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Ex-investigator sentenced for forgery

A former Columbia County sheriff’s investigator accused of forging victims’ names on official documents pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation at a sentencing hearing this afternoon. Former Property Crimes Investigator Brooke Renai Kelly, 35, pleaded guilty to violating the oath of...

05/14/09 - 4:16pm

Club names Youth of the Year

Tara Sharma, a senior at Augusta Preparatory Day School, was named Youth of the Year winner Thursday by the Exchange Club of Augusta.

01/15/10 - 2:36am

Man behind Wagener-Salley High lockdown arrested in Fla.

AIKEN -- An Aiken County man who had been wanted since Tuesday when police say he threatened to harm a school principal was arrested today in Lee County, Fla. Aiken County sheriff's Capt. Troy Elwell said Tregory Tyler, of Tyler Road, was apprehended around lunchtime on an unrelated charge. Po...

01/13/10 - 2:19am

Morra signs with Augusta State men's basketball team

Augusta State men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress announced Thursday the signing of Virginia high school standout Dominic Morra to a national letter-of-intent. A 6-0, 175-pound guard from Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Va., Morra was named the Patriot District’s Co-Player Of The ...

05/14/09 - 5:17pm

Richmond school officials trim $6 million off budget shortfall

The leadership of the Richmond County school system has whittled a $24.5 million budget shortfall to a shortfall just shy of $18 million, but how to close the rest of the gap is still to be determined. Several options are being considered, including furloughs. However, even if the school board exer...

05/14/09 - 3:37pm

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot brings folk tradition to Augusta

Gordon Lightfoot, best known for 1970s pop classics including Sundown, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, performs at 8 tonight at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Known for his lilting melodies and sweet tenor voice, Mr. Lightfoot began his career a...

05/14/09 - 3:35pm

S.C. panel approves voter ID

COLUMBIA — South Carolina legislators approved today a bill to allow 15 days of early voting while requiring people to show photo identification at polling places.

05/14/09 - 2:07pm

Richmond student scores improve on state graduation test

Preliminary results released this afternoon show that Richmond County’s scores improved three of the four sections of the Georgia High School Graduation Test and were unchanged in the other section....

05/14/09 - 3:52pm

Jobs a focus of call-in radio show

State labor officials are participating in a statewide radio call-in about jobs Friday. Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond and his staff will talk with listeners of 18 Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations across the state as part of the department’s Jobs in Georgia...

05/14/09 - 1:53pm

Changes come for coliseum panel

The current Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority board’s time is up at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, but whether a new board will be in place the next morning is uncertain, leaving open the possibility that the civic center complex’s management company could be left running the two venues wi...

01/20/10 - 11:54pm

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Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
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