for stealing lingerie, alcohol

A North Augusta man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to steal lingerie and alcohol from Wal-Mart.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Homicides up in local counties

The fatal shooting Monday of Anthony James Lawson, 40, of Augusta, was Richmond county's 21st homicide, surpassing the 20 totaled in 2015.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County schools to make up missed day on Columbus Day

Richmond County public schools will be open on Columbus Day - Oct. 10 - after canceling Sept. 2 due to heavy rains in the area.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Two females sought in cigarette theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office asked for public assistance Monday in identifying two suspects who are sought on fraud charges.
By Doug Stutsman

Murder Mystery: 1993 death of Jimmy Harper

More than two decades later, Harper's death remains one of seven unsolved homicides in Richmond County from 1993.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Laney High gets courtroom for lessons on law

Laney's state-of-the-art courtroom marks a small portion of its $23 million renovation project. It has exact replicas of the bench, jury box and tables for the defense and prosecution.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought after man shot in arm

An Augusta man was shot while riding in a vehicle Sat­ur­day night in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Meadowbrook Elementary begins healthy eating campaign

Meadowbrook Elementary was recently awarded a grant for students to have fresh fruits and vegetables twice a week - in addition to breakfast and lunch.
By Doug Stutsman

Speaker offers call to action at diversity summit

Tim Wise, who has provided anti-racism training to corporations and served as an adviser to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute for two decades. said that he's "never felt we were at a ...
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teenager arrested after robbery outside church

An Augusta teenager is in custody after allegedly pulling a gun on a 73-year-old man Monday outside a Monte Sano Avenue church.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Vietnam veterans honored for service at ceremony

The commissioner of Georgia's Department of Vete­rans Service presented 37 local Vietnam Veterans with certificates in a ceremony at the Georgia War Vete­rans Nursing Home.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Suspect sought for shoplifting

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in locating a shoplifting suspect.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Augusta drivers among safest in country, report says

Augusta drivers continue to climb the safety charts.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Richmond County libraries to open hour earlier

Day after day, Mashell Fashion would arrive to work and see people lining the sidewalk on Telfair Street. Now, the Richmond County Public Library director has an answer to the problem: open earlier.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Grief over player's death unites Greenbrier football team

Since the death of 16-year-old Robert Ballard in April, teammates have grown nearly inseparable, spending afternoons eating, playing video games and trying to transform the image of Greenbrier ...
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Investigation ongoing after teacher slaps child, report says

An investigation is ongoing after a teacher at Sue Reynolds Elementary allegedly slapped a third-grade pupil.
By Doug Stutsman

UPDATE: School, business closings announced

Public schools in Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties will be closed Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Golden Harvest launches campaign for Hunger Action

This September, the organization is “getting back to the heart of our mission,” according to Ashley Siler, its marketing and executive coordinator.
By Doug Stutsman

Newly approved charter school holds public forum

Officials with the School for Arts-Infused Learning held a public forum Wednesday to discuss plans to open for the 2017-18 school year.
By Doug Stutsman
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Augusta man sues city, sheriff officers over alleged tasing
An Augusta man who said he suffered a skull fracture after being tased in jail has filed suit against Augusta and two Richmond County sheriff's officers.