Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Vehicle overturns on I-20 near Exit 194

A vehicle overturned Tuesday evening, causing the eastbound left lane of Interstate 20 to be blocked off near Exit 194.

Breast cancer plagues 5 sisters

Of the 10 girls born into the Ficklin family of Warrenton, Ga., five have been diagnosed with breast cancer and one has already died.

Gas leak in Columbia County repaired

A gas leak in the Stevens Point subdivision in Columbia County has forced officials to close a portion of Stevens Way until further notice, Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker ...

Westobou Festival opens

When two U-Haul trucks full of artwork rolled up at the Old Academy of Richmond County Saturday, Westobou Festival Director Kristi Jilson said she could hardly contain her excitement.

Whistleblower files VA retaliation complaint

Laura Frantz, now a Columbia County real estate agent, says in her complaint that Daniel Hoffman, the director of the VA's Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, is the main person behind eight years ...

Rants & Raves

There are always two sides to every story: The one who got caught and the one who didn't.

Cross fined by state campaign finance regulators

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross has agreed to pay $2,750 in fines and fees to settle violations of campaign finance laws, according to a consent order signed Friday.

Georgia, local leaders discuss transportation funding

Georgia politicians are searching for a solution to fix the state's crumbling infrastructure while determining how to avoid double-taxing regions in the state.

Middle school student hit by SUV

An Evans Middle School student was hit Tuesday afternoon when he darted into traffic on Hereford Farm Road.

Developer fined by Georgia EPD

The developer of a Grovetown subdivision has been fined by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for failing to control erosion and other water quality control violations.

FCC sacks NFL blackout rule

FCC sacks sports blackout rule as unnecessary and outdated; no more cover for NFL

Olympic champ Phelps arrested for second DUI

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

Arson suspected in morning house fire

Firefighters said a Kingsley Court home fire this morning could be arson.

DUI for Olympic swimmer Phelps

BALTIMORE - Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.

Shooting victim identified after 14 years

A body found 14 years ago near an Augusta food bank has been identified as a missing Florida teen, and now police are asking the public for help in finding his killer.

350 South Carolina gun permits revoked

More than 350 people in 27 South Carolina counties will have their concealed-weapons permits revoked after a Columbia instructor was charged with perjury.

SC cop shooting shrouded in mystery

NORTH AUGUSTA - Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over.

Gurley falsely accused of bar punch

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Augusta Animal Services policy changes deferred

The Augusta Commission's public safety committee on Monday deferred four policy changes for Augusta Animal Services to be decided by the full commission Oct. 7.

Sunday voting approved

The Richmond County Board of Elections voted to allow Sunday voting on Oct. 26.
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