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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SC dad shoots son to prevent house fire

COLUMBIA - Richland County sheriff's deputies say a man shot and wounded his son to prevent him from burning himself and a home in Columbia.

Canal drained for bridge work

Work has already begun on the Archibald W. Butt Memorial Bridge on 15th Street and the Broad Street bridge over the Augusta Canal.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Riverwalk police substation approved

Augusta is on its way to opening a riverfront substation for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Mom charged with drowning infant

COLUMBIA - Authorities say a North Carolina woman drowned her 6-week-old baby in a pond at an outlet mall in Myrtle Beach.

Ga. publisher charges dismissed

JASPER, Ga. - A judge has dismissed the charges against a north Georgia newspaper publisher and his attorney who were jailed in an open records dispute.

Snake bite surge near Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH -- veterinarians say there's been a spike in the number of dogs and cats being bitten by snakes this summer.

Burglar shoots at Cobb policemen

MARIETTA, Ga. - A gunman inside a gun shop near Atlanta began shooting at police officers, who returned fire after responding to reports of a break-in at the business shortly before dawn today, ...

Storm causes major sewage spill

Heavy rainfall Saturday overwhelmed Au­gusta's Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, pushing 2.8 million gallons of untreated sewage into Butler Creek and the Savannah River. "The rain was kind ...

No relief ahead soon for Greene Street floods

Joe Holley, a third-generation member of Au­gusta's Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, wasn't surprised to find barricades blocking traffic Sunday morning as a lake of water standing in the ...

Monday, July 18, 2016

Riverfront police substation nears approval

Plans to build a police substation inside Port Royal at Riverwalk Augusta will go before the Augusta Commission for final approval Tuesday.

Georgia, Augusta ready for Zika

The virus has not made it to Georgia, but officials in the state are getting ready, said Fred Koehle, the special projects manager for Richmond County Mosquito Control. A "unique" case in Utah is ...

Teen charged with entering vehicles

Columbia County sheriff's deputies responded early Thursday to four residences on Keesaw Glen, in a neighborhood off High Meadows Drive, after residents discovered someone had rummaged through ...

Man arrested after exposing himself

According to an incident report, a deputy found the man lying on a mattress on the ground in an open field near a burned residence. His boxer briefs were pulled down.

Roadwork lane closures on I-20

Interstate motorists should expect delays for the next four to six weeks from repair work planned in Columbia and McDuffie counties.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Stenson wins British Open

TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, because there was no other way to beat Phil Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked among the best ...

3 Baton Rouge cops slain

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge today.

Area GOP delegates embrace Trump

Area delegates attending this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland back presumptive nominee Donald Trump and expect little to disrupt the process.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Woman reports thefts worth $4,350

An Augusta woman told deputies someone got inside her Damascus Road apartment Friday and took electronic items and jewelry valued at $4,350.

Series of vehicle break-ins reported

A series of vehicle break-ins and thefts -- some in which a hole was found drilled below the door lock -- were reported Friday night in west Augusta.

Lincolnton man, 41, fatally shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating the Friday night slaying of a Lincolnton man.
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Paine officials focus on future amid appeal
Paine College President Samuel Sullivan and Michael Thurmond sat down with The Augusta Chronicle to talk about the college’s appeal process, the response from the city and what ...