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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

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.
By Travis Highfield

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.
By Travis Highfield

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.
By Travis Highfield

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 ...
By Travis Highfield

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.
By Travis Highfield

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 ...
By Travis Highfield

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.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Suspect shot during burglary attempt

An Augusta teen was shot while he attempted to burglarize a home Tuesday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Temperatures in low 20s predicted

Meteorologist Chris Rohrbach, of the National Weather Service, said temperatures in Augusta might hover close to the area's all-time low for Nov. 19. The current low mark of 22 degrees was ...
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Pedestrian hit, killed on Edgefield Highway

A 65-year-old Trenton, S.C., man died Sunday after he was struck while walking in the road, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.
By Travis Highfield

Volunteers fix up disc golf course

Tired of trudging over eroding tee pads, the Augusta Disc Golf Association decided it was time to put some elbow grease into one of the city's most scenic courses.
By Travis Highfield

Firefighters douse flames at abandoned Augusta home

The Augusta Fire Department was called to an abandoned home on Sibley Road on Sunday after a passerby saw flames coming from the building, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Man charged with killing mother, burning home

A 56-year-old man is charged with murder after investigators say he killed his mother and set fire to their Augusta home Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Man tells police he killed mom, burned house

A man who told police that he killed his mother and set fire to their home was taken into custody Sat­urday, Augusta officials say. A dead woman was found inside the home after firefighters ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

SRS to host military training

There's no reason to be alarmed by the sound of military helicopters over Aiken County Saturday. Officials say it's just an exercise.
By Travis Highfield

Holiday crime perceived as greater threat

Richmond County officials say the holiday season puts more people at risk of becoming victims of property crimes, but the numbers tell a different story.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Autopsies held in double homicide

The Richmond County Coroner's Office released the autopsy results of two men who were shot dead in a drug deal gone bad Monday night.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Sheriff asks to use funds from gun auction to buy new guns

Roundtree auctioned off more than 1,400 forfeited guns to free up storage space last year. He wants to turn that money back into firearms for his deputies.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Robber shoots car during holdup

Deputies say an armed suspect fired a shot while robbing a couple near an Augusta cemetery late Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Sketches still important law enforcement tool

Despite few appearances in Augusta media over the past decade, officials say composite sketches remain of among the most powerful tools in both Georgia and South Carolina.
By Travis Highfield
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