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Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Augusta chicken restaurant burglarized

Deputies say a local chicken restaurant was burglarized sometime after it closed Friday, losing an undisclosed amount of cash in the process.
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Bicyclist steals money from pedestrian

An Augusta woman claims a bicyclist stole money out of her hand before riding away early Saturday, deputies say.
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Woman, 25, reports armed robbery, deputies say

An Augusta woman told deputies she was robbed early Saturday while walking along Richmond Hill Road.
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Motorcycle hits, kills 5-year-old

A 5-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by a motorcycle in south Augusta Saturday, officials said, and charges are pending against the cyclist.
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'Good' and 'Bad' Augusta shows up in rankings

Depending on whom you ask, Augusta is either the best or worst little city in America. From food to recreation and education, you'll find that some consider the Augusta area not so bad after all.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Once-condemned hotel back in business

The building, erected in 1985, was closed in November 2013 after inspectors from the fire and health departments, along with Augusta's code enforcement division, found the hotel in a state of ...
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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Sheriff's office receives second shipment of Chargers

Thirty-six Richmond County sheriff's deputies can look forward to a new set of wheels in the coming weeks.
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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Man charged with illegal hunting

A Warrenville man is accused of illegal hunting after a game warden said he caught him and three others shooting a hog from the back of a moving truck Friday.
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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

1 arrested in child pornography

An Aiken County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigation into the distribution of child pornography netted one arrest, officials announced Friday.
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Autopsies confirm murder-suicide

Findings revealed that 55-year-old James Tomac died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, 44-year-old Teresa Tomac, died from multiple gunshot wounds; her death has been ruled a homicide.
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Man charged with illegal hunting

A Warrenville, S.C., man is accused of illegal hunting after a game warden said he caught him and three others shooting a hog from the back of a moving truck Friday.
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$1,200 worth of sneakers stolen from Hephzibah home

A Hephzibah man told deputies someone stole more than $1,200 worth of sneakers from his son's bedroom Friday.
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Storm brings heavy rain, property damage

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.
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Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Butler High lunchroom, construction offices vandalized

Vandals ransacked a construction company's trailer at Butler High School on Saturday and caused damage in the school's lunch room, a police report says.
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Family achieves goal to start funding clinical trial

Glenn O'Neill and his wife, Cara, hoped to have the $1.8 million in funds secured by Eliza's 5th birthday on Nov. 16. On Friday their foundation's GoFundMe campaign had finally surpassed its goal.
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Augusta concertgoers get into holiday spirit

More than 250 people gathered at First Baptist Church of Augusta Sunday to watch the free performance by the Augusta Concert Band. The concert is held every year to kick off the annual Empty ...
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Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Wiring stolen from old theater

Deputies say vandals stripped an old movie theater in south Augusta of its aluminum and copper wiring, causing more than $100,000 in damage.
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Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

The inaugural tournament drew about 50 people, collecting about $1,500 in donations for the charity. On Sunday, 136 players took part in the 7th annual Pamela B. Childs Memorial at the ...
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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Man, 38, charged with arson

Authorities said William Russell Masters admitted to starting a house fire Monday and was later booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on a charge of arson in the second degree.
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Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Suspect shot during burglary attempt

An Augusta teen was shot while he attempted to burglarize a home Tuesday, deputies say.
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Top headlines

Mayor's race historic, controversial

Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
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