Travis Highfield

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Minor earthquake felt in New Ellenton

For the second time in less than a week, a small earthquake rattled the Augusta area, this time in Aiken County.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Man sought in break-ins

Cameron Rogers, 39, of Plantation Road, is wanted on seven counts of entering an automobile and three counts of burglary in the second degree, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.
By Travis Highfield

'Do not swim' order remains in effect for river

A "do not swim" order for the Savannah River will remain in effect while officials await lab results of an oily substance found Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Civil War Symposium returns in November

Area residents will have a chance to relive the intricacies of life during national conflict when the fourth annual Civil War Symposium returns this November.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

'Do not swim' ban could be lifted Tuesday

Athletes training for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon should be able to brave the Savannah River after a mysterious substance forced a "do not swim" order.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Guns, jewelry stolen from pawn shop

Deputies say an Augusta pawn shop fell victim to burglars this weekend, losing at least two handguns and six long guns along with jewelry.
By Travis Highfield

2 accused of robbing man at gunpoint

A man and a teen were arrested Saturday, accused of robbing a 35-year-old Augusta man at gunpoint.
By Travis Highfield

Jazz concert raises more scholarship funds

With rain clouds looming overhead, the second annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival kicked off Sunday without so much as a hiccup.
By Travis Highfield

'Do not swim' order issued for Savannah River

Officials issued a "do not swim" order for the Savannah River after an oily substance was found in its waters Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

$3,500 in valuables stolen from Augusta home

Deputies say an Augusta woman lost more than $3,500 in valuables during a break-in late Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Paine home opener generates buzz

After five decades Paine College football returned to Augusta on Saturday and Lions fans couldn't be more excited.
By Travis Highfield

Racial gap between police, community closing, officials say

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree envisions a police force that is “reflective of the community that it serves.” Local forces are getting closer to that goal, but still have a ways to go.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Aiken couple carry on tradition of Sir Big Spur

AIKEN - On a quiet 28-acre farm in Aiken County, at the end of a dirt road lined with pecan and crepe myrtle trees lives the University of South Carolina's biggest, and perhaps most famous fan.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Raising homicide awareness

Each year, Dr. Kim Davies and the 90 students of her Sociology of Murder classes create visual representations of number of people murdered in the country.
By Travis Highfield

Wilson biographer visits Augusta

A. Scott Berg, the author of four bestselling biographies, was in town to promote his latest book, 'Wilson,' which will be released as a paperback Tuesday. 
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Augusta man charged in two armed robberies

An 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday in two south Augusta armed robberies that happened earlier this summer, Richmond County jail records show.
By Travis Highfield

1977 slaying remains unsolved

A barking dog could have been a hero the night Grover Cleveland Sai­lors and his wife, Gwendolyn, were slain in their Aiken County home. But neighbors heard nothing from the couple's German ...
By Travis Highfield

First responders honored at special church service

Sunday marked the sixth running of Lakeside Baptist Church's 911 Honor service. Its goal is to bring members of the local first responder community together under one roof.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Augusta teen assaulted at Jennings Place

An Augusta teen was assaulted while walking in the Jennings Place apartment complex late Friday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

2 accused of firing assault rifle at home

Two Augusta men were arrested Friday after police say they fired several shots from an AR-15 while at a Danville Road home.
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