Presbyterian College president quits

CLINTON, S.C. - The president of Presbyterian College, Claude Lilly, has announced his resignation.

SC black church fire not arson, source says

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. - A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday.

Ga. man kills ex-girlfriend who ran off with wife

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A Douglas County man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend after she took up with his estranged wife has been sentenced to life without parole.

Athens thieves steal liquor, wine

ATHENS, Ga. - Law officers in Athens are investigating the theft of an estimated $100,000 worth of bottled liquor and wine after a semi-trailer loaded with the alcohol went missing.

Ga. sues over EPA water rule

ATLANTA - Georgia property owners are losing access to their land due to overreaching by federal agencies, according to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Sam Olens.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Aiken names new school superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education selected Dorchester County educator Dr. Sean Alford as the next superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools during a called meeting Tuesday night.

Augusta woman hits Fantasy 5 jackpot

An Augusta housekeeper won the jackpot prize from a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket.

Education is a boost to Georgia economy

Georgia Power Chief Executive Paul Bowers stressed how important education and engagement from local business leaders are for the success of Georgia economic development when he spoke Tuesday.

Augusta man dies after Friday motorcycle accident

An Augusta man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a Friday motorcycle accident.

Travel booms for holiday

Rising income and low gas prices are making the year's busiest holiday even busier this year.

Suit filed in stun gun death

The family of the man who died in 2013 after being handcuffed and tased by Richmond County Sheriff's deputies filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against Augusta-Richmond County, Sheriff ...

Walton Way flash signal delayed

A new traffic signal on Walton Way will not go into flash mode this week as originally planned because of power loss to the signal.

Body identified after deadly April crash

The Aiken County Coroner's Office has identified a man killed April 10 in a single-vehicle accident.

Storm watch for several counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for several area counties.

5 charged in credit card scams

Five people from outside the Augusta area have been arrested and more are being sought in a credit card cloning scheme that has been affecting Aiken, Richmond and Columbia County residents since May.

Cop not liable for police dog action

ATLANTA -- A DeKalb County police officer will not be held liable for her police dog's attack of an 11-year-old neighbor, according to a Georgia Supreme Court decision issued Monday.

Macon Wal-Mart teen rampage

MACON, Ga. - Authorities say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Macon Wal-Mart, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage.

Outdoor water use rules OK'd

ATLANTA - How brown your lawn and how dirty your car may be in the next drought will now be up to a set of comprehensive water-use rules approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Last day for Atlanta Cyclorama

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Cyclorama, the colossal Civil War painting created about 130 years ago, is leaving the building it has occupied since 1921 to move across town.

Monday, June 29, 2015

No 'criminal intent' in Warrenville church fire, say officials

The cause of Friday's fire at Glover Grove Baptist Church has been classified as undetermined, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
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Ga. sues over EPA water rule

ATLANTA - Georgia property owners are losing access to their land due to overreaching by federal agencies, according to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Sam Olens.
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