Augusta murder trial ends in acquittal

A Richmond County Superior Court jury found Keith L. Polite, 26, not guilty of murder and weapon charges in the Oct. 6, 2010, fatal shooting of 16-year-old Terrence L. Turner.

Former Augusta fire marshal convicted of extortion

After deliberating close to three hours Thursday evening, the jury convicted Beard of six counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion.

Masters event has no honoree

Organizers haven't been able to find a golf professional to honor at this year's Mayor's Masters Recep­tion, according to Wayne Hawkins, the chairman of the event committee.

Smoke may be seen near Fort Gordon today

Smoke may be visible from a prescribed burn of 574 acres today at Fort Gordon's Training Areas 34 and 35, beginning at 11 a.m.

Breakthrough: Scientists detect ripples Einstein predicted

WASHINGTON - Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves - the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

Boil water advisory lifted

The final round of testing on water at the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant came back clear Thursday morning.

Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in

BURNS, Ore. — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after the FBI surrounded them.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Water warning hits businesses

Some establishments, particularly in the food business, chose to close rather than deal with the inconvenience of operating under special water protocols and the prospect that many customers would ...

Burglars hit Greene Street law offices

Several Greene Street lawyer offices experienced burglaries over the weekend, according to police reports.

Atlanta airport adds private pods for breast-feeding mothers

Authorities at the world's busiest airport say four lactation pods are now available for nursing mothers as they travel.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Documents claim authorization but lack signature for unexplained raise

Augusta commissioners viewed forms Tuesday submitted by Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson that got Johnson a large pay increase last year without their knowledge.

Boil water advisory prompts school system closure

Due to the boil water advisory issued for the area serviced by the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant, Richmond County schools will be closed Wednesday, according to the system's Web site.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Rascal Flatts announces Augusta show

Rascal Flatts will be performing in Augusta this April.

Snow possible in north Georgia

ATLANTA - Forecasters say up to 2 inches of snow could fall across a large part of the north Georgia mountains.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Missing man with Alzheimer's found unharmed

An Augusta man with Alzheimer's has been found safe and returned to his home, according to police. has made every Super Bowl

Sometimes nine yards in a football game isn’t enough for a first down, but for Larry McDonald it was pay dirt to a bonanza at Sunday’s 50th Super Bowl.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Mistrial declared in murder trial

After a five-day trial in Richmond Coun­ty Superior Court, the foreman announced that the jury was hopelessly deadlocked on the murder charge against Gregory D. Patterson.

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

89-year-old suspect in hospital shooting dies

Charles W. Gorrell, who was accused of killing a relative at University Hospital in 2012, died Friday morning, attorneys said.

Weigh-in-Motion install closing Columbia County I-20 lane

A statewide Georgia Department of Transportation Weigh-in-Motion scale project will close one Interstate 20 eastbound lane approaching the Columbia County Scales tonight through Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Stewart will miss start of NASCAR season

Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle.
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