Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Empty Stocking Fund campaign begins

During the past decade, more than $1 million has been raised to help caregivers, the sick, the elderly and children. Last year, donations totaled more than $100,995.

Aiken County seeks more reserve deputies

The sheriff's office hopes to start a new training course for qualified applicants in the spring.

Police fear gunman is targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

Once-condemned hotel back in business

The building, erected in 1985, was closed in November 2013 after inspectors from the fire and health departments, along with Augusta's code enforcement division, found the hotel in a state of ...

Ga. youth football coach stabbed during game

EASTMAN, Ga. ---  Authorities say a dispute between two coaches resulted in a stabbing during a youth football game.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Jaguars breeze past Blazers

Keshun Sherrill scored a game-high 20 points and the 20th-ranked Jaguars breezed to a 92-61 win over Valdosta State on Wednesday afternoon at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Lackluster spending may slow economy growth

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer might decelerate in the final three months of the year.

Veterans an asset to workforce

ATLANTA - Georgia's population of working-age military veterans give the state an often unrecognized quality work force, experts say, an asset communities such as Augusta are trying to promote.

Sheriff's office receives second shipment of Chargers

Thirty-six Richmond County sheriff's deputies can look forward to a new set of wheels in the coming weeks.

Atlanta repairs protest damage

ATLANTA - Crews were repairing damage to some businesses in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after protesters filled the streets in mostly peaceful opposition to the Ferguson, Missouri, grand ...

Applications for jobless aid top 300,000

WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

2 face illegal hunting charges

An Augusta couple has been charged after being caught hunting without permission in the Hephzibah on Monday, authorities say.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Augusta VA still has problems a year after deaths

A year after thousands of delayed gastrointestinal procedures at the Charlie Norwoood Veterans Affairs Medical Center led to three cancer-related deaths, the Augusta hospital still lacks permanent ...

Richmond, Columbia counties offer cooking oil recycling

Richmond and Columbia counties are holding recycling events for Thanksgiving cooking oil, according to Pam Tucker, county director of emergency and operations division.

Armed suspect sought in Family Dollar robbery

Approximately 9:29 p.m., officers responded to 1991 Broad Street where a black man allegedly robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint and then fled on foot, according to Richmond County dispatch.

Georgia writing test scores see gains

The Georgia Department of Education released statewide results for the High School Writing Test on Tuesday, with data showing more special education and English learners meeting or exceeding ...

Vietnam veteran writes book on 319th Transportation Co.

"Vietnam Convoy Trucker" recounts the fear, boredom and humor faced while delivering supplies to American troops battling the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong.

Funds for heating assistance gone

Funds that assist low-income residents with home heating costs during winter months have run out for the year.

Monitor reports worsening Vogtle delays

Scheduling delays for two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle are worsening, according to a report from a state-hired construction monitor.

Palace Malice returns to training

Palace Malice is back in training, and he's rarin' to go.

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