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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another probation company hit with civil rights suit

The sixth federal lawsuit against a for-profit company overseeing misdemeanor probationers was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick against Providence Commu­nity Corrections.

Kroger to give away more than $20,000 in classroom supplies

Kroger's Atlanta Division will show its support for Augusta-area educators on Friday by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $20,000 at Westside Comprehensive High School on Patriots ...

Vandalized pro-LGBT church seeks money to boost security

The Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to pay for security cameras and to print informational materials in the wake of vandals ...

June unemployment rises for Augusta area

Job losses from the end of the school year drove up the metro unemployment rate to 6.9 percent in June, the Georgia Department of La­bor reported Thursday.

Car crashes into pond in Columbia County

Columbia County authorities said the driver of a car that plunged into a pond off of Hardy McManus Road early Thursday escaped without injury.

Family Dollar on Broad Street robbed

A black man armed with a handgun entered Family Dollar in the 1900 block of Broad Street and demanded money, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Landlord removes door when tenant can't pay

A landlord removed the front door from his rental home Tuesday after the tenant couldn't pay the rent.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Storm fee fuels SPLOST resistance as talks on capital program begin

Development of a sales tax package to present to voters Nov. 3 kicks into high gear Friday at a three-hour Augusta Commission meeting.

Bush is "happy warrior" against national pessimism

AIKEN — Jeb Bush says he’s not an angry candidate. Far from it, in fact. He says he represents a more positive option for voters as a “happy warrior” who refuses to bend the knee to pessimism.

Spurrier fires back at "enemies"

COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier has a message for all those "enemies" out there, saying he will remain South Carolina's coach for a long time.

Richmond County without a murder since June

More than 35 days have passed since Richmond County's last homicide, eclipsing the longest stretch thus far in 2015.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

School board questions application of stormwater fee to schools

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a motion asking the Augusta Commission for more information on the newly passed stormwater fee, with some board members arguing that state ...

Infant left in parking lot

An infant was hospitalized Tuesday after being found alone in the parking lot of Cheddar's on Walton Way Extension.

Death of teen shaken as baby ruled homicide

September Nicole Watson lost her ability to talk, walk, crawl turn over or feed herself after her father, Jerry Lee Hood, violently shook her when she was just 5 weeks old. She lived the remainder ...

Josey teacher accused of hitting girl with truck while driving intoxicated

A T. W. Josey High School teacher was arrested in Columbus, Ga., over the weekend on several charges including DUI and serious injury by vehicle.

Stormwater fee approved by Augusta Commission

After months of debate, the Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance implementing a stormwater utility fee effective Jan. 1.

Court wants clarity before ruling on appeal in homicide

In a 2-1 opinion the appellate court remanded the case of Devin Washington, 21, back to Richmond County Superior Court.

Wal-Mart employee arrested after cash, merchandise found missing

A Wrightsboro Road Wal-Mart employee was arrested Sunday after management discovered nearly $2,000 in cash and merchandise missing.

Teen arrested after DNA tests confirm fatherhood

According to a police report, the girl admitted to her mother she had been having sex with Zavia Anderson, now 19, since the summer at both her house and an abandoned house. Anderson denied the ...

Man said he stabbed himself after wife's death

Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason R. Troiano decided at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there is enough evidence to continue prosecution of Philip Stephen West, 46, on a murder charge.
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