Augusta University gains most Post-9/11 GI Bill students, dollars in 2014

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill at Augusta University increased by 175 students and $3.2 million in 2014.


Sandra Moore was living in Forsythe, Ga., when a mammogram detected a mass that turned out to be breast cancer. Her doctor performed a mastectomy in 1992, and she was fortunate not to need ...

Augusta University officer resigned amid sexual harassment allegations

An Augusta University officer who resigned last week had been accused of sexually harassing female employees in the College of Dental Medicine last month.

Augusta fire marshal indicted on extortion charges

According to the federal indictment returned by a grand jury Thursday, Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard is accused of extorting money from nightclub owners and managers with threats of economic harm.

Fire destroys car outside Martinez business

A Friday morning fire destroyed a new vehicle belonging to a Martinez business owner.

Two schools on lockdown after reported online threat

Hephzibah Middle School and Hephzibah High School are on soft lockdown after a group of students reported seeing a school shooting threat online.

Augusta named site for sci-fi film production

The Augusta Film Office announced Friday Augusta has been selected as the primary location for shooting a full-length sci-fi horror feature film.

1 killed, 1 wounded in 13th Street shooting

One young man was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Friday off 13th Street.

SC now watching out for looters

CONWAY, S.C. - Authorities are manning more than a dozen checkpoints near the Waccamaw River to let Horry County residents in, while keeping would-be looters out.

Fearful MARTA patrons get escorts

ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's transit system is launching a service to ensure patrons get home safely.

Ga. motorcyclist catches fire pumping gas

MARIETTA, Ga. - Authorities say a motorcyclist was being treated for severe burns after fire engulfed his bike as he pumped gas at a Chevron station near Atlanta.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Warren man guilty of killing wife

John Alan Jacobs was found guilty of murdering his wife, 52-year-old Harriett Jacobs, in October 2014.

Coroner: Football player's death heart-related

Burke County football player Rod Williams died Monday, almost two weeks after collapsing during practice. His death was heart-related.

French train hero stabbed in US

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman and thwart a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed in California and ...

McCarthy out of speaker race

WASHINGTON - In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy today withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Augusta mayor: No staff vehicle, no budget increase

Mayor Hardie Davis asks commissioners to give up their gas cards as he backs down from seeking a car for his chief of staff.

Aiken County schools reopen Wednesday

Schools reopen after being closed the past two days because of area flooding.

Bears move into Class AAAA rankings

With a 26-20 home win against previously undefeated Thomson, Burke County moved into the Class AAAA poll at No. 8.

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Aiken deputies seek bottled water donations

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking bottled water donations for first responders in the Columbia area.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Aiken, Edgefield schools closed today

Schools in Aiken and Edge­field counties will be closed Monday because of the heavy rain in South Carolina. Schools in Bamberg District 1 will also be closed Monday.
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