South Carolina rises to No. 1 in women's basketball

South Carolina took over as the new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball Top 25 on Monday. It's the first time in school history that the Gamecocks reached the top spot in the poll. ...

Hagel out as defense chief

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has ...

Court rules in probation case

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision this morning concluding that it is legal for local courts to contract with private companies to supervise offenders on probation for minor ...

Brown turkey tradition continues

The annual James Brown Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway got underway Monday.

Woman shot outside MARTA station

LITHONIA, Ga. - Authorities say a woman was in critical condition after being shot at a MARTA bus stop in the Lithonia area of DeKalb County.

$1,200 worth of sneakers stolen from Hephzibah home

A Hephzibah man told deputies someone stole more than $1,200 worth of sneakers from his son's bedroom Friday.

Storm brings heavy rain, property damage reported

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Butler High lunchroom, construction offices vandalized

Vandals ransacked a construction company's trailer at Butler High School on Saturday and caused damage in the school's lunch room, a police report says.

2 hospitalized in McDuffie County wreck

Two people were hospitalized Saturday after an accident on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County.

Harlem teen killed in Warren County crash

The 17-year-old was killed after running a stop sign while returning home from church, a state trooper said.

Some 30 horses die in stable fire

CHICAGO - More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department ...

Family achieves goal to start funding clinical trial

Glenn O'Neill and his wife, Cara, hoped to have the $1.8 million in funds secured by Eliza's 5th birthday on Nov. 16. On Friday their foundation's GoFundMe campaign had finally surpassed its goal.

Augusta concertgoers get into holiday spirit

More than 250 people gathered at First Baptist Church of Augusta Sunday to watch the free performance by the Augusta Concert Band. The concert is held every year to kick off the annual Empty ...

Murder Mystery: Karen Williams' 1994 stabbing death

Karen Williams was found with multiple stab wounds to her head and neck, while her body was wrapped in a thick white blanket and bound with tape.

Pardon Our Mess: Abandoned houseboat on Savannah River bank

An abandoned houseboat has been resting on the bank of the Savannah River, below the Fifth Street bridge, for more than 13 months.

City to consider emergency plan

The Richmond County Emer­gency Management Agency has drafted changes to emergency operating procedures. Overlooked, however, were several pages of emergency contact data riddled with ...

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Wiring stolen from old theater

Deputies say vandals stripped an old movie theater in south Augusta of its aluminum and copper wiring, causing more than $100,000 in damage.

Dogs romp past Buccaneers

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia scored two touchdowns on its first three snaps, including an 83-yard touchdown run by Nick Chubb, and the No. 9 Bulldogs rolled past Charleston Southern 55-9 on Saturday.

Aiken County couple dead in murder-suicide

A 55-year-old Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employee fatally shot his wife then took his own life in Aiken County, officials said Saturday morning.

Golden Hawks prevail on 'off night'

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — In an uncharacteristic off night offensively, No. 1 Washington County still “survived and advanced” with a 31-7 victory over Callaway in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs.
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Court rules in probation case

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