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Ala. man dies at Augusta burn center

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Phenix City, Ala., man pulled from a June 13 fire in Columbus has died from his burns in an Augusta hospital. Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower said Tuesday that 40-year-old Raymond Bankston was pronounced dead at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. Terry Herring, battalion...

07/08/09 - 8:51am

Fort to get new garrison command sergeant major

A ceremony formally marking the changeover of the Fort Gordon garrison command sergeant major position will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Signal Towers flagpole. Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur Washington, who has held the post since June 2005, will turn the duties over to Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin ...

07/08/09 - 6:13am

Sex charges dropped on former Milledgeville teacher

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Authorities in Baldwin County have dismissed charges against a former teacher who was accused of having sex with two students. Baldwin County High School teacher Alsion Ivey was placed on administrative leave from her job as a marketing teacher on March 19, 2008. She was ...

07/08/09 - 5:42am

Georgia school board to vote on altered tests

ATLANTA — The state Board of Education is expected to vote on whether to toss out standardized tests that were altered last summer after students submitted them. The outcome of board meetings today and Thursday could mean the four elementary schools where tampered exams were found no longer me...

07/08/09 - 5:37am

Roadwork today to close Barrett Street

Crews will be closing Barrett Street today from Avalon Avenue to Hilda Avenue, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Engineering Department press release. The closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews install a storm drain....

07/08/09 - 5:30am

Teen faces trial in club death

A Richmond County Superior Court jury will be asked to determine if a young Augusta man is responsible for a shooting death at the Club Platinum.

07/08/09 - 5:27am

Tarver wants funding assurances

Concerned about the future of cancer research at Medical College of Georgia in the face of current and looming state budget cuts, Georgia Sen. Ed Tarver is looking for assurances.

07/08/09 - 8:08am

Vazquez, McCann lead Atlanta

CHICAGO – Javier Vazquez allowed a run and five hits in seven strong innings and Brian McCann had two two-out RBI as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 tonight. Vazquez (6-7), backed by some fine infield play from shortstop Yunel Escobar and second baseman Brooks Conrad, outpitched C...

07/07/09 - 11:06pm

Monell homers in losing cause

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Bowling Green Hot Rods built a three-run lead and held off the Augusta GreenJackets 3-2 tonight. Jake Jefferies and Isaias Velasquez had RBI for Bowling Green, which scored all of its runs in the fourth inning. Johnny Monell hit a two-run homer in the sixth for Augusta. A...

07/07/09 - 11:04pm

Ramseys among top four

The groupings made it easy for the Ramsey sisters to track each other’s progress today. Taylor Ramsey played in the first girls group off at the Charles Howell III Junior Championship at West Lake Country Club. Younger sister Ashlan teed off in the group behind. As the sisters worked around t...

07/07/09 - 10:02pm

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Augusta's ties to Liberia date back to 1836

Richmond County’s ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom. More recently, Augustans have ...
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