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Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Augusta fashion shop damaged, burglarized

Deputies say an Augusta fashion shop was burglarized this week, causing more than $2,500 in damage to the store.
By Travis Highfield

Aiken authorities seek armed robbery suspect

Aiken authorities are seeking help in identifying a man who robbed two people at gunpoint last month.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Public Library now closed on Sundays

Patrons of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Telfair Street will have to seek alternative venues for Sunday reading and research, at least for the foreseeable future.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

No proof found in slaying confession

A 17-year-old claims he killed someone and disposed of the body in a pond near a south Augusta neighborhood, though nothing has been found to back up his story, Richmond County sheriff's officers say.
By Travis Highfield

Davis honored at interfaith service

Religious leaders and residents from across the area gathered Sunday to honor Mayor-elect Hardie Davis in an interfaith service packed with prayers and songs of worship.
By Travis Highfield

Marine accused of attempted child molestation

A Marine is accused of attempted child molestation after he traveled from Camp Lejeune to Augusta to have sex with who he thought was a 14-year-old Saturday, authorities say.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Victim in December motorcycle accident dies

North Augusta resident Joseph Cole, 52, was involved in a motorcycle accident at the Georgia Welcome Center on Dec. 27.
By Travis Highfield

Man found living in vacant home arrested

A 28-year-old man has been charged with trespassing after he was found living in a vacant home, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Memorial honors train derailment victims decade later

About 100 people gathered at the University of South Carolina Aiken Student Activity Center Saturday for the 10th annual Train Derailment Memorial Program titled "Celebrating Recovery, Moving Foward."
By Travis Highfield

Changes in railroad regulations may prevent future disasters

Changes in the federal regulations that guide the country's railroad industry might decrease the risk of having another accident similar to the one that shook Graniteville awake early on Jan. 5, ...
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

North Augusta apartment fire sends 1 to hospital

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety and the Belvedere Fire Department were called to the Ridgeview Apartment complex on Bradleyville Road about 9 p.m.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Officials urge fireworks safety in New Year's celebrations

Most fireworks-related injuries happen around in the days preceding and following the Fourth of July, but New Year's also sees an increased risk of incidents.
By Travis Highfield

Officials warn against celebratory gunfire on New Year's

Leave the New Year's celebratory gunfire to the cowboys of the Old West, local law enforcement officials say. You might be putting others in harm's way.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

About 60 beers stolen from Augusta bar

Someone stole several beers at an Augusta bar after using a trash can to break a window and get inside, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Vehicle shot outside Gordon Highway nightclub

An Augusta woman said her vehicle was struck by bullets near a Gordon Highway nightclub on Christmas Eve.
By Travis Highfield

Carjacking victim found safe in North Augusta

A carjacking victim who had been missing since early Friday was found safe at a North Augusta gas station Saturday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Aiken shooting hospitalizes 1

Police say one person was hospitalized following a shooting on Brandt Court in Aiken Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Report: Number of officers killed in line of duty declining

According the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports, the number of officers feloniously killed has been on a steady decline since 2011.
By Travis Highfield

Vehicle struck by train in downtown Augusta

Richmond County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a vehicle-versus-train accident Saturday, dispatch confirmed.
By Travis Highfield

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
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