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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Georgia Tech-Clemson rivalry has Augusta ties

More than 116 years ago, the Georgia Tech-Clemson football rivalry began on, of all things, a baseball diamond in Augusta.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Grade your local officials

How would you grade local officials on leadership? Recent events have called into question the leadership of some of the area’s top officials and governmental bodies.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Study predicts peak deer movement for Augusta area

A recent University of Georgia study found that Augusta-area motorists most likely to encounter deer crossing roadways in late October.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Safety officer no longer at university

Augusta University officials confirm that Wesley Martin, an officer recently placed on leave and found to have used force more than his peers, is no longer employed the school.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Supermoon eclipse to happen tonight

Beginning around 8:10 p.m., anyone with a clear view of the night sky will be able to watch a supermoon eclipse for the first time in more than 30 years. It's expected to last until 1:22 a.m.
By Travis Highfield

Traffic to be slowed on Interstate 20 Sunday

Motorists traveling on Interstate 20 on Sunday should expect delays while Georgia Power performs maintenance work.
By Travis Highfield

Burglar takes 140 cartons of cigarettes

A burglar stole more than $4,000 and 140 cartons of cigarettes from an Augusta convenience store early Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Military policeman killed in Sunday shooting

A man who was shot by a state ranger before turning a gun on himself Sunday was a military policeman assigned to Fort Gordon, officials confirmed.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Augusta University officer on leave given raise in July

An Augusta University police officer recently placed on leave and found to have used force more than his peers received a raise in July.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Equipment keeps K-9s cool when handlers are away

Since spring, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office has transported its seven-dog K-9 Unit in Chevrolet Tahoes fitted with special equipment designed to keep the animals from overheating during the ...
By Travis Highfield

Police still seek answers in 2006 disappearance

Since 2006, Richmond County sheriff's investigators have sought answers in the disappearance of Deborah Dill, but with the exception of a few promising leads, they're no closer to bringing her ...
By Travis Highfield

Man dies after crash into canal; driver charged

A 22-year-old Beech Island man died after a traffic accident early Sunday in which a pickup ended up in the Augusta Canal. The driver has been charged, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

New Fort Gordon entry system expected to cause delays

Fort Gordon's new Automated Installation Entry system might cause some delays when it goes live next week, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta startup aims to revolutionize haunted house industry

Less than a year after it was formed, Terror Tech has left its mark on more than 70 haunted houses around the country and abroad.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Students react to name change

Take a few steps onto Augusta University and its hard to miss the growing excitement surrounding the new name.
By Travis Highfield

University officer placed on leave

Augusta University public safety officer Wesley Martin has been placed on administrative leave until further notice, university officials confirmed.
By Travis Highfield

Canal boat captain left corporate world to pursue passion

Traye Jackson, who captains one of two Petersburg boats on the Augusta Canal, left corporate transportation several months ago to pursue his boating passion.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Woman struck by truck remains in critical condition

An Augusta woman remains in hospitalized after she was struck by a pickup in Martinez early Thursday.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

App offers help in cases with at-risk adults

The app was born out of the need to have quick and reliable information for officers working cases in the field, said David Blake, a forensic specialist.
By Travis Highfield

Suspect shot during robbery attempt

A robbery in Aiken early Thursday resulted in one of the suspects being shot, but deputies say they are still seeking him and his accomplices.
By Travis Highfield
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