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Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

2015 a year of unprecedented growth, Fort Gordon official says

As expected, the installation swelled by roughly 1,000 service members as it continues to prepare for the arrival of Army Cyber Command, expected to relocate to the Augusta-area base by 2019.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Committee recommends more state benefits to kinship care providers

Informal kinship caregivers should get benefits similar to those of foster parents, said House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, who is chairman of the Grandparents Raising Grandkids and Kinship Care ...
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Cyber academy aiding transitioning soldiers to begin in February

An intensive cybersecurity program to be held in February will aim to provide military veterans transitioning out of service a "fast track" to training, service and employment in the private sector.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Marshal's office to ramp up airport security during holidays

Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith doesn't buy into the belief that Augusta Regional Airport is a "soft target."
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

State agencies warn motorists to 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

At a news conference at Augusta Regional Airport, representatives from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Georgia State Patrol and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced plans to ...
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Federal funds should aid local roads, state DOT says

A national transportation research group says that 10 percent of major roadways in the Augusta area are in poor condition, but the Georgia DOT says legislation signed this month will allow it to ...
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Richmond County police tout drop in crime rates

Since 2012, the department has seen a 43 percent drop in property crime and a decrease of 32 percent in violent crimes through Dec. 16, according to numbers provided to The Augusta ...
By Travis Highfield

Fort Gordon soldiers begin holiday leave

More than 3,000 soldiers-in-training left Fort Gordon Friday to begin their two-week holiday leave.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Richmond County Sheriff's Office receives H.E.A.T. grant

The grants, which reached $3.2 million statewide this year, fund specialized traffic enforcement units designed to combat impaired drivers and speeders.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Wreck disrupts power, traffic

A Thursday morning traffic accident in the 3100 block of Washington Road snapped a power pole, knocking out electricity to almost 700 customers and disrupting traffic for hours.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

$2,000 stolen from Augusta restaurant

Deputies say someone broke into a Dairy Queen restaurant overnight and stole more than $2,000.
By Travis Highfield

Two arrested in Aiken burglaries

The Aiken Department of Public Safety has arrested two men accused of burglarizing two businesses early Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Still time to stop winter weeds, experts say

Warmer-than-usual weather means Augusta-area residents are a little behind on treating their lawns for weeds, but experts say there's still time to stop the nuisance plants.
By Travis Highfield

Few details in raid at Augusta Corporate Centre

Federal agents participated in a raid at an Augusta office building Tuesday, and officials have provided few details regarding the operation.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Shooting victim, former Augusta College catcher to be honored

Augusta University on Monday announced plans to honor former Jaguar baseball player Shannon Johnson, who died earlier this month in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks.
By Travis Highfield

Canal crash driver out of hospital

A Swift Foods truck driver who ran off the eastbound Interstate 20 bridge and fell into the Augusta Canal has left the hospital.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Pardon our mess: Augusta Canal bridge

Several yards of railing were ripped from the side of the bridge when a tractor-trailer veered off the road and plummeted into the canal Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Police train for attack response, say public plays vital role

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Of­fice stands ready for any acts of terrorism, Chief Deputy Pat Clayton said. But he understands the best way to save lives is to educate residents on how ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Fire prompts evacuation at Silver Bluff High School

An investigation is ongoing into a Friday morning blaze at Silver Bluff High School.
By Travis Highfield

Deputy accused of head-butting ex-wife resigns

On Friday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office accepted the immediate resignation of Deputy Anthony Bottom, according to a statement from Lt. Allan Rollins.
By Travis Highfield
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