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Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Cleanup bill lingers from ice storm that paralyzed area

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind. Some counties are doing better than ...
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Augusta files appeal on ice storm reimbursement

Richmond County has filed an appeal with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to increase its reimbursement for costs incurred following a devastating February ice storm.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Thomson man accused of killing wife

A 25-year-old Thomson man was arrested Monday, accused of killing his wife over the weekend.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Gold 'grill' stolen, pawned

Police say someone stole a set of 10-karat gold teeth caps this month and later pawned the "grill" for $25.
By Travis Highfield

Gamers come together to play, form friendships

For more than four years, Level Up Game Center has acted as the unofficial gathering spot for video game enthusiasts in the Augusta area.
By Travis Highfield

Man hurt in shooting after argument

One man was hospitalized after a shooting on Flintwood Drive in Augusta early Sunday, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Pioneer who helped integrate Marines recognized

Willine Stewart was known by many as a stoic man who spent his free time sowing seeds and trimming hair. That he belonged to a special band of brothers – the first black men to integrate the ...
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

8 vehicles vandalized at Ford dealership

At least eight vehicles were vandalized by juveniles Friday night at Bobby Jones Ford.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta man arrested in November shooting

An Augusta man accused of shooting another man in the head last month was booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on Sunday, jail records show.
By Travis Highfield

Propane tanks stolen from Hephzibah business

More than $450 worth of propane was stolen from a Hephzibah gas station late last week.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Officials say body cameras not a 'cure-all'

Contrary to popular belief, experts say body-worn cameras won't be what prevents officer-involved deaths like those seen in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y.
By Travis Highfield

Armed robbery reported on Walker Street

Deputies say an Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint while walking on Walker Street late Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Burke County vehicle fire victim identified

Burke County authorities have identified a man who was burned beyond recognition in a vehicle fire last month.
By Travis Highfield

More than 600 graduate from GRU

Georgia Regents University graduated more than 600 students in its fall commencment ceremony at the James Brown Arena on Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Drug bust nets more than 100 pounds of marijuana

A search of a south Augusta home led narcotics investigators to more than 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana Friday, authorities said. No arrests have been made.
By Travis Highfield

Vehicle pursuit ends in south Augusta living room

Authorities say one man crashed through the living room of a south Augusta home while fleeing deputies Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

No toxicology tests performed in fatal McDuffie County wreck

Without a toxicology test, officials may never know if a driver in a McDuffie County collision that killed four people Sunday was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Reserve firefighter program put on hold

Plans to implement a reserve firefighter program in Augusta were shelved this year while department officials shifted their focus toward filling vacancies.
By Travis Highfield

Parade route will affect Augusta motorists

The annual Christmas Fantasy Parade and Light-up Spectacular will force some motorists to seek alternate routes Saturday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Death of 80-year-old left unsolved

Dressed for bed, 80-year-old Juanita Johnson was stabbed and suffocated Sept. 17, 1991, in her Richmond County mobile home. More than 23 years later, investigators aren't any closer to finding her ...
By Travis Highfield
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