Sunday, July 27, 2014

Commission set to approve tax hike

Augusta commissioners are set to give tentative approval to a 2-mill property tax increase at a Monday meeting.

New principal wants to change Butler's culture

Three weeks before she began as the principal of Butler High School, Stacey Mabray called all faculty and staff to the school June 10 for a two-day retreat. Mabray, however, insisted on calling ...

Augusta woman reports armed robbery

Deputies say a man robbed an Augusta woman at gunpoint Friday, stealing cash and more than $2,100 worth of jewelry from her home.

Rhodes: 'Get On Up' to see Brown biopic

I would rate 'Get On Up' five out of five stars! Do not miss this one!! James Brown, for sure, is back on the good foot with an incredibly lifelike portrayal by South Carolina-born actor Chadwick ...

School safety chief touts restructure

Last year, Alfonzo Williams announced that he would conduct a massive overhaul of the Richmond County School Safety department to cut down on inefficiencies and increase accountability. 

Clark rallies to win Canadian Open

MONTREAL - Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Boy, 14, drowns at SC state park

GREAT FALLS, S.C. - A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family.

Atlanta airport offers faster screenings

ATLANTA - Passengers at Atlanta's main airport can now apply at a second site to join a security program that offers faster screenings.

Ga. to tap tax refunds for unpaid fines

A law expected to be implemented in 2015 will allow state and local court systems to recoup unpaid fines from Georgians' state income tax returns.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Unreported crimes skew statistics

You might want to use a little more caution when perusing the latest crime statistics. A university professor said you might not be getting the whole picture.

Augusta-area author Shivers dies at 84

Augusta-area novelist and Georgia Regents University writer-in-residence Louise Shivers died Saturday morning of heart complications, family members confirmed. She was 84.

Stranger helps raise $40,000 for mom who left child in park

A thousand miles didn't stop a New Hampshire woman from extending a helping hand to a local mother accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park while she worked her shift at a fast-food ...

Grovetown escapees captured

Two inmates who escaped the Grovetown Department of Public Safety Detention Center late Friday are back in police custody, officials said.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Grovetown police looking for escaped inmates

The Grovetown Department of Public Safety confirmed late Friday that two inmates escaped from the Grovetown Police Department Detention Center. The suspects are Michael Davis, 24, and Joshua Gray, 21.

Woman pointed gun in face of another

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for Kesha Hazel for pointing a gun at another female Friday afternoon.

Fire Department raises sought

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county’s public safety committee Monday.

7 arrested in Waynesboro killing

Seven of 11 people sought for the April 14 shooting death of a Waynesboro man are in custody. Mandrekgus Delvin Bonner, 26, was fatally wounded outside of his home at 107 E. 11th St., just before ...

Board rejects fine arts charter school

Organizers behind a proposed fine arts charter school in Columbia County said they are optimistic state officials will approve their plan to open a school in 2015 - a plan that was unanimously ...

Plane helps authorities monitor crime

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office got the two-seater Sky Arrow 600 from the Department of Justice in 2006 to share with sheriff offices in Richmond and Columbia counties both those two departments ...

United Way opens door to new partners

For the first time since 2010, United Way of the CSRA is inviting new agencies and organizations to participate in the community investment process. The agency pre-application process begins July 29.

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