Friday, July 11, 2014

Body found in Clarks Hill Lake

About 4 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a white male, around 35-years-old, had been found near the Chamberlain's Ferry Boat landing area, according to Lincoln ...

Hephzibah Police Department receives body cameras

The department has received eight Taser AXON body cameras - valued at $2,619.53 - from the Deputy J.D. Paugh Memorial Foundation.

Man gets life for molestation

A Richmond County Superior Court convicted Frank K. Jones, 53, of one count of aggravated child molestation. He was acquitted of a second count.

Number of stolen vehicles drops in Richmond County

More than 404 vehicles have been reported stolen so far this year in Richmond County, down from 488 in 2013. The decline in thefts follow a national trend.

Police looking for Beech Island man

Willie D. Widener, of Storm Branch Road, has been missing since July 4 when he was dropped off in downtown Aiken by a family member.

LeBron James announces return to Cleveland

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans.

Sasser commits to UGA

Greenbrier's Adam Sasser, who just finished his junior year, has committed to Georgia for baseball.

Georgia candidates will debate on public TV

ATLANTA -- Republican Senate hopefuls Jack Kingston and David Perdue pitch to voters in their own words -- and challenge each other -- in a televised debate Sunday.

MOX gets funding in House bill

The appropriations bill that funds the Department of Energy and Army Corps of Engineers was passed late Thursday evening. The measure funds construction of the MOX plant in fiscal year 2015 at a ...

Georgia medicaid change delayed

ATLANTA -- A state health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.

Expect Fort Gordon booms today

Fort Gordon neighbors might feel a little shake and hear a little boom Friday as the installation continues its explosive testing.

Georgians support school choice, poll says

ATLANTA -- Georgians, by a wide margin, support tax credits and scholarships for private-school tuition, according to a university survey released Thursday by a foundation that advocates school ...

Home Depot fires SUV dad

ATLANTA - The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Term limit for poor principals?

The Richmond County Board of Education discussed giving principals a three-year period to improve their student's academic performance on pain of possible demotion during Thursday's meetings.

URA votes to issue bonds for Municipal Building renovation

Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency agreed Thursday to issue nearly $27 million in revenue bonds to raise up to $28.5 million in cash for ongoing renovations and a new information technology ...

Science, art teach kids about cells

Some youths are learning this week about a unique combination of science and art called "Living Clay - Exploring and Sculpting Cells." It is a collaboration between GRU and Tire City Potters.

Paine AD leaves for Clayton State

Paine College athletic director Tim Duncan will become the new athletic director at Clayton State University, a Peach Belt Conference school in Morrow, Ga.

Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for woes

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that the main reason for scheduling problems at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a shortage of clinicians.

Augusta ice rink could soon close

The Augusta Ice Sports Center could soon close as property owners are looking to sell the site within the next two weeks.

Halt to killing ordered at Augusta shelter

In response to a flood of phone calls and e-mails, Augusta Animal Services has temporarily stopped euthanizing all but sick and vicious animals at its Mack Lane shelter.