Fingers pointed as properties avoid taxation

Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Augusta homicides up, but no cases recently

Although Augusta homicides are up compared with this time last year, police say a two-month absence of any is proof that some of their crime initiatives are paying off.

Martinez man, 77, drowns in Aiken

An early afternoon fishing accident has killed a Martinez man.

Clinton names Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

ORLANDO, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ...

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead

MUNICH — An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, ...

Bond granted in child abuse case

A 22-year-old Augusta man facing child abuse charges in the injuries suffered by his 2-month-old son was granted a $15,000 bond Friday.

Georgia signs data-sharing deal with Waze traffic app

The Georgia Department of Trans­portation has announced a partnership with Waze, a popular navigation app that warns drivers of traffic delays, police and wrecks.

Police seek man who fired shots at car

Police are seeking a man who they say fired multiple shots at his girlfriend's vehicle on Wednesday.

Moms charged with leaving kids at motel

Two mothers were charged after leaving their young children alone at a motel while they went to X-Mart to flirt.

Kissingbower theft suspect arrested

One of two men who robbed a Kissingbower Road store in June has been arrested.

Aiken officer named in lawsuit resigns

An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer named in a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations during a 2014 traffic stop has resigned, Chief Charles Barranco confirmed.

Body found in old house

Officials are investigating a badly decomposed body discovered by a pre-demolition crew at a Wilder Road home earlier Friday.

Bus tours south Augusta

South Augusta was the singular focus of a packed bus of city officials, staff and residents during a nearly four-hour, 48-mile tour Thursday.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Augusta mayor to hold fishing event for children

The event for summer camp students will include fishing lessons, water safety, games and lunch.

Riverwalk shooter hunt continues

Three weeks after a shooting that sent fireworks observers scurrying on Riverwalk Augusta, police said they are no closer to identifying the second unknown shooter.

Baby born in Augusta store

A woman gave birth to a baby boy at a Lumpkin Road convenience store this morning, according to first responders.

Fire destroys SC nature center, kills animals

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Officials say a fire at a Huntington Beach State Park nature center killed several animals and destroyed the property.

Bell Parkway near USC Aiken to close Saturday

Part of Robert M. Bell Parkway will close at 6 p.m. Saturday to allow for the installation of the new pedestrian bridge at USC Aiken.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Board upholds Augusta firefighters' terminations

Augusta’s personnel board has upheld the terminations of two firefighters who admitted picking up items from a Columbia County wreck scene.

Old Evans Road scheduled for brief construction closure

The road will be closed Friday for construction and realignment approaching the Old Petersburg Road intersection, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release.
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